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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Do you have an interest in the latest cutting-edge intelligence-gathering technology? Do you want to have an effect on the future warfighting capabilities of the best Air Force in the world? If so, we have a place for you in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces (ISR/SOF) Directorate, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
As a Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME) your duties include:
Assist the Government team with development and demonstration of GEOINT reconnaissance sensors and advanced processing/exploitation tools. Assist with maturing technologies from laboratory and industry for multiple airborne platforms to enhance the Find, Fix, Track, Target, and Engage elements of the kill-chain.
Assist in performing technical/mission analyses of operational requirements, assist in developing system concepts and perform technological/trade-off study assessments of proposed designs. Provide operationally relevant systems engineering services to assist with technology development activities that identify, analyze, evaluate, test, certify and implement new capabilities.
Assist with the technical management of the sensor acquisition life-cycle.
Provide operationally-relevant GEOINT engineering services to assist with technology development activities that identify, analyze, evaluate, test and implement new capabilities for potential incorporation into the intelligence collection architecture. Assist with integrating preplanned improvements or follow-on capabilities to candidate sensors for existing or emerging platforms and sensor data with current exploitation elements as required to execute the following test and evaluation activities: Imaging and Targeting Support (l&TS), Reduction of Data Using Compression Enhancements (RDUCE), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and other emerging next generation imaging sensor development programs such as High Altitude Long Range GEOINT Capabilities (HALRGC) study, Laser Detection And Ranging/Light Detection and Ranging (LADAR/LIDAR )study, Hyperspectral Imaging and Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/JR) sensor designs.
Assist in translating Department of Defense (DoD) user requirements into system requirements which will be used by the weapon system contractor. Assist in performing technical/mission analyses of operational requirements, developing system concepts, and perform technological/tradeoff study assessments of proposed designs. Assist in reviewing the overall system design baseline (architecture and interoperability requirements). Assist in integrated subsystem controls, environmental control, thermal management, auxiliary and emergency power, mechanical systems and fire/overheat protection systems.
Assist with processes for drafting project documentation, including Statements of Objectives (SOOs) and Statements of Work (SOWs), program plans, schedules and presentations. Assist in drafting documentation required by regulations and statues, to include but not limited to the System Engineering Plan (SEP) and Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP). Assist test teams in the development of test requirements and reviewing test plans.
Assist in reviewing and analyzing technical proposals or modifications for cost, design feasibility and system compatibility. Assist in reviewing specifications, including system, system segment, and equipment specifications and Interface Control Documents (lCDs) submitted by the weapon system contractor or other DoD agencies involved in the program.
Assist in supporting and conducting engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life-cycle cost, producibility, maintainability, supportability, reliability, technical/schedule risk assessment and scheduling trade-off studies. Assist in the support and conduct of systems analyses to include system design/design feasibility and state-of the-art assessments.
Assist in evaluating the Integrated Master Plan (IMP), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), System Engineering Detailed Schedule (SEDS) engineering cost estimates, System Test Plans (STPs) and Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs) and participate in testing.
Provide systems/subsystems integration support for the acquisition, development and verification of systems and equipment. Assist in the development of integration plans, interface management and control plans, and integration test plans. Assist in conducting analyses and trade studies to define interface requirements, establishing cost effective interface design solutions and resolving interface problems. Support includes assisting in the review of ICDs, participation on appropriate Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) activities, tracking status of ICD development and problem resolution. Assist in review of integration test plans, procedures, data and special studies to define alternative interface/integration approaches.
Assist in DoD and Air Force system-of-systems acquisition engineering processes. Assist in sensor development and integration on manned or unmanned air vehicles in areas such as integrated subsystem controls, avionics, communications/data link integration and electrical power integration. Assist in producing architectures which assess user needs, document the planned and existing systems intended to meet the needs, determine deficiencies, develop alternative solutions and recommend a solution to meet the deficiencies. Assist in developing a plan to implement the chosen solution.
Assist in engineering support including defining GEOINT system and subsystem requirements, system analysis, integration, test and evaluation activities and identifying potential related projects to GEOINT programs. Assist in the technical and management aspects of GEOINT requirements.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics from an ABET accredited university, plus a minimum of twelve (12) years of direct experience. Experience and degree requirements must be in a field relevant to their functional area. A minimum of four (4) years of your total experience must have been performed on DOD programs.
Have knowledge and experience with internal carriage and podded system development, systems integration on various platforms and obtaining airworthiness certification.
Applicant selected will be subject to a U.S. Government background investigation and MUST meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information: TOP SECRET clearance (Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) within the previous five years) with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI-DCID 6/4) eligibility on the FIRST DAY of employment.
Familiarity with multiple intelligence disciplines to include, but not limited to: GEOINT, Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Hyperspectral Imaging and Detect and Avoid Systems.
Experience with US Air Force sensor programs for manned and unmanned aircraft.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.