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Position: GEOINT Systems Engineer

Element X is an emerging Systems Engineering Technical Adviser (SETA) contractor based in Chantilly, VA, delivering tasking, collection, processing, and analysis solutions to our customers. We are focused on utilizing emerging trends to revolutionize processes for companies across the country. Element X is looking for skilled, innovative, and expert professionals to join our team. Working at Element X offers professionals an opportunity to fine-tune their specialty and have a strong work/life balance with many other benefits. We are passionate about working with motivated individuals looking to grow with the team and their respective fields. From healthcare to personal achievement and security, Element X provides our team with excellent benefits. Below, we break down the 
GEOINT Systems Engineering Technical Advisor role and the specifications it entails.

What is a GEOINT Systems Engineer responsible for in this role?

GEOINT Systems Engineering Technical Advisor (SETA) role as a Subject Matter Expert of a dynamic team providing Systems Engineering support to the government stakeholder.

  • Will be responsible for supporting and/or leading GEOINT integration and closure initiatives for current and future systems through the Systems Engineering lifecycle readiness events and must have strong GEOINT systems engineering background and space and ground domain knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance.

  • The selected candidate will provide subject matter expertise and best practices to teams reviewing and assessing CONOPS and architecture products, supporting the review and assessment of requirements for adequacy to meet the mission needs, assessing system and segment schedule and risks, leading readiness and release planning events in support of system acquisition milestones, and supporting the integration of new systems and initiatives in support of expanded GEOINT mission capabilities.



  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Poly

  • Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with a PhD

  • Bachelor's (or equivalent) in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline with 8 - 10 yrs of experience, or a Master's with 6 - 8 yrs of experience.

  • Self-starter, proactive in responding to customer needs, ability to work independently and within team environments

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to relate professionally with customers and colleagues

  • Ability to operate in an extremely dynamic environment

  • Responsible, reliable, and flexible

  • Passion for learning and knowledge transfer



The wellness of our team and their families is our prime concern.

  • Medical

  • Rx

  • Dental

  • Vision


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We are proud to help our employees provide financial security for their families.

  • Life insurance

  • Short & long-term disability

  • SEP

Life-work Balance


It's not easy so we have policies to help.

  • Flexible hours, days and vacation time

  • 220 hrs off annually

Personal Achievement


We are active advocates of career advancement and recognition.

  • Continuing education

  • Matching donations

  • Eligible for annual bonuses

Desired Skills

  • SE&I experience working with Geospatial/GEOINT capabilities, systems, segments, services, architecture, analysis, capability implementation, process experience

  • Prior experience, or current interest, with Cloud Services (AWS certification preferred)

  • Exposure to Intelligence Community IT Enterprise (IC ITE) service offerings and service adoption

  • Ability to lead and influence

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