Systems Engineer Level 4

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Laurel, United States

Last shared 255 days ago

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8 - 9 years

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Information Technology Services Engineering
Job Description

Member of the ESEA Technical Staff working as technical support in a SETA role, on the Tactical Compliance Verification and Interoperability Assessments Team.

Perform technical consultation to improve the effectiveness of tactical intelligence systems as a team member responsible for assessing Tactical SIGINT Systems found on a variety of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, ships and ground platforms used by US and allied armed forces.
Work with government and contractors to improve tactical SIGINT system effectiveness by assessing Interoperability, Connectivity, Modernization, Security and Supportability (ICMSS); assess standards implementation; evaluate documentation; and participate in technical reviews at key acquisition phases.
Work with senior Department of Defense and Intelligence Community acquisition engineers and user representatives to identify ICMSS risks and opportunities in the architectural designs of those systems.
With limited, high-level direction, working as a member of a small team or independently, conduct system-of-systems interoperability and technical assessments of the design and operating environment of systems based on validated effectiveness criteria.  Recommend actions based on the findings in formal Assessment Reports or frequent informal technical communications.
Work with the acquisition community, military Service Cryptologic Components of the US and our Allies, and industry stakeholders to maintain expert knowledge of current and emerging SIGINT solutions and understand the technical challenges related to tactical SIGINT interoperability within the 5-Eyes partners.
Work with teammates to develop and maintain a model interrelating requirements, system capabilities, technology implementation, and standards.  Contribute to the refinement of ICMSS system effectiveness criteria in the context of emerging system’s architecture and requirements.
Participate in various SIGINT Working Groups; prepare and review technical assessments; and review SIGINT technologies.

Individual Capabilities Required:

MUST HAVE an ACTIVE TS/SCI with Polygraph

A Systems Engineer IV must have a High School Diploma or GED plus fourteen (14) years of general system engineering experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a Related Discipline from an accredited college or university plus ten (10) years of systems engineering experience OR a Master’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field1 or a Related Discipline2 from an accredited college or university plus eight (8) years of systems engineering experience.

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Prior military SIGINT systems hands-on experience.
Ability to review and analyze user requirements, concept of operations documents, system architecture and requirements specifications.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to comfortably interact with all levels of organizational management, be willing to operate in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision, and possess strong interpersonal, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
Technical and people skills necessary to collaborate with customers, subject matter experts, and senior technical and programmatic leadership.
Knowledge of operational SIGINT data flows.

 Qualified Engineering fields: (Aeronautics, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Nuclear, Software, Systems, and Engineering Management)

 Related Disciplines: (Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, and Physics)

Individual Capabilities Desired:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Multi-service, multi-intelligence background.
Experience with system acquisition requirements, technical requirements documents, and reviews.
Familiarity with system design document preparation and JROC architecture products
Familiarity with DoDAF v2.0 is highly desired.

Company Description
KaRDS Cyber Solutions, LLC (KaRDS) is a growing Veteran – Owned Small Business (VOSB) that holds its initial focus on defense. KaRDS, founded in 2010, is a reliable professional consulting organization focusing its efforts on bringing high quality information assurance, cyber operations, systems engineering, curricular development, program management and acquisition support.


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