DEFCON 1 Newsletter for October 7, 2009

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for
October 7, 2009
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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
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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.)  Senior Design and Development Team leader, Alion Science and
Technology, Rome, NY
2.)  Senior Network & Threat Media Forensics Support Specialist, ManTech
Security and Mission Assurance, ManTech International Corporation,
Reston, VA
3.)  Director, Source GEOINT Research Office, Source Operations &
Management Directorate , National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, St.
Louis Metro area, MO; Bethesda, MD
4.)  F117 Materials Coordinator, United Technologies Corporation, San
Francisco, CA
5.)  Research Associate (Nuclear) Department of Engineering Physics, Air
Force Institute of Technology, Dayton Metro area, OH
6.)  Senior Mechanical Aircraft Engineer, Defense Systems Engineering
unit, ARINC, Huntsville, AL
7.)  Data Sharing Analyst, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) Privacy
Office support team, Axiom Resource Management, Falls Church VA
8.)  Aerospace Engineer, AST, Structural Dynamics, Langley Research
Center, NASA, Hampton, VA
9.)  Acquisition Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Dumfries, VA
10.)  Electronic Warfare Analyst, Dynetics, San Antonio, TX
11.)  MTT Instructor, SAIC, Camp Pendleton, CA
12.)  F-16 Simulation Software Systems Engineer, General Dynamics, Hill
AFB, Layton, Utah
13.)  Security Databases Program Officer, Office of the Director of
National Intelligence, Northern Virginia, VA
14.)  Special Operations Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Lab, Laurel, MD
15.)  RF Engineer, Apex Systems, Inc., Cockeysville, MD
16.)  Software Engineer JTRS, DPC – Digital Prospectors Corp, Beverly
Hills, CA
18.)  C4ISR Project Manager, L-3 Communications, Dam Neck, VA
19.)  Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems Engineer, Echelon Service
Company, Annapolis Junction, MD
18.)  Program Manager – Technical, ITT Electronic Warfare Systems,
Clifton, NJ
19.)  Service Delivery Manager – SS LOB, BAE Systems Information
Technology, Reston, Virginia
20.)  Project Manager, Betah Associates, Bethesda, MD
21.)  Deputy Program Manager/Senior Information Specialist, Betah
Associates, Bethesda, MD
22.)  Multi-media Specialist, Betah Associates, Bethesda, MD
23.)  FPGA hardware engineers/ Research Programmer II, Washington, DC
area

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

1.)  Senior Design and Development Team leader, Alion Science and
Technology, Rome, NY

Job ID 10337

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.

Under limited supervision, develops, operates and maintains a variety of
complex technology systems. Participates in the integration of processes
and methodologies to ensure the performance of the total system.

Works directly with senior technical personnel and project managers in
the planning and execution of technical activities on complex projects
related to system and technical product development.  Employs existing
guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers,
experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task
objectives. Assignments may require the development of improvements to
current techniques and procedures.

Qualifications 
 
Bachelors degree in engineering, or related technical area and 10 plus
years of experience developing technical tools. Masters degree in
technical field highly desired.
Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques
in area of expertise.
Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation
and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and
PowerPoint.
Designed and developed systems that:
o Are message based and use the Publish and Subscribe metaphor.
o Run in an Application Server such as Glassfish, JBoss, and WebLogic.
Understanding of workflow models such as BPEL.
Familiar with Enterprise Service Buses such as JBossESB and OpenESB.
Understanding of Information Management functions such as query,
storage, and retrieval at both the abstract and implementation level.
Knowledge of and understanding of XML tools such as XPath and XQuery.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team of software and design engineers

Must be US Citizen and have a Top secret clearance or be able to obtain
one.

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: naval
architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems
engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology;
chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless
spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean,
Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer
sites and laboratories worldwide. 

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10337

(If you wish to be referred for this position, let Ned know at
elundquist@alionscience.com.)

