Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation

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Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation Arlington, VA
Oct 26, 2021
Full time
Position Summary: Serves as a Technical Project Manager within the Engineering, Test & Evaluation Division (ETED), applying engineering background, organizational ability and communications skill in support of technology projects focused on developing, testing, integrating and maturing state-of-the art wireless communications technologies in exciting new directions. Applies knowledge of communications systems, RF and/or cellular technology knowledge to support senior team members in the execution of technical program/project delivery.  Participates in customer technical discussions with the aim of identifying, documenting, and tracking key technological findings and program issues. Duties/Responsibilities: Support Senior Project Managers and Program Managers with the management of day-to-day project activities to accomplish technical objectives of wireless communication related projects/programs Collaborate across the engineering team to accomplish project and technical objectives Participate in external wireless technology briefings to track and document key concepts and to review, evaluate and summarize relevant technologies and concepts Support project managers and engineering teams in the development of presentations, technical reports, and program documents Perform technical writing including preparing, reviewing, and maintaining project engineering deliverables ensure completeness, consistency, and timeliness of inputs by project SMEs Develop and maintain relationships with peers and external project partners in industry and academia Develop project-focused roadmaps and schedules associated with clients efforts to advance wireless technologies beyond 5G standards Track and document project progress, issues, SME attendance, and upcoming tasks communicating them to internal and external stakeholders on a recurring basis Track multiple, simultaneous project events, tasks and supporting resources to ensure project obligations are being met by internal and external resources Capture action items, develop meeting minutes and accurately capture technical discussions Generate weekly status reports in several formats Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities : 5+ years of experience in project management working on technical programs Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Business, Management, Project Management or Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related technical discipline (required) Experience in technical writing creating documents and diagrams that capture key concepts, methodologies, results, and discussions of a technical nature in an organized manner Desire to expand knowledge of wireless engineering and project management skills under the leadership of senior engineers and from participation in customer technology briefings Ability to develop visual aids and other material such as Visio and PowerPoint to support presentations and review boards. Ability to organize objectives and formulate plans and processes.  General interest in technology project management. Excellent verbal and written communications skills and organizational skills are required. Attention to detail, organization skills, collaboration skills, ability to work as part of a team. Ability to work independently as needed based on senior technical staff guidance and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Customer service skill and/or desire to build positive business relationships with clients and partners. Proficient with MS Office Suite and experience using team collaboration tools such Sharepoint, OneDrive, Teams, etc.) to track progress Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities : 5+ years of experience in project management on wireless communication related programs Familiarity of wireless technologies principles to include knowledge and experience with end-to-end 4G and/or 5G communication architectures including wireless networking, LTE and similar mobile IP technologies Knowledge of modern cellular technologies and concepts, including Network Slicing, Network Function Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking Experience creating project plan in MS Project or equivalent project tracking software  Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance Company Benefits: VT-ARC is building an organizational culture marked by four primary values Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Service. Integral to our success is our staff’s enthusiasm for solving tough problems by working together in teams to get the job done. We also foster a culture where each’s contribution is valued and performed with integrity, while maintaining a fun work environment. VT-ARC’s very generous benefits include: Subsidized health and insurance plans Company contributions to retirement plans upon employment with 2-years vesting Paid time off, 10 paid holidays Convenient access to the Ballston Metro stations (Arlington, VA) and the VT campus (Blacksburg).
