Polaris Alpha

  • DCGS Integrator

    Location JMRC Germany
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Security Clearance
    Required Secret
  • Benefits

    In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation may be considered
    • Benefits are subject to change

    Job Description

    ***Position is contingent on award***

    Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions for the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) is located in Bavaria, Germany at the Hohenfels Training Area (HTA), Grafenwohr Training Area (GTA), Amberg Training Area (ATA) and when directed by the government, other Country Training Areas (OCTA) in the US European Command (EUCOM) area of responsibility has a critical requirement for mission-support services to enhance and facilitate rotational unit training. This effort is for a non-commercial contract that consists of a 12-month period-of-performance and four additional option periods. JMRC is one of three Combat Training Centers (CTCs) in the U.S. Army, and the only one located outside the United States. JMRC plans and conducts maneuver training exercises for brigade‐size units preparing to conduct high‐intensity, counter‐insurgency, peacekeeping, and other military operations. The Training Center provides a myriad of indispensable capabilities to the U.S. Army, our European allies and other partners. Unique to this CTC is that JMRC integrates multinational participation into every rotation.
    The Field Software Engineer (FSE) shall provide technical support for the integration of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) to ensure the full range of DCGS-A capabilities is integrated into scenario design to achieve desired training outcomes. The FSE-SME is responsible for providing DCGS-A support up to 24 hours a day seven (7) days a week during rotational training periods. Outside of rotation training support, the contractor will conduct business eight hours (8) per day, five (5) days per week. The FSE-SME Integrator shall support Operations Group at the JMRC, Hohenfels (HTA), Germany during scheduled rotational training cycles. The FSE-SME shall support planning, coordination, and technical integration of into JMRC’s battle command systems architecture to support HICON, EXCON, After Action Review (AAR) data retrieval, and Combat Trainer (CT) situational awareness functions. They shall provide technical coordination required to ensure that DCGS-A is properly configured to support Brigade Combat Team (BCT) training events including development and integration of the required associated scenario and data environment necessary to support rotational intelligence and intelligence operations training of the BCT in a collective training environment including live, virtual, and constructive training data. They shall support external organizations that are identified and implement the architectural and network solutions relating to the use of doctrinally appropriate DCGS-A applications including real world and/or simulated data sources and systems that provide input to the DCGS-A during training events. They shall coordinate with the Project Foundry and JIEDDO to integrate and train DCGS-A theater provided intelligence systems and capabilities as part of JMRC training events. They shall provide current and accurate DCGS-A SME to JMRC and assist in integration related to the functions and capabilities of other Army and Joint ISR organizations, capabilities and functions. They shall provide SME for integration of Intelligence capabilities (specifically DCGS-A) into the Army Battle Command System (ABCS) network used to support training of BCTs. They shall support pre-rotation planning and coordination with BCTs related to the technical integration of their Intelligence capabilities into the JMRC architecture to facilitate real world like exchange of data among systems during training events. They shall support planning and development of rotation scenarios for DCGSA to enable rotational training units (RTUs) to employ their DCGS-A capabilities during training as they will in actual operations. They shall review RTU reporting against actual attacks conducted by the OPFOR to capture missing events to ensure the SIGACTS paint a clear picture for subsequent rotations. Assist with the development of brigade level intelligence products using DCGS-A to ensure they are an accurate reflection of OPFOR activity. They shall support pre-rotational coordination and planning with each RTU to identify their unique requirements and maximize training on the JIEDDO/DA G2 Intelligence Theater Provided Equipment that Project Foundry will maintain at GTA. Manage training on this equipment so they are prepared to coach and mentor their counterparts. They shall maintain a current understanding and knowledge of theater best practices and trends by incorporating new data bases, tools or methods within DCGS-A to enhance rotational unit training. In coordination with a DCGS-A integrator and FSE identify and prioritize implementation of architectural and network.

    Required Skills

    Bachelor's (or equivalent) in a related discipline with 2-4 yrs of experience, or a Master's with 0-2 yrs of experience.
    For SOFA (Article 73) Positions - A bachelor's degree plus 3 years of specialized experience, OR; An associate's degree plus 7 years of specialized experience, OR; A major certification plus 7 years of specialized experience, OR; 11 years of specialized experience.
    They shall be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance for the performance of this work. A secret security clearance is required.
    Military experience as a Field Software Engineer on DCGS-A systems expert.
    Secret Clearance required

    Desired Skills

    Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise reports and the ability to create presentations in order to provide information, instructions and capable of explaining complex issues in a concise manner.
    Proficient in MS Office software products i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
    Must be able to function in a public setting including having strong communication and public speaking skills. Must be able to function in an office setting, answer the phone, use office equipment, etc.
    This position requires skills such as walking, running, climbing, crawling, and jumping and other similar physical activities.
    The worker must be able to endure extreme climate conditions and be able to work in an outdoor setting.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

    EOE M/F/D/V
    Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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