J.F. Taylor, Inc. is a high-technology company with employee skills focused in electrical and mechanical engineering and related technical and support disciplines.
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Antenna/RF Test Engineer
We have an immediate Antenna/RF Test Engineer opening to support a U.S. Navy program at Webster Field.
Responsibilities: Act as the Lead Antenna/RF Test Engineer by operating and maintaining an Outdoor Antenna Range. This includes physically and electrically configuring the Antenna Range, measuring antenna patterns and documenting the testing results according to Standard Operating Procedures. Apply assembly experience to dissemble and reassemble units under test according to drawings, specifications and procedures. Use RF knowledge and experience to troubleshoot all types of Radar and RF component and system level issues using standard test equipment including Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Signal Generators, and Oscilloscopes. Ensure range is operated in a safe manner and within the RF Hazard Specifications.
Qualifications: A MS or MA degree in Engineering, Logistics, Science or relevant technical discipline with at least ten years of experience in an engineering position. Three of these years must be directly related to DoD systems. Demonstrated knowledge in area of engineering expertise is required. Knowledge of SPN-35/41/43/46 and OE-120 Antennas is preferred. Must be able to climb stairs at a steep incline, work at elevations and lift components weighing 30lbs. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We have an immediate opening for a Software Engineer to perform design, development, and maintenance activities in support of the MQ-25 Program.
Responsibilities: Design, develop, and maintain software to support the MQ-25 ground station. Candidate must be able to analyze program requirements and work within a team of other software developers/engineers contributing to aspects of software design. Candidate will become familiar with the complete system design, develop software code using C++ and C# languages, assist with software integration efforts, aid in troubleshooting defects, and plan design enhancements.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering related field with at least two years of experience is required. Applicant must be skilled in the development of C++ and C# programming languages. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We have an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer to support an Army Program.
Responsibilities: Provide system engineering support and serve as the liaison to the CH-47F Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulator (TFPS) program for the Australian Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customer. Candidate may be required to travel three trips per year to the customer site. The position will require regular communication with the customer, both verbally and written, preparing engineering analyses, reports and other technical documentation which will detail the new features and products, design improvements and issue improvements to the TFPS.
Qualifications: A BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with at least five years of system engineering experience is required. Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical users is a must. Knowledge of requirements, configuration management and simulator operation preferred. Qualified candidate must be familiar with mechanical and electronic system troubleshooting as well as software functionality and debugging. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Integrated Product/Project Team Lead
We have immediate openings supporting our AIRWorks projects at NAS Patuxent River. AIRWorks is a NAVAIR office chartered with performing Government Lead Systems Integrations for the Navy and other Services. These projects vary in size and complexity, but offer the opportunity for innovations in project execution.
Responsibilities: Developing Statement of Works, building contracts, project scheduling and estimating, identifying resources required to execute the project and performing technical evaluations of contractor proposals.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s preferred) with a minimum of ten years of acquisition and management experience leading diverse teams and executing programs. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Aircraft Weapons Systems Engineer
We are seeking highly motivated Weapons Systems Integration Engineers functioning as Lead Systems Integrators to augment government led integrations of weapon systems for various Navy aircraft platforms.
Responsibilities: Supporting the weapon systems integrations with adding new capabilities such as armaments, EO/IR sensors, radars, data links, and strategic surveillance avionics. Ability to create system architectures, generate interface documentation and produce specifications consisting of system requirements.
Qualifications: A B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering and a minimum of five years of specific integration experience is desired. An in-depth understanding of systems engineering processes for developing, tracing, reviewing and verifying requirements is required. Familiarity with interfaces such as MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760 and ethernet are important for this position. Knowledge of aircraft integration and specific experience integrating weapons systems onto aircraft is preferred. The incumbent will be working with small integration teams on quick reaction projects. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Platform Integration Analyst
We have immediate openings for Platform Integration Analysts to support our Mode 5 Program.
