System Engineer 4

Category: System Engineer
Department: Engineer
Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

Member of the ESEA Technical Staff working as technical support in a SETA role, on the NSA 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.



Preferred Skills:

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.