Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology an Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Company is looking for a Senior Avionics Engineer to support the F-22 Program Office located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.  Candidate must have a current Secret Clearance and SAR eligible.

Avionics Engineering Support

  • Candidate must have at least ten years of Mission Systems Avionics Architecture (MSAA) engineering experience with the F-22 or other fighter/bomber aircraft in the modernization and sustainment phase of their life cycle.
  • Experience shall include general electronics engineering, research, design, development, and/or testing of electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use while employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties.
  • Provide Engineering knowledge and support to the F-22 Program Office in the following tasks:
    • Analyze MSAA organization, including major components, the relationships between them, how they collaborate to meet system requirements, and principles guiding their design and evolution
    • Provide overall technical oversight and support strategic technical planning for all F-22 avionics systems
    • Manage all logical routings, resource utilization, system time, diagnostics, and fault detection
    • Manage all avionics interfaces as well as allocations of software to hardware
    • Manage the F-22 Design Model, including model integrity, standards, domain logical view and deployment view
    • Manage implementation of metrics/methods to assess avionics stability
    • Act as Flight Clearance Technical Reviewer for mission systems avionics architecture

Engineering Support Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of DoD, USAF, and common engineering/scientific principles, processes, and procedures to improve performance and sustainability of existing and future USAF and joint service weapon systems.
  • Apply MIL-HDBK-516C, Airworthiness Certification Criteria, to aircraft systems and subsystems.
  • Assist in translating user design, develop, fabricate, and test requirements into weapon system requirements, which will be used to Evaluate weapon systems, subsystems, and equipment:
  • Assist with the development of requirements and technology needs into action plans and policies necessary to improve and retain world-class manufacturing, operations, re-manufacturing, and de-militarization/disposal of weapon system capabilities within the USAF.
  • Perform technical/mission analyses of existing and future operational requirements, assist in developing system concepts, and perform technological/tradeoff assessments of proposed designs/modifications.
  • Provide rapid response engineering service and support as augmentation to organic resources through in-depth problem identification, impact assessment, and development of corrective actions for critical supportability problems.
  • Perform material solution analyses leading up to design reviews.
  • Prepare or support development of draft documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic constraints based on cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Provide support to produce or review products that include the following: technical evaluations/plans; engineering studies, reports, and analyses; and acquisition strategies/plans, including:
    • ICD; ORD/CDD; CONOPS; CPD
    • System Requirements Documents
    • System specifications
    • Weapon System Prime Contractor/Subcontractor RFPs
    • System Engineering Plans (SEPs)
    • TEMPs
    • Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs)
    • Qualification Test Procedures
    • Program Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) evaluations
    • Information support plans
    • Program Protection Plans (PPPs)
    • Information Assurance Strategies
    • Security Classification Guides (SCGs)
    • Alternative live fire T&E plans
    • Clinger-Cohen Act compliance
    • Consideration of technology issues
    • Data management strategies
    • Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear survivability assessments
    • Net-centric data strategies
    • Spectrum supportability determinations
    • Technical data rights strategies
    • Technology readiness assessments
    • Manufacturing readiness assessments.
  • Develop and collect technical data and inputs for staff summary packages and executive briefings to support coordination and signature of all associated documents for milestone approvals.
  • Support project team meetings, working groups, and all technical reviews upon request, including, but not limited to: SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, TCM, TIMs, FCA, PRR, PMR, and other meetings/working groups/reviews as applicable. For Official Use Only (FOUO).
  • Analyze equipment and software deficiencies, make recommendations for equipment and software deficiency corrections, and monitor the development, integration, and testing of equipment and software deficiency solutions.
  • Assist the Government in the engineering evaluation of prime and subcontractor recommendations for operational and support issues, such as: Evaluations of Advance Change Study Notices (ACSNs), Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), Contractor Change Proposals (CCPs), FAA bulletins, modification proposals, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS), program risk, and related documents.
  • Support the development and evaluation of the IMP, IMS, and systems engineering detailed schedule engineering cost estimates.
  • Perform, as required, an advisory role for program Weapon System Prime Contractor source selections on all engineering-related requirements.
  • Support the F-22 Division in the performance of disciplined engineering activities to assure Operational Safety, Suitability, and Effectiveness (OSS&E) for all products. The Contractor shall follow the Life Cycle Systems Engineering (LCSE) and OSS&E-related AFIs and all lower-level supplements and related documents including applicable OIs.
  • Provide support with establishing, implementing, and adhering to LCSE processes to ensure OSS&E compliance is achieved and maintained.
  • Aid the USAF in reviewing and updating the OSS&E Baseline Document and shall support the USAF in the identification of OSS&E elements, progress reporting of OSS&E metrics, and interaction with other organizations to ensure continued OSS&E compliance.
  • Ascertain the SEP implementation status throughout program operations and notify the USAF of pertinent shortfalls or gaps for which corrective action may be needed.
  • Support the mechanical systems integrity program, maintain, and update the critical safety item list, and monitor airworthiness certification for F-22 Division aircraft

Education and Senior Level

  • Engineering position must have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in engineering from a college or university with an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering program(s) for the degree requirements of the position (e.g., electrical, mechanical, aerospace, etc.).
  • Degrees in engineering technology do not qualify for this position. 
  • website: www.abet.org
  • Master of Arts (MA)/Master of Science (MS) with twelve years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five of which must be in the DoD or;
  • BA/BS degree with fifteen years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, five of which must be in the DoD
  • Senior level shall have the advanced knowledge, experience, and recognized ability to be considered an expert in their technical/professional field. Has the ability to perform tasks and oversee the efforts of junior and journeyman personnel within their technical/ professional discipline.

Demonstrated advanced knowledge of technical/professional discipline and possesses a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply associated standards, procedures, and practices in their area of expertise.


Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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