Jul 17, 2024

Engineer (Verification Validation & Accreditation)-Junior

  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • Patuxent River, MD, USA
Full-Time Defense Engineering Government Information Technology

Job Description

AMEWAS is celebrating over 40 years of excellence in providing quality products, services and solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD), specializing in the scientific, engineering, and testing of the full spectrum of weapons development. We are headquartered in California, Maryland and operate satellite offices in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California. 

At AMEWAS, you will find a diverse team of professionals that work to make a true difference in the operational support of our nation’s warfighters.  Our employees achieve success through continuous learning and high performance, and are consistently recognized by their customers and their peers. 

If you are ready to challenge yourself to do more, join our team today!

Be sure to check out the rest of our website at www.amewas.com to learn more about our company and our people.

The Position:

AMEWAS is seeking a highly motivated and talented Engineer (Verification Validation & Accreditation)-Junior to support Advanced Aircraft Research, Development, Test & Evaluation. This position is not eligible for remote work; on-site support is required.


About the location: 

Patuxent River, Maryland #1 City Hiring the Most High-Tech Workers (California-Lexington Park, Maryland). To learn more about our surrounding location, please visit: Visit St. Mary’s.


A typical day as an Engineer (Verification Validation & Accreditation)-Junior may include:

  • Supports as AMEWAS V&V team members for the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) department/Modeling & Simulation (M&S) division on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Joint Simulation Environment (JSE)
  • Provides technical expertise support to government customers and assists with defining and establishing current and future capabilities
  • Supports duties as the JSE V&V Electronic Warfare/Countermeasures (EW/CM) Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Performs RF/EW Avionic Engineering tasks: Reviews and analyzes avionics system/subsystem performance and/or design specs and develops RF link budgets to assess/predict RF system performance
  • Analyzes classified threat system design/specs and capabilities/performance in a given engagement scenario
  • Develops Validation Test Design (VTD), Validation Test and Analysis Plans (VTAP) and reporting documents for F-35 JSE component/system level evaluation
  • Supports development of JSE Test Plans and Test Cards for event execution
  • Supports daily communications with V&V customers/SME's, JSE Development Team representatives and supporting sub-contractors

Our excellent benefits and perks for part-time, temporary employees include:

  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid sick leave
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement and outreach
  • Team building events
  • Recognition program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount

AMEWAS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other legally protected class.

AMEWAS participates in E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.



Security Clearance

Active DoD Secret

Job Requirements


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineer, Computer Science, or Engineering Physics
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in analyzing data and its application towards verification, validation and accreditation (VV&A) engineering principles
  • Experience with scientific investigative techniques to support evaluation of a physics-based simulation environment
  • The ability to develop Test Plans and Test Cards for event execution
  • The ability to maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance-Secret Clearance required to start


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of 4th and 5th generation aircraft avionics systems
  • Completion of Test Pilot School


Skills Crucial to Success at AMEWAS:

Candidates must have a customer-focused attitude with a high level of professionalism and discretion, and have the ability to work effectively with both management, and as part of a team, to meet project targets.


Physical Environment and Working Conditions:

The physical environment requires the employee to work in an office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  Work is physically comfortable. The employee has discretion about sitting, walking, standing, etc.


The employee may be required to travel short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to report to offices or buildings near the work site.  In rare occasions, overnight travel may be required.  


The physical environment requires the employee to stand, walk and/or move throughout the workday, often bending over and lifting items up to approximately 50 lbs.


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