Senior Systems Engineer Electronic Warfare- Sensor

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


Brandes Associates Inc. (BAI), a Defense contractor, seeks Electronic Warfare (EW) Sensor Engineers with 3-10 years experience for current and evolving Multi-Spectral Defense Electronic Warfare System Support Activity systems, working onsite at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Camarillo, CA.


$100,000.00 USD to $145,000.00 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.


  • Electronic Warfare, Involves the integrated use of a wide variety of systems, equipment, and techniques to degrade the performance of enemy systems and to enhance the performance of our systems in the face of enemy countermeasures. Techniques and systems used may be electromagnetic, optical, acoustic, etc.
  • Special knowledge requirements include a broad under-standing of electronic warfare principles and practices, performance and design characteristics of U.S. and foreign surveillance, communications, command control and weapons systems, system modeling and simulation, jamming techniques and equipment, and overall systems engineering


Functional Description:

  • 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
  • Analyze electronic intelligence (ELINT) data to reprogram various EW Sensors
  • Formulate approaches to solve technical issues with the EW systems and troubleshoot system behavior through examining recorded data
  • Responsible for the development of threat libraries for EW systems
  • Perform threats analysis and mission requirements to design, program, and unit level test of the threat libraries
  • Generate the required documentation and conduct reviews as required by the MDEWSA EW processes
  • Perform engineering functions such as developing operational systems concepts, performing system trade studies, originating design concepts, or performing systems level test and integration test for highly complex systems
  • Work simultaneously in several EW areas such as radar warning, missile warning and electronic countermeasure systems
  • This position will require technical creativity, innovation, and development of concepts from EW gap analysis to white paper proposal to implementation of ideas to address the EW gaps
  • 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)


  • Between 3 and 10 years of experience performing the duties described in the functional 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

  • To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.



Condition of employment - must have and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.  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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