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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 4/8/2017

Odyssey Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Code: #3634
Title: Armament/EPASS Acquisition Program Engineer, SR D53*
Date Posted: 08/29/2016
Job Location: Fort Walton Beach Florida

Job Description:


TITLE: Acquisition Program Engineer (Senior)
DATE POSTED: 08/29/16
JOB LOCATION: Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB Florida



Provide acquisition program engineering and support to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/ Armament Directorate at Eglin AFB, FL.

This position is located in AFLCMC/EBD, Direct Attack Division which consists of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), BLU-120, Joint Programmable Fuze (JPF), Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF), Medium Caliber Ammo and Foreign Military Sales of multiple assets and a number of other US and FMS air-to-ground munitions and supporting systems all in various acquisition phases. Their mission is to advance combat capability through life cycle management of direct attack systems and enterprise-level air armament mission planning capabilities; integrate existing standard munitions and launch platforms and integrate with C4I capabilities.


* Design, development, production, operation, and sustainment of Armament Systems located at Eglin AFB, FL. Execute tasks throughout the acquisition life cycle from requirements analysis through disposal of a system. Performance at Eglin AFB, FL will primarily focus on concept through fielding of the system with some support to operation, maintenance and sustainment. In parallel, performance will include support to the missions of international armaments cooperation and foreign military sales, which may be integral to development, production, fielding, and sustainment of certain systems. The Contractor shall provide experienced engineering and technical resources with armament domain experience to support the required tasks.

* Armament Systems to be supported include (but are not limited to) air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, guided and unguided bombs, cluster bomb units, nuclear payload guidance and control, directed energy systems, warheads, fuzes, seekers/sensors, ammunition, bomb racks, pylons, aerial targets, airborne test and air combat training and integrated instrumentation systems, radars, threat generators and simulators, Munitions Material Handling Equipment (MMHE), containers, and air base operability equipment.


* Provide resources with knowledge and experience in analyzing host aircraft/store compatibility requirements and developing interface control documents for captive carriage and release/launch of Armament Systems in compliance with MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-3014, MIL-A-8591, and Universal Armament Interface (UAI) protocols. This involves knowledge and experience in the mechanical, aerodynamic, electrical, logical, and logistical compatibility between US and foreign fighter/bomber/UAV aircraft, suspension and release equipment, and stores (including their embedded computer hardware and software systems). This also requires knowledge and experience with aircraft and store electrical power and avionics systems (i.e., seeker, sensors, fire control, mission computer, pilot/vehicle interface, stores management system, GPS, inertial navigation systems, control actuators). Knowledge and experience also required in the establishment and management of Interface Control Working Groups (ICWGs), and the development of Interface Control Plans (ICPs).

* Integration of weapons and carriage systems into the aircraft and/or airborne platform Operational Flight Programs (OFPs).

* Management of the development, update, and assessment of proposed changes to mission planning systems such as the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) to support the activities necessary to accomplish mission planning for weapon systems.

* Aircraft integration activities such as Interface Control Working Groups (ICWG), interface management groups, aircraft integration meetings, and aircraft Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) test activities to ensure an operator s perspective of aircraft integration and employment are successfully accomplished for weapon and carriage systems.

* Airworthiness certification activities, to include: participation in testing, flight clearance, safe separation and jettison testing, development of documentation to support airworthiness certification by USAF, Department of the Navy (DoN) and platform certification agencies.

* Evaluating and defining system and subsystem interfaces. These interfaces include but are not limited to aircraft interfaces, ground subsystem interfaces, and interfaces associated with participant interoperability within the network (characteristics of which include radio frequency (RF), link margin, RF bandwidth and baseband modulation).


* Current (updated within five years) Secret clearance, and have the ability upgrade to/and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

* MS degree and at least 15 years of related experience or PhD with 5 years related experience

* Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and written

* Must be able to work effectively on their own or as part of a team


* Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, FL

* Temporary travel required

* Ability to rent/operate rental cars while on travel

* Ability to work flexible and varied hours


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran.


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran.

Additional Benefits

Tuition Assistance
Health care off-set
Short and Long Term Disability