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Test Engineer

ID de la oferta R0096870 Fecha de publicación Jun. 30, 2020 Lieu: Overland Park, Kansas, United States of America
Full time, Regular Employee
Location: Overland Park, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.


The Test Engineer will be working with our team to implement, test and deliver a new Radar.  The role will include the planning, setup and execution of the test program for the Radar equipment as well as creation, review and editing of CDRL deliverables.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and define effective test approaches and success criteria through research and fact-finding to solve complex testing problems
  • Prepare detailed test procedures meeting the objectives of defined test approaches
  • Prepare specifications from which test tools are developed
  • Develop and execute test tools qualification methods
  • Responsible for working on all phases of the test program, including planning, test approach/success criteria development, test procedure development, test dry-runs, test conduct and test report development
  • Conduct formal in plant and on site tests in front of FAA and other witnesses
  • Perform data analysis on data collected at various stages of test
  • Participation in field test activities, primarily onsite equipment tuning and optimization

Required Skills and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, scientific, or appropriate engineering discipline and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant system or test engineering experience on Air Traffic control systems.

  • The following substitutions are acceptable:

    Five (5) years of directly related experience = Bachelor's Degree in the disciplines stated above

    Three (3) years of directly related experience + Associates Degree = Bachelor's Degree in the disciplines stated above

  • Prior experience in FAA and/or DoD contracts

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior test experience on FAA hardware contracts strongly preferred
  • Prior experience working with surveillance data structures such as ASTERIX.
  • Prior surveillance experience with multiple surveillance types such as Primary Radar, Secondary Radar, ADS-B, and Multilateration
  • Understanding of air traffic management systems and operations

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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