Junior Test Engineer

Saint Inigoes, MD

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a Junior Test Engineer. The qualified candidate will work in a rapid development environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers who designs, develops, evaluates, test, verifies, validates, and provides in-service engineering support for the Navy's Aircraft Launch and Recovery system. This position may require travel in support of system product installation, system operation verification and testing, and certification.

We are searching for a creative out of the box thinker individual to assist our team moving forward into the future. The selected individual will display knowledge of various testing techniques, great troubleshooting skills, analytical mindset, the ability to analyze and communicate test results, detect issues and track root causes, build automated testing system for maintenance and sustainment, hands-on experience with Quality Management Systems (QMS), knowledge of quality standards and regulations, good technical documentation skills, great communicator, and a team player. The selected candidate shall also possess good systems engineering fundamental skills necessary for the success of every projects we develop for the customer.

The successful candidate shall also provide the opportunity to create and develop advanced technology capabilities in the areas of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and quality processes critical to defense work. Specific responsibilities will include gathering of product requirements, developing test environments and test cases for all mechanical, electrical, and software systems, work closely with engineers and production team to learn the ins and outs of a product, will run series of test through all stages of production cycle to identify potential malfunctions and recommended improvements, and finally develop the necessary technical documentations required for the product. The successful candidate will learn to network and collaborate with the rest of the engineering and production team.

This position is located in scenic and historic Southern Maryland in the St. Mary's County Technology Corridor adjacent to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Some relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidate. Applicants must be currently residing in or willing to relocate to St. Mary's County, Maryland or surrounding areas.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related major and 3 - 5 years related testing experience
  • Ability to interpret schematic diagrams and PCB layout drawings (IEEE 91, 315, 991, IPC-2221 a plus)
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings (ASME Y14.5 a plus)
  • Basic understanding of analog and digital circuits
  • Ability to learn new skills and tasks
  • Attentive to detail, ability to stay focused on task
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop creative solutions to the problems identified
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent skills in Math, Physics, and Computer Programming essential in developing test vectors
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, etc.)
  • Team player with a proactive attitude, the ability to be productive in a dynamic / collaborative environment (e.g. open seating arrangement)

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Some knowledge of the US Navy's Air Traffic Control & Landing Systems
  • Strong knowledge of MATLAB and Spice Simulation Software (e.g. LTSpice)
  • Familiarity with RF hardware including waveguides, couplers, antennas
  • Familiarity with Common RF Laboratory instruments including Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Signal Generators, and Oscilloscopes
  • Familiarity with Shock, Vibration, and Dynamic Motion Simulation and Modeling
  • Familiarity with Thermal Analysis and Cooling of Electronics Simulation and Modelin
  • Familiarity with the RedHat Enterprise Linux Environment and Windows 10 Environment.
  • Familiarity with Python
  • Familiarity with C, C++ programming
  • Familiarity with NI LabView
  • Strong technical documentation skills
  • Strong communication skills

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $70516 - $119891

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

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