Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for April 21, 2010


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for April 21, 2010

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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. DEFCON 1 brings you job opportunities every week, and counts on members like you to submit job listings to share and post in this newsletter.

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

1.) Software Engineering Intern, Alion Science and Technology, Mystic, CT

2.) Sr. Systems Engineer, Software Engineers, AH-64 Aircraft Integrator, Configuration/Data Managers, and Electrical/Electronics Engineer, Wavelink INC., Huntsville, Alabama

3.) Systems Engineer, Catapult Technology, Washington, DC and Quantico, VA

4.) Hardware Engineer Intern, Quantum3D Inc., San Jose, CA

5.) Chinook Program – Reliability, Maintainability and Systems Manager – Level K, Boeing Military Aircraft, Ridley Park, PA

6.) Chief Engineer, Chinook Canada Program Manager, Boeing Military Aircraft, Ridley Park, PA

7.) Network and Systems Engineer – Top Secret Security Clearance Required, Ciphent, Inc., Linthicum Heights, Maryland

8.) Application Developer- Full Scope Polygraph Clearance Required, Ciphent, Inc., Ft. Meade, MD

9.) Senior Systems Engineer, Washington Consulting Government Services, Hohenfels Army Base, Germany

10.) Content Manager/Editor, Dynamics Research Corporation, Alexandria, Va.

11.) WIN-T System/Test Engineer (Active Security Clearance Required), Moseley Technical Services, Inc. (MTSI), Taunton, MA

12.) Co-op or Intern – Research System Engineer, Concurrent, Duluth, GA

13.) Navy Communications Subject Matter Expert, Kratos, San Diego, CA

14.) System Engineer w/ TS/SCI with Full Scope Poly, Blue Canopy, Northern Virginia

14.) Executive Assistant, Quality Support, Landover, MD

15.) Financial Analysts, Prometheus, Lexington Park, MD

16.) System Analyst, EOIR Technologies, FT Belvoir, VA

17.) Software Engineer Application Developer, COMSO, Greenbelt, MD

18.) Aerospace Engineer, Kratos-DTI, Glen Burnie, MD

19.) Director – Corporate Marketing, Concurrent, Duluth, GA

20.) Transportation Security Manager – Bomb Appraisal Officer SV-1801-H, Transportation Security Administration, Department Of Homeland Security, Spokane, WA

21.) Sr Staff Scientist, APA Division, ENSCO, Inc., Springfield, VA

…and more!

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*** Here are the DEFCON 1 jobs for this week:

1.) Software Engineering Intern, Alion Science and Technology, Mystic, CT

Job ID: 11665

Responsibilities

Work under direct supervision of systems engineers collecting test data, calculating data statistics, and tabulating results for inclusion in reports and presentation.

Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled in a four year college or university, working towards a degree in mathematics, physics, engineering, or related scientific field. US citizenship and ability to obtain DoD security clearance. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Strong analytical skills and experience with Microsoft Window and Office.

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has 3700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

How To Apply

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees. Please apply on-line by uploading your resume or cut and paste your resume using our resume template.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We value the cultural differences our employees bring to Alion. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology. Join us. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11665

2.) Sr. Systems Engineer, Software Engineers, AH-64 Aircraft Integrator, Configuration/Data Managers, and Electrical/Electronics Engineer, Wavelink INC., Huntsville, Alabama

Wavelink, Inc. (WLI) is an expanding, woman-owned small business based in Huntsville, Alabama providing systems/software engineering, aircraft integration, and information technology support to the U.S. Army. WLI currently has positions for: Sr. Systems Engineer, Software Engineers, AH-64 Aircraft Integrator, Configuration/Data Managers, and Electrical/Electronics Engineer.

WLI provides a comprehensive benefit package, with competitive salaries in a proactive, employee-oriented work environment. Submit resumes to HR@wavelinkinc.com

No telephone calls. Responses will be held in strict confidence. Applicants selected are subject to a security investigation. An equal opportunity employer, M/F/H/V.

http://www.rocket951.fm/jobs/

http://www.wavelinkinc.com/Positions.html

3.) Systems Engineer, Catapult Technology, Washington, DC and Quantico, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/Systems-Engineer-Top-Secret-clearance-Job-Washington-DC-US-85887259.aspx

4.) Hardware Engineer Intern, Quantum3D Inc., San Jose, CA

Summary:

The Hardware Engineer Intern will work with hardware engineering team(s) to debug and finalize new designs. Role will require an understanding of digital and analog design and use of initiative to create new tests and tools and also to accurately document results.