2.)  Senior Network & Threat Media Forensics Support Specialist, ManTech
Security and Mission Assurance, ManTech International Corporation,
Reston, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28398737&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=&xfeed=1&wpsrc=AG0001607&GCID=C17812x014-IT

3.)  Director, Source GEOINT Research Office, Source Operations &
Management Directorate , National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, St.
Louis Metro area, MO; Bethesda, MD
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=83453303

4.)  F117 Materials Coordinator, United Technologies Corporation, San
Francisco, CA
http://careers.utc.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=1690946

5.)  Research Associate (Nuclear) Department of Engineering Physics, Air
Force Institute of Technology, Dayton Metro area, OH
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=82919980

6.)  Senior Mechanical Aircraft Engineer, Defense Systems Engineering
unit, ARINC, Huntsville, AL
http://www.engineerjobs.com/job.php?jobid=50645

7.)  Data Sharing Analyst, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) Privacy
Office support team, Axiom Resource Management, Falls Church VA
http://www.axiom-rm.com/careers/careers_listings.asp

8.)  Aerospace Engineer, AST, Structural Dynamics, Langley Research
Center, NASA, Hampton, VA
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=83590036

9.)  Acquisition Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Dumfries, VA

Job ID 10567

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with customer to define, coordinate and track the status of
multi-disciplinary tasks and advise on management and business element
planning and implementation.
— Review program reports, technical papers, drawings, specifications,
procedures, etc., and perform tests/evaluations and
validations/verifications; provide comments; consolidate and adjudicate
comments from various organizations and prepare reports.
— Prepare program management correspondence (i.e., letters, memos and
route sheets), spreadsheets, Gantt charts and presentations and prepare
analytical reports and meeting minutes.
— Provide leadership to less experienced Acquisition Analysts.
— Conduct research and prepare management, organizational and business
analyses and forecasts.
— Track, process, produce and distribute deliverables and monitor
comment status.
— Participate and/or facilitate program management reviews and business
meetings.

Qualifications 
 
Seeking an Acquisition Analyst to provide acquisition / program
management services to PM Engineer Systems (PM/ES) at Marine Corps
Systems Command at Quantico, VA.  PM/ES manages programs in the areas of
Mobility and Counter Mobility (MCM), Construction and Material Handling
Equipment (CE/MHE), and Engineer Support Equipment (ESE).  Candidate
must have extensive knowledge of the DoD Systems Acquisition arena and
be able to work within team environment.  Candidate must be able to work
with program engineers to determine acquisition / procurement strategies
that will effectively meet program needs in accordance with cost,
schedule, and technical requirements.  Candidate should have a
Associates degree or 2 to 4 years of  relevant experience.  Excellent in
communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are required and
well as proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.  A secret security
clearance is a plus and candidate may be required to travel.

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: naval
architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems
engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology;
chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless
spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean,
Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer
sites and laboratories worldwide. 

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10567

(If you wish to be referred for this position, let Ned know at
elundquist@alionscience.com.)

10.)  Electronic Warfare Analyst, Dynetics, San Antonio, TX
http://www.jobvertise.com/job?jobid=6496590

11.)  MTT Instructor, SAIC, Camp Pendleton, CA
http://www.computerjobs.com/job_display.aspx?jobid=2784428

12.)  F-16 Simulation Software Systems Engineer, General Dynamics, Hill
AFB, Layton, Utah
http://engineersalary.4jobs.com/js/general/job.asp?id=21001704&src=RSS&aff=FE1E04F6-9592-4CD2-A242-CD8247A4C0D7

13.)  Security Databases Program Officer, Office of the Director of
National Intelligence, Northern Virginia, VA
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=80977277

14.)  Special Operations Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Lab, Laurel, MD
http://www.job-search-engine.com/job/000000001soogd?impression_id=TnnKkng-SaWkm839ZiPndQ

15.)  RF Engineer, Apex Systems, Inc., Cockeysville, MD
http://www.collegerecruiter.com/jobid637913/RF%20Engineer

16.)  Software Engineer JTRS, DPC – Digital Prospectors Corp, Beverly
Hills, CA
http://www.collegerecruiter.com/jobid638944/Software%20Engineer%20%20JTRS

17.)  Pr Systems Engineer – COMINT, Rockwell Collins, Anaheim, CA
https://rockwellcollins.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=EW%200000002A&src=JB-10780

18.)  C4ISR Project Manager, L-3 Communications, Dam Neck, VA
http://www.knowledgeworkers.com/careers/titan.php

19.)  Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems Engineer, Echelon Service
Company, Annapolis Junction, MD
http://dc-jobs.jobfox.com/engineering/electrical-engineering/electronic-warfare-and-radar-systems-engineer/90a5ed48-878f-4261-9bd4-b8de1fb22229

