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We have and opening for a UAS Integration Engineer to support the Flight Test Group. The Flight Test Group is a fast-paced, cross-disciplinary team that specializes in rapid development of reliable in-field deployable assets. You will be well-rounded with a broad range of knowledge and experience but also have specific experience with small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and their applications. Your disciplinary background will include good mechanical design skills and intuition, knowledge and experience with DC electronics circuit design, and prior experience with software development and maintenance activities. Your primary role will be to support, develop, maintain, and expand ongoing sUAS development efforts (hardware, electrical, and software) as a member of the Flight Test Group, but your relevant skills may also be leveraged to support other Flight Test development efforts. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate. DTED provides support to the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Programs.
This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.
In this role you will
Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level
Apply relevant professional experience to significantly enhance and expand the Flight Test sUAS capability toward the development of a full-fledged sUAS program.
Perform additional project management activities including planning, technical resource management, recruitment of staff, technical mentorship, direction of work, and work closely with Flight Test customers and sponsors to secure contracts and funding.
Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Experience with sUAS systems and their popular open-source implementations and utilities (ArduPilot, PX4, MAVLink, Pixhawk, etc.), and ability to interact with, contribute to, maintain, and debug code bases written in Python, C++, Arduino, and MATLAB. Experience with using git-based version control.
Experience conducting sUAS flight test experiments in lab/research settings as well as demonstrations out in the field.
Fundamental understanding of DC electronics fundamentals with circuit design skills, as well as PCB design skills and experience with PCB CAD software.
Fundamental mechanical design skills and experience with 3D CAD software, mechanical drawings, GD&T, and design for manufacturing concepts.
Adaptable, detail-oriented, and comfortable working on a small cross-disciplinary team; willingness to learn and perform work duties in a fast-paced, fast-changing environment.
Ability to work productively in a variety of work environments including office settings, workshops, mobile trailers, and in remote outdoor field environments.
Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and generate, explain, and present technical information.
Ability to travel up 2 weeks several times per year, and up to 4 weeks once per year.
Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level
Qualifications We Desire
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This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
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This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.
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