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Subject Matter Expert - Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) at Akima, LLC

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Description:

RiverTech, an Akima, LLC company delivers space situational awareness and satellite surveillance services that protect and defend sea, land, air and space operations and their personnel. Providing the talent, tools, and technologies to ensure exceptional performance in today’s most demanding and strategically critical global environments. This is RiverTech.

Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

The selected candidate will be the resident expert on missions related to airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) associated with exercises hosted by or supported by the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) at Kirtland AFB, NM. 

The SME shall support planning meetings, develop and execute test plans, develop scenarios, and ensure internal systems are functional prior to event execution. During execution, the SME shall bring credible expertise in ISR mission areas for white force execution, operation of high-side environment generators, operation of virtual systems identified in government directions document, interact and be familiar with Air Operations Center support, and participate in scenario review to ensure desired exercise learning objectives are achievable.


  • Participate in Virtual Flag (or other exercises) scenario development and scenario generation for C2/ISR weapon systems scheduled to link into the environment and/or be produced constructively for the theater of operations.

  • Develop route files using government flight planning systems (PFPS and/or JMPS) to fit into the scenario and to produce Constructive Force Generation entities to “fly” in the synthetic battlespace.  Coordinate with other SMEs for force generation deconfliction and packaging when required.

  • Support the development of exercise documents including Air Tasking Orders, Air Coordination Orders, coordination cards, communication cards, Master Scenario Event List (MSEL), SPINS, aircraft SCLS, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Applied Statistics, Ops Research, Engineering or related technical discipline) with 5 years relevant operational experience.


Relevant Experience: 

  • Military service related experience conducting C2ISR mission skill sets.  Current or prior rated experience in a weapon system that supports the responsibilities and duties outlined above.  Consideration is given to non-rated experience when experience in exercise development is expansive – Red Flag, Weapons School, Top Gun, Cope Thunder, CAPEx, or other commonly recognized large force military exercises.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (Applied Statistics, Ops Research, Engineering or related technical discipline) with 3 years of operational experience.  

  • Instructor pilot/WSO or Air Battle Manager in an ISR system or weapon system (i.e. Rivet Joint, EP-3, E-8, RQ-4) with mission / roles commensurate with duties outlined above.  Formal instructor course graduate highly desired (Weapons School (any MWS) or Formal Training Unit (FTU) or other applicable system course).


Duty Location:  Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico





The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.





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