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Senior Hardware Engineer
Alexandria, VA

The Army Geospatial Center(AGC) mission is to provide timely, accurate, and relevant geospatial information, capabilities, and domain expertise for Army Geospatial Enterprise (AGE) implementation in support of unified operations.

Cherokee Nation Businesses is seeking a Senior Hardware Engineer for a contract with the Army Geospatial Center providing Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services, general engineering, technical operations and services in support of AGC and its customers, both in the continental United States (CONUS) and at other than continental United States (OCONUS). The position is located at the Army Geospatial Center in Alexandria, VA. Task Areas supported by this contract include:

  • GEOINT and C5ISR Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDTE) SETA Services
  • Information Technology (IT) Support Services
  • Preparation of Documentation for Geospatial Systems
  • Develop and Operate Test Suites for Army Mission Command (MC) Systems
  • GEOINT Services for the Army Geospatial Enterprise (AGE) and AGE Node


  • Manage highly complex sub-system and component level hardware requirements for military geospatial systems
  • Review and analyze highly complex geospatial and geo-intelligence system level design concepts with hardware content
  • Provide analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of hardware for products
  • Conduct research and performs trade studies to support selection of highly complex COTS hardware
  • Research and develop highly complex geospatial and geo-intelligence hardware architectures using CAD and CAE tools
  • Develop test strategies, devices, and systems
  • Perform stress and performance tests on a variety of computer hardware including circuit boards, processors and wiring
  • Provide technical support for manufacturing, procurement and supplier technical issues
  • Perform hardware integration activities and supports systems level integration and test
  • Verify and validate hardware designs to ensure conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements: Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RMA) analysis, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) analyses or programs, Human factors Engineering tasks, and training development


  • Master’s Degree in an Engineering, Science, Computer Science, or Related Scientific or Technical Discipline, or equivalent and 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Must have an active TS clearance and be SCI eligible
  • Prior military or DoD experience preferred
  • Experience supporting Geospatial/Geo-intelligence programs

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) offers federal, state and local agencies a wide range of intelligence, cyber operations and warfighter support services. CNSP focuses on quality performance in the collection and analysis of data, dissemination of useful information, and actionable real-world support to the intelligence and warfighter communities. Services offered by Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs apply to all national security communities including federal, state and local intelligence communities, the military and law enforcement agencies.

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