Zel Technologies
  • 12-Jul-2018 to 10-Sep-2018 (EST)
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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) Acquisition and Evaluation Branch (AEB) Test Support Section (TSS).  Applicant will perform adversarial threat analyses to aid in the development of Counter Improvised-Threat solution development.  TSS supports the JIDO mission as an independent body that provides critical counter and defeat improvised threat insight from an enemy or an outsider's perspective.  TSS critically reviews technical solutions to ensure that JIDO is not overlooking any considerations in the development of that solution. TSS is required to anticipate and identify those reactions and counteractions that may occur based on JIDO's solutions and, in so doing, identify the follow-on solutions that JIDO should be investigating. TSS' insight into potential countermeasures that may not have been considered ensures JIDO initiatives will not be neutralized as a result of a simple countermeasure. This position requires applicant to possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance.     

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform research and analysis of all-source data derived from, but not limited to, multiple and specialized databases, and prepare and review technical threat summaries, briefings, and recommendations based on analysis. Prepare input for inclusion Red Team products supporting emulative and task/concept analysis.
  • Coordinate and archive DoD, Joint, Service, Federally Funded Research Facilities, industry and academic studies and assessments conducted in support of JIDO efforts. Maintain a catalog of studies and assessments, and archive reports of techniques and procedures against known technology capabilities. Disseminate results to designated individuals and agencies.
  • Maintain currency of small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) knowledge base with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment and systems through field evaluations, industry visits, and conference attendance.
  • Schedule meetings and briefings, and track and report on action items as needed.
  • Maintain a database to track sUAS threat devices as well as red and blue teaming system progress and coordinate with the JIDO Integration & Delivery Branch (IDB) for initiatives in the Rapid Acquisition Management Process (RAMP).
  • Evaluate sUAS and Counter- UAS (C-UAS) technologies from a threat's perspective.
  • Support reverse engineering, building and validation of electronic and mechanical devices efforts to be used in the counter-improvised threat fight, and ensure such devices meet varying technical specifications required for the construction and delivery of such devices and systems.
  • Support sUAS threat exploitation/characterization efforts, to include new or emerging threats.
  • Support the design, construction/production, inventory management, and distribution of surrogate threat devices used for training and testing at sUAS test events across DoD.
  • Coordinate the overall development of prototyping of possible future sUAS threat devices based on adaptations of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology.
  • Maintain static display of counter improvised threats as required.
  • 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
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • 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              


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Science or Engineering.  ABET accredited engineering disciplines may include Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, and Systems.  Science disciplines include Chemistry, Materials, Mathematics, and Physics.  Bachelor's Degree in other disciplines may be considered in concert with exceptional general experience.
  • Desired:  Master's Degree in Engineering or Physics
  • In Lieu of Degree:  BA or BS plus 10+ years' experience within (a) specialized technical field(s)     

Special Requirements:

  • Active TS/SCI is required
  • Requires 10+ years of experience in a scientific or technology-related field.
  • Requires four (4) years of experience in threat analyses. Must have the ability to document findings and communicate across a variety of professional backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated experience in threat analysis and research, development, and prototype capabilities
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers with experience using Microsoft Office Suite and web based applications are required.     

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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