Contracts and Licensing Manager - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Contracts and Licensing Manager who will be developing contract volumes for sole source and competitive proposals, negotiating contract terms and software licensing agreements, and providing oversight for development and production contracts as needed.  This position will handle contracts considered strategic and important to company growth.  Must be knowledgeable of the FAR/DFARS and comfortable researching issues and reviewing case law when needed to assess contract risk.    Will review and negotiate a variety of agreements (e.g. proprietary information agreements, teaming agreements, licensing agreements, etc.) and develop related documentation.  The position reports directly to the VP, Contracts within the Administrative Operations Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate terms and pricing for complex contracts and for software licenses for use in development and production efforts

  • Lead the review and analysis of RFP's, take exception to terms and submit compliant cost proposals

  • Provide advice and legal interpretation of contract terms and conditions, and identify risk and potential liability

  • Investigate and resolve contract compliance problems

  • Support and advise management on contractual rights and obligations

  • Coordinate activities with a team of contract managers and administrators to manage contracts and agreements from proposal preparation, negotiation, and administration through close-out

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with contracting officers of the US government, prime contractors, the DCMA and other related organizations

  • Ensure that risks are assessed on potential projects, managed during contract execution and reported

  • Prepare accurate and timely reports; prepare statistical contract data as required

  • Maintain contractual data; enter contract data into POC databases as needed

  • Set-up contracts and issue charge numbers in company enterprise system as needed

  • Assist with financial reporting as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree or Juris Doctor (JD) preferred)

  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in Government contracting

  • Expert knowledge of aerospace commercial and military contracting processes and principles; complex legal and regulatory requirements related to contracts with customers, suppliers, and partners; FAR/DFAR and SBIR contracts

  • Experience managing other contracts professionals is preferred

  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat

  • Direct experience procuring software licenses for use in development and production contracts

  • Ability to work with employees and external customers in person or on the phone to resolve a variety of contracting issues

  • Ability to work with all levels of management and provide direction to other departments as needed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must

  • Ability to draft clauses and correspondence

  • Working knowledge of Costpoint and Filemaker Pro a plus

  • Experience with DCMA or DCAA audits a plus

  • U.S. citizenship required

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class managers who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

Research Scientist (Optoelectronics) - Torrance, CA

Are you passionate about designing innovative, state of the art technology solutions? Are you looking for a technical role with high impact and high career growth opportunities? We are seeking a Research Scientist with a passion for technology, to help our customers solve their most complex technical challenges.

About Us

We work with leading companies to solve their hardest technical challenges, accelerate technology adoption, and drive engineering excellence. Our multi-disciplinary approach focuses on using the latest analytical techniques and applying machine learning theory into practice through experimentation and invention.

About You

You have a passion for technology. You are a natural problem solver. You are a strong collaborator. You will be able to demonstrate a history of working across technical and business teams. You leverage others to learn and grow, and you also mentor and build up others around you.

Responsibilities

  • Design, development, integration, and test of optical or optoelectronic systems

  • Documentation

Qualifications and Skills

  • MSc or PhD in Optics, Holography, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Image Processing, or related scientific field

  • 3 or more years of hands-on and practical optical and optomechanical design (Zemax) and EO/IR sensor development

  • Experienced with design CADs (e.g., SOLIDWORKS, CREO/ProE) and/or simulations tools (e.g., MATLAB, COMSOL).

  • Experienced in system tradeoffs (e.g., resolution, field-of-view, size, weight, power, cost, manufacturability) and EO/IR component selections

  • Ability to develop new concept, carry out design and development, realize prototypes toward viable products, perform test and evaluation, provide documentation (e.g., reports, technical proposals)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • U.S. citizenship required to obtain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience in remote sensing including LIDAR and/or imaging optics (visible and infrared) design

  • Familiarity with optoelectronic components, opto-mechanical packaging, and/or imaging processing (algorithm, software, or hardware) in military environments

