Test and Evaluation Engineer (NGTS)

Job Locations MD-Lexington Park
Work Region
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Top Secret

Position Summary

As a company, MAG is dedicated to providing real-time situational awareness to help our customers make the world safer. At MAG, we believe that our success is due to the exceptional employees we recruit, hire, and retain. If you are interested in joining a team that is laser-focused on serving our customers with technical expertise, operational excellence, and flawless execution, then we encourage you to apply today!


MAG Aerospace is seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Test and Evaluation Eningeer (NGTS) to join our team. As the Test and Evaluation Engineer, you will support the Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) development team and training device owners in a wide array of responsibilities. NGTS is a highly advanced virtual training system offering Navy and Air Force pilots the ability to train in a mission setting.

This is in person on site spot

Requires a Top Secret Security Clearance

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Developing test verification and validation schedules to ensure adequate access to required personnel and training assets for all testing phases. Testing resources range from in-house lab resources to off-site distributed training centers.
  • Preparing and presenting all materials required for the pre and post-testing Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) events (e.g., Test Readiness Review, System Verification Review)
  • Providing T&E input to other SETR events (e.g., System Requirements Review, Preliminary/Critical Design Review) as needed.
  • Creating simulation scenarios for the test tools/harnesses to drive test procedures.
  • Documenting the test case traceability to the requirements specifications to ensure all requirements have adequate coverage.
  • Test planning for integration testing.
  • Developing documentation to include test reports, procedures, and plans.
  • Position may require the ability for limited travel (approx. 10%)
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Utilize professional and effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Take a proactive approach to your work and you're able to accomplish tasks with limited guidance and supervision.
  • Demonstrat critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Organizational skills must be impressive, allowing you to effectively manage competing priorities.


Minimum Requirements


Knowledge and Skills

The required skills and knowledge include:

  • Must know US Navy Link-16 functions including, but not limited to, J-Message construction, MIL-STD-6016 interpretation, Joint Network Library (JNL) files, and general datalink usage for both C2 and Non-C2 platforms
  • Must be able to integrate Datalink processes into NGTS Live / Virtual / Constructive simulations.
  • Well-versed with Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP) integration with Link 16
  • Demonstrated experience in System of System (SoS) architectures including both datalink and LVC systems.
  • Must be familiar with the NGTS application.


The minimum years of related experience required:

  • 4 years of experience in test and evaluation



The minimum level of education required is:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent technical degree


Desired Requirements


The desired skills, knowledge, and education include:

  • Training systems, aircraft system/subsystem development test and evaluation, or software and hardware for software application development
  • Experience with mission systems and training simulators.
  • Experience with test procedure development, test conduct, and test report development.


Other Qualifications


Outside of the above, other certifications, licenses, or clearances include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • active DoD Top Secret clearance



Special Note

The position is contingent upon candidate’s ability to meet physical and medical requirements as needed by the position; including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local jurisdictional requirements.

Government or customer site-specific requirements may include, but are not limited to, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, except in circumstances where a candidate is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Company Policy


MAG Aerospace (MAG) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to our positions.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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MAG Aerospace (MAG) is committed to providing an online application process that is accessible to all, including individuals with a disability, by offering an alternative way to apply for job openings. This alternative method is available for those who cannot otherwise complete the online application due to a disability or need for accommodation.
MAG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants under the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and certain state and/or local laws.


If you need assistance due to a disability, please contact the MAG Aerospace Recruiting email:
Applicant.Assist@mag.us or call (703) 376-8993.





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