Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 21 November 2007

Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 21 November 2007

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“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.”

– Alex Noble

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Fly your flag!

Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace, maritime, marine technology and security industry.

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*** This week’s jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below:

1.) Res Chemist-Analytical Task Leader, Alion Science and Technology, Edison, NJ

2.) Contracts Administrator, Insight Technology, Londonderry, New Hampshire

3.) Administrative Coordinator, Atlas Telecom, Abu Dhabi

4.) Senior EM Systems/Acquisition Engineer, EMC Management Concepts, Northern Virginia

5.) Client Care Administrator, Zebra Technologies, Vernon Hills, IL

6.) VTC Technician, BRTRC

7.) Senior Software Engineer, SET, Arlington, VA

8.) Logistician III, SEA Corp (Middletown, RI), Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI

9.) Logistics Support Representative 3, Boeing, Ft. Rucker, AL

10.) Financial Analyst II, Bowhead, Lexington Park, MD

11.) Software Engineer, Raytheon IDS, Sudbury, MA

12.) Weapons Systems Software Analyst (Software V&V)- Various Systems, NCI/White Sands Missile Range NCI Information Systems, White Sands, NM

13.) Assistant Software Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Rome, NY

14.) Senior Business Development Manager SSN. General Dynamics AIS, Fairfax, VA

15.) Systems Engineer E/S, Northrop Grumman, Aurora, CO

16.) Financial Subcontract Associate, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA

17.) Project Analyst, Little Creek, Gryphon Technologies, Chesapeake VA

*** And more…

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*** From Rodger Dana:

*** Naval History Seminar

Colleagues: Please join us on Tuesday 20 November for a presentation on an event of importance to all Americans in this new, troubled century.

Lecture: “Pentagon 9/11” by Dr. Sarandis Papadopoulos, of the Naval

Historical Center's Contemporary History Branch, who was the Navy

co-author of the recently published history, Pentagon 9/11. That work provides the most comprehensive account to date of the 11 September 2001 attack on the Pentagon and its aftermath, including unprecedented details of the impact on the building and its occupants and the scope of the rescue, recovery, and care-giving effort. The narrative is based on firsthand accounts of survival, tragedy, and heroism drawn from hundreds of interviews. It records in compelling detail the destruction caused by American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the building. He will also relate the epic struggle of the on-scene survivors and those individuals who led colleagues to safety, firefighters, security and medical personnel.

When: 12:00-1:00 on Tuesday 20 November 2007

Where: National Museum of the United States Navy, Bldg 76, Washington

Navy Yard

*** From Brook DeWalt:

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving! Brook DeWalt

here. I'm not one to send group e-mail often, but

this will hopefully be worthy of your attention to

pass along as much as possible… and participate!

Here is your chance to put extra thanks in

Thanksgiving by letting the military members know you

appreciate them. This week, you can text a thank you

message to our military members. Text 8 9 2 7 9 and

say thanks.

We will tally the number of text messages and let the

troops know the volume of gratitude that has been

expressed from the folks back home. Please spread the

word and send your text messages to 8 9 2 7 9. Make

Thanksgiving a time of thanks, for the troops. Follow

the Giving Thanks program at

The Giving Thanks text messge program is designed to

provide citizens the opportunity to send text messages

of appreciation for our military men and women during

the Thanksgiving holiday. Please take advantage of

this opportunity to demonstrate appreciation for those

who are sacrificing and serving our country.

The results will be tallied and may be viewed on the

ASY web site:

Thanks in advance for your support and have a

wonderful holiday!



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*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Res Chemist-Analytical Task Leader, Alion Science and Technology, Edison, NJ

BS in Chemistry or closely related scientific field plus eight or more years of environmental laboratory experience, including at least two years as laboratory group leader or supervisor. Experience using EPA analytical methods and QA/QC protocols as well as GC, GC/MS, and ICP required. Proficiency with MS Office required. Good verbal and written communication skill required.

