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Systems Engineer, Level 5


Member of the technical staff working as technical support in a SETA role, on the customer’s Tactical Compliance Verification and Interoperability Assessments Team. Work with government and contractors to improve the SIGINT system by assessing Interoperability, Connectivity, Modernization, Security and Supportability (ICMSS); assess standards implementation; evaluate documentation; and participate in technical reviews at key acquisition phases. With minimal, high-level direction, working independently or as a member of a small team, 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 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.


Active Top Secret Clearance with a polygraph is required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a qualified engineering field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of systems engineering experience 
    • Note: A Master’s degree or PhD may be substituted for two years of experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 19 years of systems engineering experience would also be acceptable
  • To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
    • Prior 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

Individual Capabilities/Experience Desired:

  • Experience with system acquisition requirements, technical requirements documents, and reviews
  • Familiarity with system design document preparation and JROC architecture products

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Laurel, Maryland
United States
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