Zel Technologies
  • 04-Dec-2017 to 02-Feb-2018 (EST)
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Must have an active Top Secret/SCI clearance to be considered for this position

Contingent     / Noncontingent  X 

Job Summary:  The position is located in Arlington, Virginia supporting the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO).  The applicant will serve as a technical expert who maintains awareness of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) and Counter UAS (CUAS) capabilities and technology developments.  The applicant will serve as the focal point for sUAS/CUAS outreach planning and coordination with external organizations.  The position requires applicant to possess an active security clearance.

Essential Job Functions:  

Provide JIDO expertise in all matters regarding sUAS/CUAS capabilities and technology developments.

  • Support JIDO at briefings, seminars, and other working groups to document sUAS/CUAS technology needs, developments, and studies.
  • Primary J8 contractor for UAS/CUAS interagency meetings, trade fairs, industry and government experiments, exercises and demonstrations
  • Maintains database of technologies.
  • Develop Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) and recommendations in support of identified threat environments and inform leadership.
  • Work with Government, industry, and academia to understand needs and gaps to develop systems and procedures to address any identified capability gaps.
  • Present calculated TTPs and inform leadership on operational research advancements
  • Support JIDO at briefings, seminars, and other working groups and inform stakeholders on outreach community awareness.
  • Assist in the preparation of written documents (e.g., memos, info papers, significant activities, etc.) and briefing materials for JIDO, DoD or Congressional leadership and repositories
  • Performs other duties as required


Read, analyze, and interpret technical phenomenology, reports, legal documents, etc.

  • Prepare reports and present TTP COAs to company management and/or customer
  • Respond to inquiries from customers, management, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Oversee daily activities of area or customer
  • Support development and/or execution of company policies, procedures, & guidance
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator          


Required:  Bachelor's degree

Desired:  Bachelor's and Master's degree in Engineering or relevant field

In Lieu:  8+ years of relevant experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree

Special Requirements:  

  • Must have an active security clearance to be considered for this position
  • Required understanding of UAS/UAV flight/operational performance characteristics and has an familiarity of UAS worldwide inventory
  • 4+ years' experience in UAS/UAV with military, industry, or academia
  • Current knowledge of current sUAS technology trends
  • Desired current familiarization with sUAS industrial community
  • Desired operational experience

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer "This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."

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