Leads analysis-related tasks; coordinates assignments, writes status reports; operates GC-MS, GC, ICP instruments; performs VOA, BNA, dioxin, pesticides/PCBs, herbicides, metals, classical inorganic analyses; prepares and reviews technical reports and SOPs; conducts peer review, conducts training for staff and performs other special projects as assigned.

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

2.) Contracts Administrator, Insight Technology, Londonderry, New Hampshire

Insight Technology develops & produces highly sophisticated laser aiming & illumination devices, night vision devices, laser rangefinder and thermal imaging systems for the US Military, Federal law enforcement agencies, allied nations, state and local law enforcement, as well as the general public. All full-time positions provide competitive salary, alternative work schedule, generous vacation time, 10 paid holidays, health, dental, disability and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and an opportunity to participate in a matching 401k plan.

Insight Technology does a majority of its business with the federal

Government and is seeking a Contracts Administrator with significant

experience in Government contracts to administer these Contracts. Prior work experience with Government contracts is required and experience with commercial/international contracts is highly desirable. Knowledge of FAR and DFAR is required, and the ability to work with MS Office and Cost Point is desired. Candidates must be very detail oriented, hold a minimum of a BS degree and have a minimum of 3 years of contract administration experience.

Please submit salary requirement with resume.

Apply at


3.) Administrative Coordinator, Atlas Telecom, Abu Dhabi


4.) Senior EM Systems/Acquisition Engineer, EMC Management Concepts, Northern Virginia

Mid-to-Senior level systems engineers to support DoD Electromagnetic

Environmental Effects and Spectrum Supportability programs. Ideal

candidate will have some acquisition and/or T&E E3 experience, in the 10 to 20 year range. Electromagnetic compatibility design or test

experience would be helpful but not explicitly necessary. Acquisition

management and JCIDS requirements experience highly desired (e.g.

supporting a DoD program office), policy development a plus and joint

staff support even better. Relevant military operational background also a plus. Position will provide support to E3 and SS educational efforts as well as Joint E3 Ordnance (HERO) program efforts. Engineering Degree desired but not required, more dependant on experience. Work sites are in within the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Hiring company is EMC Management Concepts, a small N. VA based company specializing in EMC services for the Dept of Defense. We offer competitive salaries, a full cafeteria style benefits package including 401K and incentive bonuses. Please contact: Brian Farmer, at: / (703) 349-3516 / (703) 864-7023 (cell) / (801) 751-7885 (fax)

Brian Farmer – President and Technical Director

Corporate Headquarters

46603 Kingschase Court

Sterling, VA 20165

(703) 349-3516

(801) 751-7885 (fax)

5.) Client Care Administrator, Zebra Technologies, Vernon Hills, IL

6.) VTC Technician, BRTRC

BRTRC, Inc. is currently looking for a Video Teleconference Technician to support one of its local government clients. The major goal of this position is to operate the networks, systems, and associated equipment in support of the client. Systems and equipment include those that are used in distance meetings and presentations, such as teleconferencing, broadcasting, audio and video, telephone and telecommunications transmission, computers, and presentation systems.


•Assist in scheduling and coordinating requests for equipment and/or services, and managing the conference rooms’ VTC calendars.

•Assist in coordinating VTCs with the appropriate POCs, and make arrangements with the VTC bridge when necessary.

•Provide technical support for meetings, conferences, classes, and command-wide broadcasts.

•Provide user assistance and training with operation of multimedia systems.

•Support integrated, audio/visual systems, perform site maintenance, and recommend upgrades and enhancements.

•Work with security managers to maintain the updates to the classified VTC system.

•Operate digital audio, video, and teleconference bridging and networking equipment according to program requirements using computer and network-based control systems.

•Setup, operate, and troubleshoot computers, EtherNet LAN interconnects, projectors, cameras, conference room lighting, equipment control systems, VCRs, audio recorders, scan converters, document cameras, wired and wireless microphones, and audio systems in support of a meeting or presentation delivered via teleconference.

•Ensure that all presentations are available and loaded in the system prior to start-time.

•Prepare conference rooms and control rooms for use.

•Assist with the maintenance of the client’s copy-machines.