  • Fundamental knowledge of systems engineering

Research Scientist (Algorithm/Electro-Optics) - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Research Scientist (Algorithm) to join our Electro-Optics division who will lead the practical implementations of the image processing (real-time video-rate and post processing), machine vision, image and video-based machine learning for surveillance and visualization applications and imaging sensors/systems (hardware). The candidate will have a fundamental understanding of the techniques applied with the ability to conduct research and apply established/conventional/traditional and emerging techniques. Tasks will involve data acquisition, processing, analysis. Areas of interest include algorithms for pattern, object, color, target detection/classification/recognition, tracking, projection/prediction, images/video stabilization, converting point-cloud to solid-model, real-time processing including compression, hardware implementation, and remote sensing including EO/IR and LIDAR. Research and provide solutions to address the system requirements. Contribute to and lead efforts in system design, modeling, testing, and analysis. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the architecture design, development, and implementation activities related to image processing software development.

  • Apply experience in using the modern programming, modeling, and simulation tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink, C/C++, Python, OpenGL and OpenCV libraries, COMSOL, ZEMAX etc.) for 3D reconstruction, object detection, tracking, classification and recognition, point-cloud/solid-model conversion, and other processing algorithm/systems developments to contribute to R&D programs.

  • Interact with technical team in selecting, evaluating, and/or developing software applications and packages for selected platforms.

  • Work with government and non-government representatives to ensure the system integration and fielding requirements are understood and addressed.

  • Provide technical write-ups related to system, hardware, and software development on bids and proposals.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in image/video processing development and implementation.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge in design, test, evaluation, and analysis of algorithms/software/hardware architecture.

Skills, Tools, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to design, simulate and prototype data processing software

  • Must be able to successfully contribute and lead multiple programs simultaneously, achieving required results on time and on budget

  • Must be able to prepare technical proposals and documentations

  • Ability to present technical concepts and designs to Senior Management and customers.

  • Must have excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.

Required:

  • MS Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics, plus 5 years of hand-on image/video processing system development and implementation experience.

  • U.S. Citizenship - must be able and ready to obtain a Security Clearance or have an active Secret Security Clearance

Preferred:

  • PhD Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics, plus 3 years of hands-on experience

Senior Engineering Program Lead - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Engineering Program Lead to join with a great opportunity for career growth either in technical field or technical management. The Senior Engineering Program Lead will lead group of engineers to manage programs that will involve planning, requirement analysis, interacting with POC business development as well as critical customers. In addition, there would be an opportunity to run a technical group or directorate including managing our strategic programs and lead a team of engineers.

Responsibilities:

  • Will have an opportunity to lead the programs in exciting technical areas including current and future programs.

  • Will engage with the customer with the responsibility of fostering and further developing customer relations with dynamic customers.

  • Will have an extended role to play in providing technical leadership on ongoing critical corporate programs.

  • Will have an opportunity to grow in providing technical leadership role to support business development and critical customer support.

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Requirements:

  • BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is desired.

  • 5 years Avionics/Airborne program engineering experience is desired.

  •  U.S. Citizenship required.

What we offer:

  •  Opportunity to work on a variety of cutting-edge technologies

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class leadership who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

Sr. Systems Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to support future growth within our organization.  This is a great opportunity for career growth either in the technical field or technical management.  The candidate will assume a technical leading role in the development, qualification and fielding of complex avionics that are compliant with military, commercial and aerospace industry requirements.  This is a key position that would lead to increasingly critical technical leadership roles. The Senior Systems Engineer will report directly to the Corporate VP, Corporate Operations and the person will also have an opportunity to participate in our mentor program.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for flow-downing, deriving, decomposing and tracing requirements to the appropriate engineering discipline for implementation.

  • Responsible for managing design parameters, including reliability, maintainability, manufacturability, testability and risk and manage critical performance parameters.

  • Will have an opportunity to grow in providing leadership role to support business development and critical customer support.

Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Aerospace Engineering is required. MS is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of hardware and software design, integration, and testing (MIL-STD-810/461/464/704)

  • Experience with embedded systems with RTOS and Linux.

  • U.S. citizenship required.

