Who We Are:  AM Pierce & Associates is a woman-owned small business providing Engineering & Research, Cyber, C5ISR, Program & Acquisition Management services and solutions to a diverse government and industry client base.  We are a stable and growing company who offers our employees a rich benefits package, supportive and flexible work environment and the opportunity to work with experts in their field.
 
The Position:  We are in search of a candidate who will support developmental test and evaluation of communications and network systems for the E-6B Mercury Integrated Test Team.  Applies engineering principles to research, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate systems. Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation. This position applies engineering experience to perform functions such as system integration, design, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management.

The Location:  Patuxent River, Maryland:  Best Places to Live 


The Description: 
  • Support developmental test and evaluation of communications and network systems for the E-6B Mercury Integrated Test Team. 
  • Apply engineering principles to research, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate systems.
  • Review and prepare engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.
  • Knowledge and experience with E-6B communications systems.
  • Test and evaluation products including requirements development, test planning, coordinating and executing test and evaluation activities, analysis of data products, and presentation and documentation of system performance results.
  • Knowledge and experience with data link network design and architecture, messages, message content and standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of military operations to include joint capabilities and theater specific operations.

The successful candidate will have the education and experience below:
  • Completion of a technical school or advanced armed services technical school curriculum in electronics, avionics, or completion of at least 30 semester hours of related curriculum at an accredited college or university in an engineering or technical curriculum.  High school graduation or equivalency.
 
  • Desired Certifications: CISCO networking (CCENT CCNA CCDA CCNA…).  Juniper networking (JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP, JNCIE series…).

Experience:
  • Minimum of five years’ experience supporting communications and network systems test and evaluation including requirements development, test planning, coordinating and executing test and evaluation activities, analysis of data products, and presentation and documentation of system performance results.
  • Desired knowledge and experience
    • E-6B communications and network systems operations, maintenance and/or test and evaluation
    • Data link network design and architecture, messages, message content and standards.
    • DoD and commercial standards (interfaces, protocols, etc.) used in integrating wired networks in Naval aviation weapons systems.
    • DoD and commercial standards (interfaces, protocols, waveforms, etc.) used in wireless networks involving Naval Aviation weapons systems.
    • DoD Architecture Framework (DODAF) and its application in ensuring interoperability of Naval Aviation systems.
    • Live-Virtual-Constructive Distributed Environments and use in T&E of network centric systems
    • Computer networking fundamentals
 
  • Skills Desired
    • Military operations, joint capabilities and theater specific operations.
    • Joint interoperability requirements and the concept of Network Centric Operations (NCO) and Net-Centric Warfare (NCW).
    • Net-Ready (NR) Key Performance Parameter (KPP).
    • Authority to Operate (ATO) certification processes and the use of Distributed Testing to accomplish
    • Interim Authorization to Operate (IATO) certification processes and the use of Distributed Testing to accomplish
    • Interim Authorization to Test (IATT) certification processes and the use of Distributed Testing to accomplish
    • CISCO and Juniper Network certifications
  • Desired areas of knowledge
    • Through-the-air laser communications.
    • 5G communications and edge computing.
    • Navy WAN: ADNS, WGS satcom, Teleport, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS), etc.
    • Interconnect router and the Defense Information Assurance (iA)/Security Accreditation Working Group (DSAWG) process.
    • DISA services and processes.
    • OSI network model (7 layer).
    • LoRa networks (long range low power wide area network).
    • Bluetooth, BLE communications.
    • Zigbee IEEE 802.15.4-based personal area networks (e.g. XBee product line).

Working Conditions
The physical environment requires the employee to work on-site at the government program office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  The employee may be required to walk short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to drive to offices or buildings near the
work site.  Travel may be required once a quarter for site inspections.

Clearance: Secret Clearance is required.

AM Pierce & Associates offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death & Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan, Safe Harbor Plan with Immediate Vesting 
  • Discretionary Profit-Sharing Program
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Professional development opportunities  
  • Incentive Programs
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Will Preparation, Identity Theft Protection & Legal Support
  • Travel Assistance
  • Financial Foundations Program
  • Verizon Wireless Discount
  • Local Gym Discounts

AM Pierce & Associates complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations concerning Affirmative action and workplace equal opportunity; in further detail, AM Pierce & Associates does not discriminate in employment decisions (to include applicants and employees) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  AM Pierce & Associates takes affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment. AM Pierce & Associates does not take adverse employment actions against applicants and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or the pay of their co-workers.  For more
information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, click here.


Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process may call 240-718-3800.
 
AM Pierce & Associates verifies employment eligibility through 
E-Verify.   Check out our E-Verify Right to Work Brochure.

Department: Navy
This is a non-management position
This is a full-time position

If interested, please apply on our website at www.ampierce.com.
 
AM Pierce & Associates offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death & Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan, Safe Harbor Plan with Immediate Vesting 
  • FSA and HSA
  • Discretionary Profit Sharing Program
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Professional development opportunities  
  • Incentive Programs
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Will Preparation, Identity Theft Protection & Legal Support
  • Travel Assistance
  • Verizon Wireless Discount

AM Pierce & Associates complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations concerning Affirmative action and workplace equal opportunity; in further detail, AM Pierce & Associates does not discriminate in employment decisions (to include applicants and employees) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability or protected veteran status.  AM Pierce & Associates takes affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment. AM Pierce & Associates does not take adverse employment actions against applicants and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or the pay of their co-workers.  For more information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, click here.

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process may call 240-718-3800.
 
AM Pierce & Associates verifies employment eligibility through E-Verify.   Check out our E-Verify Right to Work Brochure.

Department: Navy
This is a full time position

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