Oasis Systems

  • Navigational Database Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/26/2018 3:19 PM)
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  • Overview

    Supports the Air Force role in evaluating the production of navigational databases used in flight management systems in compliance with domestic and international standards.  This position supports the Air Force Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Center of Excellence, which is within the Digital Directorate (AFLCMC/HB) at Hanscom AFB, MA.


    • Advanced Degree (MA/MS) and 12 years of experience (5 years DoD), or BA/BS degree, and 15 years of experience (5 years DoD), or 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications (8 DoD).
    • Experience with aircraft navigation and navigation safety avionics, such as Global Positioning System (GPS), Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Instrument Landing System (ILS), Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), Kalman filter processing, altimetry systems and air data computers, and windshear detection systems
    • Familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration and International Civil Aviation Standards (ICAO) Standards is highly desired.
    • Participation in military avionics requirements development, familiarity with the DoD acquisition process, and previous employment in the aviation industry is desired.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team and to lead and direct the work of others.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to include effective technical writing, briefings, and formal presentations.
    • Proficiency in the use and integration of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Candidate must obtain and maintain a security clearance for this position.




    The Navigational Database Systems Engineer duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Produce navigation-specific performance assessments of USAF aircraft platforms using performance matrices based on civil airspace access requirements
    • Update generic performance matrices in response to revisions of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) documents.
    • Meet with platform program offices to tailor matrices, increase their understanding of the navigation requirements, and determine methods of testing
    • Assist USAF Major Commands (MAJCOMs) in determining the operational impacts of navigation noncompliance
    • Participate actively in civil aviation forums, influencing implementation timelines and defining alternate methods to meet technical performance
    • Meet with avionics vendors to understand their current product line and to express military needs in terms of future requirements
    • Ensure compliance with all requirements in the Technical Requirements Document (TRD), defined in the Request For Proposal (RFP), for Navigation equipment listed in the CNS/ATM catalog



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