Riverside Research Institute

MASINT Technical Advisor

Location US-VA-Reston
ID 2024-3370
Process Management / Liaison / Program Support
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research's Intelligence and Defense Solutions Directorate (IDS) has a full-time opening in the Reston and Centreville, VA area for a mid-level technical advisor. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with team members to improve and enhance the Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) enterprise with contributions to Advanced Missile Technical Collection (AMTC) and related systems, processes, and policy.


All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship. This position requires an active security clearance with a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and Counterintelligence (CI) polygraph.


  • Provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support to the AMTC MASINT mission area through expert guidance on technology-related matters, assessing existing systems, and designing solutions
  • Support the AMTC community’s annual assessments of intelligence needs, collection capabilities and performance metrics, risks, and gaps analysis
  • Support other mission areas in gathering MASINT data transmission requirements and support interoperability assessments and documentation of the enterprise architecture
  • Support strategic communications, coordinate, and collaborate with relevant stakeholders and senior leaders and advisors
  • Facilitate AMTC Working Group activities and interface with various technical advisory teams
  • Develop collaborative relationships with the Government and all MASINT mission area teams
  • Facilitate ongoing work with organizations and people across the MASINT enterprise
  • Work at Government and Riverside Research facilities for project execution
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, or other related STEM fields of study
  • 7-20 years of experience in engineering, information/data analysis, and MASINT
  • Be a self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team player, and exhibit exceptional relationship management skills
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Hold an active Top Secret clearance with SCI adjudication and CI polygraph with the ability to maintain this clearance level

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or Ph.D. in in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, or other related STEM fields of study
  • Experience with advanced missile technical tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination (TCPED)
  • Knowledge of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) organization, mission and capabilities
  • Experience with intelligence production processes and workflows
  • Experience working in or with the Intelligence Community and/or Department of Defense
  • Experience using modeling & simulation or and other analytical tools
  • Ability to manage time independently with minimal direct supervision

Global Comp

$115,000 - $180,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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