PreTalen GPS Test Engineer in El Segundo, California

Job Description

This position is located in El Segundo, California. The GPS Test Engineer reports to the Test Lead. The GPS Test Engineer will also interface with the government customer at the GPS Directorate to ensure that M-Code GPS User Equipment (MGUE) test efforts are successful. This includes the support of Integrated System Test (IST 3-3) which focuses on MGUE performance and characterization to technical specification.


  • Responsible for GPS SE&I MGUE Test and Evaluation duties, including test witnessing, data analysis, data recording and reporting.

  • Supporting test execution, tracking test articles, recording and analyzing data, supporting deficiency reporting and resolution, and writing test reports for MGUE testing.

  • Reviewing and supporting sell-off of MGUE Requirements Verification Plans for system-level specifications.

  • Planning and reviewing test and verification resources to include modelling and simulation activities and test equipment needed to support Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) test and verification.

  • Preparing and executing required verification, validation, and accreditation plans for test assets.


  • 5-13 years of systems engineering experience working on a DoD program.

  • Experience with planning and executing tests at DoD Test Ranges or Laboratories

  • Ability to author test plans and procedures

  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings

  • Proactive leader who identifies and solves issues

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Mathematics

  • Must hold an active Secret Security Clearance


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Mathematics

  • Experience performing tests in a laboratory setting

  • Experience with GPS legacy receivers or MGUE

  • Design of Experiments experience

Company Description

PreTalen is a professional engineering and integration firm specializing in communication, navigation, cyber systems, and advanced programs.