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SOLUTE Careers Naval Aviation Engineer in Lexington Park, Maryland

Sigma Defense Systems is a leading technology company serving the Department of Defense (DoD), providing tactical communications systems and services for digital modernization since 2006. Through our acquisitions of SOLUTE in January 2022 and Sub U Systems in May 2022, we have expanded our software and communications hardware solutions to better support JADC2, C5ISR, SATCOM, and DEVSECOPS for customers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Space Force. Through a combination of hardware, software, and industry expertise, we provide a complete portfolio of solutions and services that accelerates information collection and sharing for faster decision making and better mission outcomes.

We are a company of innovative professionals thriving in a highly motivating work environment that fosters creativity and independent thinking. If you are a motivated individual with a desire to support our service men and women, now is a great time to join Sigma Defense!

We are looking for an experienced individual to provide operational guidance and expertise to our US Navy clients at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Lexington Park (Patuxent River), Maryland. The successful candidate will apply Systems Engineering discipline in the development of operating procedures, standardization of practices, and training regimens that are required to support the Navy’s newest Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. This position will support Fleet Naval Aviation operations in large, “glass cockpit” aircraft, and experience in these areas are required. Particular focus will be placed on developing and maturing electronic flight manuals, navigation publications and flight planning products for integration in Electronic Flight Bag. Responsibilities include: providing insight for the Systems Engineering of a Naval Aviation platform from the aviator perspective, guiding process development efforts and enhancing the operational capability of the weapons platform. The candidate will provide interaction with external agencies (including OEM, engineering activities, test pilots, Fleet Introduction representatives, deployed squadrons and Program Manager). This position will provide support to achieve the full operational capability of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft for our naval services.

If you are a motivated and determined Military Aviation Expert who is looking to take the next step your career and want to be part of the team that designs, develops, integrates, and tests software solutions for Naval Aviation then join us at SOLUTE!.

Location: US-MD-PAX River, Lexington Park


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, operations research, physics, computer science, mathematics or a related technical field.

  • Minimum of 3 years in a technical role.

  • Military aviation experience is required.

  • SECRET clearance is required.

  • Technical experience with modern flight management systems is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fleet Operational Naval Aviator experience is preferred.

  • 737 pilot experiences (Next Generation) preferred.

  • Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance experience preferred.

  • Squadron NATOPS/Stan Eval Officer (or higher) experience preferred.

Travel: Up to 10% of the time (CONUS and OCONUS)


Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and A&D coverage

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 401(k) Plan with company matching contributions

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and 10 paid Holidays

  • Educational Assistance

  • Highly Competitive Salary

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.