• Systems Engineer L5

    Location US-MD-Ft. Meade
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/19/2018 12:06 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    System and Software Engineering
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring a Systems Engineer L5 to join our team in the Ft. Meade, MD area.  The Systems Engineer will 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



    *All Candidates must have a TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph

    • Fifteen (15) years' systems engineering experience supporting DoD/IC programs. 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Nuclear, Software, Systems, and Engineering Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, and Physics.
      • Four (4) years of additional systems engineering experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree
      • A Master's degree in a qualifying engineering field may be substituted for two (2) years of experience, thereby reducing the requirement to thirteen (13) years of experience
    • Prior DoD 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 Desired:

    • 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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    WOOD is 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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