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Mission Planning Software Test Technician FL

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA has an open position for a Mission Planning Software Test Technician.  The job location is Shalimar, Florida in support of the Special Operations Mission Planning Environment (SOMPE). Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Mission Planning Software Test Technician, completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  The Developmental Test Technician (DTT) shall support SOMPE by testing new and modified mission planning software applications, including Aircraft / Weapon / Electronic (AWE) and Flight Performance Model (FPM) upgrades.  The DTT shall ensure hardware and software versions are compatible and develop Security Practices and Procedures (SPP) for Automated Information Systems (AIS) where required for classified mission planning purposes.  Additional SOMPE support includes implementing changes into Mission Planning (MP) applications as required for new systems or functionality introduced into MH‑47, MH-60, A/MH-6, AFSOC aircraft platforms and applications to support (Special Operations Forces) SOF Maritime and Ground Forces Mission Planning and operations.


  • Under the direction of the SOMPE PM and in coordination with the SOMPE Test and Configuration Manager, the Contractor shall support, conduct and manage independent Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E) for the Service-developed software suite that comprises SOMPE.
  • Independent DT&E shall include, but is not limited to, testing for technical compliance to defined requirements, functional capability, performance, usability, product install and uninstall procedures, integration within a specified software environment on fielded computer hardware platforms, and data loading/retrieval operations to specific platforms.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in military field of expertise is required; 5 years of which involved direct experience (supporting definition, development, qualification, and fielding of equipment) with highly complex mission planning system hardware and software.
  • Bachelor’s degree is desired
  • Requires at a minimum a Secret clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

Salary and Benefits:

  • Negotiable based on experience and qualifications
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401K, FSA, disability, and life insurance
  • Paid time off (2 weeks, negotiable)
  • Ten Federal holidays plus an 11th company holiday