Hypersonics Technology - Systems Engineer

Access Talent Today, LLC - Arlington, VA

Seeking a Systems Engineer-Hypersonics Technology SME, to join a team supporting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The qualified candidate will provide extensive research, technical assessments, and policy recommendations, on existing and emerging technologies critical to the United States maintaining superior military capabilities. Work will be performed primarily at the Pentagon, the Mark Center in Alexandria, VA, and local company offices, supporting DoD, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), Department of Commerce (DoC), Department of State (DoS), and other Agencies. Travel will be required, less than 15% of the time, predominantly within the continental United States.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical support for the Director of Technology & Manufacturing Industrial Base (TMIB) responsible for conducting assessments of United States technical, development, manufacturing, and supply-chain ecosystems, and for creating strategies and investment plans to maintain United States military and technological superiority
  • Coordinate across relevant DoD and extended communities, providing support to the Principal Director (PD) for Hypersonics to inform strategic roadmap(s) and associated industrial base activities
  • Create and maintain an enduring set of deliverables and assessments required to field capabilities, addressing near-, mid-, and long-term technology development, industrial and innovation base production, critical DoD technology needs, increased opportunity for non-traditional supplier partnerships, and supply chain illumination
  • Facilitate assessments at the confluence of technology concerns, business concerns, foreign involvement, and the effects of that involvement on DoD modernization priorities, warfighting capabilities, technology advantage, and associated RDT&E investments
  • Identify activities and initiatives on the part of the DoD, its industry partners, and the extended global technology base to improve DoD’s abilities to develop, build, and field the system and mission capabilities it needs to retain military advantage and support U.S. interests
  • Provide recommendations to mitigate foreign ownership, control, influence, cyber penetration, and other exploitation threats to the U.S. technology and manufacturing industrial base; protect and promote the industrial base through case reviews related to Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and other related export control activities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline or related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field and nine (9) years of experience
  • 7-14 years of related experience; 3 years with Hypersonics technologies (or weapons systems equivalent).
  • Knowledge of the DoD acquisition processes, policies, and guidance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Clearance

  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering discipline or related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field and seven (7) years experience
  • Knowledge of Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) organizational structures, functions, and communication protocols
  • Knowledge of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), OUSD(R&E), OUSD(A&S)/Industrial Policy, Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA), export controls, intelligence, counterintelligence and law enforcement organizations, interagency partners like DoC and DoS, and relevant policies, procedures, tools, and support services


Posted On: Friday, October 23, 2020



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