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HWIL Test Analyst

Job ID: 2114846
Location: EGLIN AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a senior hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) test analyst to support the design, development and operations of simulators in the AFRL/RW Kinetic-Kill Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (KHILS) facility.  The KHILS facility includes Electro-Optical, Infrared and Radiofrequency (EO/IR/RF) target simulators,  vacuum chamber testing environments, shielded RF anechoic chambers,  and real-time computation systems available to accomplish HWIL testing of advanced EO, IR and RF weapons systems, subsystems and integrated concepts. 

The applicant may also serve as technical lead for selected SAIC task orders as they are issued under various SAIC contracts.  These duties include technical leadership and oversite for all task order participants, and responsibility for the development and delivery of the task order documentation (status reports, briefings and a task closeout final report).

The applicant must have 15 or more years’ experience in the design, setup, and application of HWIL test facility components and equipment applied to testing and analysis of guided weapon’s systems and subsystems. 

This applicant’s experience must include, but is not limited to:

  • The design, development and installation of mounting fixtures for in-laboratory static and dynamic hardware testing
  • Setup, operation and maintenance of cryogenic evacuated test chambers
  • Clean room operations and maintenance
  • Design, development and application of processes, techniques, fixtures and measurement equipment necessary to align optical elements, antennas, and hardware under test prior to lab test execution

The applicant must have 5 or more years’ experience functioning as project lead for one or more successful technical activities.  These lead responsibilities should include technical oversight of other personnel involved in the project and the accomplishment of formal project documentation. 



5 or more years’ team leadership experience

15 or more years’ experience working in a real-time HWIL seeker testing environment

Technical BS degree in engineering or physics. (in lieu of a BS degree, 20 years or more applicable experience in the specific areas outlined above will qualify)

Must qualify for a US government secret security clearance (existing Secret clearance preferred)

Software applications experience required:  Cad software (Auto-CAD or SolidWorks), Matlab, Python.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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