Security Clearance IT

AFSIM Modeling and Simulation Specialist (MS&A)

Our client is seeking an AFSIM MS&A candidate to support a high visibility team who create agile technology solutions across the DoD, Aerospace, Human Factors, and Security markets. As a AFSIM MS&A you will be challenged everyday by supporting a World Class R&D who assist in solving national security problems.

• The team works with state of the art simulation technologies
• The team speaks with simulation integration experts and Military SME.
• The team conducts capability assessments for emerging miliary technologies
• The team provides suitable and related tools and methodologies to inform DoD decision makers.

Essential AFSIM Job Functions:
• Construct military models and entities of varying complexity
• Provide dynamic scripting techniques to produce modeled entity actions/interactions.
• Create and enhance operationally relevant scenarios that accurately represent actions, reactions, and interactions between entities in the AFSIM simulation.
• Contribute to the development and execution of MS&A and conducted study plans
• Collaborate with SMEs to identify requirements for system implementation
• Coordinate with team members to contribute to execution of analysis of studies, analyze results, and prepare and present study findings.
• Collaborate with agile software development teams to build and enhance MS&A solutions.
• Collaborate with study leads and customer stakeholders to identify study requirements and develop relevant technical approaches.

Requirements:
• BS degree (engineering, science, mathematics) prefer MS in engineering, science, mathematics, or related technical discipline.
• Hands-on experience creating scenarios and models for engagement and/or mission level studies.
• Ability to apply the scientific method to diverse MS&A efforts.
• Scripting or programming experience required; and with preferably all or any of the following: STK, JMP, Python, C++, or R.
• Ability to travel, as required.
• Familiarity with modern military systems, both foreign and domestic.

This position requires an active security clearance, Top Secret/SCI or higher.

SR. MANAGER, ACCOUNTING Hybrid Role

Essential Duties
  • Lead a team of professional accountants who provide general accounting and financial reporting services
  • Liaise with business unit accounting leadership and support personnel
  • Ensure controls are designed and operating effectively to address risk and maintain compliance with accounting policies
  • Coordinate work during monthly, quarterly, and annual close cycles to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Manages monthly close activities including journal entry and account reconciliation review, quarterly and annual schedules, and financial analytics
  • Proactively identify and implement process improvements
  • Assist with prioritization of work and/or re-distribution when competing deadlines arise
  • Create and/or updates process documentation including Sarbanes Oxley narrative documents
  • Support internal, external and DCAA audits
  • Ability to work extended hours
  • Prepare ad-hoc reporting and assist with special projects to include financial system support, as requested.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other related degree and twelve (12) years of related experience. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Position requires the ability to obtain / maintain a DoD security clearance
  • 3+ years of direct functional leadership experience
  • 3+  years working in entity with GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • 3+ years of experience in the monthly, quarterly, and annual close in a fast-paced close process with multiple, often competing, deadlines
  • 1+ years of experience in a complex ERP environment
  • 1+ years of experience with facilitating internal and external audits
Preferred Skills:
  • CPA Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards a plus
  • Experience in a Shared Service general accounting environment a plus
  • Exceptional organizational skills enabling monitoring of key due dates and activities
  • Experienced team builder
  • Flexible planner in terms of daily activities with ability to adeptly react to changing requirements and priorities
  • Ability to develop broad, cooperative relationships with numerous groups and individuals
  • Direct functional leadership
  • GAAP
  • SOX
Strong verbal communication; customer service mindset since they are a service center; ability to work across levels and sectors that are supported – this role supports 2 sectors primarily; ability to connect swiftly with new people; strong planner skills, direct supervision experience; ability to develop their team. Needs someone confident in accounting so that they can learn the system. Requirement for weekend and holiday work since we are accelerated closing calendars. Hybrid Role / Onsite 2X a week.

SPACE VEHICLE INTEGRATION / TEST ENGINEER

Essential Functions:

  • Lead a production team in the execution of assembly, integration, and test for an assigned satellite in accordance with customer requirements, business objectives and our client’s processes.
  • Collaborate and consult with cross functional technical teams on spacecraft development design for manufacture and test (DFMA/DFMT) and process improvements. Promote use of common designs, processes and equipment to minimize development costs.
  • Develop and maintain detailed Satellite System integration and test plans and coordinate resources required over the life of the project such as manpower, equipment, facilities, and process resources.
  • Analyze engineering design drawings and part lists and generate clear and concise assembly documentation for shop floor personnel to follow
  • Direct support personnel in the day-to-day execution of the assembly, integration, and test tasks
  • Support execution of test processes required for specific test phases. Assist in the review and analysis of telemetry and test data, ensuring generated data accurately verifies SV functionality and performance and document and support resolution of any test anomalies found during test execution.
  • Design and develop manufacturing and engineering tools, strategies and systems.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or industrial engineering with minimum of 6 years industry experience; or Graduate Degree in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or industrial engineering with minimum of 4 years industry experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of direct experience with integration and test of high reliability space products, launch vehicle, satellite programs or other complex systems
  • Experience in integration of space vehicle to launch vehicle
  • Experience with MGSE and/or EGSE design for large space vehicles
  • Current TS/SCI security clearance
  • Experience in implementing lean/six sigma techniques (FMEA, DFMA, DTC, DOE, and root cause/corrective action analysis).

