Research Project Scientist and Engineer

Key Role:

Leverage expertise across the Research and Development (R&D) program planning life cycle in the areas of ground, maritime, space, and air systems. Solve and report on future R&D and science and technology (S&T) organizations on the best-of-class and enterprise mandated and prescribed policies, processes, and procedures to define, develop, acquire, and field prototype systems or knowledge product and services to satisfy stakeholder needs, including R&D sponsors, S&T constituents, and end users. Apply expertise in the particular field of specialization for the analysis of new or proposed S&T efforts. Cross fields, as needed, consult on the application of strategies and processes across a logical grouping of programs to ensure strategic alignment with agency objectives, and reduce investment overlaps. Leverage expertise across the S&T domain and in the R&D enterprise and comprehend emerging technologies, industry challenges, and best practices.

Basic Qualifications:

-Experience with performing detailed technical analyses in the areas of ground, maritime, space, or air systems

-Experience with providing assessments of new ideas for physical consistency, military utility, technology risk, and cost impacts

-Ability to translate complex technical ideas and issues into easily comprehensible, clear, and concise briefings

-Ability to assess and analyze in detail complex technical problems and function as a hands-on SME

-Top Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree and 10 years of experience with detailed technical analysis in the physics or engineering fields, MA or MS degree and 5 years of experience with detailed technical analysis in physics or engineering, or PhD degree in Physics or Engineering

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with providing support to senior-level government officials, including SES

-Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment supporting multiple clients 

-Ability to commute daily to Arlington, VA

-TS/SCI clearance preferred

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

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