Responsibilities: Participates as a member of IPT in support of Mode 5 integration into multiple USN/USMC platforms. Analyzes platform program requirements, status and schedules and tracks program status. Reviews cost estimates, prepares spend plan inputs for platform integration efforts. Reviews and performs evaluator of supplier SOWs, contracts, and proposals in support of platform integration efforts. Participates in recurring program and technical meetings. Evaluates and documents program risk and mitigations. Supports development of Platform Engineering Change Proposals. Prepares technical information for Work Authorization Agreements, prepares technical and programmatic briefing materials, and acts as platform PMA liaison.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline with six years of experience is required. Senior position requires fourteen years of experience. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
IFF Aircraft Integration Engineer
We have immediate aircraft integration engineering openings supporting a U.S. Navy program at NAS Patuxent River.
Responsibilities: Engineering support for aircraft avionics integration of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems on USN/USMC aircraft. Engineering analysis, technical documentation development and review, programmatic support and systems engineering interaction with various disciplines. Some travel is required.
Qualifications: A BS in Electrical Engineering is preferred, but other engineering disciplines will be considered. IFF and aircraft integration experience is required, however relevant experience with other Radio Frequency (RF) systems will be considered. Experience with USN/USMC aircraft considered a plus. Knowledge and experience with laboratory and on-aircraft performance and integration testing of IFF systems and related avionics desired. Experience with MIL-STD-1553 and/or ARINC 429 is desired. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We are seeking a Program Analyst to join our team in the Lexington Park, Maryland area to support a Naval Aviation program.
Responsibilities: Analyzes program requirements, status, budget and schedules; performs program management, technical or business case analyses; participates as a member of and/or supports the specified Program Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and IPT directed business meetings; collects, completes, organizes and interprets technical data and financial information relating to aircraft acquisition and product programs; tracks program/project status and schedules; and applies policies and procedures for financial planning. In addition, a senior level analyst performs critical program management, technical, or business analysis of major DoD acquisition systems and provides recommendations to ensure program success; and provides program analysis support for all aspects of the program.
Qualifications: A BS or BA in Business is required. Additional years of work experience in place of degree are acceptable. A minimum of four years of experience in program management, technical or business analysis discipline, which must include two years professional experience in technical efforts supporting major weapon systems and components development is required. Desired experience includes demonstrated experience in program/project status and schedules; demonstrated knowledge of SECNAV, OPNAV and OSD policy and documentation related to PPBS, life-cycle management of military acquisition programs (as specified in the DoD 5000 series); and experience with processing program acquisition, funding and contract documentation for military programs. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Microsoft Project Scheduler
We have immediate openings for Schedulers to provide project planning and control support for our various projects.
Responsibilities: Lead the scheduling development efforts by collecting team schedule updates, coordinating with vendors to collect their schedule inputs, monitoring critical paths and running regular schedule reports for the Program Manager.
Qualifications: Candidate must have at least two years of Microsoft Project experience building and tracking schedules, performing project baselines and tracking critical paths. A degree in Math, Statistics or Technical/Engineering Management can be substituted for MS Project experience. Experience in schedule update facilitation or Agile certification or training is desired. EVM experience or courses in cost accounting is also desired. Candidate should have experience with Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and critical path analysis and must be comfortable extracting data from IPT Leads, actively leading and participating in team meetings, and have experience in generating and presenting cost/schedule presentation slides. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Flight Test Engineer
We have an immediate opening for a Flight Test Engineer to support the E-2 IFF Systems for U.S. and French Foreign Military Sales Program at NAS Patuxent River.
Responsibilities: Engineering support to Mode 5/Mode S IFF test and evaluation activities including support for flight and lab test planning, coordination, execution, analysis, and reporting activities. Assess system development and integration for impact on test planning and test objectives; prepare flight cards; attend flight briefs/debriefs; support data reduction/analysis; identify and document deficiencies; and support flight test plan and test report preparation.
