- Technical Writing
- Electronic Warfare
Role and Responsibilities
The Electronic Warfare (EW) Software Engineer assists in the development and testing of real-time Electronic Warfare (EW) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) applications. Interfaces with government, contractor representatives, and external customers to ensure electronic warfare system parametric data accurately reflects aircraft system configuration and operational characteristics supporting the program. This position will focus on the development and deployment of TSSC level modifications to training support devices. Responsible for implementing, testing and documenting EW simulation systems software changes to the baseline
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software-programming applications
Assists in the development of threat laydowns and simulation capabilities representing advanced weapon system concepts.
Ensures threat system parametric data is accurately reflected using national technical libraries such as the EW Integrated Reprogramming (EWIR) and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Combat Support databases.
Activities include modeling weapon kinematics, integrated air defense systems, including jammer, aircraft, radar, and missile (JARM) systems.
Provides EW expertise and technical inputs to program management and engineering leadership.
Responds promptly and professionally to DCR reports
Reviews and repairs legacy code
Conducts system analysis and development with limited support from professional staff
Provides analysis of current programs which includes performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting of problem programs, and designing solutions to problematic programming
Develops new programs, analyzes current programs and processes, and making recommendations
Documents code consistently throughout the development process by listing a description of the program, special instructions, and any changes made in database tables on procedural, modular and database level
Responsible for reading, understanding, and utilizing all part and assembly prints, forms, spreadsheets, bills of material, specification sheets, and technical references
Utilizes tools and equipment involved in performance of essential functions of programming including measuring instruments
Searches, summarizes and keeps the team abreast of strategic information from all sources
Maintains government baselines
Provides feedback to analysis/training staff about performance considerations / usability issues concerning software specifications and implementation
Provides assistance to testers and supports personnel as needed to determine system problems
Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.
Perform a variety of specific professional engineering tasks of an analysis, design or test nature in support of the customer in a specialized engineering field such as software, mechanical, electrical, aerodynamics or electronics.
Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Follows applicable program procedures for configuration management and engineering effort to perform the functions of the job.
Support the TSSC Engineering group through all phases of software implementation and design on assigned projects with minimal supervision.
Work closely with Test/Evaluation Coordinator, Pilot Instructors and Subject Matter Experts to evaluate and test software design implementation.
Attend and participate in weekly and monthly meetings providing project and work status to upper level management and customer audience.
Works under limited supervision. Must also be able to generate preliminary and detailed designs as required for enhancements or modifications to existing designs, requiring the application of current industry design concepts and utilization of basic technical writing skills.
Provide technical support for completion of technical studies and rough order of magnitude (ROM) efforts.
Installs and configures approved software changes to training equipment, including site preparation.
Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
Must also be able to generate preliminary and detailed software designs as required for enhancements or modifications to existing designs, requiring the application of current industry design concepts and utilization of basic technical writing skills.
Draft changes software related drawings as required using industry standard drafting software.
Applies established procedures where the nature of the system, project feasibility, equipment involved, programming languages to be used.
Applies theoretical knowledge and engineering techniques to the solution of basic analytical software engineering problems assigned.
Selects or modifies proven methods, mathematical formulae, previous design and test information, handbook data, or other available information related to assignments.
Prepares and completes the design of components or portions of moderately complex functional systems, working from overall operations, functional, quality, and similar design requirements.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
Five or more years of experience in electronic warfare to include knowledge with receivers, jammers, countermeasures, expendables, radio frequency, infrared, and ultra-violet technologies
Knowledge of Electronic Warfare
Knowledge of EW Receivers, Jammers, Countermeasures, Expendables, Radio Frequency (RF), Infrared (IR), and Ultra-violet (UV) technologies
Experience using EW Operational Mission Data and Operational Flight Programs (OFPs)
Experience with Electronic Warfare Integrated Reprogramming (EWIR) and AFSOC Electronic Combat Support databases
Knowledge of advanced weapon systems including Radio Frequency (RF), Infrared (IR) and Ultraviolet (UV) threats
Ability to build, integrate, and troubleshoot software components using various higher order programming languages
Basic knowledge in aircraft systems to interpret U. S. Air Force technical orders and/or engineering data to transpose information into functional software equations to accomplish the desired modification.
Must exhibit high performance and capability to work in a team environment
Must be able to effectively deliver oral presentations to management and customers
Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision
Must be able to work overtime as required.
Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required.
Understanding of military protocols and customs is essential
Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
Will be required to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and complaints.
Must be able to generate effective oral and written presentations and proposals on complex subjects.
Must be able to calculate figures and amounts, prices, commissions, and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs.
Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
An ability to interpret complex customer requirements and attitudes from verbal, non-verbal, and written communication is desirable.
Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and drawings.
Must comply with all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.
Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Shop floor environment.
Will be working in areas with risk of electrical shock from moving mechanical parts driven by hydraulics under high pressure.
Will at times be exposed to the following conditions: extreme heat, airborne particles, and loud noises.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Domestic and international travel as required.
Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds over head.
Must be able to walk and/or climb stairs and ladder into a simulator or airplane cockpit.
Must be able to stoop, bend, and crawl on top or under the device.
Must be able to detect odors or hear noises, bangs, etc., or other sounds to detect problems or flaws in the functioning of simulators and its surrounding environment.
Must be able to distinguish colors.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law poster .
PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.
Equal Employment Opportunity
At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.
As captured in our overarching value "One CAE" (one passionate and inclusive team), we’re proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.
At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.
The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.