Senior Systems Engineer – Non-Traditional SATCOM

CSI Consultants - Chantilly, VA (30+ days ago)

Position: Provide systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) support to Navy-funded Non-Traditional Communications efforts at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

  • Provide SETA support to prototype and demonstrate non-traditional means for Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) communications connectivity
  • Help to identify user communities that could benefit operationally from these capabilities
  • Develop concept of operations (CONOPs) for using alternate paths to support certain, high priority tactical users
  • Requires extensive dialogue with the Office of Naval Research, OPNAV N2N6, the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC-Pacific), the U.S. Pacific Command and COMPACFLT.


  • Independent, Forward-Thinker
  • Technical understanding of the national systems architecture
  • Working knowledge of the policies and procedures to use the national systems architecture
  • Familiarity with DoD acquisition and/or DoD requirements process
  • Current Top Secret/SCI. Position requires CI Polygraph

Desired/Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to originate concepts and find sponsors to develop, demonstrate and transition capabilities into operations
  • Knowledge of current and evolving Maritime Over-the-Horizon-Targeting (OTH-T) capabilities
  • Knowledge of tactical Satellite Communications (SATCOM) capabilities
  • Experience working in or with a Navy Combat Direction Center (CDC) or an Air or Maritime Operations Center (AOC/MOC)
  • Knowledge of Link-16 message sets and its operational use
  • Experience with the DoD acquisition community to transition capabilities for fielded operational use
  • Recent experience working with USPACOM and/or PACFLT
  • Hands on tactical electronic warfare (EW) and electronic attack (EA) experience

Key words: Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS), Satellite Communications (SATCOM), NRO

CSI Consultants was formed in 1999 to solidify our focus of making national systems information and capabilities accessible and usable by DoD tactical users in their combat systems and platforms. We employ great people with proven experience and offer an innovative Pay Approach which includes company profit-sharing contributions to your 401(k) of 25% of your wages.

Salary commensurate with experience

Job Type: Full-time


  • Top Secret/SCI: 1 year