National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Data Analyst/Software Engineer - NFAC - 977

Location: Moffett Field, CA
Date Posted: 09-14-2018
Job title: Data Analyst/Software Engineer - 977
Grade: 35/36

An exciting career opportunity exists for an Data Analyst/Software Engineer supporting a team of engineers and technicians who maintain and operate the largest wind tunnel in the world.
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test Operations and Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) at Moffett Field, CA. The NFAC provides the United States with the capability of performing ground-based aerodynamic and acoustic experiments at speeds from static to nearly 350 mph on large-scale and full-scale aerospace vehicles and components.  This complex includes a 40- by 80-foot wind tunnel and an 80- by 120-foot wind tunnel.
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground test and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

Job Summary:
This is an engineering role comprised of wind tunnel data acquisition system preparation and data analysis in a cross-functional, multi-disciplined team working closely with test customers, test directors, instrumentation engineers, and data system technicians.
Job Duties:
  • Lead the interface with test customers and test directors to establish requirements for the data system and data analysis tasks.
  • Setup the data system and develop software programs to meet test data acquisition and analysis requirements. Prepare associated documentation and procedures.
  • Guide the preparation and checkout of the test instrumentation through the data acquisition system and perform validation of the test measurements.
  • Perform data analysis, including associated code development, to ensure data quality.
  • Validate test data against test objectives and prepare data analysis reports.
  • Mentor other engineers in the peer group, support technical skills training, and help enable continual process improvement in standard work practices.
  • Evaluate opportunities for data acquisition capability upgrades and support strategic asset planning to maintain or improve current capabilities.
  • Perform other related duties as required, including, but not limited to, instrumentation and control systems design and planning, test article performance and stability predictions, and hardware design and fabrication.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering (or a closely related discipline) plus 5 to 7 years of progressive and relevant engineering experience in data acquisition and analysis.
  • Experience with code development and data visualization.
  • Comfortable in a highly dynamic working environment managing several different projects simultaneously.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • General knowledge of test and evaluation.
  • Ability to be technically conversant with experts in the fields of instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis.
  • Willingness to learn and expand technical understanding of wind tunnel test techniques and measurement systems.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Post-graduate education in engineering or data analysis.
  • Technical competence and at least 7 to 11 years of practical experience in instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis in support of aerospace test facilities.
  • Familiarity with wind tunnel test techniques and measurement systems.

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at NFAC.

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