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Senior Test Engineer

Job ID R0085014 Publicatiedatum 17/01/2020 Lieu: Overland Park, Kansas, United States of America
Full time, Contract voor onbepaalde tijd
Location: Overland Park, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.


We are currently looking for a Senior Test Engineer to join Thales in Overland Park, Kansas. This position will support a new Government Radar contract.  The Senior Test Engineer leads a team in the planning, setup and execution of the test program for the Radar equipment as well as creation, review and editing of Test related CDRL deliverables to the prime contractor and FAA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for directing test engineers in the performance of test functions, including designing and developing test approaches/success criteria, designing/developing test procedures, executing test procedures and generating test reports
  • Responsible for managing the overall execution of test programs
  • Responsible for formulating and defining effective test approaches and success criteria through research and fact-finding to solve complex testing problems
  • Responsible for preparing detailed test procedures meeting the objectives of defined test approaches
  • Responsible for preparing detailed specifications from which test tools are developed
  • Responsible for designing, coding, testing and debugging testing software and tools
  • Responsible for working on all phases of the test program, including planning, test approach/success criteria development, test procedure development, test conduct and test report development

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate engineering discipline with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in test programs of similar size and complexity
  • Must have relevant experience designing/developing test plans, writing test cases and test procedures and managing the execution of a test program
  • Previous experience in planning, implementing, and leading engineering programs and projects
  • Experience in leading a technical team
  • Domestic and international travel will be required (up to 40%)
  • Lifting up to 20 lbs and standing for extended periods may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior test experience on FAA hardware contracts strongly preferred
    • Familiarity with FAA test philosophy and processes on prior hardware contracts strongly preferred

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    For United States Candidates

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    Overland Park, Kansas

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