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Company: COLSA Corporation
Location: Shalimar, FL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics


This position will support the 46th Test Squadron at Eglin AFB.   In this role, the engineer will:

  • Perform as a member of the Air Force's premiere tactical data link developmental test team
  • Assist senior test engineers with planning and conduct of initial and regression developmental testing on various platforms integrating equipment and applications processing Link 16, SADL, VMF, Harris SA, CoT, MADL and IFDL data
  • Assists senior test engineers with authoring, reviewing and editing program documentation, including test plans, concepts of operations, test cards, data-analysis plans and formal reports
  • Assist test teams with designing test architectures for systems undergoing testing, to include test assets, support assets, lab requirements and data storage/retrieval schemes
  • Apply engineering principles to all aspects of support to systems undergoing testing and the analysis of data collected during test events
  • Assist senior test engineers with developing and presenting briefings to test community personnel and program office leadership on developmental testing/reporting activities associated with systems under test
  • Meet stringent guidelines as defined by program-office leadership when producing test-related artifacts
  • Identify areas for improvement and recommend technical solutions required to meet assigned tasks
  • Conduct technical research, testing and reporting of emerging technological systems affecting the performance of all data link test programs
  • Travel to temporary duty locations to perform or conduct test procedures, data management, data reduction, data analysis, configuration management, hardware setup and formal reporting; also may be required to attend program-level meetings to ensure requirements and documentation are coordinated according to system deployment guidelines


At COLSA, people are our most valuable resource and centered at our core value. We invite you to unite your talents with opportunity and be a part of our “Family of Professionals!” Learn about our employee-centric culture and benefits here. 

One of the following combinations is required:  Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline and 0-3 years of technical experience -OR- Associate's Degree in a technical discipline and 4 years of technical experience -OR- HS Diploma or Equivalent and 6 years of technical experience.

  • US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret clearance
  • Must be capable of traveling to contractors' facilities, test sites, and other locations, both CONUS and OCONUS
  • Analytical skills and basic problem solving skills in the area of Engineering
  • Good organization, decision making, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent self-initiative and self-motivation
  • Proficiency in MS Office products to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Experience:

  • Relevant engineering experience gained through internships and/or co-op positions will be considered useful
  • Relevant technical experience in areas related to tactical data links, data link radios, radio frequency waves and propagation, and computer networking concepts
  • Relevant technical experience in the areas of software system and hardware integration testing
  • An understanding of developmental test and evaluation processes, specifically - acquisition program development and detailed knowledge of Air Force Command and Control (C2) test methodologies including AFI 99-103
  • Active Secret or Top Secret security clearance


Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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