Cryptographic Test Engineer - Mid Level - TGBA

Job Locations US-FL-Eglin Air Force Base
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 days ago(7/9/2024 3:11 PM)
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Cryptographic Test Engineer - Mid-Level - TGBA

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 an Mid-Level Cryptographic Test Engineer for the TMAS 2 96 CTG Task Order, supporting the 46 TS / TGBA.





TRAVEL:  30%



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field and 3-10 years of technical experience. Additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • Active Secret clearance – U.S. Citizenship is required. Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • Knowledge of military use and management of cryptographic materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of how cryptographic keys and other Communications Security (COMSEC) products are used in the DoD operational community
  • Self-motivated responsible for identifying, organizing, coordinating, executing necessary tasks leading to the successful accomplishment of assigned duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of an integrated test team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing including communication skills in areas of technical writing, briefings, and formal presentations.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.



  • Experience participating/leading formal or informal developmental test and evaluation activities including test planning, test execution and test reporting is highly desired.
  • Experience reviewing of contractor delivered test products for technical adequacy and reporting on test results and witnessing formal contractor test events at their facilities is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of how the DOD key management infrastructure operates with understanding how keys move from the NSA, to the using organizations and into the end cryptographic devices is desired.
  • Application of DoD acquisition policies and USAF guidance such DOD 5000.02, DOD 5000.81 DAFI 99-103 and Technical Order 00-35D-54, as well as drafting Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs) is desired.
  • Experience with digital engineering and ability to navigate and understand system modeling language (SYSML) based models is desired
  • Current knowledge of NSA direction on cryptographic equipment development and the modernization efforts is desired
  • Experience with environmental testing (MIL-STD 810) and Electromagnetic Interference Testing (MIL-STD 461) is desired.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Visio and Project is desired.



  • Support the development of strategic test documents such as Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP), test team charters and test schedules.
  • Participate in review and editing of program support documentation including test directives and annexes, and Statements-of-Capability (SOC).
  • Support contractor Developmental Test (DT) activities, including but not limited to:
  • Reviewing the external customer’s (field units, numbered AF) requirements and the developing contractor’s documentation; test plans, test procedures, checklists etc.
  • Providing the 46TS/TGBA with documented results of your performed review of the applicable contractor testing documentation.
  • Participate in Test Readiness Reviews to determine if the current documentation and system or ready for formal testing.
  • Witness contractor testing at predetermined locations and monitor systems under test.
  • Document any system shortfalls, deficiencies or anomalies of systems under test and participate in deficiency review boards.
  • Participate in creating government developmental test documentation when additional testing beyond the contractor test is required by the government or external customer, or additional tests are requested by the
  • Support Operational Test (OT) activities, when required by the customer, including but not limited to:
  • Reviewing operational testing documentation for completeness and accuracy.
  • Witnessing Active-Duty government units perform testing at operational locations or equivalent testing facilities/areas.
  • Provide feedback to the unit through the 46 TS/TGBA customer.
  • Maintain knowledge currency in fielded cryptographic equipment and ongoing cryptographic equipment development.
  • Work effectively on a team supporting working groups and test team planning meetings to determine project testable requirements, required resources (including equipment and personnel), and determine appropriate methods to complete the test effort. Provide technical information on developmental and qualification test activities.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing including communication skills in areas of technical writing, briefings, and formal presentations.
  • Willing to work extended hours including weekends and holidays when required to meet mission requirements.
  • Qualified and able to travel to sites as required.


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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