Zel Technologies
  • 06-Jun-2018 to 05-Aug-2018 (EST)
  • Hollywood, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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

Contingent     / Noncontingent X     

Job Summary:

Zel Technologies is searching for a Subject Matter Expert to work with a mission planning development team in Hollywood, MD.  We are seeking candidates with USAF/USN operational flying experience (pilot/aircrew) to provide operational expertise in evaluation of JMPS Precision Guided Munition mission planning software. The position will be part of a highly focused and diverse team of operational Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and software engineers whose role is to provide agile support to mission planning developers and program managers in bringing the highest quality Precision Guided Munition planning software to the warfighter.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conducts operationally representative evaluations of early release (development cycle) mission planning software, with a focus on fighter/bomber capabilities and integration of client systems for the Air Force, Navy, and Foreign Customers
  • Evaluates component-level and system-level planning capabilities for multiple weapon systems and will provide subject matter expertise for developers, program managers, users, government test agencies and other mission planning stakeholders
  • Maintains online Help for the Weapon Planning Software (WPS) components
  • Develops and coordinates operationally relevant test scenarios for WPS components in the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) environment
  • Works directly with software developers, program management and operational user community to identify JMPS/WPS functional, usability and performance deficiencies and to provide recommendations for improvements
  • In conjunction with the Air Force WPS Program Office assists in operational training in the use of WPS 



  • Must have 8 - 12 years of military pilot/aircrew experience in fighter/bomber aircraft
  • Expertise in unit-level mission planning
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate with customer representatives, domain experts, and other systems engineers in the development of complex software systems.
  • Knowledge of Command & Control data (Air Tasking Orders/Airspace Coordination Orders (ATO/ACO))


  • Previous JMPS experience
  • Strong knowledge of MS Windows environments
  • Knowledge of software testing concepts
  • Knowledge of Virtual Machine environments and their use
  • Knowledge of Database Management Systems (DBMSs) setup and usage
  • Knowledge of software and systems engineering processes for software development life cycle



BS degree w/ 8 - 12 years of military pilot/aircrew experience in fighter/bomber aircraft

Physical / Special Requirements:

Active Secret clearance and eligibility to upgrade to Top Secret required to be considered for this position.

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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