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Manager, Systems & Test Engineering

Company: Harris Geospatial Solutions
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Manager, Systems & Test Engineering Job Code: Job Location: Tulsa, OK Job Description: This position is a working manager responsible for Systems Engineering and Integration and Test (I&T). The successful candidate is responsible for the planning and the technical execution of integration and testing of power conversion and protection products. The role facilitates the technical success of the product, from an overall systems perspective, managing interfaces within the three system areas and between non-system engineering functional areas. With inputs and coordination from other functional areas, this role drives the strategic vision for the systems engineering organization to continually strive for better system engineering and overall engineering execution across all programs. Overall responsibilities include leading and managing the test team, Qualification Level testing of our products, and execution of Systems Engineering best practices and processes. The successful candidate can take on multiple test needs and is skilled at handling cross communication between groups to setup and analyze test cases to produce the most efficient test plan that stretches across contracts and projects. The position will coordinate the schedules and test setups of multiple products and baselines. The position will generally look for improvements prior to testing but also may be involved in other areas of the test cycle if opportunities exist for improvement. Typical day to day responsibilities would be managing the test engineering team, driving the integration and test efforts including test plans, test procedures, verification/validation test matrices, test configuration reports, defect reports, and test reports. In addition, the candidate will ensure that all Systems Engineering processes and phase gates are being met. This position will work intimately with test engineers, project engineers and program managers to provide support and scheduling of test efforts. To perform effectively, it is expected that this position be knowledgeable of system requirements, system operations, and understand end user needs. This position requires a person that is highly detailed oriented, structured, well-organized, and can effectively communicate across disciplines and functional organizations. Essential Functions: Supervise areas of Test Engineering and Systems Engineering to follow all applicable processes and procedures across various programs.

  • Drive Continuous improvement activities within the Systems Engineering and I&T domains.
  • Provide training and mentoring to direct reports.
  • Prepare definition of task scope and job cost estimation for system engineering activities in project proposals.
  • Provide hands on Systems Engineering and Test Engineering support to programs.
  • Ability to execute upfront test planning activities.
  • Ability to operate independently but across multiple teams to achieve optimal test plans and execution of these plans.
  • Provide forward looking guidance to teams on availability and prioritization of test activities.
  • Proven experience working across disciplines and functions including Production, Test Facilities, Program Management and Engineering to improve the preparation and awareness of both schedule and site to run various tests.
  • Provide key testing metrics to project and company leadership
  • Support identification and implementation of testing best practices and tools Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • 9+ years of experience in engineering and management of complex technical systems development and production (medium voltage equipment design a plus)
    • Broad based technical knowledge and experience in order to understand and evaluate testing activities across the engineering functions. Preferred emphasis in power engineering or power control systems.
    • A background in working and coordinating with Facilities and Test Equipment.
    • Experience in scheduling and working across teams to maximize utilization of resources.
    • Ability to quickly understand and develop project schedules.
    • An understanding of the overall system engineering process, as outlined by INCOSE, is desired.
    • Experienced with test management and requirement management tools/scripts
    • Experience in testing power conversion equipment and working in a high power/voltage environment
    • Experience with structured problem solving approaches/methodologies
    • Strong verbal communication skills for internal and customer presentations
    • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.
    • Experience with LABVIEW to create and manage automated tests. Preferred Additional Skills:
      • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Must have ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community and ability to effectively present information to top management.
      • Must have the ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, permutations etc. to electrical/electronic design and analysis. REASONING ABILITY
        • Must have ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Must have ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
        • PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be

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