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Senior Information Systems Analyst/Test Engineer (DT&E)

Senior Information Systems Analyst/Test Engineer (DT&E)

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Provide Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) and analytical support of Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAP) Information and Communication Systems to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for DT&E. 


  • Monitor the progress of Information and Communication Systems test programs with service and OSD staffs, program offices, and contractors to ensure adequacy and thoroughness of DT&E. Review and evaluate Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs), plus system-level detailed developmental test plans.
  • Evaluate test results, schedules, resources, and technological risks for program reviews.
  • Provide in-depth, thorough DT&E assessments to support Milestone Decisions. Advise DASD(DT&E) on technical management aspects of policies, programs, and alternatives as they relate to DoD DT&E issues for assigned programs.
  • Represents DASD (DT&E) at working level and over-arching IPT level meetings with other OSD offices and Service acquisition managers.Review and recommend approval/disapproval to Test and Evaluation Master Plans to approval authority.
  • Observe test events and assess for adeqaucy.
  • Evaluate test results on performance, reliablity, cybersecurity, and supportablity against requirements.
  • Write reports to Mileston Decision Authorities for the DASD(DT&E).


Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Subject matter expert in test and evaluation of DoD MDAP Information and/or Communication System programs, cybersecurity, and Test and Evaluation Policy
  • Knowledge of the DoD MDAP acquisition process
  • Ability to quickly draft technical issue papers, staff summaries, memoranda, and briefings, including translating program technical issues into executive-level terms for senior decision makers and government staff assistants.
  • Ability to prepare and present evaluation and assessment of test results to support senior DoD acquisition decision makers.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience with Service and OSD-level operating practices, Joint Staff, Service Component Headquarters, program office relationships and T&E execution organizations; knowledge of the functions and practices of the OSD organization and its responsibility for oversight of major defense acquisition programs.
  • Excellent command and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • DAWIA Level 3 Certification in Test and Evaluation.
  • Pentagon and Test Agency experience preferred.


  • Master of Science degree, plus 10 years of Space Systems acquisition/test experience.

  • Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree and 14 years of experience also will be considered.

Security Clearance Required:

  • Top Secret

Security Clearance Desired:

  • TS/SCI