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USAF Acquistion and Space Domain Awareness (SME)

Jobcode: VA-1020-001

Location: Springfield, VA
Job Type: Full-time/Contract (IMMEDIATE OPENING)
Number of hires for this role: 1


Employ a multi-discipline approach to requirements engineering, solutions engineering, reliability, resiliency, services development, research and development (R&D), integration, test and evaluation, maintainability and analysis across controlled access program/special access program (CAP/SAP) architectures in the DoD/IC to ensure timely and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).  Candidates will be required to sign additional non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and provide proof of no other conflicts of interest (OCI) for performance in the (classified) Program Management Office, henceforth to be referenced as “PMO.”
Primary Duties include:

  • Conduct studies to evaluate innovative concepts and revolutionary technologies for application to PMO requirements.
  • Determine state of the art (SOTA) operational or technical feasibility to meet PMO requirements.
  • Identify and create plans to do drive optimization within PMO.
  • Prepare and review request for information (RFI) responses to identify innovative and new technologies to prototype and transition into the PMO.
  • Participate as advisor in demonstrations, prototype efforts, technology risk mitigation and source selection activities.
  • Analyze and assess special topics; prepare technical recommendations.
  • Define repeatable processes and procedures for transitioning new technologies and integrating new applications into PMO infrastructure.
  • Document agreements with mission partners (Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs), Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)).
  • Prepare and maintain a dependency matrix.
  • Identify risks and provide recommendations for mitigation planning.
  • Create strategic roadmaps to resolve potential gaps and manage costs.
  • Provide input to PMO strategic roadmaps and systems engineering products to help ensure program rigor, resolve potentials gaps, drive cross-cutting integration, ensure data is protected appropriately, and ensure mission capabilities are met.
  • Provide cross-domain integration with mission partners and industry performers to ensure successful implementation of PMO technology programs.
  • Create and maintain standards and specifications.
  • Provide baseline requirements (request for change (RFC)) support to include the full breadth of National Geospatial Intelligence
  • Agency (NGA) and mission partner requirements coordination meetings and initiatives to transition R&D capabilities to PMO operations.
  • Define concept of operations (CONOPS) and metrics to evaluate algorithms.
  • Develop and integrate new technologies into an overall PMO CONOPS to accommodate new data sources.
  • Collaborating with end users, create use cases for individual PMO projects at multiple security levels.
  • Develop test plans to demonstrate implementation of multi-level security (MLS) networks and systems, cyber security protection activities, and identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist in developing and implementing corrective and remediation actions for information assurance / cyber security-related deficiencies.
  • Conduct security assessments, audits, vulnerability analyses and scans, accreditation evaluations, and other formal information security-related evaluations to ensure the cutting-edge information assurance measures support PMO requirements (in support of certification and accreditation (C&A), authority-to-operate (ATO), continuous monitoring (CONMON) and other major program security review milestones and events).
  • Assist the PMO in correctly demonstrating information security-related tools and integrating them within the PMO infrastructure as directed.
  • Manage the overall PMO system transition process across the compendium of programs, projects, pilots and initiatives.
  • Maintain awareness of external (joint with mission partners) system tests, and evaluate the potential impact to PMO systems.
  • Produce test and transition-related inputs to the PMO requirements baseline.
  • Develop, articulate, and validate use cases; develop and execute test and training plans.
  • Assist PMO in updates to the Portfolio Management Plan (MfMP) and Program Management Plans (PMPs).
  • Develop and maintain System Engineering Plans (SEPs) and contractors’ System Engineering Management Plans (SEMPs) for the programs.
  • Develop testing and evaluation (T&E) plans to assess the overall performance of algorithms and tools developed under NGA sponsorship.
  • Assist in the evaluation of proposed industry solutions including program reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.).
  • Ability to define and implement interfaces to multiple external applications facilitating construction and refinement of space collection requests across low, medium, highly elliptical, and geosynchronous orbital regimes.
  • Ability to define targets and work with analysts on new types of targets.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) with radar and radio frequency (RF) processing and for space situational awareness (SSA) applications.
  • Demonstrated experience with threats including space object surveillance and identification (SOSI), radar and optical sensors, command and control (C2), battle management command, control, and communications (BMC3), orbital analysis, and deep experience with offensive/defensive space control (OSC/DSC).
  • IT experience in SSA and OSC community, including deep knowledge of systems across the IC and DoD community.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing MLS requirements that meet all CAP/SAP security (physical and cyber) requirements, high performance astrophysics-based capacity, high performance visualization compute capacity, private Amazon Web Services (AWS) controlled cloud solution, and AI high performance compute and store.
  • Experience dealing with data and data sources that exist at multiple classification levels and integrating that data with computational processes that will generate additional data at multiple classification levels; experience employing security controls to protect assets, mission, and data from low to high levels.
  • Experience protecting data and implementing controls such as CONMON, mandatory, discretional, attribute-based, role-based, risk-based access control (MAC, DAC, ABAC, RBAC, RiBAC), public key infrastructure (PKI), and single sign-on (SSO) across the MLS system in the CAP/SAP environment, with encryption-at-rest and encryption at motion; experience with implementing IC-approved cross-domain solutions (CDSs) for services.
  • Experience fusing IC-collected space information with the DoD’s SAP GEOINT.
  • Demonstrated experience with defining space targets to enable capture of targets in a tactical timeframe.Demonstrated experience with space enterprise information needs (comprehensive, historical, and indexed appropriately for down-stream tools), including space object observations, historical behavior and the relevant context of that behavior.
  • Experience with space environment, and space-to-ground including threats to assets.
  • Experience with multiple data collection techniques and an in-depth understanding of GEOIINT phenomenology.
  • Demonstrated experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), processes, tools and languages.
  • Demonstrated experience with software development frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience with photogrammetry, remote sensing, image science, information sciences, geographic information systems, geomatics, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting IC or DoD CAP/SAP architecture.
  • Understanding of Model Based Systems Engineering, processes, tools and languages.
  • Master’s degree in Systems Engineering.
  • 12 years of experience or PhD in Engineering.
  • 4 years of experience in related technical or scientific fields such as engineering, physics, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems, or related science, technology, engineering, and technology (STEM) degree program.
  • US Citizen.

Desired Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with commercial visualization tools such as RemoteView, ENVI, MATLAB, and SOCET GXP.
  • Demonstrated experience with the following standards:
  • ANSI/EIA 632:  Processes for Engineering Systems
  • IEEE 1220:  Standard for Application and Management of Systems Engineering
  • IEEE 24765:2017 – Systems and Software Engineering – Vocabulary
  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207:2017 – Systems and Software Engineering – Software Life Cycle Processes
  • ISO/IEC 15288:  Systems Engineering – System Life Cycle Processes


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Profit sharing
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • STD | LTD