DMS International is a consulting, information technology and training company headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. At DMS our quality policy is to be among the "best in class" providers of management and information technology consulting services in partnership with our customers. We hire professionals who take pride in doing quality work and who are committed to the customer.

DMS recruits candidates that possess and display the attributes that reflect the DMS Core Values of:

* Quality in delivering solutions,

* Integrity in conduct, and

* Responsiveness to our customer’s mission.

System Test Engineer

DMS International has an immediate opportunity for a System Test Engineer to work within an integrated mission planning development team at Eglin AFB, FL. You will be part of a highly focused and diverse team of operational Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), software engineers and security test engineers whose role is to provide agile support to mission planning developers and program managers in bringing the highest quality mission planning software to the warfighter.

We are seeking candidates with USAF/USN operational flying experience to provide operational expertise in evaluation of JMPS mission planning software and hardware environments. Position is "hands-on" and requires pilot/military flight experience in a fighter/bomber platform. The focus of this position is to conduct operationally representative evaluations of early release (development cycle) mission planning software, with a focus on fighter/bomber capabilities (sensor planning, weapons planning, threat planning) and integration of client systems with Air Force networks and Air-Operations-Center (AOC) nodes.

Additional focus is on the use of real-world threat data and Orders-of-Battle to evaluate data compatibility and integrity from source to mission planning end products, such as maps, flight knee-board cards, data cartridges and briefing materials. The test engineer will evaluate component-level and system-level planning capabilities for multiple weapon systems and will provide subject matter expertise for developers, program managers, users, government test agencies and other mission planning stakeholders. As the lead for platform level evaluations, the test engineer will plan, execute and report on evaluation activities and provide findings and recommendations back to developers and program managers.

Specific tasks:

  • Develops and coordinates operationally relevant test strategies for Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) environments.
  • Conducts end-to-end evaluations of JMPS systems. Activities include technical document development and review, hardware/software configuration management and control, system installation (workstation environment and networked/domain environments), operational test execution and deficiency reporting and analysis.
  • Works directly with software developers, program management and operational user community to identify JMPS functional, usability and performance deficiencies and to provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Develops and maintains evaluation procedures.


Education & Experience:

  • BS degree and 8 – 12 years of military flight/pilot experience in fighter/bomber aircraft.
  • Expertise in unit level, wing level or AOC level planning; mission planning experience required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate with customer representatives, domain experts, and other systems engineers in the development of complex software systems.
  • Knowledge of force-level Command & Control data (Air Tasking Orders/Airspace Coordination Orders (ATO/ACO)).
  • Familiarization with Geographic Intelligence (GEOINT) data.
  • Candidates must possess a minimum of a Secret clearance and be eligible to obtain a Top Secret clearance.


Highly Desired:

  • Previous JMPS experience
  • Strong knowledge of MS Windows environments
  • Knowledge of software testing concepts.
  • Knowledge of Virtual Machine environments and their use.
  • Knowledge of Database Management Systems (DBMSs) setup and usage.
  • Knowledge of software and systems engineering processes for software development life cycle.

Job Site Location: Eglin AFB, FL

This position requires up to 10% travel.