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TestPros Senior Communications Engineer in Pax River, Maryland

Company Overview

TestPros is a successful and growing business, established in 1988 to provide Information Technology (IT) technical support services to a wide range of Commercial and U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government customers. Our capabilities include Program Management, Program Oversight, Process Audit, Intelligence Analysis, Cyber Security, NIST SP 800-171 Assessment and Compliance, Computer Forensics, Software Assurance, Software Testing, Test Automation, Section 508 and WCAG Accessibility Assessment, Localization Testing, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Quality Assurance (QA), Compliance, and Research and Development (R&D) services. TestPros is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TestPros delivers innovative independent IT assessment solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. We support the U.S. Federal Government and Commercial clients within the continental USA. TestPros is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.

Job Description

TestPros is seeking a Senior Communications Engineer to serve as a Tactical Datalink, Communications, and Networking subject matter expert for assigned projects Patuxent River, Maryland. This position will require working in classified spaces. May be eligible for some remote work depending on contract/client and hiring manager approval.

The ideal candidate will provide technical expertise in one or more areas: Line of Sight (LOS) communications, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) communications, SATCOM, communications security and tactical data link systems including Link-16, TTNT, VMF, other LPI/LPD waveforms.


  • Keep current in RF voice/data, TDL, Networking and/or digital communication technology areas and other related technologies as they evolve.

  • Develop technical strategies and design solutions in support of the acquisition, integration and sustainment of networking, datalink, and radio communication products (i.e.) into their dedicated configuration or platform.

  • Research, analyze, and track communication systems throughout their acquisition life cycle and monitor critical events such as program schedule, milestones, technical performance, funding, and documentation.

  • Research the applicability of current and evolving technology pertinent to related avionics development programs/projects.

  • Perform system, subsystem and equipment interface and integration analyses and/or trade-off studies.

  • Conduct feasibility assessments, systems engineering trade studies, issue analysis and present findings to management.

  • Provide technical guidance and support to facilitate developmental products through design reviews events.

  • Prepare formal program materials that may include white papers, presentations, future road mapping concepts, acquisition materials, and portions of technical documents such as specifications, and technical requirements. Factor in Non-Development Items (NDI) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) acquisition policies when developing plans.

  • Monitor, and evaluate risk, cost, schedule, safety, and system performance impacts to the customer.

  • Regularly communicate with customers, Division Leadership, and across program IPTs, industry, and other Department of Defense (DoD) communities.

  • Work with Division leadership and customers in the development of broad technical objectives for new program initiatives, postulate conceptual approaches, identify organic capability needs, and/or perform long range planning activities to support assigned projects.

  • Represent the Division and/or customer at conferences, meetings, committees, working groups and ad-hoc task groups for the purpose of exchanging information on technical matters relating to DoD, Department and Division programs, and developing mutually satisfactory solutions to important issues.

  • Work with Division and customer leadership to identify staffing and skills required to carry out assigned or future project requirements.

  • Support the Mission Aligned Organization's Management. that may entail activities such as providing work examples for tasking efforts, program status summaries, reviewing proposed standard operating procedures and processes, and identifying program specific training needs from a total program perspective.

Qualifications and Skills

  • US Citizenship

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace or Systems Engineering from an ABET accredited course of study.

  • 10 years professional engineering experience, in conducting hardware and software diagnostics/integration and working with Communication systems.

  • 10 years experience involving Tactical Datalink, SATCOM, Line of Sight (LOS), Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS), RF, Voice/Data with subsystem integration, analysis, test and evaluation activities that include, but are not limited to: communications; Identify Friend or Foe (IFF); air traffic control systems; and collision avoidance.

  • Certifications are a plus!


All applicants for this position must possess a current Secret clearance (TS Desired); please note that the clearance process takes into account financial background aspects.


TestPros offers a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement plan with company match, opportunities for professional growth, cell phone discounts, and much more! All benefits are per TestPros current policies and are subject to change without notice. Benefits are available to full-time employees.?

TestPros, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.