Mission Planning Test Engineer - Senior - TGAC

Job Locations US-FL-Eglin Air Force Base
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/25/2024 12:25 PM)
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Mission Planning Test Engineer - Senior - TGAC


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 an exciting opportunity for a Mission Planning Test Engineer to support the 45th Test Squadron and the United States Air Force at Eglin AFB, FL, under the Astrion Air Force Division.







  • Technical Master’s degree, or additional years of qualifying experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience, or additional years’ experience for degree substitution
  • An active Secret security clearance is required for consideration, with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. (U.S. Citizenship Required)
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of and extensive experience/training in Air Force or Navy mission planning systems; this includes extensive general experience as a military aircrew member accomplishing manual mission planning procedures and techniques.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team and to lead and direct the work of others.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing including communication skills in areas of technical writing, briefings, and formal presentations.
  • Must be able to travel to required meetings (such as Engineering Design Reviews, Formal Qualification Tests, and other enterprise/program meetings) CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours including weekends and holidays when required to meet mission requirements.


  • Current and active Top Secret Clearance is desired
  • Ability to conduct mission planning using the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) is highly desirable.
  • F-16 or other fighter Mission Planning experience is highly desired.
  • Proficiency in the use and integration of Microsoft Office applications is highly desired.
  • Proficiency with mission planning developmental or operational testing is highly desired.
  • Understanding and experience with Agile software development processes and procedures are highly desirable.
  • Mission Planning software test experience is highly desired.



  • Provide mission planning domain expertise and frequently serve as the final authority on software integration, test and deployment.
  • Provide mission planning domain expertise in questions/issues of critical importance to the customer.
  • Plan tests, establish criteria, assess program effectiveness, and investigate/analyze unusual testing conditions, problems, or questions. Work facilitates software development, production, design, or procurement, and affects the efficiency or productivity of a test facility or test activity. Software evaluations may result in new testing techniques or involve assessments, which are often the decision basis for large expenditures.
  • Plan, coordinate, and monitor test projects that frequently require significant modifications of standard practices or adaptation of instrumentation to obtain valid results. Plan, monitor and evaluate tests, and assess the feasibility and soundness of proposed evaluation methods. Make recommendations and commitments to program management leadership/personnel.
  • Demonstrate software experience in the Windows 10 environment.
  • Demonstrate strong aviation or mission planning experience with functions provided by the software including operational use of JMPS or comparable systems.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the software or class of software being tested, to include experience with the existing software, previous versions, future versions or any associated software used in conjunction with the software being tested.
  • Maintain testing/test methodology experience, including testing of software/hardware, such as unit, integration, system, or acceptance testing, and familiarity with Air Force directives, processes and procedures.
  • Maintain experience in the operational testing of any research, development, or test and evaluation software associated with aircraft, weapons, or other computer systems.
  • Normally work 40 hours per week. Must be willing to work extended hours, including weekends and holidays, when required, to meet mission requirements.


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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