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work on a variety of cutting edge technologies

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class leadership who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

ssr/sr

 

Hardware Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Hardware Engineer with a BS/MSEE and 5 years of experience in board design to make independent design decisions and work on RF projects. Our company s focused on creating highly innovative, next generation systems, such as flight data recorders, advanced data transfer systems, and mission computer systems for military aircraft. Additional growth areas include X-Ray inspection systems, ground systems, encryption, and electronic warfare.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of engineers and technicians involving electronics design and system specifications

  • Opportunity to grow into technical track or engineering management track

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of related experience; MS Preferred in Electrical Engineering, Avionic Engineering, System Engineering, or a related field.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Hardware engineer with end-to-end (from architecture through schematic capture/layout/BOM generation) digital and/or analog electronics design and development (e.g., using ECAD tools such as Altium Designer, OrCAD, or FPGA tools such as Xilinx ISE, Altium Quartus)

  • Opto-electronic circuit design including use of components such as low noise amplifiers, high throughput digital-to-analog conversion, and low ripple power supplies.

  • Low latency video streaming and imaging interfaces (e.g., NTSC/PAL, CameraLink, HDMI) and processing, high-speed communications, and low noise sensor systems.

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work on a variety of cutting edge technologies

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class leadership who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

HE/JM

Systems Engineer - Torrance, CA

We are seeking a Systems Engineer with a BS or MS degree and 3-5 years experience in systems engineering to work on next generation systems such as flight data recorders, advanced data transfer systems and mission computers systems for military aircraft. U.S. citizenship is required.

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of relevant engineering experience in system level design for avionics or airborne sensors desired. Performance modeling experience (MBSE ideal).

  • Experience in requirements management, establishing system architecture/design and requirement verification

  • Experience in working with interface/control, embedded computing solutions, microprocessors, prototyping, testing, validation, and/or troubleshooting

  • BS/MS Degree or equivalent in Aerospace/Electrical/Computer Engineering, or related field

  • Experience in systems engineering and platform-level integration of flightworthy systems desired

  • U.S. citizenship required

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work on a variety of cutting edge technologies

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class leadership who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

SE/NP

Hardware Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a hands-on  Hardware Engineer to work in a very dynamic, fast-paced research and development setting and a BSEE and 3-5 years electrical engineering experience. U.S. citizenship required.

Responsibilities

  • Deriving system specifications

  • Developing electronics designs

  • Document and compile results

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of related experience; MS Preferred in Electrical Engineering, Avionic Engineering, System Engineering, or a related field.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Hardware engineer with end-to-end (from architecture through schematic capture/layout/BOM generation) digital and/or analog electronics design and development (e.g., using ECAD tools such as Altium Designer, OrCAD, or FPGA tools such as Xilinx ISE, Altium Quartus)

  • Opto-electronic circuit design including use of components such as low noise amplifiers, high throughput digital-to-analog conversion, and low ripple power supplies.

  • Testing, validation, and troubleshooting

  • Low latency video streaming and imaging interfaces (e.g., NTSC/PAL, CameraLink, HDMI) and processing, high-speed communications, and low noise sensor systems.

  • Experience with simulation (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink, PSPICE) and programming in C, or translating existing algorithms to native VHDL/Verilog a plus.

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – and experience in technical writing to produce documentation.

  • U.S. citizenship required.

HE/CN

Hardware Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Hardware Engineer to work in a very dynamic, fast-paced research and development setting and has a BSEE/MSEE with 3-5 years of electrical engineering experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Hardware engineer with end-to-end (from architecture through schematic capture/layout/BOM generation) digital and/or analog electronics design and development (e.g., using ECAD tools such as Altium Designer, OrCAD, or FPGA tools such as Xilinx ISE, Altium Quartus)

  • Opto-electronic circuit design including use of components such as low noise amplifiers, high throughput digital-to-analog conversion, and low ripple power supplies.

  • Testing, validation, and troubleshooting

  • Low latency video streaming and imaging interfaces (e.g., NTSC/PAL, CameraLink, HDMI) and processing, high-speed communications, and low noise sensor systems.

  • Experience with simulation (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink, PSPICE) and programming in C, or translating existing algorithms to native VHDL/Verilog a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Deriving system specifications

  • Developing electronics designs

  • Document and compile results

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of related experience; MS Preferred in Electrical Engineering, Avionic Engineering, System Engineering, or a related field.

