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Mid Aerospace Engineer

Company: Prescient Edge
Location: Reston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Prescient Edge is seeking a Mid Aerospace Engineer in support of a Federal Government client. As a Mid Aerospace Engineer, you will:

  • Conduct research and develop white papers and/or studies for future space and technology (ST) measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) technical collection capabilities and gaps
  • Perform research and development (R&D) tasking, R&D processing, R&D exploitation, and dissemination of collected MASINT R&D sensors data to support internal and external customers, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), and other mission partners
  • Support defense analytical requirements with enhanced engineering research, capability and limitation analysis, reverse engineering analysis and characterizations, and facility and vulnerability assessments on foreign aerospace capabilities
  • Conduct and produce analyses, assessments, and products on current and future foreign aerospace technologies and systems, such as aircraft, spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and ground control systems to understand capabilities as well as vulnerabilities
  • Provide guidance in selecting, designing, and applying analytic methodologies


At Prescient Edge, we believe that acting with integrity and serving our employees is the key to everyone's success. To that end, we provide employees with a best in class benefits package that includes:

  • A competitive salary with performance bonus opportunities
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits, including medical, vision, dental, and orthodontia coverage
  • A substantial retirement plan with no vesting schedule
  • Career development opportunities, including on-the-job training, tuition reimbursement, and networking
  • A positive work environment where employees are respected, supported, and engaged

Job Requirements

  • Active TS/SCI clearance required - must be willing and able to obtain a CI Polygraph
  • Bachelor's degree in a related area from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience conducting analysis with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years
  • Must demonstrate proficiency conducting statistics and using statistical packages such as, but not limited to: Matlab, SPSS, SAS, PLUS, or R
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate understanding in a concise and organized manner, both verbally and non-verbally, with strong grammar skills from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, and/or technically advanced
  • Must demonstrate the ability to recognize nuances and resolve contradictions and inconsistencies in information
  • Must demonstrate the ability to structure analysis based on trends in reporting and a range of analytic perspectives from other analysts, organizations, and intelligence disciplines
  • Must possess knowledge of and demonstrate the ability to apply Intelligence Community (IC) and DoD classification guidelines and procedures
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work semi-independently wit oversight and direction
  • Must demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work with other IC members on information sharing, driving collection, and addressing analytic disputes and conflict resolution
  • Must demonstrate the ability to develop concise, insightful, and comprehensive products for defense intelligence
  • Must demonstrate the ability to lead teams in researching multifaceted or critical problems
  • Must demonstrate the ability to use logic when evaluating and synthesizing multiple sources of information
  • Must demonstrate understanding of interpreting analysis to include, but not limited to, its meaning, importance, and implications
  • Must demonstrate the ability to defend analytic judgements with sound, logical conclusions and adapt analytic judgments when presented with new information, evolving conditions, or unexpected development
  • Must demonstrate the ability to produce timely, logical, and concise analytic reports, documents assessments, studies, and briefing materials in formats including Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), electronic/soft copy matrices and/or web-enabled formats
  • Must demonstrate the ability to develop structured research including, but not limited to, obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information within security and data protocols
  • Must demonstrate working knowledge using complex analytic methodologies, such as structured analytic techniques or alternative approaches, in order to examine biases, assumptions, and theories to eliminate uncertainty, strengthen analytic arguments, and mitigate surprises
  • Must possess structured analytic techniques include, but not limited to, Analysis of Competing Hypotheses, Devil's Advocacy, High-Impact/Low-Impact Analysis, Red Team Analysis and Alternative Futures Analysis
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of intelligence collection capabilities and limitations, to include but not limited to, technical sensors/platforms and human intelligence sources
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of evaluating collected intelligence reporting, engaging with collection managers, and developing collection requirements

Prescient Edge is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) founded as a counterintelligence (CI)/ Human Intelligence (HUMINT) company in 2008. It is a global operations and solutions integrator delivering full-spectrum intelligence analysis support, training, security, and technology R&D support solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Throughout the Intelligence Community (IC).

Keywords: Prescient Edge, Reston , Mid Aerospace Engineer, Other , Reston, Virginia

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