Specific duties include but not limited to:

Work with hardware engineering teams to debug and test hardware designs

Help create design verification test plans and regression tests

Develop support packages for board level products ( dev kits, cables etc)

Create test benches in verilog for testing and verifying FPGA designs

Create supporting documentation for hardware products ( datasheets, ICD’s, FAQs etc)

Work with software team to develop diagnostic tools for products

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must have formal training in Computer Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

Must demonstrate technical competence in electronic design and basic theory such as Ohm’s law

Ability to read schematics and component data sheets essential

Ability to use an oscilloscope, multimeter and/or logic analyzer to take measurements welcome

Will need to be able to use MS Office (Word, Visio ) to write documentation

Ability to write clear English documentation for internal and customer consumption.

Desirable Qualifications:

Ability to solder fine pitch surface mount components

Experience with PCIExpress, SATA, Ethernet protocols

Understanding of thermal design / cooling

Power supply design experience or training

Verilog coding experience,

C/Perl programming skills for diagnostic / debug work

Training and Experience Required:

The selected candidate should be at a junior level working on a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering. The hired candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanente Resident.

Compensation and Benefits:

Commensurate with experience; plus a comprehensive benefits package.

NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE. If you reside outside of the area and do not require relocation assistance, please indicate this on your cover letter.

Quantum3D is a recognized leader in real-time visual simulation and computing solutions. With offices in San Jose, CA and Orlando, FL, we are always interested in hearing from ambitious and talented professionals who want to make a difference now and in the future.

The company offers competitive compensation, full medical & dental benefits, retirement accounts, stock options, and a really great work environment with some wonderful people.

For consideration, Word-formatted resume should be sent to hr@quantum3d.com.

http://quantum3d.com/company/careers/hardware_engineer_intern.html

5.) Chinook Program – Reliability, Maintainability and Systems Manager – Level K, Boeing Military Aircraft, Ridley Park, PA

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=10-1003603

6.) Chief Engineer, Chinook Canada Program Manager, Boeing Military Aircraft, Ridley Park, PA

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=10-1006373

7.) Network and Systems Engineer – Top Secret Security Clearance Required, Ciphent, Inc., Linthicum Heights, Maryland

http://www.engineer.net/jobs/engineeringjobs.php?jobid=12611

8.) Application Developer- Full Scope Polygraph Clearance Required, Ciphent, Inc., Ft. Meade, MD

http://ciphentcareers.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=116454

9.) Senior Systems Engineer, Washington Consulting Government Services, Hohenfels Army Base, Germany

Job ID: 11584

Responsibilities

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to lead a project team in the development of technical systems. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Defines and designs complex systems specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software/user compatibility. Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. Organizes a proposed project into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications. Regularly provides technical guidance and oversight to lower level technical staff.

Receives limited technical guidance and training from more experienced technical staff. Plans, results, and work products are reviewed periodically by senior technical staff.

Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings. May author or co-author technical reports.

Prepares and provides formal briefings to the staff and project sponsors. Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the project sponsor.

Identifies opportunities for follow-on tasking for current projects; develops related briefings, specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

Provides input and support to larger intra-organizational proposal development efforts. May have some exposure to and provide input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities.

Is recognized within the organization in one or more areas of technical expertise.

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 7 years relevant work experience. Masters degree preferred. Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Skills

Minimum Expected Level.

– Knowledge of standard systems engineering, computer software and hardware principles to support the acquisition and life cycle management of electronic, computer based military systems or simulation, simulators, training systems and instrumentation projects.

– Knowledge of software acquisition management, software development methodologies and software engineering processes.

– Knowledge of the application of current engineering technology as related to the design of electronic computer-based military equipment.

– Ability to analyze statistical and performance data that is helpful to perform market surveys, risk analysis, trade-off studies, baseline cost estimates and reliability, availability, maintainability (RAM) analysis needed to support the materiel acquisition decision making process.

– Ability to coordinate engineering, procurement, program control, configuration, test, manufacturing, and integrated logistics support.

– Ability to execute complex, multi-faceted projects within established financial and time constraints.

Maximum Expected Level. All minimum expected level skills plus the following:

– Knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) materiel acquisition process, specifically the application of DoD 5000 series of regulations to support the acquisition of electronic, computer based military equipment or simulations, simulators, training systems and instrumentation projects.

– Expertise in all areas associated with the development and integration of state-of-the-art engineering concepts within modeling and simulation and training systems.

– Expertise in applying Department of Defense (DOD) materiel acquisition processes to support the acquisition of simulations, simulators, training, and instrumentation systems.

– Ability to provide technical advice on the conceptual design of simulations, simulators, training, and instrumentation systems required to support complex military equipment or systems.