Qualifications: A BS in Electrical Engineering preferred with four plus years of relevant experience. IFF experience is desired. Working knowledge of both the theory and methods of aircraft testing and a broad scientific technical knowledge of the theory and methods of weapon system acquisition and support requirements including complex problem solving and reduction and analysis of test data are required. A solid understanding of principles and practices of systems engineering including general knowledge of electronics, human/machine interface, and mechanical engineering is also required. Strong writing and oral presentation skills are highly desired. In depth knowledge of T&E engineering principles and processes to modify or extend current theories or test practices and/or procedures is also desired. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Subject Matter Verification/Validation/Accreditation Expert
We have an immediate opening for a Subject Matter Verification/Validation/Accreditation Expert to support the Joint Simulation Environment in Lexington Park, MD.
Responsibilities: Conducting Verification, Validation, and Accreditation of specific technical aspects of the Joint Simulation Environment, specifically working with F-35 sensor, radar, Electronic Warfare systems, threat system analysis, countermeasures, EO/IR, air-to-air weapons, or air-to-ground weapons models.
Qualifications: Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Math, or Science preferred with a minimum of eight years of experience working with at least one of the above listed aircraft systems. Must have prior experience, and be considered a SME, with at least one of the aircraft or weapon systems listed above, from either an aircrew, simulation, or flight test environment. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Subject Matter Expert
We have an immediate opening for a Subject Matter Expert to support the Aviation and Maritime industry in Lexington Park, Maryland.
Responsibilities: Understand and discuss simulation requirements with the customers. Document and track these requirements and provide technical input to modelers with regards to fidelity, accuracy, and intended use as well as to act as liaison with aircrew. Conduct specific technical duties on Next Generation Threat System (NGTS), specifically working with F-35 sensor, radar, Electronic Warfare systems, threat system analysis, countermeasures, EO/IR, air-to-air weapons, or air-to-ground weapons models. Provide use cases for engineers, analyze the data from classified and unclassified resources, perform operational testing of the models, and attend technical and programmatic meetings in support of the customer. Work in a team, actively participate in teleconferences, and work independently under the direction of an engineering lead. Participate in formal and informal test activities, utilizing the available labs and simulators to provide early feedback to engineers to reduce the risk of rework later in the schedule. Give formal presentations and demonstrations to customers and stakeholders and potentially to industry at trade events.
Qualifications: Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Math, or Science preferred with a minimum of eight years of experience working with at least one of the above listed aircraft systems. Must have prior experience and be considered a SME, with at least one of the aircraft or weapon systems listed above, from either an aircrew, simulation, or flight test environment. Must have significant tactical military aviation experience in Fighter, Attack, or Support aircraft. Recent and relevant knowledge of tactics, training and procedures for deployment of those aircraft in a current combat environment is a must. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Test Resource Manager
We have an immediate opening for a Test Resource Manager to support the AIR-5.1 Program.
Responsibilities: Ability to apply engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test and/or evaluate aircraft and aircraft related equipment. Assist with development and refinement of technical baselines, cost estimates, and funding requirements. Maintain and manage Program Office “Rainbow Charts” in support of the APMT&E. Track requirements and metrics and manage the Test Requirements Definition, and Concurrence (TRDC) process. Lead or actively participate in program modernization efforts. Provide status reports and respond to data calls as required by the APMT&E. Ready for assignment to any program office development effort, including those involving complex T&E of hardware and/or software related to engineering or functional requirements of military weapon systems, associated support systems, or management information systems.
Develop and maintain test schedules as required. Perform queries of program and T&E databases to obtain information related to metrics and schedule and interpret data (i.e. iTEST, iTEMS). Verification and validation of data entered and managed within T&E databases will be required. Responsible for developing, managing and maintaining schedules, spend plans and metrics as required. Perform tasking in direct support of T&E IPT as required to complete program objectives, reviews and meetings, action item responses, and perform interface with T&E stakeholders (including other program offices, both internal and external to NAVAIR). Required to support coordination of test reviews and work within a T&E IPT to coordinate and execute tasking required of a test resource manager. Responsible for coordinating and supporting all facets of the test planning/execution and reporting functions. Maintain Part IV of the TEMP (resource summary) and providing and responding to program office and test IPT data calls as required.
