Systems Engineer

Location: Fort Meade, MD
Date Posted: 10-05-2016
Member of the Technical Staff working as technical support in a SETA role. 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.

Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED plus ten (10) years of general system engineering experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in a Qualified Engineering Field or a Related Discipline from an plus six (6) years of systems engineering experience. 
  • 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.
Desired Skills:
  • 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.
Clearance:
TS/SCI with Polygraph

Location:
Fort Meade, MD area

About Ocean Riders Engineering:
Ocean Riders Engineering, Inc. is a dynamic woman-owned, agile small business with a great depth of experience in an array of engineering related services. Our experience includes systems engineering, project engineering, and specialized engineering expertise to support National Security, the Intelligence Community, and DoD critical missions since 2009. Our team develops and maintains strong relationships with our customers to ensure customer satisfaction and mission success.
 
Ocean Riders Engineering provides generous benefits including: Health Care 100% paid for employee and 50% for dependents, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term disability, SEP-IRA with 10% employer contribution, Profit Sharing, 15 days PTO, and 10 paid holidays.
 
Ocean Riders Engineering is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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