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MDA TEAMS Flight Test Provisioning Support (Full-time)

Huntsville, AL

In anticipation of additional funding, Torch Technologies is currently seeking two mid-level engineers to assist with missile flight test resources planning, architecture development, and execution for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) test program. 

Candidate should have missile flight test experience, understanding of telemetry, radar, and optical instrumentation, and familiarity with missile test ranges (RTS, PMRF, VAFB, WSMR, etc).  Working knowledge of long haul terrestrial and SATCOM communications, telemetry link margin analysis, Universal Documentation System (UDS), and cyber security a plus.

Responsibilities include:
Perform engineering assessments to determine the capabilities and readiness of instrumentation, launch and test support equipment, test ranges, ground and flight test safety systems, and test countdown documentation; Assist with developing test, range, and auxiliary sensor requirements and ensure they are reviewed and captured in the Universal Documentation System (UDS) database; Develop test resource architectures that will meet the customer requirements and objectives; Use the Test Resources Mission Planning –Tool (TRMP-T) database to assign test resources. Identify range and test resource conflicts with other MDA or non-MDA flight test schedules; Identify conflicts in the architecture for radar, optical, communications, GPS-based instrumentation, and telemetry coverage; Prepare schedules and coordinate deconfliction of test resource requirements with internal and external agencies; Assist the government with preparation and execution of planning meetings and working groups with participation of up to 200 personnel; Prepare briefings for formal reviews and other special topics; Work closely with analysts to oversee the telemetry link margin analysis (LMA) to ensure adequate telemetry coverage for the event.

This position is located in Huntsville, AL.  Extensive travel is required for some flight tests with deployments to CONUS locations such as Lompoc, CA and Colorado Springs, CO and to remote locations such as Kwajalein, Wake Island, Kauai, HI and Kodiak, AK.  Some travel for routine business meetings may be periodically required as well.

A Bachelor's Degree in engineering or a related field and 8+ years of experience is required.

Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and be confident operating with all levels of MDA leadership, engineering, and non-technical support personnel. Proficient computer skills are required, including Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.

Candidate must have a valid state driver’s license.

This position requires that the candidate possess an active security clearance in order to access classified information. Inability to maintain a security clearance will result in the candidate being ineligible for this position.


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