The Office of the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) requires management, programmatic and systems engineering support services for the DoD Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Enterprise, including national security, civil, commercial, and international cooperative aspects involved in acquisition, deployment/fielding, and operation of all DoD GPS, PNT and NAVWAR systems. The DoD Global Positioning System (GPS) has been operational for over 20 years and is well established as a military utility fulfilling a multitude of requirements as the predominant PNT source for the warfighter.
The PNT Emerging Capabilities Engineer will be responsible for researching and analyzing new and emerging GPS, PNT and NAVWAR technologies; applying navigation modeling and simulation tools to assess technology development and maturity levels; developing and analyzing roadmaps and technical architectures; developing and coordinating evolution of GPS Standard Positioning Service (SPS) and Precise Positioning Service (PPS) Performance Standards; and participating in the Defense Science Board (DSB) task forces related to emerging PNT, GPS and NAVWAR capabilities.
The PNT Emerging Capabilities Engineer will:
Assist in the research, planning and assessment of future GPS, PNT and NAVWAR systems, new technologies, and acquisition strategies incorporating these new technologies, including conducting research, development and fielding roadmaps for GPS and PNT electronic protection, electronic support, and electronic attack capabilities reviewed by the FCB/JCB/JROC and PNT EMB and Council. This will also involve assessing the impact of civil, commercial, and international use of augmentations and alternatives to GPS and other space-based PNT systems.
Analyze proposed changes to GPS Performance Standards for impacts on program security or operations and provide results of the analysis to DoD CIO for assessment and appropriate action.
Conduct research, assessments and analyses related to spectrum and frequency management issues affecting GPS civil and military frequency assignments, including providing DoD CIO an assessment of the implications of GPS frequency assignments to civil and military users.
Support DoD CIO participation in the assessment of threats and vulnerabilities associated with cybersecurity aspects of the DoD PNT Enterprise in both the creation and use of PNT capabilities by the DoD.
Proficiency with the use of navigation modeling and simulation tools
Substantial engineering expertise in the technology under review
Provides technical/management leadership on major tasks or work assignments.
Establishes goals and plans that meet project objectives.
Has domain and expert technical knowledge and extensive experience in the development of solutions, recommendations, or outcomes. Decision making and domain knowledge may have a critical impact on overall project implementation.
Directs the activities of more junior personnel or other staff as necessary. May supervise others.
12+ years of experience
BA/BS required in a technical discipline (Masters preferred)