Flight Test Pilot - FAA

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https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563155400 (Federal Employees)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563154300 (Public)

Senior Test Lead - Stratolaunch

To Apply: Stratolaunch

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise.  Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

As the Senior Test Lead, you will accept a critical role in achieving new milestones in aviation, and enable development of the Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft, the world’s largest-wingspan aircraft, and other high-speed test vehicles.

You will provide effective leadership in three arenas; as the focal point for high-speed vehicle test planning, as the primary Test Director / Test Conductor for the mission control team during test events, and as the overall mission control room manager.

You should possess considerable experience in conducting disciplined, effective developmental flight test, or similar experience in a technically demanding environment.

As a key leader on the Stratolaunch team, you will have an essential role in meeting our ambitious company objectives. You must establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues on a small, agile design-to-flight team.

You will be challenged with bringing unique and complex aircraft from initial airworthiness to operational use, at a company that believes in giving our team members the authority and responsibility to succeed.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the mission control room team as Test Director / Test Conductor during flight test of experimental carrier and high-speed test aircraft
  • Responsible for safe and effective conduct of ground and flight test missions, and engineering support from the mission control room
  • Develop depth of engineering and system knowledge to enable rapid decision-making and task prioritization
  • Conduct flight readiness reviews prior to test plan execution
  • Coordinate range, airspace and support resources in support of flight test missions
  • Develop and manage test strategy and objectives, test plans and mission cards for ground and in-flight testing. Identify test hazards and develop mitigation actions.
  • Coordinate closely with vehicle engineering team to define test and data requirements, and identify system safety or operational concerns
  • Manage and communicate test-specific vehicle limitations and flight readiness review actions
  • Coordinate on-vehicle test requirements with overall manufacturing and program schedules
  • Oversee training and readiness of mission control room discipline engineers and support functions
  • Direct mission control room equipment, configuration and software requirement decisions. Coordinate mobile range requirements with external agencies. Integrate test aircraft data and range requirements to meet future test objectives.
  • Travel, as needed, to support mission planning, launch approval meetings, and other tasks for the Director
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability and initiative to fulfill commitments

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required:

  • Previous experience as a Test Director / Test Conductor for developmental flight test or related aerospace test operations
  • Technical aerospace leadership or experience, including supervision and training in a technical environment
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize tasks on their own initiative, and drive projects to completion, to fit within overall business goals
  • Ability to lead a small team, make decisions, and quickly adapt to changing priorities
  • Previous experience with new, experimental, or modified aircraft, launch vehicles or spacecraft, technical and safety review boards, and configuration control methods
  • Knowledge of risk management or safety management systems
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to work irregular hours and work days, and travel periodically
  • United States citizenship

Highly Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or similar technical foundation
  • Flight Test Engineer graduate of a recognized test pilot school long course
  • Previous experience as a Flight Test Engineer or control room engineer on an active test program
  • Experience with launch vehicle, air-launch, or high-speed flight programs
  • Possess or be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Experience with government flight test organizations, ranges, and procedures

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution and 10 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required computer skills:

  • MS Office
  • Configuration management tools
  • Engineering software tools such as IADS

Special remarks:

  • Travel estimated to be approximately 5%
  • This position is located in Mojave, CA

To Apply: Stratolaunch

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Pilot - Virgin Galactic

 

Who We Are

Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com is on track to become the world’s first publicly traded commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users.

Virgin Galactic is recruiting two pilots to join its team to support the ongoing flight test program of the current spaceflight system, as well as that of its follow-on vehicles, and commercial spaceflight operations.

Who You Are

The primary responsibilities are test and commercial pilot duties as well as operation of the spaceflight system in accordance with government regulations and company policies and procedures, in order to deliver a sub-orbital spaceflight service to Virgin Galactic Customer-Astronauts, and Science-Research Payload Customers.

Successful applicants will ideally start work in late spring/early summer 2020 and will be based at Spaceport America in New Mexico, working as part of the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo spaceflight system. Some work will also take place from time to time at Mojave, CA as well as at other locations.

Mission

In addition to flight duties on WhiteKnightTwo, SpaceShipTwo, and other aircraft, duties will also include flight planning activities, mission control support, the development of training assets, vehicle operations documentation, testing and developing follow-on vehicles, recruitment, record keeping and training obligations, as well as supporting the safety, engineering, maintenance, commercial and marketing teams.

After the start of commercial operations, the role will change from testing and developing the spaceflight system to regularly flying spaceflight missions, and supporting customer hospitality and training.

