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Programmatic, Technical, and Logistics Management Services

Project Controls Analyst

Location: Huntsville, AL, Redstone Arsenal

Schedule: Full Time

Project Analyst Position Description

At AVNIK, we're different! Quality of life is non-negotiable. We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts, and have superb benefits. AVNIK Defense Solutions is seeking a business management project analyst. The candidate will work performing project controls and perform general admin taskings involving invoicing, Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) development, and recording company transactions in QuickBooks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Controls

  • Prepare, compile, and analyze financial reports, contracts, and manpower data.
  • Analyze using Excel to sort the data, create graphs, and perform trend analyses for the purpose of forecasting and providing status updates for multiple contract and in-house efforts.
  • Develop graphics and charts using Microsoft Project to aid in providing current status and budget forecasting to leadership.
  • Create briefings using PowerPoint presentations to brief project leads and key management personnel of financial, contract, and manpower status.
  • Monitor organizational spending to ensure adherence to established budgets.
  • Analyze manpower support actual burn rates and ensure adequate budget for project completion.
  • Utilize effective communication and documentation to perform project control functions such as identifying resources, tracking of funds, realignments, adding additional labor categories, managing funds for travel, and creating Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates.
  • Build and maintain tracking logs of all funding documents to monitor funding processed, committed, obligated, and expended for all company projects.
  • Ensure that payment is processed against the correct contract effort.

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Senior Provisioning Analyst - US Citizenship Required

Location: Huntsville, AL, Redstone Arsenal

Schedule: Full Time

Job Description: AVNIK is seeking Senior Provisioning Analyst with 8+ year experience to support the current and evolving Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal.

At AVNIK, we're different! We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts. We have superb benefits and quality of life is non-negotiable. As a member of our Provisioning team, you'll interface with the customer and be charged with performing analysis for the US Army. You’ll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal AMCOM personnel as well as external organizations and PM stakeholders.

The position will include collaboration within a team environment while emphasizing individual contributions to produce products that are valuable to the customer. Candidates must have good people skills and the desire to work with a highly technical team of functional experts. Adept at developing requirements from customer feedback and communicate requirements.

Education Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of an accredited Bachelors of Science (BS) or similar degree field and a minimum of 8 Years' experience. Advanced degree a plus. High School and 6+ years of experience may be considered in lieu of education for Analyst position. NOTE: 3 years’ experience = BS.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Self-starter that can work with limited supervision and guidance
  • Experience with Blackhawk A/L/M/V aircraft systems.
  • Knowledgeable of equipment requirements, policies, and procedures as they pertain to assigned system or subsystem requirements.
  • Knowledgeable of, database maintenance and the interfaces with LMP, WebFLIS, FedLog, PowerlogJ2, EDIS, WebDesk, LSA-030 and LSA-036 Reports and other functions for assigned equipment.
  • Interfaces with PowerLOG-J and defense integrated data systems activities to create and process National Stock Number (NSN) requests and related maintenance activities associated with item identification and compatibility.
  • Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and publications change requests for impact to maintenance concepts/philosophies.
  • DA Form 2028s and other related correspondence
  • Strong verbal and written skills to support interaction with customers:
    • Lead meetings and document meetings minutes
    • Capture and track action items to closure, and writing reports, etc.
    • Develop courses of action, briefings, and present customer briefings
  • Ability to perform as part of multi-disciplinary Aviation team/IPT/Working Groups
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite programs, advanced knowledge and use of Excel and Desk Top Computer to provide charts, graphs, data analysis and technical/engineering inputs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and reporting practices
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills; ability to clearly express ideas/concepts in discussions and written documents and to deliver regular updates and feedback clearly and tactfully.
  • US Citizenship and US SECRET Clearance

 

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Recent Master's Degree Electrical / Signal Processing Engineer for Radar Systems

AVNIK Masters or PhD Entry-Level Radar Engineer

Location: Huntsville, AL, Redstone Arsenal

Schedule: Full Time

Job Description:  AVNIK is seeking a recent electrical engineering graduate (with a master's or PhD) specializing in radar signal analysis associated with wave guide design and development.  The successful candidate will provide radar signal analysis and engineering support for wave guide design and development to the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Aviation & Missile Center (AvMC), Engineering Directorate (ED).

