Principal Mission Support Specialist
Wood Consulting - Annapolis Junction, MD

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WOOD Consulting Services, Inc. is a dynamic and growing small business offering challenging opportunities to well qualified candidates. Since 1997, WOOD has brought innovative solutions to federal and state government clients in support of mission-critical requirements as a prime contractor and as a subcontractor. Today, we are a leading provider of transformation services with special emphasis on interoperability challenges faced by clients such as the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of the Treasury, the State of Maryland, and Howard County Government.

WOOD has a benefit package that ranks within the top 5% of local businesses. We invite you to visit our website at to learn more and to submit your resume. We look forward to speaking with you.

WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

The Principal Mission Support Specialist shall have hands on experience with system tasking, configuration, number normalization, survey, basic signal analysis, interpretation of system health indicators and parameters, and data flow processes.The candidate shall provide mission manager support to systems and networks by using the customer's enterprise repositories to:
  • provide value assessments based on collection and reporting trends
  • derive network knowledge of the collection environment to meet the customer's strategic and mission prioritized needs
  • partner with system engineers to design, integrate, and deploy additional system capabilities to further the system's mission performance
Additional functions include:
  • Responsible for developing strategies and recommendations for optimization of collection
  • Trouble shooting signal and data-flows related to SIGINT systems
  • Define system requirements, developing technical solutions, functional analysis, conduct trade studies and perform test and evaluation activities
  • Responsible for SIGINT system and subsystem level tasking, configuration, normalization, survey, equipment configuration, basic signal analysis, interpretation of system health indications and parameters and routing process
  • Concept design, fabrication, software integration and configuration, HW/SW testing, and installation

Requires Top Secret/SCI clearance with full-scope polygraph

Basic Qualifications :
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) and 10+ years of experience
  • Candidate must possess knowledge of National SIGINT Requirements Process, SIGINT collection systems, and corporate enterprise repositories
  • Candidate should have experience with SIGINT Systems Engineering support, as well as SIGINT Systems Integration
  • Experience with customer’s enterprise repositories to validate data flow
  • Experience with any of the following SIGINT tools: MARINA, PINWALE, NUCLEON, SCORPIOFORE, and ANCHORY
  • The candidate shall have 7 years experience with specialization in at least 2 of the following areas:
    • Signal Analysis
    • Modern Telecommunications Systems/Networks
    • Telephony Switching Systems
    • Internet Communication protocols
    • Cellular/Personal Communication Systems
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required with the ability to present complex technology into layman terms
  • Self- motivated, creative, willing to work as a member of a team, organized and able to manage individual schedule
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and non-standard hours when needed

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