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Direct experience with Integration and Test
  • Experience with MGSE and/or EGSE design for large space vehicles
Quality Control

SENIOR SCIENTIST, ADVANCED CONCEPT ENGINEER MAP/MOSA (SECRET CLEARANCE)

Job Description:
Invent the future by leading technical strategy and customer technical discussions in area of Multifunction Avionics Processors and modular open systems architecture (MOSA).  Build relationships with and work alongside customers to understand their mission needs and translate those into technical specifications for design teams.   Lead cross-functional engineering teams to successfully architect next generation processor systems, perform system trades, and execute the development strategy. Prepare clear and compelling technical responses to RFIs and RFPs leveraging our market-leading technology.
Essential Functions:
  • Write technical responses to RFIs and RFPs
  • Architect multifunction avionics mission processors and OSA hardware and software solutions
  • Lead internal teams to develop best value, optimized solutions
  • Develop technology roadmap and advocate for internal investment for strategic technology advancement
  • Perform market, competitor, and capability analysis for strategic planning
  • Develop and maintain customer relationships
  • Act as primary technical point of contact for customers
  • Represent primary voice of the customer to internal teams
  • Establish intra-company and industry teams for joint pursuits
  • Develop and maintain marketing plan and materials
  • Present clearly and concisely to customers and internal leadership
  • Occasional travel expected to support customer meetings
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent field and 15+ years of relevant experience, OR, MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent field and 13+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in avionics processor design and/or software design
  • Active Secret Security Clearance
  • Prior or current experience with business capture
Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Team leadership experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • MS in Engineering or equivalent field
  • Knowledge of COTS military avionics hardware
  • Knowledge of multi-function mission applications including electronic warfare (EW) and tactical communications technologies and techniques
  • Experience developing R&D technology roadmaps

Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS) ENGINEER

Job Description:
Our client company is currently seeking Electronic Warfare Systems Engineers to join our team. Team will define requirements in the Electromagnetic Spectrum to satisfy program goals. Determine Remote Operations capabilities and specify implementation, via Space Control, to support Mission goals.  Assist in defining Automated Testing capabilities for verifying requirement implementation.
Essential Functions:
  • Performing hardware/software requirements definition, decomposition, allocation, management, verification, and validation
  • System specification development, creation and enforcement of interface control documents, system risk management, and system configuration management
  • Responsibility for verifying all requirements are met using the approved verification method and documenting the verification results
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, and verification and validation
  • Contribute to the development of new principles and concepts to enhance mission operations
  • Support the development of technological concepts which improve system performance and mission capabilities
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Active or recently active TS/SCI.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related field. Experience with Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Experience with Integration and System Verification and Test
  • Experience with MBSE tools e.g., MagicDraw, Cameo or similar.
Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Experience with command-and-control system operational CONOPS
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Experience with DOORS or similar requirements management tool.
  • Experience in Continuous integration and or Agile Development techniques
  • Strong leadership and communication skill
In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $69,000.00 – $127,500.00 (salary ranges in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.
The client company also offers a variety of benefits including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Executive Director, Finance – Aerospace

My client is a global engineering and manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets it serves. The Business Unit Aerospace designs, develops and manufacture valves, actuators, pumps, switches, energy absorption devices and composite parts for commercial and defense aerospace applications and provide an ideal workplace environment in which to create a rewarding career.

Summary:

The Business Unit Controller is responsible for all elements of accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis for the Aerospace and Industrial divisions, a segment of the Connect and Control Technologies Value Center. Position will provide support to Executive Management and other Senior Executives on a broad range of accounting, financial strategic and tactical issues that impact the Company. The Executive Director works as a close business partner to the General Manager defining and deploying business strategy and plans for the Aerospace+ Industrial Business Unit.

Responsibilities include internal consolidated financial planning, reporting and analysis; policy and procedure development. This position owns financial responsibility for a $210M P&L, cost accounting, balance sheet accounting and is responsible for management reporting such as monthly and quarterly financial reports and presentations.  Will evaluate, develop and lead improvements in the accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis processes to ensure compliance with G.A.A.P and an adequate system of internal controls. Provides functional leadership in the interpretation and application of technical accounting rules.

Leads Finance with direct reports in California, Mexico, and in New York.