AVNIK’s ideal candidate will have experience performing wave guide analysis, design and tuning to optimize signal to noise output. 

Must be comfortable with a hands on approach building a frequency modulated continuous wave radar generator, a representative wave guide using cables of various gauges, lengths and conditions, and analyze the wave guide using signal processing techniques, high order analytical tools, high performance computer with a Linux operating system and MATLAB tools (or similar) to perform analysis determining wave guide anomalies, characterize wave guide anomalies, and location of anomalies. 

This project is suitable for PhD candidates researching the use of wave guide signal analysis to characterizing cable wire condition.

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AVNIK Senior Software System Safety Engineer

AVNIK Senior SOAD Software System Safety Engineer

Location: Huntsville, AL, Redstone Arsenal

Schedule: Full Time

Job Description: AVNIK is seeking Senior Engineers/Scientists for Special Operations Aircraft with 10+ years’ Software System Safety experience to support the current and evolving Software System Safety program for the Special Operations Aviation Division (SOAD) within the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Aviation & Missile Center (AvMC), Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED).

At AVNIK, we're different! We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts. We have superb benefits and quality of life is non-negotiable.

As a member of our Software System Safety team, you'll interface with the customer and be charged with conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment.  The successful candidate must be well versed in SAE ARP 4761, Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment, to guide qualification efforts for an FMS customer. You’ll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal AED personnel as well as external organizations and PM stakeholders.

The position will include collaboration within a team environment while emphasizing individual contributions to produce products that are valuable to the customer. Candidates must have good people skills and the desire to work with a highly technical team of functional experts. Must be adept at developing requirements from customer feedback and communicate requirements effectively.

Education Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of an accredited Bachelors of Science (BS) in Engineering or Computer Science, or similar degree field and a minimum of 11 Years’ experience. Advanced degree a plus.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of the Software System Safety Engineer:

  • Self-starter that can work with limited supervision and guidance
  • Support functional engineering teams
  • Identify and eliminate safety hazards associated with all development activities throughout the entire program/product lifecycle in support of the FMS customer
  • Perform review and analysis of engineering design concepts; investigate and analyze relevant engineering data potentially affecting safe operation of the product and its processes
  • Analyze planning documents and develop S/W safety engineering approaches to meet customer and other applicable requirements
  • Experience performing complex Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Hazard Assessments (HAs) is highly desirable
  • Efforts include: engineering analysis of systems to identify and eliminate safety software hazards, integrated hazards analysis, inputs to the software safety testing requirements as well as software verifications, systematic application of safety policies to the design of human-rated hardware, and assistance in the overall implementation of safety practices for systems/subsystems
  • Experience performing analyses in accordance with SAE ARP 4761 and familiarity with Mil-STD-882E is required.  These include the Preliminary System Safety Analysis (PSSA), Common Cause Analysis (CCA), Zonal Safety Analysis (ZSA), Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), System Safety Analysis (SSA), Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA), and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Strong verbal and written skills to support interaction with customers:
    • Lead meetings and document meetings minutes
    • Capture and track action items to closure, and writing reports, etc.
    • Develop courses of action, briefings, and present customer briefings
  • Ability to perform as part of multi-disciplinary Aviation team/IPT/Working Groups
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite programs to provide charts, graphs, data analysis and technical/engineering inputs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and reporting practices
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills; ability to clearly express ideas/concepts in discussions and written documents and to deliver regular updates and feedback clearly and tactfully.
  • Ability to travel at least 10% for meetings and flight tests.
  • US Citizenship and US SECRET Clearance

 

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Mid. Electrical Engineer / Computer Engineer – US Citizen

Electrical Engineer / Computer Engineer

Location         Huntsville, AL

Schedule         Full-time

 Summary:

AVNIK is seeking a mid -level systems engineer, with a background in electrical or computer engineering (BS and 5+ years’ experience) in algorithms, networking, artificial intelligence, and statistics.  Successful candidate will act as project engineer on AVNIK R&D efforts for Department of Defense (DoD) technical programs and assume lead roles in proposal writing for potential future projects.

