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SMX Unmanned Aerial System Liaison LNO in Boston, Massachusetts

Unmanned Aerial System Liaison LNOat SMX(View all jobs) (

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SMX is seeking an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Liaison Officer (LNO) Subject Matter Expert (SME) in contracted aviation surveillance operations with extensive military operations and Combatant Command (COCOM) experience who will serve on a rotational basis as the LNO to support UAS missions while deployed with the Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)’s.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Liaison to the MEU

  • Work directly with the SMX Technical Direction Letter (TDL) Project/Program Manager to provide updates, generate reports, and answer data calls as required

  • Serve as the point of contact between the UAS support team and the multiple components of the MEU while deployed

  • Use SME knowledge and skills to assess the current utilization of the mission and UAS system while deployed. The liaison will also provide direction/advice when issues arise regarding mission, personnel, and ability to support

  • Perform gap analysis of current operational use and operation capabilities of the UAS mission sets

  • Perform Liaison duties for deployed aircrew and manage customer expectations while deployed

Required Skills

  • Required Clearance: Secret

  • Ability to work long duration rotational shifts (nominally 12 hours/day, 7 days/week) for upwards of 7 months while deployed at sea

  • 10+ years of military, aviation, or Contractor Owned Contractor Operated (COCO) experience

  • Familiarity with unmanned systems of various categories

  • Familiarity with Military/Contractor Operations

  • Multi-tasker with ability to work with little or no guidance

  • SME in Contracted Surveillance Operations and Airspace

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Senior Officers and leadership at all levels

Required Experience

  • 3+ years of recent COCOM experience

  • Background in supporting UAS

  • Experience working manned and/or unmanned aviation operations activities/Operations Superintendent

  • Targeting/Operations background

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Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Vaccination within 60-days of hire, or an approved accommodation, is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042 (unless precluded by State law). If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position, and the accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.