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – and experience in technical writing to produce documentation.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

HE/SH

Avionics Applications Engineer - Torrance

Seeking an Avionics Application Engineer to work in a high energy environment that requires passion, creativity, problem solving, and is backed by a strong competency in the fundamentals of electrical engineering. Accepted candidates will have worked on projects that highlight their aptitude for electromechanical design, hands on experience with hardware, and excellent critical thinking. This position will report directly to the Director, Systems Engineering. 

**Please note this position may be hired as an Avionics Application Engineer or a Sr. Avionics Application Engineer based on skills and qualifications.** 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering support of our avionics products by utilizing his/her troubleshooting skills to resolve issues that arise during the product life cycle.

  • Work closely with engineers and customers to coordinate issues and resolve moderately complex hardware and software interface problems

  • Performs troubleshooting of avionics products on an integration rig or aircraft on-site

  • Assist in creation of documentation, process engineering change proposals (ECPs) and resolve technical issues associated with customer returns

Experience Guidelines:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required

  • Working knowledge of aircraft systems and their avionics interfaces strongly preferred

  • Willingness to travel 10% or more of the time

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class managers who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

Embedded Software Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Embedded Software Engineer  to design, develop, create, and modify embedded airborne firmware/software for our Applied Technologies Division.  The selected candidate will be a creative and energetic engineer comfortable with multidisciplinary teams on fast moving and complex projects. He/She will develop software for avionics, drones, robots, and other sensor and control systems.  This position will report to the Director, Avionics.

**This position may be hired as a Software Engineer or a Sr. Senior Software Engineer based on candidate’s qualifications and skills.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or a related field from an accredited university

  • 2+ yrs. hands-on experience in embedded software development

  • 2+ years in one or more of the following is desired: C/C++, RTOS, Embedded Linux, ARM, micro-controller, TCP/IP, SATA, USB, DOORS, RTC, Eclipse IDE, Windows, Rhapsody, UML, Static Code Analysis (e.g. Understanding, PC-Lint), DO-178 & DO-254, OpenCL.

  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry (preferred)

  • Solid communication skills, good problem solving ability, and ability to work with a diverse work force

  • Embedded Linux software development, Linux Device driver, Linux BSP, Linux Kernel familiarity, GNU makefile & toolchain, cross-development environment, U-BOOT, TCP/IP ARM processor, board-bring-up experience, Electronic lab equipment, protocol analyzer, software unit/formal test development, Static Code Analysis tool, DO-178 software processes.

  • Intermediate proficiency w/ MS Office

  • U.S. citizenship required to obtain security clearance.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology

  • Highly competitive salary & benefits package including medical, employer contributed 401k, tuition reimbursement, generous vacation benefits and much more

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class managers who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

SW/JB

Director, Statistics - North Hills, Chicago

Seeking a Director, Statistics to join our global biotech/biopharma company and direct the development of statistical designs and analysis procedures for scientific protocols, ensuring they are scientifically sound, aligned with project strategy, meet regulatory objectives and make optimal use of the data to be collected. Ensure statistical analysis plan is methodologically sound and consistent with objectives of the protocol. Develop project and functional standards of data collection and analysis, and implement these standards.

  • Collaborate with Data Sciences, Statistical Programming and other stakeholders to ensure data collection instruments and database implementation meets short and long-term project needs. Guide development and implementation of project-specific data standards. Guide and ensure timely execution of all database-related DSS activities for project.

  • Demonstrate excellent understanding of statistical concepts and methodology. Propose novel statistical methodological approaches leading to improvements in the efficiency and sensitivity of study results. Provide sufficient detail to allow programming implementation. Ensure that all statistical analyses specified in scientific protocols and analysis plans are conducted appropriately. Determine need for development of novel statistical methodology.

  • Ensure that study results and conclusions are scientifically sound, clearly presented, and supported by statistical analyses. Prepare oral and written reports to communicate results. Represent Data and Statistical Sciences on project issues at management review and project team meetings. Provide in-depth statistical review for scientific reports and publications. Ensure the accuracy of the statistical component of scientific reports and publications with high quality.

