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Engineer/Scientist III
Title:Engineer/Scientist III
Location:Charleston, SC

Would you love to work for a fast-growing company with amazing perks and benefits including educational and professional development and a great Work-Life balance? Then Forward Slope wants you to join our team! We are a fast-paced global engineering company with a great reputation in the Department of Defense industry for over 20 years.

Forward Slope currently has a full-time position for an Engineer/Scientist III to join our Global Security and Engineering Solutions Team. This position is located in Charleston, SC.

Job Description:

  • Conduct systems analysis activities to evaluate the performance, functionality, and interoperability of C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) systems, identifying areas for improvement and optimization.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop comprehensive systems architectures that align with operational requirements and technological capabilities, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security.
  • Provide technical support for systems and equipment related to C4ISR, including troubleshooting issues, performing diagnostics, and implementing solutions to maintain operational readiness.
  • Assist in the planning, execution, and analysis of test and evaluation activities to validate the performance, reliability, and effectiveness of C4ISR systems under various operational conditions and scenarios.
  • Support logistics activities associated with C4ISR requirements, including procurement, inventory management, maintenance planning, and equipment deployment, to ensure timely and efficient support to end-users.
  • Utilize technical expertise in Global Command and Control System - Maritime/Joint (GCCS-M/J), Tactical Data Links, or Broad Spectrum Communications to contribute to the design, implementation, and optimization of related systems and capabilities.
  • Collaborate with senior engineers, scientists, and project managers to develop and implement innovative solutions that address complex technical challenges and enhance C4ISR capabilities.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to C4ISR systems and technologies, actively participating in professional development activities and knowledge-sharing initiatives.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to junior staff members, sharing knowledge and experience to foster their professional growth and development within the organization.
  • Maintain accurate documentation, including technical reports, system specifications, and configuration management records, to ensure compliance with established standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in meetings, working groups, and technical reviews to communicate findings, insights, and recommendations to stakeholders, including internal teams, clients, and partners.
  • Adhere to established quality assurance processes and safety protocols, promoting a culture of continuous improvement and adherence to best practices within the organization.


The duties and responsibilities outlined above are indicative and may evolve based on project requirements, organizational priorities, and individual capabilities. The Engineer/Scientist III is expected to demonstrate initiative, adaptability, and a commitment to excellence in supporting C4ISR initiatives and objectives.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Management Information Systems, or related field.
  • Six (6) years of experience in "C4ISR Systems", to include:
    •  Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture, Systems/Equipment Support, Test and Evaluation, and Logistics support of C4ISR requirements.
  • Three (3) years of technical experience in support of C4ISR, GCCS-(M/J), Tactical Data

Links, or Broad Spectrum Communications.

  • Overseas travel may be required. 

Desired Qualification:

  • Professional Software Engineering Master (PSEM)/ Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) or with COR approval complete
  • Vendor/platform specific certification (e.g., Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Sun Certified Professional (SCP), Red Hat Certification Program (RHCP), CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), other).


Other Requirements:

  • Currently hold an active U.S. security clearance or be able to obtain one.


*Salary Range: $100,000 - $140,000

Job Type: Full-Time Salary

Why Join Forward Slope?

  • Fast-paced global company with a great reputation in the DoD industry for over 20 years
  • Telework option available
  • Flexible working hours based on job needs
  • Great and fun work culture
  • Amazing benefits package for full time employees (including 90% employer contribution for employee medical benefits)
  • 3 weeks of PTO a year
  • 11 paid company holidays a year
  • Team Building - Continuous appreciation events for our employees
  • Education and Professional Development – programs to help you with your educational and professional growth!

Forward Slope is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

*The listed pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this position for the location for which it has been posted and is not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Other compensation considerations may include, but are not limited to, job responsibilities, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or other applicable factors.

**PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION - The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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