Zel Technologies
  • 25-Jun-2018 to 24-Nov-2018 (EST)
  • Arlington, 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 Arlington, Virginia supporting the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) Integrated Signatures Program (ISP). Applicant will provide systems engineering support to government Science and Technology (S&T) Research and Development (R&D) clients. Evaluates software and database systems, products, components, and applications by designing and conducting research through the application of systems engineering knowledge. Provides systems engineering expertise by answering technical Requests for Information (RFI). Applicant will define system requirements, review software designs and technical proposals, research and develop technical solutions, perform systems functional analysis, and conduct trade studies and/or technical reviews. Position requires applicant to possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides support for the understanding and development of countermeasures against current and evolving improvised threat weapon systems.
  • Translate operational needs into software requirements
  • Draft Technical and User Requirements Documents
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains R&D prototype compliance in accordance with federal and state regulations.
  • Performs other duties as required.     


  • Works well independently or as part of a group
  • Ability to research technical issues
  • Ability to identify problems, communicate them to supervisor, and propose solutions
  • Knowledge of Database and Software Applications
  • Previous Systems Engineering experience in DOD or IC
  • Experience with Microsoft tools (SharePoint, PowerPoint, excel, word)
  • Ability to write reports to present to management
  • Ability to delegate implementation plans to subordinate members of group
  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support (may be internal or external customer)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Knowledge of JIDO mission and Improvised threat signatures is a plus
  • Knowledge of radar, spectroscopy, acoustics, chemical weapons or infrared imagery is a plus               




  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Master's degree


  • Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Certification

In Lieu Of:

  • 12-14 years in a systems engineering discipline     

Special Requirements:

  • TS/SCI security clearance is required
  • 8-10 years professional experience in systems engineering or related field
  • Preferred experience with improvised threats or improvised weapons systems     

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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