Company Overview Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown. Avantus' services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence. Position Overview Avantus Federal is looking to fill a SME role in S DA's Transport Layer SDA's Transport Layer provide assured, resilient, low-latency military data and connectivity worldwide to the full range of warfighter platforms. Duties include: Responsibilities Individuals will support various engineering, scientific, analysis, policy, planning, and program management of Defense space activities. Specific tasks may include: * Oversee and guide integrated space vehicle systems, including integration of mission payloads with satellite busses * Oversee and guide integration of multiple space vehicles in Transport Layer constellation to form low-latency mesh network and connect to other layers, warfighters, partner systems * Support program management of existing Transport Layer development activities * Characterize the impact of space vehicle and payload design decisions on mission effectiveness * Support M&S development and analysis for Transport Layer * Identify capability gaps and devise Transport Layer requirements to help address those gaps Required Qualifications * 9 years' directly related experience . * Masters Degree required. * TS SCI required. #AvantusClearedJob * Occasional travel may be required. * Required to follow the Executive Order 14042 mandate regarding COVID vaccination and client requirements to ensure compliance. Preferred Qualifications * Systems engineering support such as: Technology Analysis and Assessment, Design Definition, Development of Systems Specification, Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture, Systems/Equipment Integration, Test & Evaluation Criteria, and Logistics support of Department of Defense (DoD) programs requirements. Company EEO Statement Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.