At AVNIK, we're different! We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts. We have superb benefits and quality of life is non-negotiable. As a member of our technical team, you'll interface with the customer and be charged with managing technical programs for the DoD. You’ll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal personnel as well as external organizations and stakeholders.

The position will include collaboration within a team environment while emphasizing individual contributions to produce products that are valuable to the customer. Candidates must have good people skills and the desire to work with a highly technical team of functional experts, adept at developing requirements from customer feedback, and be able to communicate requirements. As a part of Team AVNIK, the candidate will work closely with senior engineers for guidance. Candidates must clearly express ideas/concepts verbally and in writing, perform as part of multi-disciplinary teams/IPTs/working groups, and operate fluidly in a multi-tasking environment.

Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college/university and 5 years’ work experience is required.  Advanced Degree a plus. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Research, analyze, and design algorithms for DoD support systems
  • Networking for interfaces, artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and applying statistics to scientific or industrial problems.
  • Excellent creative problem solving skills and experience programming with MATLAB
  • Apply signal processing, machine learning, and optimization techniques to various real world problems
  • Support engineering teams to develop technology solutions
  • Strong verbal and written skills to support interaction with customers, writing proposals, research scientific papers, and present work for customer briefings and technical conferences when appropriate.
  • US. Citizenship is required for this position

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Logistics Engineer For Army Aviation Development, Integration, and Sustainment

Location         Huntsville, AL

Schedule         Full-time

Position Description:  At AVNIK we're different. We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts. We have superb benefits. 

At AVNIK, quality of life is non-negotiable. As a member of our Logistics Engineering team, you’ll be charged with bridging the gap between Army Aviation systems design and sustainment in accordance with the 12 Product Support Elements (PSE) for lifecycle sustainment planning. You’ll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal Product Managers and US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) personnel as well as external organizations and PM stakeholders. You will perform Baseline Comparison Analysis, Business Case Analysis (BCA), perform development/sustainment assessments, and identify technology opportunities, using your engineering expertise for Army Aviation problems. Come strive in a fast-pace environment while learning and growing in the field of Logistics Engineering and lifecycle development and sustainment activities.

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Jr / Mid Engineer – US Citizenship Required

Location: Huntsville, AL (Redstone Arsenal)

Schedule: Full Time

SummaryAt AVNIK, we're different! Quality of life is non-negotiable. We work smart and have a blast doing it. We hire experts, and have superb benefits. As a member of our engineering team, you'll be challenged with conducting sustainment analysis for Government weapon systems. You'll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal and external organizations and stakeholders. Come strive in a fast-paced environment while learning and growing in the field of engineering.

Job Description:  The candidate for this position will provide systems engineering support to the AMRDEC. The candidate will be working as part of a engineering team that is providing systems engineering support in logistics, sustainment, and procurement analysis. Ability to identify, research, and analyze data sources/databases to cite critical data and information for engineering analysis. It is essential for the candidate to establish and maintain close relationships with internal AMRDEC personnel. Candidates must clearly express ideas and concepts, perform as part of a multi-disciplinary team/IPTs/Working Groups, and operate fluidly in a multi-tasking environment.

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Senior SOAD CBM Engineer / Analyst

Location: Huntsville, AL, Redstone Arsenal

Schedule: Full Time

Job Description: AVNIK is seeking Senior Engineers/Scientists and/or Analysts for Special Operations Aircraft with 10+ years’ experience to support the current and evolving Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) program for the Special Operations Aviation Division (SOAD) within the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Aviation & Missile Center (AvMC), Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED).

