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Chief Engineer

Company: Pacific Defense
Location: Nashua
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Pacific Defense is an industry leading developer of advanced RF and electronics systems for the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers. We specialize in Open Systems Architecture solutions for the non-kinetic fight. Our vision provides cost effective, highly capable, modular, and rapidly reconfigurable systems to our customers in less than half the time of traditional defense contractors. Our team delivers sensing and effects solutions for the Land, Air, Sea and Space domains at an unprecedented pace. We accomplish this strategy by combining broad domain experience in Radar, EW, SIGINT, and Communications with a go-fast commercial execution model. Our model fully leverages Open Standards, like SOSA, CMOSS, and MORA, as well as rapid prototyping methodologies to bring our advanced capabilities to customers. The Pacific Defense family includes Spectranetix, Spear Research, and Perceptronics Solutions with expertise spanning signal processing, novel algorithm development, cognitive systems, high performance computing, hardware design and development, and systems integration and test. We embrace the diversity of people, ideas, and a great employee experience to drive the innovation that runs through everything we do. Pacific Defense has established an excellent reputation in our professional community and is growing our team to seize new opportunities to solve tough challenges for national defense. Come join us and accelerate your career!We are seeking a talented Chief Engineer with experience managing systems engineering integration and test (SEIT) projects. This role requires someone comfortable working with minimal oversight in a cutting edge, fast paced, multi-discipline engineering environment. The successful candidate has a strong technical background with experience developing battlespace CONOPS, mission-oriented solutions, and has demonstrated integration experience with a diverse range of systems, ideally Radar, EW, SIGINT, and COMMS. The candidate will work with software and hardware systems team to define interfaces, communicate with suppliers, customers, other partner sites, and perform overall integration. The candidate will also support lab and field exercises. The candidate must be able to work with limited supervision, contribute innovative ideas to improve product capabilities, and lead SEIT efforts.Here is what you bring to the table:

  • Ability to lead a technical group independently
  • U.S. Secret security clearance is strongly preferred (must be willing and eligible to obtain a clearance otherwise)
  • 12+ years of experience with 5+ years of EW system experience
  • RF and digital hardware knowledge
  • Able to understand software coding languages such as C, C++, Linux, and/or Python script
  • Task oriented, willing to take initiative and learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Defense Industry experience a plus
  • Must be able to travel as needed (mostly local travel to customer locations, approx. 20%) This is what your day to day will look like:
    • Work with system architects to develop product architectures
    • Attend engineering, customer, and business meetings
    • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization
    • Lead and direct the work of others as assigned
    • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
    • Participate in preparation of proposals
    • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required
    • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services
    • Provide budget, cost, and schedule input for SEIT effort performance
    • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems, or subsystems
    • Research, collect, and report information on the capabilities of company products and competing equipment
    • Aid in the design and development of equipment and systems. Redesign of existing systems to fulfill the needs of customers. May act as technical liaison to the sales team in assisting them to qualify opportunities
    • Oversee project deliverables to customers and warfighters
    • Assist with system integration, verification and validation, and effectiveness analysis
    • Develop systems requirements and test procedures
    • Design, develop, integrate, and test major features of hardware and software products developed by Spear Research while using the latest COTS, industry, and government technology Education:
      • Minimum requirement: BS in EE, CS, or relevant discipline
      • MS in EE, CS, or a relevant discipline preferred. Pacific Defense provides competitive salaries, performance bonuses at all levels, and immediately vested 401K match. We cover 100% medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums, as well as a flexible spending account for incidental health care expenses. We offer generous paid time off and federal holidays, and end of December shutdown to spend time with family, pursue outside interests, or just get some extra rest.AAP/EEO Statement - Pacific Defense is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Keywords: Pacific Defense, Nashua , Chief Engineer, Engineering , Nashua, New Hampshire

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