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Technology/Capabilities SME III

Office: Alexandria, VA
Location: Alexandria, VA
Job ID: S20-0308

JOB TITLE: Technology/Capabilities SME III


Decisive Analytics a WBB Company has a contract supporting Mission Engineering: Evolving Acquisition to support the warfighter.

The office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering or USD (R&E) requires mission engineering, analysis, and integration expertise to produce objective insights and analytic justification to inform future technology and capability investment decisions within the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting Execution (PPBE) process and aid in the prioritization, alignment and validation of requirements within Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) to deliver modernized capabilities that enable an all domain joint force aligned with future Joint Warfighting Concepts.

Qualified Candidates will assess capability gaps and needs by mission versus system or Service and will focus on outcome rather than process.


  • Executing mission engineering and analysis study tasks to evaluate the efficacy of legacy architectures, new technologies, and capabilities applied in new mission concepts of employment to meet evolving joint mission objectives
  • Producing a mission blueprint that documents the means to achieve the recommended joint mission solution and the analytic justification for the value it provides
  • Developing mission engineering study plans that establish:
    • Mission context, mission objectives, and system boundaries and constraints
    • Mission level measures of effectiveness, measures of performance, and technical performance measures as mission success criteria
    • Study approach and schedule
    • Stakeholders, teaming approach, and external data, previous analysis results, model, and simulation needs
  • Working with the Joint Staff, research labs, modernization communities to explore new concepts of employment and to develop innovative alternatives
  • Using models and simulations to analyze the performance of legacy and alternative solutions against mission success criteria. Outputs will document the value and efficacy of alternative and preferred solutions in terms of measures of mission effectiveness, return on investment in terms of cost, schedule and performance, and identify key findings and sensitivities
  • Briefing study outcomes to DoD stakeholders to inform data driven decisions


Security Clearance: Top Secret/ SCI

  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • Master of Science degree in physics or engineering
  • Twenty (20) years of DoD experience in engineering
  • Developed system solutions to complex and challenging DoD problems
  • Served as a SME for industry or major defense acquisition programs or FFRDC
  • Experience with DOD system capabilities, performance, and/or operation that involve knowledge of:
    • land, sea, air, and space platforms
    • Offensive, defensive, kinetic and directed energy weapons
    • Sensors for ISR and fire control
    • Cyberwarfare / communication networks
    • Electromagnetic spectrum management – to include electronic warfare and 5G; automation applications; command, control, and battle management; and/or fires – close air support, long range fires, targeting, air and missile defense
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to prepare written reports and presentations for senior-level officials
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and writing) skills


  • PhD in physics or engineering
  • Experience leading Systems Engineering (SE) tasks including Technology Analysis and Assessment, System Definition, Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture development and architecture products for Systems of Systems (SoS), kill chain analysis, SE trade-space and analysis to define capability gaps, Modeling and Simulation activities for mission improvement, and Logistics support of Department of Defense (DoD) systems
  • Interfaced with Joint Staff, Services, and warfighters to coordinate engineering and analysis needs and analytic results





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