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Physicist (Mid)

Company: SOSi
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

*** This position is contingent upon a contract award ***


SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Physicist (Mid) to support a government program in Charlottesville, VA.

  • Develop research designs, including formulating testable questions, identifying and defining key concepts and variables, and matching appropriate methods to problems as they pertain to a broad knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of multiple complex intelligence functional areas to include GMI and S&TI analysis principles, techniques and methodologies, and skill in applying knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments
  • Provide expertise in performing research or other professional and scientific work in the investigation and application of the relations between space, time, matter, and energy in the areas of mechanics, sound, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, radiation, or atomic and nuclear phenomena
  • Provide expertise in forecasting emerging and disruptive technologies that can span a broad range of topic areas to include but not be limited to: quantum information sciences (e.g., computing, key distribution, cryptography, communications, sensors), artificial intelligence, autonomy and counter-autonomy, advanced computing (e.g., supercomputing, high performance computing, optical, neuromorphic) encryption, and cryptanalysis
  • Have expertise related to advanced power and energy, directed energy weapons (e.g., radio frequency and high-power lasers), electro-dynamic kinetic energy weapons, electro-optics, lasers, microelectronics, RF sub-component technologies, and electronic attack/electronic protection algorithms
  • This position requires travel to various CONUS and OCONUS locations

  • Active in scope TS/SCI clearance, must be willing to obtain a CI Polygraph
  • MA/MS degree in related scientific field AND 8 years of experience as a Physicist on DoD programs and projects that provided expert intelligence analysis services
  • Meets all qualifications and skills required of a Junior Physicist
  • Demonstrates ability to support defense analytical requirements with enhanced scientific research capability/limitation analysis, reverse engineering analysis/characterizations, facility and vulnerability assessments
  • Demonstrates ability to conduct independent research, technical writing, modeling, and overseeing/consulting with allied engineering disciplines on, but not limited to, the areas of fiber optics, acoustics, semiconductors, lasers, weapons development and testing and /or identifying the characteristics of hard and deeply buried targets
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of the scientific and technical research and applications listed in the labor category required to meet mission requirements
  • Provides in-depth scientific and technical analysis to provide support analytic operations and knowledge management issues across organizational and intra-IC boundaries and clearly articulates key findings. Demonstrates ability to define comprehensive, new, or unique research approaches that enable rigorous assessments to address and contribute to high-level tasks
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrates ability to review analytic products for cogent arguments, tradecraft standards, and adequate support for conclusions; routinely tests analytic rigor of analytic products

  • Demonstrated experience with the application of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods
  • Detailed knowledge of DoD and/or IC interagency operations
  • Understanding of DoD Intelligence processes, activities, standards, and available analytic tools with general understanding of program operations
  • Knowledge of and experience with Conventional and Irregular Warfare concepts and operations
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • May require periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends (if applicable)
  • This position requires travel to various CONUS and OCONUS locations


SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and es affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: SOSi, Charlottesville , Physicist (Mid), Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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