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SIGINT Engineer Senior (On Site Lead), Alexandria, VA (ID#15805)

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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CNSP is looking for a SIGINT Engineer-Senior On-Site Lead to support the Army Geospatial Center with technical services for future expeditionary space ground station prototype support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure requirements align with government directives regarding future SIGINT expeditionary ground station objectives
  • Foster productive cross-functional relationships with employees, contractors and 3rd party vendors/entities to ensure customer-focused results
  • Develop plans, analysis, and designs for multipurpose, SIGINT and geospatially enabled systems that support future expeditionary space ground station prototyping
  • Design and construe to the customer implementation strategies that support future expeditionary space ground station systems integrations, with currently operational system architectures
  • Analyze, develop and communicate recommendations to the customer regarding the future design of the system and network architectures, ensuring optimal systems operations assessments during integration and test events
  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments, document data and process flows, identify resource requirements for primary resources, secondary resources, ancillary systems, personnel, facilities, and communication


Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will have supervisory or management authority as On-Site Lead

Education and/or Experience:

  • Candidates must be US Citizens
  • Candidates must have an active and current TS/SCI clearance
  • Candidate will be subject to a US federal background investigation and must also favorably pass a drug screen.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and or university related to the position especially in the fields of Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Sciences and/or degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will possess strong fundamental systems engineering/analysis skill-sets and competencies.
  • 10-plus years' experience in Systems Engineering and/or Analysis
  • Understanding of GEOINT and SIGINT capabilities
  • Knowledge of Army TENCAP mission/operations
  • Experience in process engineering, improvement, and process workflow
  • Ability to develop and present effective technical presentations
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office applications, graphic / visual diagram editing, geospatial maps and imagery


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of SIGINT and GEOINT platforms and architectures with the Army
  • Experience working with the Sensor Integrated Profile (SIP) and the DoD Information Technology Standards Registry (DISR)
  • Knowledge of the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards and sensor integration strategies in alignment with the SWE standards


Work Environment:

  • This position is primarily performed in a secured federal and/or military installation office setting, a controlled office environment as well as working outside in a construction site field environment.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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