At AVNIK, we're different! We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts. We have superb benefits and quality of life is non-negotiable. As a member of our CBM team, you'll interface with the customer and be charged with performing fatigue life management (FLM) for the US Army. You’ll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal AED personnel as well as external organizations and PM stakeholders.

The position will include collaboration within a team environment while emphasizing individual contributions to produce products that are valuable to the customer to extend parts lives, reduce maintenance burden, increase operational availability, enhance safety, and reduce operational and support (O&S) costs. Candidates must have good people skills and the desire to work with a highly technical team of functional experts. Adept at developing requirements from customer feedback and communicate requirements.

Education Requirements:  Applicants must have a minimum of an accredited Bachelors of Science (BS) in Engineering or Computer Science, or similar degree field and a minimum of 11 Years’ experience. Advanced degree a plus. Analyst applicants must have a minimum of a BS and 10 years experience.  High School and 14+ years of experience may be considered in lieu of education for Analyst position. NOTE: 4 years’ experience = BS.  

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Jr General Systems Engineer – US Citizenship Required

Location: Huntsville, AL (Redstone Arsenal)

Schedule: Full Time

Summary: At AVNIK, we're different! Quality of life is non-negotiable. We work smart and have a blast doing it. We hire experts, and have superb benefits. As a member of our engineering team, you'll be challenged with conducting sustainment analysis for Government weapon systems. You'll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal and external organizations and stakeholders. Come strive in a fast-paced environment while learning and growing in the field of engineering.

Job Description:  The candidate for this position will provide systems engineering support to the AMRDEC. The candidate will be working as part of a engineering team that is providing systems engineering support in logistics, sustainment, and procurement analysis. Ability to identify, research, and analyze data sources/databases to cite critical data and information for engineering analysis. It is essential for the candidate to establish and maintain close relationships with internal AMRDEC personnel. Candidates must clearly express ideas and concepts, perform as part of a multi-disciplinary team/IPTs/Working Groups, and operate fluidly in a multi-tasking environment.

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Jr. Army Aviation Systems Analyst - US Citizenship Required

Location: Huntsville, AL, Redstone Arsenal

Schedule: Full Time

Summary: AVNIK is seeking a systems analyst with a BA/BS + 3 years of experience in Army Aviation and the acquisition process for new systems.

At AVNIK, we're different! We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts. We have superb benefits. At AVNIK, quality of life is non-negotiable. As a member of our logistics engineering team, you'll be charged with performing systems sustainment analysis for PEOAVN Government customers, such as PM FVL for future light attack reconnaissance aircraft and also future long range utility/attack aircraft. You'll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal and external organizations and stakeholders.

You will perform as part of an engineering/analyst team to collect and shape data into actionable information, develop action items and courses of action for decision makers.  Assist in the analysis of requirements for new technologies, conduct analysis, and interpret requirements obtained/derived from customer requirements. Come strive in a fast-paced environment while learning and growing in the field of logistics engineering.

Successful candidates should possess knowledge of the Army acquisition process as applied to future aviation platforms. Knowledge of Army aviation sustainment is desired with one or more of the following systems: Apache, Blackhawk, Chinook, and/or Kiowa.

Demonstrated abilities to establish and maintain close relationships with internal PEOAVN PM FVL personnel as well as external organizations and stakeholders, are essential.  Ability to identify, research, and analyze data sources/databases to cite critical data and information for logistics engineering analysis for Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and Key System Attributes (KSAs) in accordance with the Integrated Product Support (IPS) elements for lifecycle sustainment planning.

Candidates must clearly express ideas/concepts verbally and in writing. Must have a well refined ability to develop logistics engineering/acquisition documentation, and assist System Development and Sustainment Assessments of current and proposed design alternatives for supportability throughout the lifecycle of the weapon system.

