Zel Technologies
  • 01-Feb-2018 to 02-Apr-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 provide a wide range of Science and Engineering Technical Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support for rapid acquisition, technically focused small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) and Counter UAS (CUAS) projects.  The position requires the applicant to possess a technical understanding of UAS's. The position requires applicant to possess an active security clearance.

Essential Job Functions:  

Provide technical recommendations to JIDO leadership in engineering development for sUAS/CUAS capabilities to reduce known and previously unrecognized capability gaps in this area and to help meet validated requirements.

  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and directing sUAS/CUAS technical activities.
  • Provide expertise in all C-UAS investments and maintain awareness of current scientific developments within the national and international technical communities in the following areas
  • Provide technical advice, feasibility analysis, and products necessary for the implementation of approved initiatives, including conclusions and-or recommendations that are supported by data, analysis, and operational relevancy.
  • Responsible for the engineering development, execution, and sustainment of JIDO sUAS/CUAS capabilities
  • Supports JIDO at all appropriate briefings, seminars, conferences, workshops, colloquia, and other working groups to document the sUAS technology needs, developments, requirements, and studies, and present technical contributions resulting from JIDO investments.
  • Provides market research and explores latest technology for viable options and solutions

Desired Education and Experience

  • Keep abreast of advanced technology, concepts, and trends to discover initiative solution candidates for use by JIDO and keep the DM8 team informed on innovative solutions within UAS technology arena.
  • Authors quality technical reports and papers relating to project progression
  • Identifies Risk and implements risk mitigation strategies to projects
  • Manages task order contract deliverables and uploads to appropriate databases and repositories
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical phenomenology, reports, legal documents, etc.
  • Prepare reports and presentations 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 complex acquisition portfolios
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator          


  • PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, RF, or Applied Physics background
  • Relevant technical experience in areas related to SUASUAV

Special Requirements:  

  • Must have an active security clearance to be considered for this position
  • 6+ years' experience in relevant areas

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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