Strategic Communications Test Engineer - Mid-Level - TGBC

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US-FL-Eglin Air Force Base


Strategic Communications Test Engineer - Mid-Level - TGBC


Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Strategic Communications Test Engineer. This position provides support to the 96 Cyber Test Group, 46 Test Squadron, Data Link Test Flight at Eglin AFB, FL, under the Astrion Air Force Division.







  • Technical Bachelor’s degree, or additional years of qualifying experience
  • A minimum of 3-10 years of work experience, or additional years’ experience for degree substitution
  • An active Secret security clearance, adjudicated within the past 5 years, and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance is required for consideration (U.S. Citizenship Required)
  • Relevant technical and/or operational experience with satellite-based communications networks or other satellite-centric operations
  • Ability to organize information from multiple sources and distill that into a consolidated / congruent message as part of an Integrator Program
  • Experience writing documents such as briefings, plans, reports, executive summaries, white papers, staff actions, data management and analysis plans
  • Ability and willingness to brief senior leadership on plans and results of test events
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite of Office applications, Organizational, communication and decision-making skill, Self-motivated


  • Relevant technical and/or operational experience with Milstar and/or Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite operations
  • Applicable knowledge of and experience with Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT), Design of Experiments (DoE), and data analysis and project management, as it applies to developmental and operational testing of military satellite communications systems
  • DoD acquisition experience related to test and evaluation processes
  • Experience with test conduct, either from a government test-witness perspective, or as a test-execution lead
  • Experience with test scoring, observation, and deficiency reporting at the component level
  • Familiarity with missions and systems supported by U.S. Space Force, U.S. Strategic Command, Space & Missile Systems Center, DISA, or Joint Terminal Engineering Office
  • Active and current Top Secret clearance



  • Provides test planning support, including development of an integrated Test and Evaluation (T&E) strategy, to identify the availability of test resources, track risk factors in order to facilitate the program’s acquisition strategy and assess readiness for Operational Test
  • Authors and coordinates Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E)-related documentation to include test plans, test procedures, test reports, and briefings
  • Plans and/or participates in program and DT&E and Cybersecurity-related meetings to include test readiness reviews, working groups, teleconferences, and Integrated Test Team (ITT) discussions
  • Assists the government in test oversight during contractor testing; supports the ITT to make technically informed and objective judgments during contractor and government DT&E
  • Test Lead for planning, executing, and reporting on required DT&E events
  • Provides test resources, personnel, test planning technical and safety expertise
  • Coordinates applicable resources, activities, data and documentation with Participating Test Organizations (PTOs) and stakeholders as required
  • Ensures safety concerns, deficiencies, and watch items are tracked and reported
  • Provides recommendations to the government in support of Test Readiness Reviews, required certifications, and incremental and major milestone decisions.

What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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