Strategic Communications Developmental Test Engineer - Junior to Senior Levels - TGBD

Job Locations US-FL-Patrick Space Force Base
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/25/2024 12:00 PM)
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Strategic Communications Developmental Test Engineer - Junior to Senior Levels - TGBD


Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S


Astrion has exciting opportunities for Survivable Air Operations Center (SAOC) Developmental Test Engineers for the 96 Cyberspace Test Group (96 CTG) contract, supporting the 46 TS / TGBD.




TRAVEL: 15-20% (Surge up to 35%)




  • Senior-level TEs will require Master’s Degree in a STEM field and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience. Additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • Mid-level TEs will require Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • Junior-level TEs will require a Bachelor’s Degree and 0-3 years of relevant experience. Additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • Must have an active US Secret security clearance; able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI. S. Citizenship.
  • Relevant experience must be in support of DOD NC3 systems (preferably with E-4B, NAOC or E-6B Mercury weapons systems).
  • Systems engineering or operational experience that includes a fundamental knowledge of how NC3 platforms plan and execute operations.
  • Proven ability to conduct data analysis and apply knowledge of engineering technologies across a wide variety of test activities.
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation skills; including experience presenting technical briefings to senior leaders for internal and external customers.
  • Must be willing to periodically travel to contractor EMD sites/labs as required; during active DT&E at EMD sites/labs, travel could surge to 35%.
  • Ability to participate in SAOC flight testing; will include requirement to obtain a Class-III flight physical and Physiological Training (if not previously obtained).


  • An active Top-Secret clearance is highly desired.
  • A working knowledge and experience with advanced communications systems spanning ground, air, and space operational domains; AEHF experience is highly preferred.
  • Recent experience with one or more of the following:
    • E-4B/NAOC Mission Systems (Technical Control, DSSII-A, SLCS, Comm/Data Operator, SHF Operator, LF/VLF Operator, Battle Staff)
    • E-6B/TACAMO Mission Systems (Airborne Communications Technician, Communications Office, Battle Staff)
    • SATCOM Operations
  • An understanding of developmental test and evaluation processes, specifically, acquisition program development and detailed knowledge of Air Force C2 test methodologies including DODI_DAFI 99-103 is highly desirable.
  • CCNA and/or Network/Security+ certifications is a plus.



  • Perform as member of the SAOC DT&E team charged with executing developmental testing on the Air Force’s newest NC3 platform.
  • Apply systems-engineering expertise and NC3 experience to develop rigorous test and evaluations strategies for the SAOC Missions Systems to ensure systems requirements are met.
  • Translate weapon systems requirements into comprehensive test strategies with a focus on evaluating functionality and compliance with military specifications.
  • Review and compare test data for correctness relative to systems requirements and prepare deficiency reports for formal disposition and possible fixes by the prime contractor.
  • Interact with multi-disciplined engineering and test communities to develop strategies for testing SAOC mission systems and validating design methodologies.
  • Prepare and report technical test results to ETO leadership, SAOC Program Management personnel and Integrated Test Team (ITT) members as appropriate.
  • Complete training as required by the company and government customer.

What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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