Successful candidates MUST be able to hold a security clearance.

BRTRC offers an exceptional benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

Please send resume and salary requirements to:

7.) Senior Software Engineer, SET, Arlington, VA

Job Description

The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for include translating innovative sensor processing algorithms from proof of principal demonstrations into efficient, reliable software implementations. The senior software engineer will design and implement software applications for real-time performance working with algorithm developers to analyze, optimize, and refine their algorithm concepts. Responsibilities will also include integration of algorithm systems into multi-threaded, multi-process, multi-processor environments (windows, linux, etc.) with cross-platform compatibility and portability. The senior software engineer will also be responsible for constructively supporting the software development process including developing specifications, disciplined software design, coding standards, configuration management, test procedures, and documentation. Application domains of interest include processing of multi-dimensional radar and video data for object detection, tracking and recognition (MTI, ATR), area monitoring, change detection, intrusion detection, and hidden weapons detection for military and commercial customers from both ground-based and airborne sensors.

Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years of experience developing software for government or commercial software systems. Some knowledge of 1D, or 2D signal processing is required. Experience with C/C++, MS Windows and Unix/Linux software development environments (such as visualC++ or gcc/g++/gdb/make, C#) and tools (such as CVS, subversion or other CM system; bugzilla, roundup or other bug/issue tracking) is required as is knowledge of standard industrial software development, test, and maintenance practices, processes, and documentation, such as SEI CMM. Knowledge of video detection and tracking algorithms is highly desirable as is experience with implementing object recognition algorithms. Some experience with real-time or high-speed code optimization on general-purpose processors (such as Pentium or Power PC processors) is highly desirable. Experience with vision and image processing software libraries and tools, such as OpenCV, Intel IPL, and DirectX/DirectShow is also highly desirable. Experience with image and video formats and camera interfaces (1394 Firewire IIDC/DCAM, GigE, CameraLink) is desirable. Experience with scripting and prototyping tools such as Matlab, perl, python, and Java is desirable.

BS or MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, IT, EE or related field. Have or be able to obtain DOD Secret clearance.

8.) Logistician III, SEA Corp (Middletown, RI), Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI

Responsibilities: This is a full-time position (M-F) with flexible hours & growth opportunity. Directly supports I&EW Installation Coordinator responsible for all I&EW System Installations within Code 34. Primary duties will include, but not limited to: scheduling & tracking of Periscope Imaging Upgrade SHIPALTS & Engineering Change Instructions (ECI); drafting/preparing installation completion messages; reviewing/performing RIMCO check-in requirements prior to installation; maintaining N77 installation tracking matrix; development & submission of Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) with maintenance activities; developing and tracking of departmental ECIs and preparation & submission of weekly progress reports. Position requires the management of database systems including: Navy Data Environment (NDE), Navy Modernization (NM) and NTIRA for imaging upgrades & SHIPALTS. Financial & Contract support as required by the customer. Office will be located at NUWC. Additional responsibilities to support the business area manager with program management as directed.

Qualifications: HS diploma or GED; financial & administrative experience to include compiling detailed financial reports; typing & distributing correspondence; in-depth experience in administrative & personnel service; project planning; management & budgeting. Minimum 7 years experience with logistic support. Position requires proficient use of MS Excel, Word, Project & Power Pont. Also, must have good typing skills & ability to work independently with little supervision. Candidates should have excellent communication & writing skills & enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

Contact Person: Bobbi-Jo Marcotte – Human Resources

9.) Logistics Support Representative 3, Boeing, Ft. Rucker, AL

Responsible for the daily activities of the on site parts and material support for Contractor Logistics Support for CH-47F Fielding and sustainment. Manages transactions, inventory, documentation, research, and customer interaction the daily operation of all CH-47F logistics support at Fort Rucker, AL. Follows processes in execution of inventory control, receiving and shipping practices and handling of government property. Maintains routine communication with Boeing ILS management, material management, and contract management personnel on matters such as maintenance activities, parts availability, order status, and current schedules for delivery of products and services. Clearance: None. Req #: 07-1024633

10.) Financial Analyst II, Bowhead, Lexington Park, MD

11.) Software Engineer, Raytheon IDS, Sudbury, MA

Program (RTCP) software development team of the Cobra Judy Replacement program to develop real-time software using object-oriented analysis and design techniques and implementing with the C++ language. Taking directions from the SI (Software Item) Lead, the candidate is expected to participate in the full software development cycle, which includes reading and understanding software requirements, coding, unit testing and software integration.