Safety is a core value at our client’s site.  Leaders are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe workplace by ensuring that appropriate and adequate resources are provided to support safety programs.  The role provides leadership by integrating safety into all aspects of the business.

Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance. MBA or relevant advanced degree preferred, CPA A+++
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish highly desirable
  • 10+ years relevant financial experience
  • Experience with a strong focus on financial planning, reporting and analysis in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated command of general &operational accounting, specifically Corporate, Legal and Regulatory requirements
  • Experience with cost accounting, project accounting (as appropriate) and day-to-day operational support.
  • Experience managing Sarbanes Oxley Compliance (SOX), operations planning and forecast.
  • Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills with expert proficiency in MS Office.
  • Experience in M&A due diligence and integration
  • Minimal travel required including some international travel.

Principal Sensor Development Engineer

Security Clearance: US Citizen/Clearable

As a Principal Sensor Development Engineer, you will be responsible for conceiving solutions for new hardware sensor concepts and integration of sensing modalities with applications for complex systems.
You will design sensor capabilities for a wide range of applications, support strategic business development, and create novel sensor and sensing concepts. You will work in a fast-paced environment, collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams with significant opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to a variety of projects.

Applicants should possess solid skills designing and developing novel optical, electrical, magnetic, RF, acoustic, radiation, and/or inertial sensors; experience with rapid prototyping, integration, and testing is also highly desired.

The applicant should also have a strong fundamental physical theoretical knowledge, as well as experience modeling both physical phenomena and sensor responses.

Applicants will assist in the design, development, modeling and simulation, implementation, and evaluation of sensors and sensing systems.

Specific Responsibilities

• Understand sensing modes (optical, electrical, magnetic, etc.) in different environments
• Design novel sensor and instrumentation architectures
• Capture sensor system requirements and model system behaviors and responses
• Refine, develop, implement, and test sensors and instruments
• Model and simulate components of a sensor system
• Integrate sensors and instrumentation with hardware systems
• Perform laboratory experiments and evaluate fieldable sensor prototypes
• Support business development; write proposals, white papers, and technical documents
• Deliver technical presentations to internal and external customers

Qualifications

• A Ph.D. or MSc. in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or a related discipline is required.
• Demonstrated expertise in sensor design, development, and prototyping is required.
• Strong background in fundamental physical theory and modeling.
• Strong competency in a computing environment such MATLAB, Python, C++, Mathematica, or similar is required.
• The individual must be highly self-motivated and must thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment.
• Support business development, write proposals, white papers, and technical documents.
• Deliver technical presentations to internal and external customers.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to brief non-technical audiences, is required.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with simulation and computational modeling software is highly desired.
• Experience integrating and evaluating fieldable prototypes.

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

Digital Signal Processing Engineer TS/SCI

Security Clearance: TS/SSBI/SCI

Qualifying candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a specialty in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Wireless Protocols along with a strong software background to perform cutting-edge research and development on real-time Software Defined Radio (SDR) and protocol processing systems.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Rapid prototyping in a Linux development environment, analyzing and implementing RF protocols
  • Implementation of real-time signal processing algorithms on Linux-based SDR platforms; analyzing customer needs and requirements; analyzing and troubleshooting system performance both on-site and in the field; close interaction with software development team.
  • Top Secret SCI clearance is required.

Required Experience:

  • Knowledge of digital communications theory, including detection, estimation, and demodulation
  • Development of engineering solutions and techniques to collect, process, and exploit signals of interest
  • Capable of developing modeling techniques, carrying to proof-of-concept, evolving to a prototype solution, and finally delivering operational systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Development of systems for the Intelligence and Defense communities
  • Interaction with senior level government and military personnel
  • C/C++ and Python development
  • Comfortable in a Linux development environment
  • B.S. or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field

Desired Experience:

  • Knowledge of SDR
  • XMIDAS familiarity
  • Geolocation theory and techniques
  • Working in complex RF environments
  • Knowledge of 3G and 4G wireless air interface protocols
  • Comfortable with field deployments
  • Knowledge of multi-threaded signal processing algorithms in Python/C++ on Linux hosts
  • Code Management (e.g. Git would be ideal)
  • Comfortable working with team-members remotely

Cost Accounting / Govt Compliance Analyst

Security Clearance: US Citizen/Clearable

The Cost Accountant & Government Compliance Analyst will support all areas of Finance-related government compliance and be required to interface with a variety of departments/areas including: General Ledger, Internal Audit, Contracts, Procurement, Property, Billing, Financial Planning and Analysis, Programs, Engineering, Legal, etc.