18.)  Program Manager – Technical, ITT Electronic Warfare Systems,
Clifton, NJ
http://jobcircle.com/classifieds/3750883.html?source=xml_juju_091005&utm_source=juju&utm_medium=file&utm_campaign=job_distribution

19.)  Service Delivery Manager – SS LOB, BAE Systems Information
Technology, Reston, Virginia
http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=19219

***  From India Epps:

Betah Associates, an award-winning communications and professional
services firm dedicated to creating positive change for clients and
communities nationwide through innovative communications and management
services and solutions, is seeking candidates for the following
positions:

20.)  Project Manager, Betah Associates, Bethesda, MD

Metro DC area firm seeks Project Manager for national Federal Government
nutrition and physical activity contract. Candidates MUST have
experience developing materials and outreach activities that promote
healthy eating and fitness.  Must also have experience with staffing,
project planning, report and work plan preparation, budget development
and monitoring, and the delivery of excellent customer service. Position
requires a minimum of 5 years' experience managing Government
health-related projects; an advanced degree (Public Health preferred);
excellent communications skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Experience in marketing, communications, or public health a plus.  This
is not an IT job please do not respond if you are looking for IT project
management positions. EOE, Local Residents Preferred (No Relocation).  
Contact: Send resume and cover letter to India Epps at
dcarearecruiter@yahoo.com.

21.)  Deputy Program Manager/Senior Information Specialist, Betah
Associates, Bethesda, MD

Metro DC area firm seeks Deputy Program Manager/Senior Information
Specialist for national, nutrition and physical activity program.
Candidate MUST have strong communications, media and outreach
experience; be detailed orientated; have excellent oral and written
communication skills, publications experience and a minimum of 5 years
of project management/supervisory experience. Knowledge/experience with
weight and obesity health issues a plus. Advanced degree in
Communications, Marketing or Public Health preferred, proficiency in MS
Office required. This is not an IT job so please do not respond if you
are looking for IT project management positions. EOE, Local Residents
Preferred (No Relocation).  Contact: Send resume and cover letter to
India Epps at dcarearecruiter@yahoo.com.

22.)  Multi-media Specialist, Betah Associates, Bethesda, MD

Metro DC Area communications firm seeks innovative Multi-Media
Specialist with extensive knowledge and understanding of current trends
and uses for the Web, new media, and social networking in dissemination
of information, outreach, and promotion. Candidates must have experience
in Web design, development, and maintenance.  Knowledge and experience
in the use and application of new media including social networking
interfaces, podcasts, Webcast/Web conference/Web meeting management is a
must. Experience with government contracting and Section 508 compliance
for all aspects of electronic media products is ideal. Strong experience
with Microsoft Office applications, particularly PowerPoint, and Word,
as well as Web development software, such as Adobe Creative Suite (Dream
Weaver, Fireworks, Flash, Acrobat).  Adobe InDesign and Photoshop and
use of other graphic design software is a plus. Bachelor's degree, or
certification plus 4 years relevant work experience required.  Database
development would be a bonus!  EOE, Local Residents Preferred (No
Relocation).  Contact: Send resume and cover letter to India Epps at
dcarearecruiter@yahoo.com.

***  From Paul Reino:

Do you know of any FPGA hardware engineers who might be interested in
the following opportunity with my client –

23.)  FPGA hardware engineers/ Research Programmer II, Washington, DC
area

This opportunity is for those who want to

– work on the most Advanced R&D projects
– work in an environment that is part academia, part industry, and part
research
– obtain a clearance
– get published
– further their education free of charge through a prestigious
institution

Location: Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC
Work Authorization: Candidates must be US citizens and capable of
qualifying for a clearance
Relocation: Relocation packages are available for qualified candidates
Compensation: $75k to $130K
Key Requirement: Intelligence
Why work here? If you like the excitement of a small innovative business
with the intellectual stimulation of academia, this is the place. Talk
to our employees and it's not uncommon to hear “…this is the best
place I have ever worked!”

My client is looking for talented individuals to contribute to the
programming, test, and validation of state of the art research and
development projects in the areas of FPGA CAD tool design, partial
runtime reconfiguration, and anti-tamper design methodologies for FPGAs.

