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Communication/Navigation Engineer, Senior

Patterson, OH 45843

Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio


HX5 is currently seeking a Communication/Navigation Engineer, Senior in support of operations within the Tanker Program Office and its corresponding Divisions.


The Communication/Navigation Engineer, Senior will:

  • Apply an understanding of DoD, AF, and common engineering/scientific principles, processes, and procedures to improve performance and sustainability of existing and future AF and joint service weapon systems.

  • Support the System Integrity Programs including Mechanical Systems Integrity Program (MECSIP), assist in maintaining and updating the Critical Safety Item (CSI) list, and monitor airworthiness certification for mission partner aircraft.

  • Understand and execute Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 62-6, USAF Airworthiness, associated AFIs and Airworthiness Bulletins through standardized processes and issuance of flight authorizations.

  • Support project team meetings, working groups, and reviews as needed

  • Assist in the development and evaluation of IMP, IMS, and Systems Engineering Detail Schedule (SEDS) engineering cost estimates.

  • Follow the Life Cycle Systems Engineering (LCSE) and OSS&E related AFIs and all lower level supplements and related documents including applicable OIs

  • Participate in value stream mapping activities and Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) program facilitation

  • Assist with technical requirements compliance pertaining to avionics development, test, sustainment and operations pertaining to navigation, voice communication systems, Line of Sight (LOS) and Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) data link systems, military and civilian communication networks, network protocols, Information Protection Security (IPSec), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)/Extensible Markup Language (XML) packaging of network commands and air data systems to include performance, integrity and airworthiness.

  • Assist with evaluating technical documents, determining sufficiency for demonstrating compliance with specification and airworthiness, summarizing findings, recommending changes, and communicating all results to program office.


Required Education

  • Master of Science (MS) and twelve (12) years of relevant experience, five (5) years of which must be in the DoD; OR, BA/BS degree, and fifteen (15) years of relevant experience, five (5) of which must be in the DoD; OR, twenty (20) years of directly related experience with proper certifications, eight (8) of which must be in the DoD.    


Required Experience

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills to develop and maintain working relationships with the internal and external personnel involved with the project or program.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Skype/Lync), Adobe Acrobat, and applications for access to the world wide web including Microsoft Internet Explorer.


This position may require up to 15% travel, including air travel.


Must be a US Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.


Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.


HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Paid holidays

  • Accrued Paid Time Off


HX5 is an Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: employment@hxfive.com or call (850) 362-6551.



Posted: 2020-07-03 Expires: 2020-08-02

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