Communication/Navigation Engineer, Senior

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Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States

Phone: 8503626551
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Communication/Navigation Engineer, Senior


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Communication/Navigation Engineer, Senior
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 
Dayton, Ohio

HX5 is an award-winning provider of engineering, research and development, and technical services to clients such as NASA and the Department of Defense. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast growing veteran and woman owned company with locations nationwide.

HX5 is currently seeking a Communication/Navigation Engineer to join our team in Dayton, Ohio at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in support of the KC-46 Program Office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply an understanding of DoD, AF, and common engineering/scientific principles, processes, and procedures to improve performance and sustainability of existing and future AF and joint service weapon systems.
  • Support the System Integrity Programs including Mechanical Systems Integrity Program (MECSIP), assist in maintaining and updating the Critical Safety Item (CSI) list, and monitor airworthiness certification for mission partner aircraft.
  • Understand and execute Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 62-6, USAF Airworthiness, associated AFIs and Airworthiness Bulletins through standardized processes and issuance of flight authorizations.
  • Support project team meetings, working groups, and reviews as needed
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of IMP, IMS, and Systems Engineering Detail Schedule (SEDS) engineering cost estimates.
  • Follow the Life Cycle Systems Engineering (LCSE) and OSS&E related AFIs and all lower level supplements and related documents including applicable OIs
  • Participate in value stream mapping activities and Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) program facilitation
  • Assist with technical requirements compliance pertaining to avionics development, test, sustainment and operations pertaining to navigation, voice communication systems, Line of Sight (LOS) and Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) data link systems, military and civilian communication networks, network protocols, Information Protection Security (IPSec), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)/Extensible Markup Language (XML) packaging of network commands and air data systems to include performance, integrity and airworthiness.
  • Assist with evaluating technical documents, determining sufficiency for demonstrating compliance with specification and airworthiness, summarizing findings, recommending changes, and communicating all results to program office.

Education and Experience

  • Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience;
    • Bachelor’s in engineering from an ABET-Accredited program and fifteen (15) years of relevant experience.
    • Master’s in engineering from an ABET-Accredited program and twelve (12) years of relevant experience.
  • Must have five (5) years of Government Acquisition experience.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills to develop and maintain working relationships with the internal and external personnel involved with the project or program.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Skype/Lync), Adobe Acrobat, and applications for access to the world wide web including Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Must be a US Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance by start date.

Must be able to travel up to 15% of the time. (This includes air travel)

COVID-19 Regulations:  As a federal government contractor, HX5 complies with all customer, federal, state, and local requirements regarding COVID-19 regulations, including COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements. This means that our employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in an HX5 facility, will need to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements. These requirements may include vaccination, attestations regarding your vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, and you may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative test results as a condition of your employment. Requests for an accommodation will be reviewed and assessed under applicable laws and regulations.


HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid holidays
  • Accrued Paid Time Off

HX5, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

HX5, LLC is a Drug Free Workplace Employer.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please call (850) 362-6551.