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Advanced Concepts Engineer

Fort Belvoir, VA
Last Updated: 07/19/2023

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Immediate Opening for Senior Engineers in Fort Belvoir, VA. Starting salary range $157,000 - 190,000 annually.

Here’s what you’ll be doing: 

The selected candidates will provide specialized engineering and analytical support to the Director, Advanced Concepts Evaluation, providing Missile Defense System (MDS) Architecture updates and plans, and conducting qualitative and quantitative performance analyses, assessments, and special studies. Duties include:

  • Evaluate MDS capabilities and assess system performance against projected threats
  • Recommend and assess unconventional methods for missile defense and defeat
  • Document results in study and analysis reports, point papers, and briefings
  • Develop new missile defense concepts and assess feasibility, characterize and assess the fundamental scientific requirements to realize new concepts, and document the results
  • Perform mission and component analysis to establish capability and performance baselines
  • Formulate and recommend strategies for achieving the desired Missile Defense System architecture in a Capability Development Roadmap
  • Validate developing solutions and mission needs. As solutions progress through development, iteratively assess predicted performance and test plans against operational requirements 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

At a minimum, qualified candidates must have:

  • A Master’s degree in a technical field such as engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, or computer science.
  • At least 12 years of full-time professional experience in a technical field related to missile defense and/or technical analysis of a complex Department of Defense (DoD) weapon system.
  • Works independently, as a team member, or leading teams/tasks, applying engineering rigor to solve engineering/scientific problems.
  • Must be eligible to obtain or have an active SECRET clearance, with the ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and MS Office automation tool proficiency.  
  • Must be able to work at our customer site on Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia.

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