  • Interact with stakeholders so that appropriate statistical methods are adequately and consistently applied in deliverables. Provide statistical insight in addressing questions. Propose novel solutions to technical issues. Independently pursue analyses suggested by data, including the pursuit of statistical knowledge needed.

  • Act as the liaison for statistical and operational issues on collaborative studies with outside universities, government agencies, steering and/or data monitoring committees, joint ventures, CROs, temporary staff or licensing activities. Build external scientific contacts which foster professional development and promote the reputation of the department. Works with Director to build relationships between department and outside investigators and medical/scientific exp

  • Partner with Clinical and Regulatory to create development strategies. Represent DSS on project team(s) to provide statistical input to compound/drug development and align with DSS management. Lead communication between assigned project team(s) and DSS to ensure timely communication, proper strategies, and alignment of decisions/priorities between project team and DSS management. May represent DSS on data monitoring committees. Build interdepartmental relationships.

  • Train and mentor staff on statistical methodology and operations. Develop and supervise seminars, short courses and publications. Gain expertise in innovative statistical methods. Along with functional leaders, manage statistical resources (Including CROs) to meet project priorities. Recruit qualified personnel and arrange training for professional development of staff. People managers will manage 2 or more direct reports.

  • Work with Director to ensure that development programs incorporate sufficient statistical rigor and quality to meet global regulatory requirements. Critically review regulatory submission documents. Ensure appropriate functional representation at regulatory agency and advisory committee meetings. Ensure all applicable regulatory requirements for work processes are met. Ensure validation of statistical software to meet SOPs and regulatory requirements.

  • Compliant with applicable corporate and divisional policies, procedures and cultural values. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and working practices relevant to managers and the Statistics function. Ensure compliance with department standards, GxP and best operating practices for staff and self. Complete all assigned training on time.

Requirements:

  • MS (with a minimum of 12 years of experience) or PhD (with a minimum of 8 years of experience) in pharmaceutical development is required. Degree should be in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a highly related field

  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Advanced knowledge of statistical methodology including experimental design, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, statistical modeling, and statistical programming. Must have demonstrated exemplary statistical experience in managing and completing multiple projects or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in leading NDA, BLA, and or CTD submission preferred (for clinical statistics only). Understanding of and global regulatory requirements. Experience interacting with regulatory agencies highly desirable.

  • Management experience required.

  • U.S. citizenship/green card holder.

 

Software Engineer or Senior Software Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Software Engineer and/or Senior Software Engineer with 2 years+ engineering experience to develop software for machine learning, deep learning and computer vision related projects. The Software Engineer will report directly to the Director, Adaptive Computing for Integrated Systems. We are creating highly innovative, next generation systems, such as flight data recorders, advanced data transfer systems, and mission computer systems for military aircraft and X-Ray inspection systems, ground systems, encryption, and electronic warfare.

*This position may be hired as a Software Engineer or Sr. Software Engineer based on qualifications and skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Create cutting-edge application software development for machine-learning, deep learning and computer vision projects.

  • Train, evaluate and debug machine-learning models.

  • Participate in building high quality machine-learning datasets.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree and equivalent experience required. Master’s degree preferred in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field.

  • 2+ years’ experience in software development using C++ and/or Python.

  • Experience in design, development and testing for application software based on libraries such as OpenCV, TensorFlow or similar packages.

  • Experience in technical writing to produce software documentation.

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.

  • Ability to learn and work in a wide range of application domains including but not limited to machine-learning, computer vision and deep learning.

  • U.S. citizenship required.

Offerings:

  • Opportunity to work on a variety of cutting-edge technologies

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class leadership who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

SESK

Technical Program Lead - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Technical Program Lead with a strong engineering background to work on next generation systems, such as flight data recorders, advanced data transfer systems, and mission computer systems for military aircraft. Additional areas include X-Ray inspection systems, ground systems, encryption, and electronic warfare. U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities: The Technical Program Lead will join our Integrated Systems Division and be responsible for the program execution for a variety of highly technical government R&D contracts, funded technical programs, as well as the pursuit of new business opportunities in partnership with our Business Development team.  The ideal candidate will ensure engineering operations staff is adequately executing technical efforts to meet existing program requirements, as well as cost and schedule along with product deliverables. The Technical Program Lead will report directly to the VP and GM of the Integrated Systems Division.

