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Current Opportunities

Acquisition Lead Analyst - #20180104-043

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

Support strategic plans and goals development; design and execute studies and analyses of program plans, alternatives, and policies. Technical Evaluation Lead for all Engineering Change Proposals. Develop strategies for MDA procurements in accordance with DoD 5000.02 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR). Support the Program Manager with the development and award of new MDA contracts and the post-award administrative functions of surveillance, acceptance of supplies/services and monitoring finance/funding issues. Managed Procurement Initiation Document (PID) package development and staffing for Task Orders and Engineering Change Proposals, including Requests for Funds Authorization (RFA), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE), and Statements of Work (SOW).

Education Requirement:

BS or BA desired and six years of related experience or MS and four years of experience relative to the position

Security Clearance:

Current, active Secret clearance or clearance that is eligible for re-activation


Linux Red Hat Administrator - #20180111-044

Position is located at Huntsville, AL – no relocation allowance available

Job Description & Required Skills:

Real time Engineer for the Linux Red Hat System development team. These duties include:

  • Ensure that all software and hardware is configured so that the Linux Red Hat System is configured to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.
  • Work with the development leads/developers to ensure the application software is tuned to run on the hardware to which it is targeted including the following:
    • Make sure the proper compiler options are used to get the best application performance
    • Ensure the application code is designed/written to get the best speed that can be obtained from the HW
    • Configure the HW BIOS so that it will run the application code as efficiently as possible
    • Configure the Linux OS to make sure it is operating as rapidly as possible and does not allow the application to stall or data to be dropped

Required Qualifications:

  • Be familiar with software development tools currently being used in the industry
  • Develop scripts and procedures for the System Administrator’s to make sure the application installations are smooth and complete
  • Must be able to configure and build Linux kernels downloaded from that have had the RT patches applied, test the kernel(benchmark it) for suitability for running the application without regressions from previous versions
  • Be familiar with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its RPM packaging
  • Be familiar with at least basic networking concepts and are able to configure a Linux system’s networking including multicast capability
  • Be able to incorporate drivers into the Linux kernel supplied by vendors
  • Be able to write scripts (Bash, Python, etc.) that assist the developers/System Administrator’s perform their duties and ensure the quality of the system/application installations; also be familiar with the kickstart process that installs systems
  • Be familiar with state-of-the-art hardware designs so recommendations can be made to government personnel about hardware acquisitions that the application software is to run on for future generations of the application

Experience and Education Requirement:

At least 5 years of Linux Red Hat experience. College degree in related field preferred.

Security Clearance:

Active SECRET level security clearance.


Entry Level Algorithm Engineer - # 20180130-045

Position is located in Huntsville, AL / Redstone Arsenal, AL – no relocation allowance available.

Job Description:

The candidate will interact with other Algorithm developers in creating algorithm concepts, developing prototypes and testing those prototypes. The candidate will also support documenting those concepts, development and testing per the algorithm development process.

Required Skills:

Number of Years: 0-2

Experience with MATLAB in developing prototypes. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. Desired: Knowledge in the areas of missile defense, space/missile systems, and/or radar systems. Real-time systems development experience, requirements development and Model Driven Architecture experience is a plus.

Technical Skill Required:

The candidate must possess systems and software engineering skills. The candidate should also have familiarity with MATLAB and JAVA or C++. Knowledge of algorithm development concepts is highly desired.

Education Requirement:

BS in Math, Engineering or Computer Science.

Security Clearance:

Active Secret required at start date.


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