Qualifications: Bachelors preferred with a minimum of four years of relevant experience. Ability to apply experience in test and evaluation (T&E) while properly representing the NAVAIR T&E competency. Advises the Program Manager and government APMT&E on any T&E subject. Applies flight test experience to assigned test efforts. Applies expertise and experience to solve complex test issues. Possesses thorough knowledge of NAVAIR, SECNAV, and DOD T&E policies and instructions; and their relevance and application to acquisition strategies, Capabilities Documents, and Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP). Skilled at communication, demonstrating a strong ability to work with others including Lead Test Engineers (LTE), Test Teams, systems engineers, design engineers, logisticians, and OEM contractors. Skilled at test project tracking, with good familiarity on use and application of test metrics. Able to chair large, multi-disciplinary T&E working groups while maintaining test schedules and tracking program and test milestones. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We have immediate openings for all levels of Computer Scientists, Electrical and Computer Engineers to research, design, and develop software for next generation avionics systems.
Responsibilities: Researching requirements, developing specifications, designing and writing software for aircraft avionics.
Qualifications: Experience with SBC board-level embedded software development and Board Support Packages, ARINC 653 software partitioning, Real-Time Operating System integration (specifically Wind River VxWorks/Green Hills Integrity 178 preferred), graphical display applications, or software safety (MIL-STD-882E/DO-178) is highly desired. A minimum of 5 years of experience is preferred, but candidates with less experience could be considered. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
J.F. Taylor is looking for motivated individuals with a passion for working on cutting edge programs using state-of-the-art technology. We currently have openings for all levels of software developers from the experienced professional to the college graduate seeking their first full-time position. As an employee of J.F. Taylor, you will work as part of a team – designing, developing, creating, and bringing to life the next generation of flight simulators. Our projects include the excitement of developing new prototype systems and the technical challenge of injecting new technologies into legacy products.
Responsibilities: As a software developer, you will be simulating real world aircraft systems that range from the simple to the complex. Your tasking will include the software design, development, integration, and testing of avionics, mission system, and aerodynamic models involved with real-time simulators. You will be working with hardware engineers to develop software to stimulate and integrate both commercial and military hardware. Your position will involve coding in Linux and Windows Operating System (OS) environments, using open source libraries such as QT and Boost. Some travel is expected.
Qualifications: A Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical degree is desired however, if you are an experienced non-degreed software developer – we want to talk to you. You must be able to program using C and C++ in both a Windows and/or Linux/Unix environment. We need you to possess strong independent coding skills and a willingness to communicate and work alongside other software and project team members. You must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We are seeking all levels of Electrical Engineers to support our training system and aircraft modification projects. Training system projects may include maintenance training devices and full flight simulator training devices. Aircraft modification projects may comprise simple modifications to aircraft systems and / or the integration of complex and completely new systems into existing airframes.
Responsibilities: Providing electrical engineering support towards the design, integration and testing of electrical components, systems, subsystems, avionics, electronics, power trays, original hardware (mission computers, displays) and electrical interfaces for military projects. Design tasks may include power analysis, schematic and parts list generations, custom circuit board development, etc. as required by the specific projects.
Qualifications: A BS in Electrical Engineering is required with experience in electrical engineering design, integration and test experience with electrical systems. Must have the ability to generate, read and comprehend electronic schematic diagrams. Experience with military/DoD aircraft avionic systems, interfaces and power requirements is desired. Skills with engineering Computer Aided Design tools to support schematic generation and printed circuit development such as AutoCAD, Windchill, Orcad, PADS, etc. is strongly desired. Knowledge with aircraft data bus architectures such as MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 is preferred. Minimal travel is expected. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We have immediate openings for Electrical and Mechanical Drafters to join our team in the Lexington Park, Maryland area to support NAVAIR’s Simulation Division at NAS Patuxent River, MD.
