Zel Technologies
  • 18-Jun-2018 to 17-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

ZelTech is a veteran and minority owned professional services and information technology solutions business dedicated to bolstering US national security. We deliver expert advice, critical technologies and cost-effective solutions to help customers gather essential knowledge, collaborate efficiently, decide quickly and act decisively. Our staff includes experienced operational specialists, analysts, engineers, scientists, and program managers. ZelTech Team members and employees have the opportunity to connect with each other in a work environment of cutting-edge technology that is characterized by a strong sense of caring, community and mutual respect. We are committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive variety of elective benefits to include, but not limited to: Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Basic Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Holidays and Paid Time Off, 401(K) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Referral and Merit Bonuses, Computer Purchase Program, and Education Reimbursement.

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

Contingent  _  / Noncontingent  X 

Job Summary:  The position is located in Reston, Virginia supporting the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) J-6 in the Capabilities Research Analysis Cell (CRAC).  Applicant will be serve as a technical subject-matter expert and advisor to the J6 and JIDO leadership in the areas of evolving and exploited technologies supporting defeat of emerging improvised threats.  Applicant will serve as a Key Person on the contract in a leadership role.  Position requires applicant to possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance.

Essential Job Functions:

- Knowledge of or experience in one or more of the following areas:  Artificial Intelligence and related field(s), Video Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Social Media Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Sciences and/or Visualization

- Ability to collaborate effectively with counterparts in academia, government laboratories and industry on areas of value to the JIDO

- Experience working and leading teams in a technical, project, or program management role in a Federal Government or industry-based Research and Development (R&D) environment

- Ability to quickly understand a rapidly changing mission environment, and to communicate effectively and convey knowledge in senior leadership meetings

- Ability to capture requirements, understand customer needs, and develop methodologies to conceptualize/refine technical approaches to achieve customer needs

- Ability to work in a dynamic team environment and lead teams to successful completion of projects

- Ensure the quality, timeliness, and completeness of contract deliverables for the team

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver effective briefings to senior Government leadership and non-technical audiences

- Maintain positive and professional working relationships with government Technical Points of Contact (TPOCs)






  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, 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 (may not apply to all)
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • Ability to delegate implementation plans to subordinate members of group and effectively supervise execution of implementation plans by team member
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator       


Required: Master's degree or higher in an advanced technical field of study (e.g., Computer Science, engineering disciplines, software development, applied mathematics, etc.) In Lieu Of: Bachelor of Science in a technical field of study (e.g., Computer Science, engineering disciplines, software development, applied mathematics, etc.) with 10 years or more of experience

 Special Requirements:

  • Required: Active TS/SCI
  • Required: A minimum of five years of experience evaluating and/or delivering IT technology support to DoD organizations; preferably CCMDs, deployed forces, or tactical operations.
  • Highly Desired: Experience with development, prototyping, testing & engineering methodologies or oversight of those activities
  • Desired: Government or contractor experience working in DoD or Intelligence Community R&D organizations such as DARPA, IARPA or other R&D entities
  • Desired: Prior experience performing in a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contractor role
  • Desired: Knowledge of government contracting, funding and grant processes, etc.
  • Desired: Active Project Management Institute (PMI) Project or Program Management Professional Certification (PMP) and/or DAWIA Level III Program Management certification.
  • Desired: Possesses one or more cloud security or cloud-related technology certifications (MCSA. This certification shall be from one of the following organizations or an equivalent: EMC, Microsoft, VMware, or IBM.

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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