F-16 Pilot Test Director
Arlington, TX 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description

Role and Responsibilities


CAE is seeking an experienced Test Director (this is not a Director level position, this position is in the Systems Engineering department) to provide technical expertise for the testing, verification, and validation total training systems solutions used in military flight and maintenance training systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Participate in all phases of system design, including requirements definition
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME) for their application
  • Manages Hardware & software system integration
  • Conducts mission environment testing
  • Lead all test effort; system tests, acceptance tests, configuration, scheduling, and customer interface
  • Write test plans, conduct tests, document results, and ensure discrepancy resolution
  • Manages discrepancy review boards
  • Monitor and control testing aspects of the program for cost, schedule and technical issues

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, Computer Science, or Engineering degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (customer users, USAF, USN SMEs)
  • Good analytical skills
  • Experience interfacing with customers and end users
  • Ability to explain technical concerns to customer
  • Ability to lead a team of engineers
  • Self-motivated to address, evaluate, and if necessary, correct testing concerns
  • Knowledge of aircraft systems and the associated environment
  • Organizational skills and integrity to run a rigorous test program while holding to the contractual requirements
  • Pilot experience preferably in Block 40,50 F-16 (current Guard or Reserve experience a plus)
  • Ability to work weekends and off-shifts as required
  • Ability to travel to site for installs and upgrades
  • 6+ years of related experience
  • Secret Clearance

Preferred Skills

  • Weapons School or Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor experience a plus
  • Prefer 6+ years of aviation industry experience
  • Experience in use of simulation training devices and products
  • Test experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing long-term business relationships with the customer or end user community

Security Responsibilities

Must complywith all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

  • Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Additionally, much of the work is performed in simulator lab environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Desk work
  • Ability to climb in/out of F16 simulator cockpit

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law poster.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we're proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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