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Acquisition Program Engineer, Journeyman

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Acquisition Program Engineer, Journeyman


Eglin Air Force Base

Fort Walton Beach, Florida


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 an Acquisition Program Engineer, Journeyman to join our team in Fort Walton Beach, Florida at Eglin Air Force Base to support the AFLCMC/EBM, Miniature Munitions Division which consists of Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) I, SDB II, and advanced aircraft smart carriage systems for those two weapons. 


This position will support the Navy Bomb Rack development/integration team as they execute an extensive Engineering Change Proposal to adapt existing Air Force Bomb Rack Unit (BRU) to Navy standards including changes to environmental, strength, modularity, and software.  The incumbent will plan, coordinate, and lead resolution of major engineering challenges associated with the development, integration, and qualification of a Navy variant of the Air Force's BRU-61B/A and its integration with SDB II for F-35B and F-35C. 


As an Acquisition Program Engineer, you will:

  • Demonstrate successful engineering or technical background in one or more of the following areas: DoD 5000 Series Acquisition processes and documentation, munitions development, airborne store suspension, and release mechanisms, Universal Armament Interface requirements, software certification, DoD airworthiness certification, and support process

  • Perform the following duties in support of the Program Manager and Chief Engineer:

    • Responsible to the Lead Engineer for maintaining systems engineering integrity and discipline across the spectrum of technical activities.

    • Interact with system-of-systems counterparts, including structures, strength, loads, and aircraft integration, to ensure a complete fielding solution is technically viable and on schedule.

    • Oversee and evaluate technical development, review, and approval of Engineering Change Proposals

    • Perform risk management processes

    • Perform or support material solution analysis, technology, engineering, and manufacturing development, production and deployment, and operation and support

    • Apply and execute the following systems engineering technical and technical management processes: requirements definition and analysis, architecture design, implementation, system integration, verification and validation, technology transition, decision analysis, technical planning, technical assessment, requirements management, risk management, configuration management, technical data management, and interface management.

    • Plan and execute technical reviews and assessments according to entrance/exit criteria (e.g., System Requirements Review, design reviews, requirements compliance assessment)

    • Review, develop, or edit program or technical documents (e.g., Systems Engineering Plan, Risk Management Plan).

    • Participate in Corrective Action Boards, Material Review Boards, Failure Review Boards, Process Failure Modes, and Criticality Analysis

    • Support Program Management Reviews, Integrated Baseline Reviews, and other product reviews as required

    • Perform reviews, studies, audits, evaluations, and analyses and provide technical recommendations.

    • Review and analyze proposals or modifications for technical feasibility, compatibility, and cost-effectiveness

    • Analyze operational requirements and functional interactions within the system and with other systems, considering life-cycle costs, logistics supportability, human factors, etc., to determine if the basic building blocks of the system are defined in sufficient detail to support a development program effort

    • Plan and develop documentation and briefings in support of acquisition milestone events and the development of acquisition strategies. Assure program meets statutory and regulatory guidance

    • Perform tasks for program communication and reporting, including status updates and activity reports


Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • BS Engineering and 5 years related experience; OR MS Engineering and 3 years related experience

    • Degrees must be ABET-accredited

  • Must have effective skills both orally and in writing.



  • Prior knowledge of munitions development, NAVAIR flight clearance, and systems engineering processes is preferred

  • Desired experience in one or more of the following areas preferred:

    • Air Force or Naval Air Systems Command flight clearance policy for air vehicles and aircraft systems

    • Air Force or Naval Air Systems Command systems engineering technical review process

    • Developmental and operational test and evaluation

    • Cybersecurity and Risk Management Framework (RMF) process

    • Development, integration, testing, and deployment of Armament Systems and their associated weapon data links to include the definition of data link interoperability, interfaces, and verification and test assessment requirements


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


Must have a Current Secret clearance.


Willing/able to travel as needed (approx. 20%) and rent/operate rental cars while on travel.


Must be able to work varied/flexible hours.


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 (M/F/D/V) and a Drug Free Workplace employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


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




Posted: 2020-10-13 Expires: 2020-11-12

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