JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Based upon Government requirements, develop a plan for establishing a non-proprietary, Government-owned open systems-based aircraft avionics architecture. Establish the technical baseline (interoperability, hardware, and software) for this avionics system architecture.
- Develop a plan for maintaining the architecture throughout its lifecycle to include periodic upgrades.
- Assist in translating DoD user requirements into system requirements, which is used to design, develop, fabricate, test, and evaluate systems, subsystems, and equipment.
- Plan and develop contract technical documents such as System Specifications and Systems Requirements Documents.
- Advise engineering and program management personnel on a broad range of technical areas. Technical areas extend beyond the system architecture and include such things as aircraft sensor technology, computer processing, antennas, radar, signal processing, apertures, navigation/geo-location, data transfer, data storage, and functional testing.
- Create and manage test planning for the system architecture and associated architecture sub-components. This includes lab/benchtop testing and flight testing that encompasses the sub-system level to the overall system. Evaluate and recommend corrective actions for deficiencies and leverage lessons learned and opportunities.
- Prepare and present briefings covering the details of a System Architecture and its associated sub-systems. Briefing scope and audience will vary from top level Senior Leaders to technical discussions with contractors/Government personnel.
- Manage system level air vehicle performance trade studies to ascertain predicted performance of the system architecture.
- Support Configuration Management personnel in maintaining an accurate system representation record.
- Supports execution of Technology Readiness Level, Manufacturing Readiness Level, and Integration Risk Level assessments.
- Conduct technical evaluations of contractor proposals.
- Review and evaluate technical baseline with compliance to Federal and Military regulations.
- Ensure technical baseline compliance with Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS), and Air Traffic Management (ATM) directives.
- Perform risk assessments and develop mitigation plans.
WORK LOCATION: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
KEY WORDS: Security, Department of Defense, Classified, SAP, SAR, Special Access, SCI, SCIF, Top Secret, Aircraft systems Integration, Systems Architect, Electrical Engineer, Avionics, sensors, radar, antennas, signal processing, test, CNS/ATM.