Development T&E Manager

Elite Technical is seeking a motivated Senior Development Test & Evaluation (T&E) Manager to join a large-scale team to support and deliver project management and acquisition support for the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

This position is 100% onsite in Washington DC and our client is looking to onboard as a direct hire from day one.

The Development Test & Evaluation Manager candidate will work closely with the T&E engineers to lend process expertise, deliverables fidelity, and quality assurance to the following tasks:

a. Test requirements and plan authorship: draft test requirements, plans, and procedures. The plans should follow appropriate US and Coalition processes and formats such as those specified by the Federated Mission Networking (FMN) or the DOD Unified Capabilities Requirement processes. The plans should meet the requirements from the DOD8110.01 MPE, FMN, and DOD UC as well as provide inputs to the development of new data centric processes to assist in policy updates that help drive testing process improvement.

b. T&E engineering experience and will be required to direct, manage, evaluate and correct at a minimum the following tasks:

i. Act as Government test witness as needed and develop test reports for government run test.
ii. Track test schedule, requirements traceability documentation, any dependencies, resources, or limitations of entrance criteria going into test.
iii. Coordinate, track and support configuration management and documentation with respect to the System Under Test (SUT). Coordinate with the Program Managers (PMs) and Engineers (ENs) as needed (i.e., schedule, test events, roadblocks, requirement changes, daily scrums, scrum of scrums, program increment planning, etc.) Coordinate with external organizations and mission partners for interoperability, developmental, and operational test activities as needed.
iv. Provide guidance to the development team as annotated in governing documentation.
v. Identify roadblocks, risks, issues, and conflicts and assist with resolutions.
vi. Support or host weekly/daily meetings and produce appropriate meeting notes and meeting minutes with action items annotated. Support test activities at lab or operational sites worldwide, as needed. Support the collaboration with development teams (i.e., NZTC and MISI) with respect to sharing lessons learned, updated test plans, vulnerabilities, bugs, etc.
vii. Review and update test documentation related to testing of capabilities to include but not limited to Test Plans, Test Procedures, TES/TEMPs, Charters, and additional engineering documents as necessary.
viii. Follow, determine interrelationship, and applicability of the governing DODI, AFI, AFMAN, OI, TO, TCTO, TES/TEMP, FMN, and other guiding documents to the capability.

c. Testing Environments: Supervise engineers to test locally at government or contractor facilities. When needed, may need to travel in CONUS and OCONUS to support this task. This includes both classified and unclassified facilities and meet the security and clearance requirements to meet this task.

d. Test Support and Execution: Supervise execution and assess / guide correction of related T&E products as required pursuant to the following tasks for the testing environments:

i. Provide on premise and remote access support. Perform integration and acceptance test in conjunction with development team as needed. Perform interoperability test with mission partners team as needed. Perform testing of unclassified software and/or scripts. Perform exploratory test and comparative assessments of similar products.
ii. Review Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products in a relevant environment. Review known defects/issues (Bugs, Test Problem Reports, and Deficiency Reports).
iii. Obtain access to the lab environment
iv. Red-line Test Documentation related to testing of capabilities to include but not limited to Test Plans, Test Procedures, Test Reports, TES/TEMPs, Charters, and additional engineering documents, as necessary.
v. Develop Daily Situation Reports (SITREPs) during test events. Develop automated test scripts for currently manual test scripts.
vi. Document new defects/issues found during testing in the daily situation report and the tracking system of record (i.e., Jira).
vii. Participate in daily hot washes during test events.
viii. Approve demo scripts/test reports for Government witnessed events.
ix. Execute manual hands-on -break it- testing.

Required Skills

- Must be US Citizen due to government clearance
- Active TS/SCI Clearance
- Master-s Degree in the stated discipline OR Bachelor-s Degree plus four (4) years additional work experience related to the labor category description. At least ten (10) years of experience performing work related to the labor category functional description.
- Minimum of six (6) years of experience working with DoD is desired.
- Must have requisite engineering degree as applicable to engineering or program management certification as applicable to program management; cost/schedule/performance background and ability to develop materials and brief senior leaders on complex issues. The government would consider other technical degrees or special case exemptions on a case-by-case basis if the person has experience and a proven track record
- Shall have experience in test, planning and execution, develop comprehensive test plans and strategies to evaluate the performance, reliability, and safety of defense systems and equipment.
- In-depth knowledge and experience in utilizing various test and evaluation methodologies, within the defense industry.
- Familiarity with specialized test instrumentation and data collection methods for capturing and analyzing critical performance metrics of defense systems and equipment.
- Understanding of test range operations and protocols, including coordination with range personnel, airspace management, and safety procedures for field tests and evaluations.
- Knowledge of defense acquisition processes and regulations to ensure that testing and evaluation activities align with acquisition milestones and requirements.
- Experience working on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently.
- May oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
- Possess the ability for oral and written communication with the highest levels of management, and the ability to professionally prepare and present analytical documents for senior military and defense officials.

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Anticipated Start Date

Monday, August 19, 2024

Job Type

Direct Hire

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Date Posted

Monday, July 8, 2024

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