Principal SIGINT SME (DO(O)) - Contingent at Applied Research Associates, Inc in Fort Meade, Maryland

Posted in Software 15 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

At ARA, we strive to hire valuable colleagues with not only the right skills, but also demonstrate our core values of passion, freedom, service and growth. As ARA’s Principal SIGINT SME, you will be responsible for providing input on cryptologic policy as it relates to ISR operations and foreign engagement/partnerships.  An AFCO/DO focal point for foreign engagement and customer relations, including customer engagement and appropriate coordination of request for foreign partnership/engagement/agreements. Assists with cryptologic operations policy issues.   Manages tasks and issues assigned by AFCO Director of Ops.  The ideal candidate shall make use of knowledge/experience in DCGS, airborne SIGINT, and resource management as well as MAJCOM and NSA Multi-Int Intelligence. The candidate shall provide cryptologic subject matter expertise for the long-term, strategic planning of cryptologic tasks; interact with internal and external personnel to refine requirements for planning objectives associated with development of cryptologic initiatives; and provide comprehensive reviews of detailed intelligence information and analysis derived from ISR assets.

Principal SIGINT SME (DO(O)) - Contingent Security Clearance Requirements:

TS/SCI with Poly

Principal SIGINT SME (DO(O)) - Contingent Required Experience:


  • Masters with 10+ years' experience, or BS with 18+ years' experience or AS with 22+ years' relevant experience

  • SIGINT and AF DCGS experience

Principal SIGINT SME (DO(O)) - Contingent Desired Experience:


  • Previous resource management experience (CCP/USAF POM) as well as MAJCOM and NSA experience

A Letter of Commitment is required for this contingent offer. 

About Us:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,500 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. Around ARA you are equally likely to hear a conversation about Kubernetes clusters as you are a debate on merits of a reverse polish notation (RPN) calculator!

While this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highly impressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), benefits package, relocation opportunities, and a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience.  The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels.

ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace. In 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). Additionally, the Southeast Division looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes ARA such a great place to work. Some of the social impact aspects we have implemented at our division include monthly get-togethers, team outings to local baseball games in the summer, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments, chili cook-offs and so on. We are also very proud of our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at careers.ara.com.

Experience


Required


  • 10 year(s): Relevant Work Experience

Education


Required


  • Associates or better

Preferred


  • Masters or better

  • Bachelors or better

Licenses & Certifications


Required


  • Security Clear Top Secret

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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