  • Responsible for providing leadership and oversight to a variety of schedule-critical, development and production programs

  • Act as a technical interface to the customer and customer engineering organizations including participation in technical elements of SOWs, proposals, and other deliverables as needed

  • Responsible for developing and executing a growth strategy that positions our programs for future growth and success, as well as aligns itself with the strategies of the product lines

Requirements:

  • B.S. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Robotics, or Computer Science required. Advanced degree preferred.

  • 5+ years of increasing responsibility in multidisciplinary program management for government/military contracts (<$1M to $20M & <1-5 year periods of performance)

  • Experience leading projects that highlights an aptitude for complex systems including electromechanical and/or software

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Understanding of system architecture engineering for large scale, capital cost systems

  • Familiarity with cost versus schedule analysis and ability to execute risk mitigation strategies in both a development and production environment

  • Ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US government requires US citizenship

Offerings:

  • Opportunity to work on a variety of cutting-edge technologies

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class leadership who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

  • Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity, and an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible.  Are you ready to bring your ideas, inspiration, and expertise to continue to propel aerospace and defense forward in ways once beyond imagination?

TPLTN

Technical Program Manager and Sr. Engineering Program Lead - Torrance, CA

We have a great opportunity for a Technical Program Manager and a Sr. Engineering Program Lead with a strong engineering background to join our fast-growing, highly innovative engineering team.  We currently have many large & medium size military/government contracts that continue growing in technology development, technology transition to production and productions. Most of these programs address next generation airborne systems, such as flight data recorders, advanced data transfer systems, and mission computer systems for military aircraft. Additional growth areas include ground systems, encryption, electronic warfare, and X-Ray inspection systems.

The Technical Program Manager and Program Lead have a great opportunity for career growth in a technical field or technical management.  In addition, there would be an opportunity to run a technical group or directorate as needed. Chosen individual will have opportunities to work and to manage our strategic programs. The Technical Program Manager will report directly to the Corporate VP, Corporate Operations and the person will also have an opportunity to participate in our mentor program.

Responsibilities:

  • Will have an opportunity to execute the programs in exciting technical areas including current and future programs.

  • Technical Program Manager will engage with the customer with the responsibility of fostering and further developing customer relations with dynamic customers.

  • Will have an extended role to play in providing technical management and leadership on ongoing critical corporate programs.

  • Will have an opportunity to grow in providing leadership role to support business development, resource allocation and critical customer support.

Requirements:

  • B.S./MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Aerospace Engineering is desired.

  • 3-5 years+ experience with program/project management is desired.

  • U.S. citizenship required.

Offerings:

  • Opportunity to work on a variety of cutting-edge technologies

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

  • Performance driven, employee centric culture

  • Best in class leadership who provide mentorship, engagement, and support

  • Ongoing career development that promotes continued education and learning

  • Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity, and an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible.  Are you ready to bring your ideas, inspiration, and expertise to continue to propel aerospace and defense forward in ways once beyond imagination?

Hardware Engineer - Torrance

Seeking a hands-on Hardware Engineer with a BSEE and 3-5 years+ engineering experience.  Must be U.S. citizen to obtain security clearance.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Avionics or Systems Engineering. MS preferred.

  • 3-5 years of related engineering experience

  • Excellent written communication skills – technical writing and ability to product documentation

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Hardware engineer with end-to-end (from architecture through schematic capture/layout/BOM generation) digital and/or analog electronics design and development (e.g., using ECAD tools such as Altium Designer, OrCAD, or FPGA tools such as Xilinx ISE, Altium Quartus)

  • Opto-electronic circuit design including use of components such as low noise amplifiers, high throughput digital-to-analog conversion, and low ripple power supplies.

