L3 Technologies Test Director Pilot F-18 in Arlington, Texas

Test Director Pilot F-18



Link Training & Simulation is seeking an experienced Test Director to provide technical expertise for the testing, verification, and validation total training systems solutions used in military flight and maintenance training systems.


  • 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



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (customer, users, USAF, USN SMEs)

  • Good analytical skills

  • Five years plus 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 the F-18 (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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Prefer 10 years of related experience

Additional Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, Computer Science, or Engineering degree

  • Weapons School experience a plus

  • Prefer 4 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

L3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing platform operators and maintainers with total training solutions that improve training effectiveness and efficiency and lower life-cycle costs in a secure cyber environment. L3 Link’s innovative solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive courseware. The company, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, has delivered military and commercial training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity

Job Engineering-Systems

Primary Location USA-Texas-Arlington

US Security Clearance Required: Secret

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Organization: Division - Link Training & Simulation-21000004

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Posting: Feb 16, 2018, 4:32:21 PM

Req ID: 096220