What You Bring

  • Must be a US citizen or US person – compliant with ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
  • A current FAA commercial (or equivalent) pilot license and FAA Class 1 medical
  • Degree level qualification in a relevant technical field
  • Graduate of an SETP-recognized test pilot school full (one year) course
  • At least 2½ years post-graduate test pilot school flight test experience
  • A diverse flying background with a minimum of 3,000 hours flying to include experience of: multi-engine aircraft with asymmetric thrust performance and handling considerations, high

performance fast jet aircraft and low lift-to-drag ratio glide experience (e.g. simulated flameout landings) in complex aircraft

  • Operational experience of an aerospace aviation project or business
  • Excellent, current knowledge on a diverse range of aerospace matters
  • Ability to communicate aviation knowledge and safety related information simply, succinctly and clearly
  • Previous responsibility for authorizing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure a safe and efficient operation
  • Be a proven team player
  • Preference will be given to those with experience of: - Spaceflight - Commercial flight operations and customer interaction experience - Flight instruction
  • For otherwise exceptional candidates, some of the above criteria may be reduced.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Personal Requirements

The Virgin Galactic organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You must work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You must also communicate clearly and be both confident and persuasive. It is essential that you maintain the highest level of integrity and understand the requirements for complete confidentiality.

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

To Apply:

Click here https://careers-virgingalactic.icims.com/jobs/5810/pilot/job before 16 March 2020

704th Test Group Technical Director, Holloman AFB, New Mexico

The 704th Test Group (AEDC) is hiring at Holloman AFB, New Mexico for the Group’s Technical Director--NH-IV (GS-15 equivalent).  Accepting resumes through 31 March.

The 704th Test Group operates four major test and evaluation facilities including the Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility, the High Speed Test Track, the National RCS Test Facility, and the Landing Gear Test Facility.  Additional 704 TG mission areas include fight test, directed energy, experimentation, air vehicle survivability and RCS measurement: https://www.holloman.af.mil/About/Units/704th-Test-Group/

  • 704th Test Group Technical Director serves as a nationally recognized authority in the field of testing and as an engineering and scientific advisor and consultant for the 704th Test Group. 
  • The Group Technical Director provides scientific and technical guidance and final review of all technical aspects of programs in the 704 TG and represents the Test Group in technical matters related to testing, test design, budgeting, test results, new test capabilities, workload acceptance and related command-wide studies.
  • The Technical Director provides technical guidance in evaluating current and future workload, investment programs, and allocation of technical and scientific resources.
  • Test experience is required.

OTHER:

  • The 704 TG/CA position is a supervisory position
  • Level 3 T&E Acquisition Professional Development Program certification is required
  • An active TS clearance is required
  • The 704 TG/CA position is designated as a Key Leadership Position (KLP)
  • The 704 TG/CA position is a drug testing position

Additional details attached. Interested individuals should reach out to me directly or contact Ms. Keisha Wood (575-572-1354) for more information. 

Please send resumes to the 704th TG HR team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Electrical Engineer/Principal Electrical Engineer - Flight Test Systems

Electrical Engineer/Principal Electrical Engineer - Flight Test Systems

Requisition ID: 20004546

 

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Location: United States-Maryland-Baltimore

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Clearance Type: None

Shift: 1st Shift

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Start your future with a new mission, join Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector! Northrop Grumman is seeking an Electrical Engineer to support our Flight Test organization, located in Baltimore, MD.

The Electrical Engineer performs technical planning, electrical systems design, electrical systems interface definition, electrical system integration, electrical system verification and validation test support, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Systems are typically radar systems.

 

The Electrical Engineer roles and responsibilities include:

  • Work with a skilled team of experienced former military test pilots, system software and hardware experts, and other flight test professionals integrating and testing advanced electronic systems on board highly modified experimental aircraft
  • Ensure logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation
  • Occasionally (15-20% of time) operate out of customer locations (typically military test centers; domestically only, no overseas travel anticipated)
  • Participate in systems test involving monitoring and operating systems while aircraft is involved in a flight test
  • Must have excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to lead working groups and technical interchange meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under limited direction within the scope of an assignment and use independent judgment in determining methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria

The chosen candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast paced, fluid environment and adapt to frequently changing needs of programs and customers on a weekly or daily basis.

This job may be filled as an Engineer or a Principal Engineer based on the requirements below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree or higher in Electrical or Systems Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 2 years of relevant experience (OR a Master's Degree with 0 years of relevant experience)
  • Experience with design, integration and/or troubleshooting of electrical systems
  • Willingness and ability to fly on experimental aircraft
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US secret level security clearance; this requires US citizenship. Clearance must be obtained in a timely manner per business requirements.

Basic Qualifications for Principal:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree or higher in Electrical or Systems Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 5 years of relevant experience (OR a Master's Degree with 3 years of relevant experience)
  • Experience with design, integration and/or troubleshooting of electrical systems
  • Willingness and ability to fly on experimental aircraft
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US secret level security clearance; this requires US citizenship. Clearance must be obtained in a timely manner per business requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of aircraft systems - primarily avionics, electrical power, and cooling
  • Some experience with avionic systems development and testing
  • MS Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering
  • Knowledge/familiarity with MIL-SPECs and FAA Requirements: MIL-STD-704, MIL W 5088 and 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25
  • Previous experience following an avionics system from conceptual design, manufacturing, development, integration and test, through production
  • Current Secret clearance or higher

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

 

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. 

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Lancaster, California, 93534 USA 

Phone 661.942.9574

Fax 661.940.0398