Engineer (Shift Lead)

Job Locations US-VA-Charlottesville
Job ID
Posted Date
# of Openings
TS SCI w/ Poly
Work Authorization
US Citizens, preferred
Contract - W2


VariQ is seeking two cleared Engineers to deliver detailed technical analysis and written appraisals supporting technology transfer risk assessment products. Concurrently, these individuals will act as engineer shift leads, administering and coordinating the technical activities of contract engineers during the assigned shift.


Our Intelligence Community (IC) customer produces written assessments of technology transfer and diversion risks associated with foreign acquisitions and other involvement in existing and emerging critical U.S. defense technologies and/or sectors. Supported organizations include the Department of Defense (DoD), IC agencies, The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and other U.S. Government agencies. 


Additional Information:

  • Security Clearance: Active TS required, SCI eligibility required, CI Polygraph required
  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Travel: Occasional, but generally infrequent, short-duration domestic and international travel
  • Salary: dependent upon experience
  • Available: upon award


  • Integrate with government engineers and intelligence analysts to perform work in compliance with the analytical standards identified in IC Directive 203. Candidates shall possess advanced knowledge of the IC and DoD missions and functions.
  • Locate, synthesize, and interpret large amounts of textual and technical data such as Intelligence Information Reports (IIRs), finished intelligence (FINTEL), filtered real-time data feeds, message traffic, directed-searches results, and task-specific, specialized data sources.
  • Conduct detailed technology analysis supporting comprehensive written technology transfer risk assessments.
  • Develop complex analytical approaches to problems and situations for which data is incomplete, controversial, or for which no precedent exists.
  • Develop innovative approaches to engineering analysis and validate analytical conclusions.
  • Maintain and update extensive intelligence databases, systems, and collaborative mechanisms for sharing relevant technical information to support on-going and projected projects.
  • Brief and defend analytical outcomes and perform exploitation requirements in coordination with peers and customers throughout the IC.
  • Provide comprehensive and completed products that require minor revisions and/or editing.
  • Work independently with minimal oversight.
  • Act as shift lead coordinating all contract activities during the assigned shift.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in sciences, engineering, mathematics or related discipline required.
  • 8+ years of experience in applying a wide range of engineering/architectural theories, concepts, principles, standards and methods. Engineers in a specific field should have experience in one of the following areas:
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineer
    • Computer Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience in technology transfer risk assessment, U.S. export license end-user review, and/or CFIUS is highly desired.
  • Must have the ability to transport laptop/work equipment to and from work and home in order to support remote work, if required.


VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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