Zel Technologies
  • 10-Sep-2018 to 12-Feb-2019 (EST)
  • Patrick AFB, FL, 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.


Active clearance required to be considered for this position, must be able to obtain TS with SCI eligibility

Job Summary / Responsibilities: 

The Prompt Diagnostic Subject Matter Expert position will be supporting the Air Force Technical Applications Center's (AFTAC) US Prompt Diagnostic System (USPDS) program with operations support developing and executing daily data processing, sample analysis, background data analysis. USPDS, which falls under the National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) mission leverages AFTAC to detect, identify, and characterize nuclear events and to report nuclear forensic information to national authorities. The USPDS is a fully integrated, terrestrially based, geographically dispersed, centrally managed prompt detection and reporting system. It provides the ability to collect, process, transmit, and analyze forensic data phenomena resulting from a nuclear event. The candidate will be provided specific mission related tasking and be expected to independently develop the proper approach/solution, brief findings to senior leadership, and conduct independent research.

Essential Job Functions: 

Key duties include:

  • Provide technical solutions to the AFTAC USPDS program and operations team in the SOL areas of radio frequency (RF), electromagnetic pulse (EMP), prompt gamma (PG), radiation transport, electromagnetic (EM) spectrum, air fluorescence (AF), optical, and scaling laws
  • Perform as SME's for event detection, reporting and exercises to support the USPDS mission.
  • Consult with Department of Energy (DOE) SOL sensor developers, coordinated via the AFTAC project officer, to understand and evaluate sensor calibrations and sensor data outputs
  • Utilizing the existing AFTAC message format, produce technical evaluations for events of interest (EOI) and to support exercises for the USPDS mission capability
  • Perform sensor data background characterization, statistical analysis and data evaluation for SOL technologies
  • Compile Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and Spectrogram routines and building peak picker and binning routines for carrier and impulses and perform statistical and distribution analysis for each sensor data set and site
  • Complete background assessment and impact of noise on the sensors and site locations and produce an assessment of sensor event triggers, which shall include statistical, time variations, and efficiencies
  • Assess SOL sensors performance and understand the nodal locations capabilities and background to understand and differentiate event of interest as man-made versus natural occurring triggers
  • Model and evaluate sensor performance for SOL technologies and document models with naturally occurring false triggers in nodal locations to understand site configurations and sensor responses.
  •  Conduct impulse assessment utilizing historic modeled sources, lightning, cosmic, geophysical and other data input sources provided by Government

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Experience with NUDET data collection and analysis
  • Modeling experience
  • Ability to research technical issues & prepare reports
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • Ability to delegate implementation plans to subordinate members of group
  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator

Education Requirements: 

  • MS +10 years experience in directly relatable discipline
  • Years of exp in lieu of degree 16 years of experience

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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