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation Arlington, VA
Oct 25, 2021
Full time
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation  (VT-ARC) is in search of an Event Coordinator. VT-ARC is a 501(c)(3), non-profit R&D organization affiliated with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech or VT). Our mission is to provide superior analytic and technology solutions across multiple domains by leveraging Virginia Tech’s multidisciplinary research and innovation ecosystem. With a focus on national security, we specialize in applied research, translational research, technical services, and commercialization efforts. The corporation is organized with three divisions. The Engineering, Test and Evaluation Division specializes in communications engineering, systems and mission engineering, spectrum management, testbed development and operations, and test campaign measurement. The Information Sciences and Analytics Division specializes in information sciences, data visualization, and the application of AI and machine learning for data analytics and predictive analysis. The Strategy, Plans, and Policy Division (SPPD) specializes in data-driven approaches to guide science and technology (S&T) strategic planning, tech transfer, and partnering, as well as facilitation and collaborative services to enable effective S&T engagements. Responsibilities: The Event Coordinator will assist as VT-ARC’s on-site point of contact for both virtual and onsite meetings and collaboration support to a major S&T-focused organization. Core responsibilities will include: assisting with day-to-day execution of events; customer relationship management; facility management; meeting room set-up; basic A/V and technical assistance needs; inventory management; and calendar management. Duties: The duties of this position shall include, but are not necessarily limited to (and not listed in priority order) : Respond to customer needs in event scheduling and coordination as well as internal scheduling and coordination needs. Positively represent the company to clients by providing empathetic and friendly customer service at all times. Staff the front welcome desk as needed for unclassified meetings and assist in managing day to day operations. Manage available collaborative environment resources, guest food and beverage inventory, and internal office inventory needs. Assist with creating and coordinating meeting materials. Provide basic technical assistance with A/V equipment. Assist with outreach activities, to include online and e-mail communications. Track basic statistics of meeting space and customer service surveys. Provide support for virtual collaborations which may include (but is not limited to): time keeping, troubleshooting, note-taking, admitting attendees, and providing attendee lists for platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, and/or Microsoft Teams. Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities: Strong background in customer service. Dependability, flexibility, and the ability to rapidly and effectively respond in a fast-paced environment. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Ability to interact and effectively communicate with customer. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work as a team contributor with a mission focus and emphasis on service, integrity, and excellence. Ability to lift and move items up to 50 pounds. Must be a US citizen. Preferred Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities: Degree in Hospitality, Marketing, or Communication. Previous experience working in a conference center and/or other hospitality industry service preferred. Some experience with audio/visual equipment. Some experience with virtual teleconferencing platforms (Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams) preferred. Proven history of demonstrating a high level of professionalism. Active SECRET clearance or higher (those not yet having but are suitable for obtaining a clearance will be considered). Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, or disability. Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employee. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation Arlington, VA
Oct 25, 2021
Full time
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC)  provides unique access to the broad and rich research enterprise found at Virginia Tech. VT-ARC forms multi-disciplinary teams to apply innovative solutions to the real-world problems that strain our social, political, industrial, and economic foundations. Specializing in the identification and use of fundamental research, VT-ARC performs contract R&D on larger scale problems and at technology readiness levels beyond those generally addressed by academia. VT-ARC combines significant technical expertise with program management skills to deliver robust solutions on schedule and within budget. Responsibilities: The Data Scientist performs a broad range of analyses (descriptive and predictive) on diverse datasets including big data and streaming data and will have relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: statistics, systems engineering, operations research, data science, or computer science. Primary responsibilities include: Support research conducted on projects by implementing time series analyses, anomaly detection, natural language processing, large scale data infrastructure, and test and evaluation. Contribute to the design of experiments and drafting of technical documents and presentations. Collect, process, and analyze data. Apply natural language processing, modeling and simulation, and machine learning techniques to characterize data trends and identify indicators of science and technology emergence to support U.S. government customers. Create visualizations summarizing the useful information derived from data. Research, develop, and write complex content for client reports. Communicate research findings via client presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities : US Citizenship Bachelor's or Master's degree in a data science, computer science, statistics or related discipline such as operations research Experience with Data Analytics and Data Visualization using Python (preferred), R, JMP, SQL, Tableau or other related statistical analysis language Experience with Google Cloud Platform Experience building statistical models, performing simulations, and applying various machine learning approaches Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills Strong verbal and written communications skills Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities : 3-5 years of post-education experience Experience accessing and retrieving from open source data repositories (e.g. using APIs, web scraping) Prior experience working within a fast-paced cross-discipline corporate environment Record of innovation and creative problem solving with an entrepreneurial mindset Primary Work Location :  Arlington, Virginia – Temporarily under remote work policy Special Work Conditions :  Periodic travel to Blacksburg, Virginia.  Possible travel to other CONUS locations. Occasional work outside of corporate core business hours. Security:  Ability to get a SECRET clearance for this position. Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employee. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation Arlington, VA
Oct 25, 2021
Full time
