May 09, 2024

Project Analyst (JSE M&S Test and Accreditation)-Senior

$92,000 - $140,000 yearly
  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • Hybrid (Patuxent River, MD & Washington D.C.)
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation Defense Government Other Professional Services Program Management

Job Description

The position:
AMEWAS, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated and talented Project Analyst (JSE M&S Test and Accreditation)-Senior to support Advanced Aircraft Research, Development, Test & Evaluation.
This position is classified as AMEWAS labor category Project Analyst. This position is eligible for hybrid work.

About the location: 
Washington, D.C. and 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. To learn more about Washington, D.C. please visit:

Position Background:
The Joint Simulation Environment (JSE) is a scalable, expandable, high fidelity government-owned, non-proprietary modeling and simulation environment used to conduct testing on fifth-plus generation aircraft and systems accreditable for test as a supplement to open-air testing and Pilot training. Be part of the team expanding JSE from IOT&E into a functioning test and training environment. In this role you will provide analytical, technical and administrative support to the Joint Simulation Environment (JSE)
Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead within the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO) with an emphasis on M&S verification test and evaluation and system accreditation to support Developmental Test & Evaluation (T&E), Operational T&E, and Training requirements.

A typical day as a talented Project Analyst (JSE M&S Test and Accreditation)-Senior may include:

  • Provides technical and analytical support during the planning, documentation and execution of all F-35 JSE development and integration activities
  • Leads activities for system test, evaluation, verification and validation to support accreditation requirements
  • Provides technical/analytical support for T&E and Verification as well as Validation and Accreditation (VV&A) requirements identification and management
  • Coordinates, conducts and participates in technical/planning meetings to facilitate collaboration across JSE enterprise and operational user groups to identify and define T&E and VV&A approaches
  • Collaborates M&S accreditation authorities to identify and document requirement/establish approaches
  • Provides reach-back to Subject Matter Experts from the M&S and T&E competency based on JSE team needs and gaps in knowledge or expertise
  • Assists in coordinating JSE team activities which include Subject Matter Experts (SME) responsible for JSE development, weapon model development, threat model development, red and blue air model development, M&S environment development to establish T&E requirements and Verification and Validation (V&V) methods in support of accreditation
  • Provides technical and analytical support to the JSE IPT program management team during the planning, documentation and execution of T&E and VV&A activities
  • Collaborates across the JSE Enterprise, operational user groups and accreditation authorities to identify and develop methods, processes and procedures to meet JSE T&E and VV&A requirements
  • Supports the JSE IPT program management team with development of program roadmaps and schedules
  • Works closely with development and integration engineers across the JSE Enterprise to ensure successful integration of the F-35 IAB with the JSE
  • Maintains insight into contractor's plans, schedules and methods of execution for M&S activities for F-35 ownship, air, threat and environmental model accreditation and V&V approaches
  • Coordinates with the IPT functional lead for contracts to develop program plan for contract actions necessary to initiate/sustain technical work; including developing statements of work,eviewing Basis of Estimates (BOEs) and provides technical input to assist the JSE Lead in negotiating cost of contractor support
  • Coordinates with Lead Engineer/System Engineers in support of Government Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETR) of JSE development and readiness for test and operations
  • Identifies and manages technical issues, risks and opportunities
  • Provides guidance and input to JSE IPT program management team
  • Provides technical input to develop roadmaps/program schedules and the alignment of technical activities within and outside the JSE Enterprise that enables activities
  • Assists the IPT Lead and Lead SE to develop contracting strategies and finance plans in support of technical activities
  • Assists in organizing and actively participates in working groups, panels, teams, etc.

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More about Us:
AMEWAS, Inc. a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor, has provided support to our Federal customers for over 35 years. One of our missions is to find the best available talent to meet our organizational objectives. We closely measure performance, provide varying incentives, and strive to develop top performers. We value diversity. We celebrate the differences and uniqueness each employee brings to help us accomplish our goals. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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

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Our excellent benefits and perks:
Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition! AMEWAS recognizes and rewards performance, dedication, and longevity. We are committed to investing in our employees and their future by providing them with competitive compensation, career development, optimum working conditions, and unique benefits; some of which are listed below:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Generous tuition & training assistance program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement & outreach
  • Team building events
  • Recognition program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount
  • Fitness reimbursement program

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 Secret

Job Requirements


  • BS Degree in engineering, Systems Analysis, Computer Science or an applicable technical field
  • 4 years of experience in engineering and program management of M&S programs
  • Experience in modeling and simulation
  • Experience in M&S, V&V or M&S Test and Evaluation activities
  • DAWIA certification for Test and Evaluation Level I
  • Technical Project Management Experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products
  • Ability to conduct and evaluate feasibility studies and risk assessments
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) to draft clear, concise reports (often dealing with highly complex technical issues) and maintain effective working relationships/provide technical guidance and briefings
  • Ability to independently plan and complete assignments; alerting the supervisor when problems arise that would delay projects or mission accomplishments
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • MS Degree in Engineering, Systems Analysis or Computer Sciences
  • Knowledge of the F-35 and F-35 systems
  • DAWIA certification for Test and Evaluation Level II
  • Prior experience with the M&S accreditation processes
  • Prior experience with Major Acquisition Programs
  • Prior experience of Mission Systems M&S

Skills crucial to success at AMEWAS, Inc.:
Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion. Ability to work effectively with management and part of a team to meet targets.  Is reliable, possesses initiative, and works well as an individual or part of a team.

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. Overnight travel may be required. 

Refer to a friend:
If you know someone who may be interested, please share this posting.  We are a growing team and there may be more opportunities like this one here at AMEWAS, Inc.! 

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