  • Testing, validation, and troubleshooting

  • Low latency video streaming and imaging interfaces (e.g., NTSC/PAL, CameraLink, HDMI) and processing, high-speed communications, and low noise sensor systems.

Experience with simulation (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink, PSPICE) and programming in C, or translating existing algorithms to native VHDL/Verilog a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Deriving system specifications

  • Developing electronics designs

  • Document and compile results

Research Engineer (Communication Systems) - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Research Engineer (Communication Systems) with expertise in military electronics and avionics systems to join our growing Electro-Optics Systems Department. 

Responsibilities: The Engineer will be responsible for performing hands-on end-to-end communication system prototyping including design, assembly, integration, and test, particularly in the area of implementation of wireless network and software-defined radio. The tasks will include system architecture development, simulation, and troubleshooting in accordance with project team objectives, requirements, and schedules. This is a “hands-on” engineering position; candidates with heavy supervisory experience need not apply.  This engineer, capable of rapid prototyping should be experienced with off-the-shelf hardware/software, as well as, embedded processing solutions to perform component and development board/kit selection, implementation, testing, validation, and troubleshooting. He/she should be familiar with programming in MATLAB/Simulink. Specific emphasis on high bandwidth wireless network, MIMO, modulation techniques, MANET, DSP, interface standards, RF and mixed-signal design knowledge for streaming video– a plus. Candidates with experiences in network algorithm development and system engineering are encouraged to apply.

  • Execute rapid prototyping including architecture design, development, and implementation of wireless communication hardware and software solutions, including design, simulation, implementation, integration, and test of components, subsystems, and systems.

  • Interact with internal technical supporting team, technology vendors, and service providers in selecting, evaluating, and/or fabricating system components.

  • Provide technical write-ups and documentations.

Requirements:

  • MS Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science, plus 3 years of hands-on communication system development and implementation experience.

  • At least 3 years of experience in wireless communication system development and implementation.

  • Must be able to design, simulate and prototype high-speed wireless communication systems

  • Experience with rapid prototyping and off-the-shelf hardware/software, embedded processing solutions to perform component and development board/kit selection, implementation, testing, validation, and troubleshooting.

  • Familiar with programming in MATLAB/Simulink.

  • Experience/ emphasis on high bandwidth wireless network, MIMO, modulation techniques, MANET, DSP, interface standards, RF and mixed-signal design knowledge for streaming video– a plus.

  • Candidates with experiences in network algorithm development and system engineering are encouraged to apply.

  • Must be able to successfully lead and contribute to multiple programs simultaneously, achieving required results on time and on budget

  • Ability to present technical concepts and designs to Senior Management and customers.

  • Must have excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.

  • Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance or have an active Secret Security Clearance

 

 

Sr. Electrical Engineer/Research Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Sr. Electrical Engineer with significant expertise in electronics engineering design and development, Mixed Signal Analog and Digital Electronic Design, Firmware development in C /C++, Assembly, and Machine Language for our Automation, Robotics, and Sensor Systems Department.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain security clearance.

Responsibilities:

The Sr. EE will develop embedded electronics hardware for military wearable electronics and sensor systems.  We are looking for an energetic and motivated candidate with the ability to address multiple projects and requirements in our rapidly growing business. The candidate will have a proven track-record of decomposing a complex overall effort into easily manageable subroutines / sections. They will work with the team to create and implement designs from concept to prototype to qualified product. This is a hands-on technical position for someone looking for a key contributor on a growing team. 

  • Design and develop electronic systems from requirements definition, through schematic capture, board layout, prototyping, troubleshooting, design optimization and design for manufacture.

  • Design and develop embedded firmware including top level executive, real time scheduler, hardware specific subroutines, interrupt service routines, device drivers, power management modules and communications functions.

  • Perform design validation and verification testing of embedded hardware and firmware systems, identifying and correcting problem areas and design deficiencies while maintaining engineering documentation of the development and optimization process.

  • Develop and review technical data package documentation.

  • Interface with internal multidisciplinary engineering team and management as well as external stakeholders including customers, design engineering representatives, and contractors to ensure hardware design quality and customer satisfaction

Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and 6+ years of experience in embedded systems hardware & firmware development. (Masters with 4+ years of experience)

  • 5+ years of experience in the design of electronics and firmware for high reliability or mission critical systems.