You will perform as part of multi-disciplinary teams/IPTs/Working Groups, and operate fluidly in a multi-tasking environment supporting PM FVL to include Logistics, Acquisition, Requirements, and Science & Technology (S&T).

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3D Generalist – US Citizenship Required

Location         Huntsville, AL

Schedule      Full-time

Position Description: At AVNIK, we're different! We work hard and have a blast doing it. We hire experts. We have superb benefits.

At AVNIK, quality of life is non-negotiable. As a member of our immersive technologies team, you'll be charged with performing 3D modeling and animation for Government and Commercial customers. You'll use your interpersonal skills to develop lasting relationships with internal and external organizations and stakeholders. You will perform as part of a mixed reality team to design and develop software applications, conduct analysis, interpret, and analyze requirements obtained/derived from customer. Come strive in a fast-paced environment while learning and growing in the field of mixed reality - where real and virtual digital worlds produce new environments for learning, design, and maintenance execution.

AVNIK is seeking a Mid-level highly self-motivated, creative, and organized 3D artist with a focus on creating low-poly, hard-surface models for immersive technologies.  Qualified candidates must be able to texture and animate realistic (but low poly) 3D models using photographs, schematics, sketches and input from subject matter experts. The candidate will work closely with a team to develop Mixed Reality/Augmented Reality applications. You will be involved in various aspects of creating training applications from concept to finished product including developing concepts, storyboarding, 3D modeling, UV mapping, texturing, and animating. Audio, design, and video editing tasks may also be given.  Development of 2D artwork may be required.

Candidates must be able to clearly express ideas/concepts verbally and in writing, perform as part of multi-disciplinary teams and operate fluidly in a multi-tasking environment. Ability to work under strict time frames to meet both internal and external deadlines and customer expectations. Must be able to work independently, balance multiple tasks and adapt quickly to new processes.

Please provide an online portfolio.

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Part-Time Mid to Sr. Unity 3D Programmer - US Citizenship Required

Part-Time Mid to Sr Unity 3D Programmer - US Citizenship Required

Location         Huntsville, AL

Schedule         Part-time with Potential for Full Time

Summary:

AVNIK is a Woman Owned Small Business, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

AVNIK is seeking a Mid/Senior level highly motivated, creative, and organized Computer Science (CS) programmer with a focus on immersive technologies and related gaming experience in software development for systems optimization, data reuse, and sustainment. 

The successful candidate will turn customer requirements into code in a fast moving environment. You will be involved in various aspects of game creations from concept to finished product including coding, programming, human-machine interface (with several different peripherals), audio and design.  Ability to work within a team is crucial.

Candidates must clearly express ideas/concepts verbally and in writing, perform as part of multi-disciplinary teams/IPTs/Working Groups, and operate fluidly in a multi-tasking environment.  Ability to work under strict time frames to meet both internal and external deadlines and customer expectations. Must be able to manage own work and be able to balance multiple tasks and adapt quickly to new processes.

Position requires that candidate successfully complete Background Investigation requirements and obtain a final security clearance in order to access classified information. Inability to obtain a security clearance will result in candidate being ineligible for this position.

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Tactical Air Traffic Services Systems Capabilities Development and Analytics Subject Matter Expert

Location: Ft. Rucker, AL

Schedule: Full-time / Part-time

Summary:  

AVNIK is seeking a senior-level subject matter expert to provide subject matter expertise, analytical services, and support to TCM-AB for development of Aviation ATS Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) documentation, and system integration, in order to document current, midterm and future capabilities requirements.

The successful candidate will understand Army Aviation capability needs and gaps for Tactical Air Traffic Services Systems and assess their impact on future operations as described in the Army Capstone Concept, Army Operational Concept, Functional Concepts and related/directed CBA/CNAs is a specialized skill set developed only through experience.

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