The right candidate is a highly motivated, energetic, and government compliance-experienced individual who will provide significant impact in reviewing and updating policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Government regulations as well as the business practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain government accounting, estimating, and billing policies and procedures that comply with Federal regulations
  • Independently research and interpret Federal regulations to make determinations of allowability and ensure compliance
  • Provide Government accounting expertise in support of preparation and delivery of Government submissions
  • Maintain CASB Disclosure Statement including: Monitor accounting practices for potential change, Recommend required updates and Update disclosure statements
  • Lead or co-lead external DCAA/DCMA financial audits and reviews including, but not limited to: Testing of Paid Voucher reviews, DCAA Time Reporting reviews (floor checks), DCAA Uniform
  • Guidance audit (incurred cost)
  • Forward Pricing
  • CAS audits (disclosure statement, CAS compliance, and cost impact/general dollar magnitude)
  • Responsible for reviewing labor and cost transfers for reasonableness, accuracy, and appropriate support
  • Assist in reviewing indirect project setup forms for appropriate project classifications and compliance with regulations
  • Participate in and document all significant DCMA interactions with Draper
  • Serve as primary contact for “other than forward pricing” proposals and primary liaison for compliance-related interactions among billing, contracts and/or program offices
  • Provide meaningful interpretation of rate impacts on financial results
  • Assist in contract closeout process by developing cumulative allowable cost worksheets (CACWS)
  • Attend ongoing training and maintain/increase current knowledge on FAR, FAR Supplements, CAS, and DCAA accounting compliance
  • Develop, coordinate, and/or conduct compliance-related training as needed
  • Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental/company policies, practices, and procedures
  • Support DCMA cost monitor requests
  • Support financial initiatives/special projects
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business, Law, or related discipline
Experience:

  • 4 or more years of finance/accounting experience with US Federal contracting
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Certification/Licensure: None
Other:

  • Work experience with or for the DCAA and/or DCMA (or other evidence of in-depth knowledge and understanding of FAR and CAS requirement) preferred.
  • Knowledge of database structures for data extraction from PeopleSoft; advanced Excel skills needed
  • Strong oral and written communication skills necessary, as is ability to cultivate critical inter- and intra-departmental working relationships, foster an environment of cooperation and trust, and effectively meet deadlines while providing a high level of customer service
  • Familiarity with Uniform Guidance and OMB regulations preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to be proactive and forward thinking in a fast-paced environment is also required.

Senior FPGA Design Engineer

SUMMARY
Our client is looking for a Senior FPGA Design Engineer to join a multi-disciplined design team (electrical engineers, systems engineers, scientists, etc) to design, develop, simulate, and integrate challenging FPGA designs in support of our radar product line.  As an FPGA Engineer on the team, you will work to with signal processing experts to realize MATLAB designs in state-of-the-art FPGAs in support of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary design team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Analyze, design, simulate, and implement algorithms in hardware descriptor languages, HDL (VHDL, Verilog), based on requirements and/or MATLAB model(s).
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplined design team to design and integrate DSP applications for latest System on a Chip (SoC) implementations such as Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+, Intel Stratix-10, and Xilinx RFSoC.
  • Analyze, design, and implement VHDL test benches for code validation and validation against models.
  • Perform design constraints generation and verification as well as evaluate synthesis and timing performance reports.
  • Implement and validate signal processing concepts such as FFTs, digital filters, digital modulation, digital down/up-conversion, adaptive processing, etc. into either new or existing modular HDL designs.
  • Analyze, design, simulate, and implement designs which interface to common signaling standards, typical IP hard macros such as SERDES, PLLS, etc. and/or protocols such PCIe, JESD204B, LVDS, etc.
  • Develop and maintain requirements documents, functional specification documents, interface control documents, etc.
  • Generate and maintain engineering drawings and configuration management policies for FPGA project hierarchy.
  • Develop project test plans and test procedures, provide test planning support, and assist in the execution of both lab testing and field testing.
  • Provide occasional technical support and/or field support planning, and other field support in general if needed.
  • Conduct experimental tests on latest FPGA and SoC evaluation boards, evaluate results, and then develop specifications for selecting next-generation components for deliverable systems.
  • Interact with outside customers, suppliers, and functional peer groups.
  • Some travel and work at remote sites for limited time periods may be occasionally required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive experience with at least one FPGA Integrated Design Environment tool set such as Xilinx Vivado and Mentor Graphics ModelSim
  • Experience in signal processing theory and/or communications systems and the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in resolving real world problems
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related
  • Experience with MATLAB signal processing environment
  • Experience writing test software in C/C++ or assembly language to validate design
  • Experience with hardware integration, test and debug tools (high-speed logic analyzers, scopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Radar Signal Processing
  • Experience with high-speed (> GHz) design techniques
  • Experience with performance characteristics of analog data converters, ADCs/DACs.
  • Familiarity with JESD204B

ITAR REQUIREMENTS
We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States  Person.