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation ( VT-ARC) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit R&D organization affiliated with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). VT-ARC is a leader in the development of innovative applied research capabilities which are having a positive impact on our clients and the world. As an organization affiliated with one of the leading engineering schools in the U.S., we work closely with academia and industry to create solutions which satisfy critical needs which encompass multiple disciplines Position Summary : Applies and leads systems engineering and system integration process disciplines for wireless communications systems (voice and data) including development, engineering, testing, and acquisition. Applies communications systems, RF, propagation, and cellular technology expertise to support the execution of technical program/project deliverables and reviews for DoD and commercial clients.   Duties/Responsibilities: Provide Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) expertise for technical programs across the Engineering, Test and Evaluation Division Support MBSE activities to identify program requirements and relationships, and manage the execution of the systems engineering process, including interfaces, key performance parameters, and operational concepts Develop and integrate system models; incorporating inputs from stakeholder requirements, interface documentation, and related design documents Develop operational concepts, requirements, and architectural designs and provide oversight of junior engineers or sub-contractors performing engineering services Evolve system architectures, define system interfaces, conduct and analyze requirements flow down, propose verification methodologies Develop technical plans and schedules for system engineering tasks and participate in test programs, collection of test data, and test evaluations Identify measurements and performance metrics consistent with requirements to establish threshold and objective performance criteria Provide technology analysis and review of technical concepts, white papers, and proposals for wireless communications systems. Develop functional and physical system descriptions Promulgate system engineering standards and development standards to engineers and designers. Prepare and present engineering documents, plans, designs and briefings to clients Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities : 8 or more years of experience in systems engineering focused on wireless communications systems including SATCOM, GPS, wireless networking, LTE and similar IP technologies. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related technical discipline. Demonstrable knowledge in planning and executing systems engineering activities with a focus on wireless communications concepts. Experience with prototype development for DoD and commercial clients Understanding of RF propagation and modeling Experience developing systems engineering documentation such as SEMP, RTM, CONOPS, ADTM, Test Plans, etc.) Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills Proven ability to establish objectives, formulate plans and processes, and implement solutions. Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities : Knowledge of modern mobile cellular technologies and concepts, including Network Slicing, Network Function Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking Knowledge of specific wireless network architecture components and concepts, including session management, user plane functions, and control plane functions Knowledge of and experience with end-to-end 4G / 5G / IOT communication layer system design Ability to propose or design customizations to existing wireless technologies or testbeds Experience with Cameo Systems Modeler and languages such as UML and DoDAF Experience with systems engineering technical reviews (SRR/SFR, PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.) Wireless network certification M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or related engineering discipline Active Secret security clearance or higher Company Benefits: VT-ARC is building an organizational culture marked by four primary values Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Service. Integral to our success is our staff’s enthusiasm for solving tough problems by working together in teams to get the job done. We also foster a culture where each’s contribution is valued and performed with integrity, while maintaining a fun work environment.  VT-ARC’s very generous benefits include:  Subsidized health and insurance plans Company contributions to retirement plans upon employment with 2-years vesting Paid time off, 10 paid holidays Convenient access to the Ballston Metro stations (Arlington, VA) and the VT campus (Blacksburg). Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, or disability. Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employee. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation Arlington, VA
Oct 25, 2021
Full time
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation ( VT-ARC) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit R&D organization affiliated with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). VT-ARC is a leader in the development of innovative applied research capabilities which are having a positive impact on our clients and the world. As an organization affiliated with one of the leading engineering schools in the U.S., we work closely with academia and industry to create solutions which satisfy critical needs which encompass multiple disciplines Position Overview: This position will support the Deputy Director of the Engineering Test and Evaluation Division and other project and program leadership with the execution of administrative tasks related to technical programs and projects. The candidate will support multiple projects and programs concurrently. Duties/Responsibilities: Preparing briefing materials as required by program/project managers, technical teams and division leadership to support programs and division operations Assisting program managers, program analysts and other team members with program related administrative tasks and tracking status of tasks, risks, and customer requests Working with subject matter experts and project managers to assist in the documentation of project plans and other related information Managing access to files across the program/project teams Assisting in the development of program related reports Recording action items and meeting minutes Developing graphics, design templates and marketing materials which effectively communicate the value and impact of programs/projects Assisting with administrative and writing assignments associated with proposal development Other duties as assigned Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities : Bachelor's degree in business, management, marketing or a related field 4+ years of related experience in a project support role, administrative support or equivalent work where the duties associated with this position were demonstrated Strong analytical skills with the ability to organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy Ability to work independently as needed and as part of a multidisciplinary team Possess superior analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills Excellent communication and customer service skills which establish strong, positive business relationships with clients, team members, and external partners Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities: Experience in the design of graphics and other marketing materials Experience working with technical teams and tracking tools such as Jira and Confluence Experience with Microsoft Visio, Project, and SharePoint Experience and knowledge of DoD contracting Ability to obtain at minimum Secret level DoD security clearance Company Benefits: VT-ARC is building an organizational culture marked by four primary values Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Service. Integral to our success is our staff’s enthusiasm for solving tough problems by working together in teams to get the job done. We also foster a culture where each’s contribution is valued and performed with integrity, while maintaining a fun work environment.  VT-ARC’s very generous benefits include:  Subsidized health and insurance plans Company contributions to retirement plans upon employment with 2-years vesting Paid time off, 10 paid holidays Convenient access to the Ballston Metro stations (Arlington, VA) and the VT campus (Blacksburg) Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, or disability. Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employee. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov