Flight Test Planning Engineer - Huntsville, AL

Full-Time - Posted Unknown
Job Location:
Huntsville, AL


The Flight Test Planning Engineer position is a full-time exempt position.  The individual will interface with MDA event leads to plan NSITE software/system involvement during MDA Flight Tests and oversee NSITE involvement during event execution.  The individual will execute daily duties at a facility on Redstone Arsenal. This individual will report to the MDS Program Director.



  • Schedule and de-conflict team members deploying to supporting Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test events related to NSITE software use across all COCOMs.
  • Review deployed personnel status reports and provide guidance.  This may require monitoring communications outside of normal work hours.
  • Perform technical reviews of system engineering and network documentation.
  • Understand PO systems, fielded system locations, and software capabilities.
  • Compile inputs for weekly Operations reports.
  • Operate NSITE software during assigned Flight Test events.  Operations are determined by the MDA test schedule and may fall outside of normal operating hours.
  • Ensure customer and corporate policies and procedures are adhered to in the day-to-day performance of duties.
  • Support other duties as assigned.


Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree (IT related) plus 6 years of experience or 10 years relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Leadership and personnel management experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and reporting practices
  • Basic Information Technology (IT) principles and troubleshooting experience
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office products, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Visio
  • Ability to deploy for CONUS and OCONUS support (on average 25% per year)
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Microsoft Windows OS Certification
  • Ability to generate clear, concise, and intuitive presentation results
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work well in a team environment


Security Clearance

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance required. 


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