  • Hands on experience designing and troubleshooting complex microcontroller based systems – hardware and firmware – to the component level.

  • History of developing hard real time, deterministic firmware to control, monitor, and supervise embedded electronics hardware in mission critical military and industrial systems.

  • Extensive experience with CAD/CAE systems including Schematic Capture, PCB Layout (Altium Designer preferred), Logic Simulators, Digital Logic, Communications, Avionics, and Data Conversion.

  • Experience with standard communication interfaces: I2C, SPI, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, USB 2.0 / 3.0, Ethernet, Gigabit-Ethernet. CAN BUS, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, and ARINC-708, a plus

  • Familiarity with systems engineering practice in allocating and developing board level requirements to ensure the overall objectives are addressed.

  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) including generating engineering documents such as ICD, ATP, QTP, ESS and presenting design progress at major project milestones (e.g., SRR, PDR, CDR) is a plus.

  • Participate in internal hardware design reviews and perform code reviews for firmware.

  • Experienced in developing interface control documents and board level test procedures a plus.

  • Perform hands-on requirements verification testing in the lab to produce and finalize documentation.

  • A proven track record as a contributor in a team environment is essential.

  • U.S. citizenship required to obtain security clearance.

 

 

Hardware Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Hardware Engineer with an electrical engineering degree and 3+ years of experience in electronics hardware development.  Strong knowledge of EE fundamentals and high-speed hardware design.  U.S. citizenship required to obtain security clearance.

Responsibilities:  The Hardware Engineer is responsible for providing technical expertise and ensuring the technical integrity of the division’s strategic programs. This includes designing digital circuits for RF systems, troubleshooting, and developing new hardware.

Design, implementation, and testing of simple/complex electronic systems.

Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in electronics hardware development.

  • Strong knowledge of EE fundamentals and high-speed hardware design.

  • Experience in hardware bring up and validation.

  • Experience with embedded systems design (including firmware or software) is a plus.

  • Familiar with Cadence design tools including OrCAD and Allegro.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline is required and master’s degree is preferred.

  • U.S. citizenship a must.

Sr. Project Engineer, Electronics or Program Manager, Electronics - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Project Engineer, Electronics with an EE degree and relevant engineering experience to work on our advanced integrated sensor systems for tactical, vehicle, and maritime applications. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to grow into a management role within a small to mid-sized company.  U.S. citizenship is required.

Requirements:  The Sr. Project Engineer or PM will have a strong technical development background and be looking to transfer into a more technical management-focused role.  Strong customer interface and presentation skills are essential to support regular communication with government customers as well as various internal support organizations.  This role will have the opportunity for growth into management of product lines as key systems transition over to in-house production.

  • Lead and contribute to key technical designs for our strategic programs.

  • Coordinate and track engineering team development and process regularly through direct interaction with engineering staff.

  • Lead primary aspects of customer communication, including status update meetings, technical reports and presentations, and technology demonstrations.

  • Create and maintain project schedules throughout the project life cycle to maintain alignment with contractual requirements and milestones.

  • Coordinate proposal opportunities to capture new development programs that align with the department’s strategic growth path.

  • Work with government and non-government representatives to ensure integration and fielding requirements are understood and addressed.

  • Track and forecast project financials and work with the Director in support of meeting the department’s financial objectives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering

  • 5+ years in a technical design role for rugged electro-mechanical systems.

  • 3+ years in a program management or engineering lead role in fast-paced engineering or R&D environment.

  • Experience with government and/or military contracts is a plus.

  • Ability to understand technical concepts across a range of fields (mechanical, electrical, and production) in order to identify and mitigate programmatic risks.

  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills that suit the role of a facilitator of programmatic and technical activities.

  • Ability to coordinate and finalize high-quality technical writing and presentation slides with little or no supervision.

  • Strong organizational skills to maintain a clear schedule picture of multiple projects simultaneously and to carefully track detailed contract requirements.

  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.                                                             

U.S. Citizenship is required.

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