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    Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

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    Responsibilities

    Provides computer engineering knowledge and experience in support of the systems engineering function for National Airway Systems Engineering (NASE). He/she provides resolution to complex problems related to the introduction of new systems into the NAS through problems associated with continued operation of commissioned facilities.

    The Computer Engineer provides engineering experience in support of the systems engineering function for the air route radar systems (includes En Route Long Range Radar Systems and Fixed Position Surveillance Systems) and resolve complex problems related to the introduction of new systems into the NAS. Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments and plans the implementation of projects/programs under limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, or more experienced engineer.

    Applies experience and advanced knowledge of computer engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Possesses knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Provides national level technical assistance to in-service improvements, analysis, design and implementation of system-wide hardware/firmware/software modifications, service life extension, and failure analysis/support in response to NAS related problems beyond the assigned repair capability of the field. Provides support to the NAS configuration management; quality assurance; development and issuance of associated national technical directives and maintenance guidance. Analyzes and evaluates operational readiness and/or supportability of new NAS systems for deployment and technical support to new system acquisition efforts. Analyzes system performance and fault information from field facilities to identify causes of system failures.

    Defines, plans, and organizes assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Develops technical solutions to improve/ enhance system performance and lengthen service life. Determines technical requirements for functional improvements or major system enhancements, and provides assistance for system users and other technical support staff on system functionality and support requirements.

    Contacts are internal and external. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities. Contributes to the preparation of management/technical reports or contractual documents, and may be called upon to communicate the overall results of a project or work activity to FAA management, the aviation and aerospace industries, and other external parties.

    Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches. Assignments typically require solutions that are to be derived by interpreting and extrapolating from situations that were faced in the past. Provides recommendations to improve work processes. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced engineer. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations.

    Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • Job family (Series)

    0854 Computer Engineering

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