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A-P-T Research, Inc. is currently seeking expertise in the following areas.
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+ Senior Engineer

Requisition #:  2018-013

Location:  Albuquerque, NM

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: This position will provide engineering and technical support to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Test Directorate. This group will work with the test and evaluation team to monitor preparation of newly acquired aircraft to replace current sensor platform aircraft. In addition, this position will support safety reviews, software change requests, test planning and execution activities and be available for some travel. This position requires a current Secret level DoD clearance.


  • In-depth knowledge of aircraft certification for flight
  • Experience with System Safety process and procedures (MIL-STD-882)
  • Knowledge of Software Safety/Assurance
  • Knowledge of airframes and payload integration
  • Knowledge of Air Worthiness activities


  • Government Flight Representative (GFR) experience
  • Knowledge of aircraft maintenance
  • Pilot experience

+ Program Manager

Position type: Full Time

Requisition #: 2018-012

Location: Huntsville, AL  

Security Clearance: Having a security clearance would be an advantage, but the ability to get one is a requirement.

Send resumes to: hr@apt-research.com

Engineering or other technical degree preferred. Experience in program management required, to include managing teams of people, working with budget and time constraints. Good writing and presentation skills required. Background in explosives safety or effects/consequence modeling would be a significant factor. Prior FBI or ATF work experience desired. Candidates need a good work ethic, and to be able to multitask. Some travel involved, including for occasional outdoor work at test sites.

  • Limited teleworking possible
  • Flexible schedule
  • Salary negotiable

+ Software Test Engineers

The Apache PPSS project has immediate opening for 2 or 3 Software Test Engineers.

  • The candidate will be performing Software Test and Integration tasks for the Apache helicopter Operational Flight Program.
  • Hands on abilities to work on flight aircraft as well as in a laboratory environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to synthesize customer contractual needs & requirements into system test solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints. 
  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans, test procedures and test reports.
  • Provide testability analysis of the requirements and an evaluation for completeness of the test program for all levels of testing. 
  • Generate test scripts in support of system integration and performance testing. 
  • Work with software developers as needed to help diagnose and identify the root cause of problems found during software integration. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret.
  • BS Degree in Electrical / Software Engineering plus 7+ years relevant experience.
  • Must be proficiency in C/C++ programming, Ada is a plus.
  • Must be proficiency in scripting languages (such as Perl, bsh/ksh/csh).
  • Must be comfortable working in Windows and Linux/Unix.
  • Minimum of 3 years of recent experience as Software Test Engineer.
  • Shall have a full understanding of all aspects of aircraft testing to include requirements definition, instrumentation, data processing, test planning, test conduct and test reporting.

Please send completed employment application and resume to hr@apt-research.com.

+ Program Manager - DC Area

Position requires responsible, motivated professional who will be able to work remotely with APT personnel in HSV. Position will coordinate and manage APT activities in the DC area, and must be able to travel locally regularly (and other travel occasionally). Good writing and presentation skills required.  Engineering or other technical degree preferred.  Background in explosives safety or effects/consequence modeling would be a significant factor. Prior FBI or ATF work experience desired. Candidates need a good work ethic, and able to multitask.  Some travel required.  Position at times requires field work.  Anticipated start date:  May 2017

  • Limited teleworking possible
  • Flexible schedule
  • Salary negotiable

Security Clearance:  Having a security clearance would be an advantage, but the ability to get one is a requirement.

Position type: Part time - Full Time

Location: DC Area   

Requisition #: 2017-010

Please send completed employment application and resume to hr@apt-research.com.

APT is extremely happy to continue its support to NASA Kennedy Space Center under the SMASS III contract. In anticipation of a short transition and contract start within the coming weeks, we encourage all SMASS II employees (non-APT or DSI) interested in continuing to work under SMASS III to submit an application, resume, and paystub to hr@apt-research.com. SMASS III program management team will subsequently contact you and provide information concerning a planned open house, interviews, and offers. All others interested may also apply and will be considered, as well.

APT seeks engineers, scientists, analysts, and software developers. Current expertise in the following areas is sought:

  • System Safety Engineering - Requires a Bachelor of Science degree and experience in system safety as applied to military systems.
  • Risk Analysis - Requires a Bachelor of Science degree and experience in conducting quantitative risk analysis for large aerospace programs.
  • Software Safety Engineering - Applicant should be familiar with system safety, software development, and software testing.
  • Range Safety - Background in flight safety analysis, risk analysis, or range safety systems. Education in probability, statistics, mathematics, or aeronautical engineering is preferable.

APT is an employee-owned company specializing in conducting safety analyses for the U.S. Government. APT offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and excellent benefits.

APT is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. APT provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. APT maintains a drug-free workplace and performs background checks. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

APT is committed to expanding access to employment for people with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, and your disability prevents you from applying, please advise what reasonable accommodation APT can provide to assist you in applying for one of our open positions. You may contact us by sending an email to hr@apt-research.com.
Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation for applying for a specific posted position will be responded to. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis.

Please send resumes and references to:
A-P-T Research, Inc.
ATTN: Myra Nickson
4950 Research Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35805-5906
Phone 256.327.3373
Fax: 256.837.7786

Download the APT Employment Application.

Inquiries concerning employment opportunities with A-P-T Research, Inc. can also be e-mailed to hr@apt-research.com.

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. All resumes will be treated in strictest confidence.