Responsibilities: Support the electrical or mechanical engineering designs for simulation and prototype efforts at 5.4.3 Simulation Division. Will provide drafting skills to create electrical schematics, wiring harness drawings, and cable routing drawings or to create mechanical drawings involving simulated aircraft and UAVs, including racks, linkages, brackets, circuit breaker panels, etc. Will update and modify drawings in accordance with design changes and redline configuration management processes. Will be required to work in a process oriented environment and comply with all Configuration Management processes for document and drawing control.
Qualifications: Two plus years with AutoCad in the development and/or modification of electrical drawings or two plus years with a mechanical drafting program used in the development and/or modification of mechanical drawings. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We are seeking Electrical Technicians to support our flight simulator/trainer and aircraft modification projects.
Responsibilities: Assembling cable harnesses and various assemblies per schematics, wire drawings or run sheets; light lifting; and minimal travel.
Qualifications: Ability to interpret various drawing types to fabricate cable harnesses and other assemblies and ability to use the tooling required for these processes, i.e., pin and lug crimpers, soldering equipment is desired. Solder certifications is a plus. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We have an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer to join our team in the Lexington Park, Maryland area.
Responsibilities: Provides Systems Engineering support to USN F/A-18 MIDS Team in support of F/A-18 Comm product support. Provides systems engineering and programmatic support for the design, integration, and testing of aircraft avionics components, systems and subsystems. Performs critical program management, technical and/or business analysis of major DoD acquisition systems and provides recommendations to ensure program success. Provides program analysis support for all aspects of the program. Participates as a member of and/or supports the overall program and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). Works with IPTs to receive, distribute, review, and coordinate comments written against programmatic and technical documentation from USN and contractor/vendor sources. Coordinates NAVAIR/PMA data calls with the appropriate IPT member(s). Collects, completes, organizes and interprets technical data and financial information relating to aircraft acquisition and product programs. Tracks program/project status, schedules and ensures the submittal and adequate completion of program CDRL submittals. Schedules, invites, records minutes and captures/tracks actions assigned during program technical meetings. Coordinates programmatic details across multiple NAVAIR PMAs. Applies policies and procedures for financial planning. Assess program risks.
Qualifications: A BS Engineering degree is required. A MS Systems Engineering degree is a plus. A minimum of ten years of experience is desired. Must have at least two years of experience in program management, technical, or business analysis discipline related to NAVAIR acquisition and life cycle management as specified in the DoD 5000 series. Experience with military/DoD aircraft avionics systems, interfaces, and power requirements is desired. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
We are seeking Cost Analysts to provide cost estimating/analysis support for AIR 4.2 in the Lexington Park, Maryland area.
Responsibilities: Develop estimating approach, collect and analyze cost/technical/programmatic data, and develop and refine cost models. Prepare cost estimates to support critical Planning, Programming, and Budgeting (PPBE) requirements, program reviews, logistic management reviews, acquisition documentation and other management decisions. Validate, verify, and present estimates. Support contract evaluation/negotiations and POM/PR issue sheets. Analyze all phases of the acquisition life cycle (e.g., development, production, and sustainment) and involve state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing techniques, including application of learn/rate curves. Work requires the modification and extension of existing methodologies and may require the use of advanced techniques. Travel is estimated to be once per month initially and then less often after the first year.
Qualifications: A BS/BA in Quantitative Studies with three years of experience. Applicant must have as a minimum, a BS/BA with 24 semester hours in quantitative analysis courses and at least three years of weapons system acquisition cost analysis experience. At least two of the three years of weapons system acquisition cost analysis experience must be on systems similar to those managed at NAVAIR. Four years of additional direct experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
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