– Knowledge of policies, programs, organizations, functions, resources, and legislation affecting the program(s) and the organizations studied or served, and related customers, functions, resources, and users.

– Standard knowledge of test engineering and management techniques including Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) development and coordination through the Test Integration Working Group (TIWG) process.

– Knowledge of software management techniques to include software requirements analysis and design methodologies, software metrics, software reuse, software documentation, independent verification and validation (IV&V) criteria, and post deployment software support (PDSS) criteria and configuration management.

Ability to use the following common software:

– Windows OS (Windows 7; Vista)

– MS Office (Office 2007 at this time)

– ActivClient for CAC -PKI Only 6.0

– ApproveIt Desktop 5.7.3 (CAC electronic signature software)

– PureEdge Viewer (currently version 6.5 – free software)

– Adobe Acrobat reader

– Java Runtime Environment

– Several plug-ins such as Adobe Flash.

– Installroot

– SECRET Security Clearance

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11584

*** From Carol L. Bowers:

Hi Ned – My company, Dynamics Research Corp. (DRC), is looking for a Web content manager to work on our contract to support a Defense Department news-driven Web site, www.defense.gov/news. I'm the team leader, and one of our team members is leaving us for law school, so we're looking to backfill the position quickly. I should note that while our team is currently based in Alexandria, Va., and the job is posted with that location, we will be moving to Fort Meade, Md., as part of BRAC 2005 starting in April 2011.

Regards,

Carol L. Bowers

Web Content Manager

Dynamics Research Corp.

carol.bowers.ctr@dma.mil

10.) Content Manager/Editor, Dynamics Research Corporation, Alexandria, Va.

Tracking Code 8083

Job Description

We are looking for publication editors to work in support of Defense Department news-driven Web sites. Candidates must be able to craft snappy headlines, produce dynamic copy and edit captions for maximum effect. We are looking for individuals with experience in fast-paced news environments, and we would prefer, but not required, people with knowledge of Defense Department public affairs policies and practices. Former military journalists are encouraged to apply. Newspaper, magazine and news-driven Web backgrounds are all desirable.

Required Skills

Candidate must possess strong initiative and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment. Additional requirements include:

* Solid writing skills

* Strong editorial and production sense with an artist's eye in assembling stories.

* Ability to work effectively and efficiently under extreme deadline pressure.

*Strong interpersonal and communication skills a must.

Required Experience

The ideal candidate will have five to seven (5-7) years of professional experience in online news production, with a demonstrated knowledge of the editorial process. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related discipline, and five years’ experience, or an Associate's degree and seven additional years of experience.

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/onlinejobs/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=304121&company_id=15638

11.) WIN-T System/Test Engineer (Active Security Clearance Required), Moseley Technical Services, Inc. (MTSI), Taunton, MA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8A2PZ6N20HC8NYYKHR

12.) Co-op or Intern – Research System Engineer, Concurrent, Duluth, GA

https://jobs.ccur.com/company_careers_currentopenings.aspx

13.) Navy Communications Subject Matter Expert, Kratos, San Diego, CA

http://www.kratosdefense.com/externaljoblist/ExternalJobDescription.asp?src=&ID=2120

14.) System Engineer w/ TS/SCI with Full Scope Poly, Blue Canopy, Northern Virginia

Security Clearance: Top Secret (TS SCI) with Lifestyle Polygraph. BC Fed has several openings in Northern Virginia Area for System Engineers with different backgrounds and experiences. Security cleareance stated above is a must.

Duties: System Engineers provide strategic and tactical planning and engineering support for projects. Personnel are assigned to more complex development tasks based on their Level of expertise. Data Architect, Knowledge Management Specialist, Network Engineer, Systems Analyst, Systems Architect, Systems Engineer and Technical Consultant. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For more information, please contact Curt Gaucher, Corporate Recruiter at cgaucher@bluecanopy.com.

14.) Executive Assistant, Quality Support, Landover, MD

Immediate Opening

Requires a SECRET security clearance

The incumbent manages multiple administrative, logistic, and coordination functions, including preparation of memos, briefings, spreadsheets, papers, reports, and other materials; schedules and organizes office conferences/meetings; prepares travel orders and files vouchers using online systems; prepares travel arrangements for office personnel as needed, including hotel, airline, and rental car reservations; processes required documentation with various offices; prepares and manages correspondence; creates and maintains databases; ensures information is properly distributed to points of contact; assists in preparation of electronic and hardcopy coordination; creates and maintains office files; maintains Director's calendar; monitors office leave schedules;performs various executive administrative tasks.

