Abacus Technology

Sr. Test and Evaluation Manager

Job Locations US-OH-Fairborn
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/6/2024 3:01 PM)
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Abacus Technology is seeking a Sr. Test and Evaluation Manager to provide technical support at Wright-Patterson AFB.  This is a full-time position.


  • Assist in the designing, planning, execution, analysis and reporting phases of test and evaluation programs (including any applicable FAA certifications and procedures) to assess the performance of aeronautical systems, subsystems, and equipment, as they progress through the various acquisition phases and milestones. 
  • Review/develop/update applicable program documentation for Test and Evaluation (T&E) management-relevant requirements across the full spectrum of actions required to award weapon system-related contracts to including but not limited to pre-award documentation, development of evaluation criteria, evaluation of contractor proposals, and post-award documentation actions.  
  • Perform an advisory role, as required, for program source selections on all test and evaluation management related requirements.  
  • Provide assistance to any integrated test team activities including interaction with higher-level test organizations such as OSD/Director of Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E), as needed. 
  • Evaluate the levels of effort, resources, and integration required to develop executable T&E programs and execute the T&E plan.  
  • Schedule and secure required test resources in support of project/program office objectives.  
  • Assist with major program reviews, inspections, and conferences and test plan working group meetings, executive independent reviews, program evaluations, integrated test teams, test readiness reviews, other test-related program events as well as major milestone events.  
  • Develop and/or maintain test plans and procedures, test and evaluation management plans, acquisition strategies, and planning documents.  
  • Assist in the coordination of ATP for the delivered items and associated plans as well as testing requirements with program office customers, weapon system contractors, and other agencies with standardization and/or oversight requirements for test programs. 
  • Perform research activities to define minimum test requirements, definition of task scope, and selection of alternatives.  
  • Analyze test strategies to interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate assignments for projects concerned with unique or potentially controversial test requirements having a major effect on the programs.  
  • Provide potential solutions for program test problems, issues or concerns.  
  • Determine the capability and availability of major DoD and civilian test resources and facilities to include planning and organizing the flight and ground testing of an aircraft, subsystems, or components involving weapon system contractors, other USAF or Allied test organizations, and DoD agencies. 
  • Prepare, maintain, update, and review the full range of test plans and test-related documentation including but not limited to T&E strategies, test reports, requirements and objectives, for adequacy, specification/performance requirement compliance, conformity with mandatory guidance, and provide recommendations as necessary for improvement. 
  • Perform material solution analyses leading up to design reviews.  
  • Produce or assist in the development of draft documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic limits based on cost, schedule, and performance.  
  • Evaluate unmanned aerial target schematics, parts, and drawings to ensure compliance with military and commercial standards.  
  • Review, analyze, and resolve equipment interface problems.  
  • Assist in the determination and definition of aircraft configuration requirements.  
  • Support the CCB for aircraft modifications.  
  • Review, analyze, and identify potential updates to TCTOs, drawings, Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), Illustrated Parts Breakdowns (IPBs), and other applicable aerial target technical data. 
  • Provide technical, programmatic, and logistical historical context information and data so that comprehensive engineering and management decisions can be made in a timely manner. 
  • Perform data analysis using Modeling and Simulation (M&S) techniques, models, computer simulations, or other tools/methods as necessary. 
  • Recommend and assess test data requirements necessary to meet program test objectives within program cost and schedule constraints.


15+ years experience in test engineering including at least 5 years supporting DoD programs.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Able to apply an understanding of DoD, AF, and common engineering/scientific principles, processes, and procedures to improve performance and sustainability of existing and future AF and joint service weapon systems.  Experience in conducting engineering studies; developing test procedures, repair capabilities, and maintenance or inspection requirements; and analyzing data from the REMIS and Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS).  Thorough understanding of application software, operating systems, networks, storage platforms, and how they relate to system architecture.  Experience working on each stage of the system development life cycle from initiation through deployment/sustainment.  Demonstrated proficiency with process modeling and developing workflow diagrams.  Able to elicit and interpret requirements and translate to technical specifications/system design following best practices and design patterns.  Able to communicate with management, technical staff, and end users in a clear and professional manner.  Experience with engineering practices, techniques, and standards.  Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to develop and present technical presentations.  Able to represent complex data in diagrams or through other techniques that communicate precise information to both business and technical staff.  Proven ability to understand the strategic and tactical approach to projects and handle multiple projects concurrently.  Must be a US citizen and hold a current Secret clearance.


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.




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