GEOINT Radar Subject Matter Expert

Chantilly, VA
Feb 21, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Description SAICs National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is seeking a GEOINT Radar Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide Systems Engineer Technical Advisor (SETA) services for a critical position on the LANDMARK AOS program. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph and is located in Chantilly, VA. LANDMARK AOS is a large SETA contract, supporting the customers Ground Enterprise Directorate (GED), responsible for the acquisition of systems over the complete end-to-end life cycle. This position is located in Chantilly, VA, however alternate locations are considered. In this role, you will provide technical support to facilitate the development of GEOINT capabilities cooperatively with development contractors and mission partners to optimize mission success. The Radar SME Engineer will actively perform engineering and analysis to ensure programs successfully develop and deliver core mission processing services in all phases of the acquisition life cycle. Key functions include: Interface directly with development Prime Contractors in the role of oversight, monitoring of software development and integration activities and ensuring alignment with Government requirements and objectives Retain cognizance of a wide variety of GEOINT mission processing projects including, technical baseline, project schedules, dependencies, risks and cost Advise Senior and Mid-Level managers on architectural decisions to include investment strategies, acquisition portfolio priorities, risk assessment of project execution Conduct Strategic planning for both mission architecture needs (technical trade studies, definition of future architecture planning, software service recommendations etc.) and programmatic (Program Budget Guidance, cost estimation, generation of acquisition schedules) Develop Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) for new capabilities and coordinating them across the affected organizations Develop enterprise, system, functional, performance, and interface requirements Accomplish performance assessment and provide estimates of cost, schedule and risk impacts to existing Ground architecture implementations Provide technical and cost assessment of vendor proposals, review technical reports, design artifacts and program plans You will work side-by-side with the other LANDMARK AOS staff comprised of world class System Engineers, Acquisition Engineers and Domain Experts to lead the customer in acquiring modern processing applications. Qualifications TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience. Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph Bachelors degree from an accredited institution. 9+ years experience with IC and/or DoD space architectures, systems and/or operations. Experience with signal processing and system architecting in the areas of SAR space based systems Experience with current and future Radar satellite, airborne, and ground collection systems to include current and future processing capabilities Experience in Radar phenomenology specific to collection and processing methodology Experience in Radar systems to include tasking, command & control, collection, mission processing, and dissemination Experience in requirements development and definition activities to include stakeholder engagement and customer needs elicitation Domain knowledge in Ground Software, Space Development Programs or Mission Operations programs Familiarity with MS Office tool suite Strong organizational, time-management, and verbal / written communication skills, able to convey information across multiple customer and corporate audiences Desired Qualifications: Bachelors STEM degree from an accredited institution Advanced degree from an accredited institution Working knowledge of the operations of GEOINT and associated scheduling, tasking and/or mission management functions Understanding of advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) capabilities Demonstrable understanding of planning, scheduling and mission management technologies Experience working within or closely with Acquisition Offices; SETA and/or SE&I experience Specific experience in support of Intelligence Community's (IC) GEOINT systems and capability development.

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