Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Point Mugu
Req No.
Systems Engineer
Regular Full-Time
Clearance Level


Brandes Associates Inc. (BAI), a Defense contractor, seeks Systems Engineers with 3-10 years experience for classified programs, working onsite at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Camarillo, CA.



$100,000.00 USD to $140,000.00 USD is the typical annual salary range for this position. Salary will be based on current qualifications, directly related experience, geographic location, and possible contractual requirements which could fall outside of this range.


  • Apply Systems Engineering knowledge to develop requirements, write specifications, and conduct research and trade studies to validate requirements to support Naval acquisition programs.
  • As Systems Engineering Project Lead
    • Oversee the planning, design, and implementation of system engineering projects.
    • Monitor, confront risk, and manage the technical baseline of products under development.
  • Apply knowledge of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems designed and built for use on air platforms; and air platform Radio Frequency (RF) principles, to include system and subsystem-level analysis methodologies – while working in a test lab environment.
  • Support Operational Flight Program (OFP) software testing at all levels (unit, suite integration, ground, and flight).
  • Coordinate Mission Data File (MDF) development.
  • Interface with stakeholders and work on a collaborative team to design or improve EW technology on US Navy airborne platforms.
  • Use MS Project as the primary tool to plan and manage schedules, budgets, and apply earned value management (EVM).
  • Working at the customer's site with government personnel to ensure program success.


  • Between 3 and 10 years of experience performing the duties described in the responibilities description.
  • Experience with airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) and Radio Frequency (RF) systems is a plus.
  • Software-related experience with Visual Studio to program in C++ and C#; and IntelliJ for programming in Java is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills—verbal, non-verbal, written, and listening—for staff, customer and organizational level communications, both formal and informal.
  • Experience applying EVM to measure project performance (planned and actual) is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently or lead a small team; self-starter.
  • Working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Project, MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.


BS or BA degree in Engineering, or a relevant technical discipline.



Condition of employment - must have and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.  Existing SSBI or TS preferred. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.



The applicant must have US citizenship at time of application.


BAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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