The Research Programmer II will make major contributions using state of
the art techniques to overall CAD tool software and application
firmware.

”              Serves as lead programmer or technical specialist on a
research project(s).
”              Develops or modifies large and complex system projects.
”              Establishes project plans and schedules and monitors
progress providing status reports as required.
”              Utilizes creativity and innovation to solve conceptual
programming problems raised by cutting edge research.
”              Participates in research projects. Contributes to
research designs, develops prototype implementations, and participates
in the preparation of papers describing the research.
”              Develops system definition, architecture and detailed
needs analysis including hardware and software recommendations; Proposes
alternative approaches and conducts evaluation and comparison.

Minimum Qualifications
”              Master's Degree and 3 years (prefer 5) of relevant
experience to provide strong technical knowledge of programming and
analysis and senior or lead experience.
”              Demonstrated ability to stand in for researchers as
circumstances require.
”              Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving
conceptual programming problems.

Preferred Qualifications
”              5 years experience designing, developing, and
implementing firmware for FPGAs, including Xilinx virtex 4 and 5 and
altera Stratix II and III devices and degugging on hardware.
”              Expert level use of Xilinx ISE, Altera Quartus, Modelsim,
Synplify, FPGA Editor, chipscope pro, plan ahead and identify CAD tools.

”              Detailed knowledge of EDIF or other netlist-level design
formats.
”              Three years or more experience in java, VHDL, verilog,
JHDL, and Jbits programming languages. Preferred Education:   
”              Previous experience with RISC core, telecommunications,
radar, or other DSP algorithm FPGA implementation a plus.
              Previous experience on one of the embedded Xilinx
processors, either Microblaze, or PicoBlaze, or using the PowerPC core
on either the V2Pro, V4FX, or V5FX devices. SoC (System On a Chip)
experience will be considered as well. Experience dealing with the space
radiation environment can also go a long way here.
”              Relevant work experience to provide strong technical
knowledge of programming and analysis and senior or lead experience.
”              Demonstrated ability to stand in for researchers as
circumstances require. Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving
conceptual programming problems.

If you are not sure if you are a match for this opportunity, ask
yourself the following questions –
1) Please list what exact Altera and  / or Xilinx FPGA devices and tool
sets you have worked with.
2) List three techniques used to increase throughput on an FPGA design.
3) What issues might arise in porting a design between Altera and
Xilinx?
4) Have you ever instanced specific Altera or Xilinx primitives into
your design? If so, which ones?
5) What is the largest design or portion of a design you have had sole
responsibility over in terms of Slices / ALMs, BRAM, mults etc?
6) What percentage of your effort over the last 8 years has been PCB
design vs embedded software (drivers, FPGA code etc)?
  
   The Research Programmer II provides programming support to a research
project. Develops or modifies large and complex system projects or as a
specialist provides technical consulting to researchers on complex
projects. Formulates and defines system scope and objectives. Devises or
modifies procedures to solve complex problems. Utilizes creativity and
innovation to solve conceptual programming problems raised by cutting
edge research. Prepares detailed specifications. Creates program design,
coding, testing, debugging, documentation and maintenance. Works under
minimal supervision at a high level of technical proficiency on all
phases of programming. Makes technical presentations and demonstrations
at conferences and/or meetings.

US Citizenship is required. Applicant selected will be subject to a
security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access
to classified information.

Over the last 30 years, this organization, located in northern Virginia
(VA) in the Washington, DC suburbs,  has emerged as one of the world's
leading research centers in the fields of computer science and
information technology. They have long been a major contributor to the
nation's information technology knowledge base, and is actively engaged
in a broad spectrum of information processing research, as well as being
heavily involved in the development of advanced computer and
communication technologies. Their research divisions is under the
direction of nationally recognized research scientists in fields such
as:
”              Artificial intelligence
”              Computational science and computer architecture
”              Computer security
”              Electronic commerce
”              Human-Centered support systems
”              Integrated circuit design and fabrication
”              Internet communications and advanced networking
”              Natural language technology
”              Parallel and grid computing
”              Robotics
”              Systems integration
They currently have more than 300 researchers, graduate students, and
staff. We are always looking for new collaborators – new students, new
researchers, and new institutional, business and government partners.

Paul Reino
accurIT STAFFING corporation
610-942-9810
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