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    Michael Baylis

    System Engineering / Software Development – AFSS Program

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    The Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) program provides safety-critical services to the general aviation pilot community within the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These services include pre-flight weather briefings, in-flight emergency support, Search and Rescue initiation, and many other features. A team of 800 personnel handles more than 200,000 pre-flight calls from pilots each month and provides round-the-clock service 365 days a year. The program plays a key role in ensuring the safety of the nation’s airspace for all aviation stakeholders


    In the frame of the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) program, we are looking for several candidates for full-time, permanent positions:

    • Systems Engineers

    • Software Developers


    Positions are based in Ashburn, Virginia (USA) and Gaithersburg, Maryland (USA)

    Strong Java knowledge with web development and web service experience. 


    Candidates wishing to apply must send their Resumes and Cover letter by Monday 13 February by


    The candidates apply for Systems Engineering Support position OR Software Development positions shall possess:

    • Understanding of engineering issues and come up with cost-effective solutions
    • Experience in full-life cycle software applications development using an agile methodology, to include engineering, development, test and integration
    • Thorough understanding of Object Oriented Programming (JAVA in particular) and understanding of the J2EE stack
    • Experience with Spring Framework
    • Experience with SOAP and REST web services
    • Experience and/or knowledge of Flight Services and aviation/air traffic control
    • Experience developing and creation with XML Schemas and Definitions
    • Experience with Test Driven Development
    • Familiarization with VersionOne
    • Experience with the J2EE product stack


    We are looking for several candidates corresponding with ANY the following categories:

    Level A

    Career level typically with an advanced degree and 3+ years experience or bachelors with 5+ years experience or equivalent; wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in their field and provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems with imaginative and thorough solutions; works under general direction, and results are reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives; failure to achieve results normally results in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources; frequent internal and external customer contacts and represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

    Level B

    Emerging authority typically with an advanced degree and 7+ years experience or bachelors with 9+ years experience or equivalent; applies extensive expertise; solves complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity; work is performed without appreciable direction and is reviewed for desired results from a relatively long time perspective; erroneous decisions would normally result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives; may function in project leadership roles and represents the organization as prime customer contact on significant technical matters on contracts.

    Level C

    Expert, authority in discipline typically with an advanced degree and 12+ years experience or bachelors with 14+ years experience or equivalent; applies advanced concepts, theories, and principles and contributes toward the development of new principles and concepts; works unusually complex problems with consultative direction; erroneous decisions would normally result in failure to achieve goals critical to major organizational objectives and damage the image of the organization’s technological capability; advises top management


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