Electromagnetic Warfare Acquisition Specialist


Full-Time  |  Mission Support  |  Fayetteville, NC

Barbaricum is a rapidly growing government contractor providing leading-edge support to federal customers, with a particular focus on Defense and National Security mission sets. We leverage more than 13 years of support to stakeholders across the federal government, with established and growing capabilities across Intelligence, Analytics, Engineering, Mission Support, and Communications disciplines. Founded in 2008, our mission is to transform the way our customers approach constantly changing and complex problem sets by bringing to bear the latest in technology and the highest caliber of talent.
Headquartered in Washington, DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, Barbaricum also has a corporate presence in Tampa, FL and Dayton, OH, with team members across the United States and around the world. As a leader in our space, we partner with firms in the private sector, academic institutions, and industry associations with a goal of continually building our expertise and capabilities for the benefit of our employees and the customers we support. Through all of this, we have built a vibrant corporate culture diverse in expertise and perspectives with a focus on collaboration and innovation. Our teams are at the frontier of the Nation's most complex and rewarding challenges. Join us.
Barbaricum seeks an experienced Electromagnetic Warfare SME to support a Special Operations customer that includes an Electromagnetic Warfare Officer, Electromagnetic Warfare capability manager and a commodity team to deliver outstanding services to DoD customers and stakeholders. This individual will support across both Acquisition and Technical subject areas.
This role requires someone who is an independent self-starter, capable of identifying and executing complex and sometimes ambiguous tasks in a timely, complete, and accurate manner to accomplish broader team objectives and Commander’s intent.


  • Acquisition subject areas include:
  • Planning, preparation, execution, and assessment of studies, projects, and programs
  • Aggregation, allocation, decomposition, and tracking of requirements. Developing and/or reviewing Statement of Objectives (SOO), Statement of Work (SOW), and Performance Work Statements (PWS)
  • Evaluating proposals for compliance with Request for Proposal (RFP) and programmatic considerations of cost, schedule, performance, and risk
  • Generation and/or review of detailed financial reporting to plan, monitor, and report on program financial status, invoices, obligations, expenditures, and risk
  • Generation and/or review of other core business process documents including briefing materials and formal memoranda
  • Generate and evaluate test and evaluation plans and documents
  • Initiate, direct, coordinate, and participate in the preparation of or revision of appropriate materiel requirements documents, program management documents, test plans, and training plans for chartered systems
  • Serve as the point of contact for planning, coordinating, and managing the overall acquisition of materiel for operations, maintenance supervision, management, budgetary programs and support of all EW programs within the command

  • Technical subject areas include:
  • Design, development, testing, and fielding of advanced and novel capabilities associated with Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), and Electromagnetic Warfare (EW)
  • CONUS/OCONUS communications networks understanding
  • Test and Evaluation planning, review, and oversight
  • Technical understanding of system employment of current and next-gen EW equipment
  • Leading Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and Engineering working groups that will review and assess the maturity of engineering artifacts, CONOPs, and systems architecture products.
  • Assessing Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) to identify integration dependencies, gaps, and risks
  • Working directly with the customer, and supporting contractors, to determine the overall maturity of EW acquisitions at each stage of the Lifecycle Acquisition Process while adhering to government standards and procedures
  • Providing decision support and technical consultation, meeting coordination, and leading the development of initial recommendations for Government decision-makers
  • CONUS/OCONUS Field Service Representative (FSR) contract management
  • Plan, develop, and implement EW operations tactics, techniques and procedures for EW specialists
  • Serve as a technical lead for EW research and development programs with Interagency partners, regularly brief senior Intelligence Community personnel on the command’s EW efforts
  • Coordinate internally/externally to ensure that collection management, analysis and production are sufficient to support planning and operations

Required Qualifications

  • Active DoD Top Secret SCI security clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study from an accredited university
  • 15 years of demonstrated relevant DoD EW experience
  • Demonstrated expertise of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR & DFAR), and DoD Instruction 5000.02
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II in Program Management, System Engineering and/or Test and Evaluation Management or equivalent DAU course work
  • Demonstrated superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated self-motivated, professional, team player
  • Demonstrated expertise in integration of service common Electromagnetic Support (ES), Electromagnetic Attack (EA), Electromagnetic Protect (EP), counter RADAR capabilities

Desired Qualifications

  • 20+ years of relevant experience in DoD EW systems engineering
  • DAWIA Level III in Program Management, Contracting, System Engineering and/or Test and Evaluation Management
  • Military service/support experience, in particular SOF
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) resource allocation process
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the DoD Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and Special Operations Forces Capabilities Integration and Development System (SOFCIDS) capability needs identification process
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Graduate degree in relevant discipline (science, engineering, mathematics, business administration, knowledge management, accounting, or similar)
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to travel CONUS on short notice
  • Test and evaluation planning and execution experience
  • Demonstrated operational employment of Ground and Airborne EW systems and/or program management