Battelle Memorial Institute TSA Senior Test Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Senior Test Engineer. This position located in Arlington VA.


Battelle’s Critical Infrastructure and Security Resilience (CISR) Business Line group is seeking a senior test engineer to lead the research, development, test and evaluation of security systems and technology for both the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. This is a full-time position and the selected candidate will work in Battelle’s Crystal City Operations in Arlington, Virginia.

Primary responsibilities include leading test engineers in test planning, test article design and manufacturing, test conduct, data collection, reduction, and analysis, and test reporting. Technical areas applicable include non-intrusive inspection and associated scientific disciplines, physical security applications, command and control integration, human factors, operations research, statistics, and engineering. Candidate will be expected to train and provide day to day direction lower level staff to help improve technical development.

Candidate may also participate in scientific conferences, support and/or lead technical proposal development.

Work is performed both in the field and at the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF) located at the Ronald Reagan Nation Airport. Candidate is required to interact directly with the client on a regular basis and should have strong oral and written communication skills. Additionally, candidate should also have excellent computer skills including expertise in the use of applicable Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


  • The candidate must have at least a BS in engineering or physics from an accredited college or university.

  • Experience required is 8-10 years of technical work experience.

  • The candidate must be able to travel, be a self-starter, and a team player.

  • Travel is expected to be up to 25%.

  • Sole US Citizenship with the eligibility and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance and to obtain TSA Security Suitability.


  • Already possess a Secret Security Clearance.

  • Already possess TSA Security Suitability.

  • Possess a MS or PhD level degree in an engineering or other technical field.

  • Experience in the test and evaluation of Transportation Security Equipment (TSA).

  • Experience applying statistics to analyze and report test results.

  • Experience designing and/or implementing data collection hardware and techniques.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

“Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected classes covered under federal or applicable state and local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.”

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