Deputy Chief Test Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States

Deputy Chief Test Engineer

Location VA - Alexandria

Req # 5483

Minimum Clearance Required TS/SCI

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

KBR is seeking a Deputy Chief Test Engineer to join our growing team in Alexandria, VA .

This team provides technical expertise to support government leaders in developing System Engineering Plans and developmental test and evaluation strategies as part of a Test and Evaluation Master Plan across six warfighting domains:

  • Air Warfare
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) / Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Systems
  • Land Warfare
  • Naval Warfare
  • Strategic Missile Systems (Offensive and Defensive)
  • Space Systems

The team will focus on the innovative application of technology and works with a robust network of transition partners within and external to the DoD to mitigate gaps through accelerated prototyping, demonstration, and fielding, with the ultimate goal of operational sustainment.


The Deputy Chief Test Senior Engineer is an expert in developing technical solutions to complex and challenging DoD problems. The Senior Engineer leads major project technical tasks using formal engineering practices and quality control methods. The Senior Engineer should have experience leading and performing Systems Engineering (SE) tasks including development and analysis of complex engineering and test strategies; technology and risk assessments; performance/capability assessments; and kill chain analysis of complex weapon systems to define capability gaps and assess performance.

The Senior Engineer interprets requirements and design specifications, analyzes alternatives, and creates a solution, and supports integration and testing, as required. The Senior Engineer exercises independent judgment and initiative in solving problems and performing technical tasks having a high degree of complexity. Manages and coordinates the efforts of other staff members assigned to specific projects. The Senior Engineer directly interfaces with government management personnel and is adept at oral and written communication required at all levels of management to maintain control of assigned programs and projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • 20+ years' experience in systems engineering and test engineering
  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in a scientific, engineering or other applicable technical or analytical discipline.
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity in planning, developing, and executing major research, engineering, and development efforts for defense organizations.
  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with R&D program managers as well as organization leadership; tracking task order efforts to rapidly identify and resolve potential and new problems; and identifying and resolving administrative and contractual issues related to a support services contract.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience interfacing with Joint Staff, Services, and warfighters to coordinate engineering and analysis needs and analytic results.
  • Master's of Science Degree


Security Requirements:

  • Active Top Secret / SCI clearance (TS/SCI)

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.