Senior Targets Analyst (Huntsville, AL)

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Job Description: Senior Targets Analyst who will provide Missile Defense Agency (MDA) - Threat Systems Engineering (DE/DEI-E) technical support through the rigorous engineering reviews and development of detailed target requirements for the Director of Threat Systems Engineering (MDA/DEI-E). This position will support MDA/DEI-E in target requirements definition and compliance assessments. Target requirements include aspects of target performance such as exercising trajectory or signature (RF and IR) parameter space identified to be of interest by the elements (subsystems) under test or a representative of the Agency's needs. Assessment against requirements will be performed relative to intermediate and finalized target solutions. The candidate must possess technical and communication skills needed to effectively execute the mission.

Job Description:
  • Candidate will be a member of a team supporting development of parametric target specifications and trajectory/RCS/IR signature envelopes encompassing intelligence assessments for Missile Defense System (MDS) design, test, and performance assessment
  • The position will also develop target requirements for MDS development efforts, threat- and defense capability-related requirements for Flight Test events as well as BMDS development efforts, will review submitted requirements for completeness and technical accuracy
  • The position also involves analyzing technical data to include Monte Carlo data from the Intelligence Centers and real-world data collections to benchmark target specifications and integrating data products to include quality control of products and resolution of any identified issues
  • Analyze technical data to include Monte Carlo data from the Intelligence Centers and real-world data collections to benchmark target specifications
  • Integrate data products to include quality control of products and resolution of any identified issues
Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM Field
  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • An active or ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Ability to decompose complex problems to actionable elements
  • Experience in trajectory analysis to include working in different coordinate frames, endo- and exo-atmospheric behavior, and identifying key trajectory parameters
  • Experience using MATLAB to develop analysis and plotting tools; as well as other scripting languages such as Python are preferred as well
  • Experience generating and delivering briefings to external teams and management
  • Ability to work within a collaborative environment composed of Government, Prime Contractor, Sub-Contractor and Supporting Contractor personnel in a badge-less contractor environment
  • Strong written/oral communication skills
Desired Skills:
  • Experience in RF signature generation & assessment to include processing XPATCH output files
  • Experience in IR signature generation & assessment to include executing and processing Optical Signatures Code (OSC)
  • Familiarity with Missile Defense Agency and Missile Defense System
  • Understanding of the MDA Engineering practices and processes
  • Familiarity with the MDS system level documentation, such as the System Description Document and System Specification
  • Ability to present data analysis results to various levels of personnel
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.
More Information on Parsons Corporation
Parsons Corporation operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Centreville, VA, Washington, DC and Columbia, MD. Parsons Corporation was founded in 1944. It has 14420 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 117 open jobs at Parsons Corporation, click here.
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