The Close Combat High Energy Laser Program Office requires an aircraft platform integration lead. The platform lead will provide technical and engineering support for the directed energy prototype design, development, evaluation, analysis, and documentation for integration onto an AH-64 and a MH-60. The platform integration lead will work with various organizations to successfully integrate the prototype design in accordance with approved aviation airworthiness processes in order to successfully obtain an aircraft airworthiness release for the High Energy Laser (HEL) prototype.
The successful candidate will provide expertise in analyzing host aircraft and store compatibility requirements for integrating the High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon system onto the objective aircraft platform. He or she will apply an understanding of DoD, Army and common engineering/scientific principles, processes and procedures to improve performance of the weapons system while ensuring predefined system requirements are met. Candidates will utilize their knowledge of MIL-STD 1533 and 1760 protocols to develop platform-to-store interface control documents to ensure quick and reliable operation of the HEL. In addition, they will support the analysis, testing and implementation of weapon and/or store deficiencies and associated corrective actions. Finally, they will apply an understanding of systems acquisition, system and sub-system level hardware and software integration, systems requirements analysis and allocation, computer systems architecture, and systems and subsystems T&E while developing, reviewing and updating applicable program documentation. Candidates will be expected to apply an understanding of aeronautical vehicle systems OFP-to-weapon logical interface capabilities to support the overarching weapon-to-platform integration efforts.
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and at least 15 years of relevant experience is required. Experience with MIL-STD 1760 and 1553 protocols.
- Minimum of 10 years experience in a technical field related to Aviation, 3 years in a Project Management Office and/or 3 years of Major DOD Prime Contractor Experience of a Major Acquisition Program
- Systems Engineering Experience on a complex acquisition program
- Experience working Army Aviation Development Programs
- Experience developing a system performance specification
- Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DODI 5000.02, and OSD SE policies and guidance
- Working knowledge through application of Model Based Systems Engineering Tools and methodologies
- Familiarity with DoDAF products
- Experience developing and implementing tools to conduct requirements management and traceability, configuration management, risk management, and data management
- Skills, Competencies and Abilities •Ability to support complex development and engineering projects, work effectively with others, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to work as part of a team conducting trade studies, technical projects, or problem resolution
- Ability to develop strong working relationships and rapport with subordinate, peer, and management personnel within the home organization and with contemporary organizations and contract partners