Active secret clearance or eligibility (US citizenship) to obtain one is required.

The CJR Software Integrated Product Team (IPT) offers a fast-paced and rewarding software development environment for qualified candidates.

Basic Qualifications:

0-3 years’ experience in object-oriented analysis, design and implementation with C++.

Experience with UNIX.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with configuration control using Clearcase.

Willing to adhere to the Raytheon software development process.

Familiar with the IMB AIX platform.

Familiar with the Microsoft Office suite.

Required Education(including Major):

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

12.) Weapons Systems Software Analyst (Software V&V)- Various Systems, NCI/White Sands Missile Range NCI Information Systems, White Sands, NM

Tracking Code189843-598

Various Weapons Systems software will be evaluated. These include: precision Fires, NLOS-LS, AFTDS, and Future Combat System. Candidate will perform software verification and validation (V&V) processes to determine whether the development products of a given activity conform to the requirements of that activity and whether the software satisfies its intended use and user needs. Required SkillsA Bachelors degree in Engineering, Math, Physics or Computer Science plus 2 to 7 years of direct experience is required or equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. This effort requires good analytical and communications Skills – written and oralJob LocationWhite Sands, NM, US.Position TypeFull-Time/RegularRequires Security Clearance?Yes, requires normal clearance

13.) Assistant Software Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Rome, NY

This position requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or

related discipline and 3 years of relevant experience.


Motivated software engineers sought to staff R&D programs in support of AFRL-Rome Research Site.

*** From Dennis Stokowski:

Below is an abbreviated version of the BD Mgr SSN position. I appreciate your assistance in finding a suitable candidate. Person would mostly work out of Fair Lakes. Candidates may send resume to me.

Thank you.


14.) Senior Business Development Manager SSN. General Dynamics AIS, Fairfax, VA


* Identify and develop new business opportunities in support of

the Line of Business.

* Formulate strategies and plans to capture new business & leads.

* Develop business forecasts and marketing plans.

The primary customer is the US Navy.

MUST HAVE: Knowledge of Navy PEO Submarine, SSP and Integrated Warfare


MUST HAVE: Record of successful new business development.

MUST HAVE: DoD Secret security clearance

MUST KNOW: Navy Acquisition process and ability to shape capture


PREFER: Demonstrated success on significant programs as IPT/project lead or PM.

Dennis Stokowski

Director, Advanced Programs

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

12450 Fair Lakes Circle, Room 8050

Fairfax, VA 22033

703-263-2879 W

703-424-4240 C

703-885-7715 F

15.) Systems Engineer E/S, Northrop Grumman, Aurora, CO

16.) Financial Subcontract Associate, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA

17.) Project Analyst, Little Creek, Gryphon Technologies, Chesapeake VA

Ship Installation, LCAC Experience, Scheduling and Tracking Experience, and MicroSoft Project Experience are required.

Please e-mail or fax your resume

Dudley Berthold (

Fax: 757-502-8701

Mail: 825 Greenbrier Circle

Suite 201

Chesapeake VA 23320

*** One of the directors at the NASA Test Facility in Bay Saint Louis, Miss., was known for his inflexible edicts, which he invariably sent in writing, and for which he insisted on a signed receipt declaring that the orders had been received and understood. One day we were rerouting an underground pipe through his office and had to use a jackhammer to break through the concrete floor. I was standing in the hall to get away from the noise and dust when a couple of the director's assistants came by. One commented to the other in a hushed, reverent tone, “Good God, now he's carving them in stone!”

*** Ball cap of the week: USS Nautilus SSN 571

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Bowhead

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