Minimum experience

12 or more years of experience is required. Extensive and demonstrated expertise in the chosen subject area (e.g., Business Management, Information Technology, Software Development, Process Engineering, etc.). This expertise should be well-documented through professional experience, research, publications, and other relevant achievements.

minimum education

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required. A master’s degree or higher in the subject area is preferred.


We provide a comprehensive compensation package, including a range of benefits to support our employees’ well-being and professional growth.

The salary range for this position is between $124,342 and $274,789, reflecting our commitment to rewarding expertise and performance.


Pasadena, California

functional description

As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), you will be the authoritative figure in your chosen subject area, contributing your deep knowledge and expertise to enhance our organization’s capabilities and drive innovation. Your responsibilities will encompass a diverse range of strategic and leadership tasks.

  • A subject matter expert (SME) is the definitive source of knowledge, technique, or expertise in a specific subject area, such as Business Management, Information Technology, Software Development, Process Engineering, plus others.
  • The SME functions as the organizational ambassador for their knowledge area and applies their expertise to support an organization’s vision and strategic direction.

Certifications / Other


additional required knowledge and skills


  • Proven ability to lead, influence, and guide teams or individuals in the subject area. Experience in providing thought leadership, mentorship, and guidance to colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Strong strategic thinking and the ability to align subject matter expertise with the organization’s vision and goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex concepts clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences, including technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in analyzing complex problems within the subject area and providing innovative solutions and recommendations.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, executives, researchers, engineers, and other stakeholders to drive organizational growth and innovation.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay updated with the latest developments and trends in the subject area and adapt expertise to evolving challenges and opportunities.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Substantial experience working in roles directly related to the subject area, such as practitioner, researcher, consultant, or educator.
  • Recognition as a thought leader within the subject area, evidenced by publications, presentations, patents, or contributions to industry standards.
  • A master’s or doctoral degree in the chosen subject area or a related field is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with project management principles, especially as they relate to the subject area’s implementation and execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation, propose new ideas, and pioneer advancements within the subject area.
  • Experience in teaching, training, or mentoring others in the subject area, whether through formal education or informal knowledge-sharing.

other details

Veterans Highly Desired

Candidate must be US citizen (or be able to prove the right to work in the US for an extended period of time).

Must successfully pass a background check as a condition of employment; based on security clearance level required.

EEO statement: Concordant is an equal-opportunity employer. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.