Principal Scientist/Engineer - Unmanned Systems Technologies ( with Security Clearance

Strategic Analysis, Inc
Alexandria, Virginia
May 07, 2024
May 21, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Scientist
Full Time
Organization Type
Strategic Analysis, Inc. (SA) seeks an Unmanned Systems Technologies SME to advise and support the leadership of the DoD Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E in their mission to identify, explore, and ensure the development, integration, and funding of new technology and capabilities to maintain U.S. technological superiority. On-site work with our government clients in Alexandria, VA is anticipated. Telework options are available within the Washington, DC area. Responsibilities include:
• Coordinate international S&T collaboration initiatives critical to the C-sUAS of detection, tracking, identification, and mitigation technologies spectrum.
• Collaborate on S&T technologies and provide quarterly updates to the USD(R&E) and counterparts.
• Lead the C-UAS Working Group to enable the collaboration on a joint counter-swarming capability. Exploration will include development of a common taxonomy, tabletop learning event, simulation experiment, and demonstrations.
• Plan and execute a technology collaboration event focused on integration of electro-optical/infrared detection devices to enhance DTI. • Conduct analytical studies and technology explorations in support of the Joint Staff and Combatant Commanders to identify new and innovative passive approaches to enhance survivability. Identify promising S&T technologies to rapidly transition to a prototype capability.
• Expand current S&T support efforts to include the countering of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV), Unmanned Underwater Vessels (UUV), and Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS). Provide R&E support of the muti-domain unmanned systems portfolio during portfolio management reviews.
• Support the development of update of the DoD's C-UAS strategy. Assist with the development of an implementation plan to enable the DoD to keep pace with technology development from the commercial sector. QUALIFICATIONS: Clearance: Active DoD TOP SECRET required. TS/SCI preferred. Education: Master's Degree or higher in a recognized engineering, scientific and/or technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required; PhD preferred. Highly specialized experience may be substituted in lieu of specific educational requirements. Required Skills/Experience: • Fifteen (15) years' recent and relevant experience providing strategic technical oversight of projects; demonstrated progressive responsibility in technical project management positions. • Demonstrated success in the conception and execution of highly complex and technical detailed projects with minimal guidance from the client and often within short deadlines.
• Outstanding communication, written and oral; above average skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel. SA is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.