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KBR Test Conductor (Applied Physics Lab) in Baltimore, Maryland


Test Conductor (Applied Physics Lab)

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We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers, and dreamers. But we all share one goal: to improve the world responsibly and safely.

KBR is seeking a Test Conductor to provide testing support and ground test system engineering for the development of the spacecraft bus avionics subsystems.

The Test Conductor will work on a new and innovating mission in support of the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The candidate will work on products, such as procedures, pages or related items, used in the development of instruments. The position will develop and apply advanced methods, theories and research techniques in investigation and solution of complex and difficult system design requirements and problems. The Test Conductor will evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services. Provide technical consultation to other organizations.

Must be a U.S. Citizen


  • Write new test scripts and modify existing ones, develop a database

  • Develop products, such as procedures, pages or related items, used in the development of the instruments

  • Provide engineering support for ground system design and I&T flight systems

  • Perform Test Conductor and Test Operator duties during instrument level acceptance and functional testing as well as system level environmental testing

  • Work closely with subsystem engineers to develop test procedures and scripts based on board-level and box-level test requirements

  • Create telemetry display pages for subsystem and spacecraft-level testing

  • Analyze, processes, and format data to mission verification requirements.

  • Prepare and publish test reports to document test results and satisfy requirements.

  • Present test results internally to the program.

  • Archive data and reports.

  • Report test failures and Anomalies into the anomaly and failure tracking database

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s in engineering or related field

  • 8 + years of related experience with applicable progressively complex systems design engineering experience, pre-launch Mission Operations Center design and testing, including writing automation scripts and STOL procedures

  • Familiarity with various day-to-day Spacecraft Ops activities and spacecraft procedures

  • Experience writing test scripts and developing databases

  • Real-time evaluation of observatory and instrument housekeeping telemetry to ensure health and safety is maintained

  • Ability to technically lead a small group

  • Ability to present technical information to others

  • Experience in the integration and test environment. from development through delivery

  • Previous working experience in a development environment

  • Experience in L3 In Control Just Another Syntax (JAS) scripting preferred

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.