Required Skills: Strong organizational, communications, and administrative management skills a must; knowledge of military protocols and procedures; expertise with Microsoft Office and related applications; knowledge of FAST Travel System or other Defense Travel Systems a plus.

Clearance Requirements: This position requires a Secret security clearance.

Veterans, particularly Veterans of the U.S. Air Force, are strongly encouraged to apply.

http://www.qualitysupport.com/jobs.htm

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BCFEDGROUP&cws=4&rid=19

15.) Financial Analysts, Prometheus, Lexington Park, MD

http://www.prometheusco.com/openings.html

16.) System Analyst, EOIR Technologies, FT Belvoir, VA

https://www.eoir.com/CurrentOpenings/System%20Analyst.pdf

17.) Software Engineer Application Developer, COMSO, Greenbelt, MD

http://www.comso.com/CurrentOpenings/CurrentOpenings.aspx

18.) Aerospace Engineer, Kratos-DTI, Glen Burnie, MD

Requisition Id EB-1602700859

Kratos-DTI is hiring for an entry level Aerospace Engineer to perform launch vehicle performance and flight planning analysis for JFTM-4, HIFiRE-2 and subsequent missions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS — An active Secret level security clearance is required. BS Degree in engineering or other technical related field is required. Demonstrated capability to perform launch vehicle trajectory analysis.

If you have any questions or concerns about how to apply through our website, please send an email to our recruiting department at dtirecruiting@kratosdefense.com.

http://www.dtiassociates.com/DTI_Career/Opportunities.cfm

19.) Director – Corporate Marketing, Concurrent, Duluth, GA

The Director, Corporate Marketing, will have responsibility for the development of the company’s communication strategy required to successfully compete in the various markets it operates. He or she will help develop the overall vision and strategy, and develop a detailed marketing plan to implement that vision in the field. Specific activities will include: Analyze and evaluate the company’s current marketing communications. Assess the company’s position on a global basis, and how to position the company to win through integrated marketing activities (e.g. WEB, MARCOM, Public Relations, Investor Relations, Industry Analyst Relations, etc.). Oversee firm’s electronic marketing efforts including supervision of Web site design and maintenance. Define new, best in-class marketing activities for the company, and a global implementation strategy. Assess related communications areas to support communications associated with: strategic partnerships, M&A, channel partners, pricing, addressing key differentiators and solution positioning vs. technology positioning. Work closely with the General Managers for the various company business areas (Video Solutions, Media Data and Advertising Solutions, and Real Time solutions) to ensure an integrated approach to solution sales and communication for the various markets. Facilitate client development through marketing and client services programs. Design, implement, and facilitate annual marketing plan for the firm. Support and facilitate development and implementation of section business/marketing plans. Plan and administer the firms Marketing Operations budget; support development of regional marketing budgets. Develop and administer marketing database which includes client and prospect information, mailing list applications, access to financial reports, etc. Oversee corporate communications activities through Communications Coordinator including: external communications and systems internal communications and systems public relations efforts external vendors and consultants Develop and administer marketing database which includes client and prospect information, mailing list applications, access to financial reports, etc. Design and implement quarterly customer, employee, partner communications. Supervise Marketing personnel. Make staffing and hiring decisions within corporate marketing department. The Director, Corporate Marketing will work closely with corporate management, sales, and service teams to grow the business. Other duties may be assigned. Requirements include: An undergraduate degree in a business communication discipline is required, with an M.B.A. preferred A minimum of 7-10 years of experience, with at least 3 years in management in a global communication organization. Real experience in transitioning and driving sales results in organizations providing total solutions (equipment, applications and services). The demonstrated ability to understand the needs of Service providers and large Enterprises as they relate to video and advertising solutions. A collaborative leadership style, with the ability to function effectively in a matrix organizational structure. A demonstrated track record of achieving results working with and through other organizations. The ability to develop high level marketing plans, combined with the strong detail-orientation required to ensure effective implementation. Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to translate needs and issues in the field, and sell ideas and solutions to gain buy-in at the executive level. The highest levels of intelligence, energy, enthusiasm and initiative and the ability to energize an organization and drive results. A confident, straightforward and no-nonsense style, with the ability to make tough decisions. A high level of executive presence with the ability to effectively interact with customer senior executives, and the companys senior management team.

https://jobs.ccur.com/company_careers_currentopenings.aspx

20.) Transportation Security Manager – Bomb Appraisal Officer SV-1801-H, Transportation Security Administration, Department Of Homeland Security, Spokane, WA

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=87427722

21.) Sr Staff Scientist, APA Division, ENSCO, Inc., Springfield, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=87555532

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