Senior Systems Engineer

Job Description

ATA is seeking an experienced Senior Systems Engineer for our Laser Communications Programs. The engineer will be a key member of an integrated team operating in a very dynamic environment.

ATA has experienced significant growth in this market and seeks to expand its leadership team for commercial and USG laser communications programs. Candidates must have strong knowledge of System Engineering Principles, solid technical credentials and experience, and demonstrated success leading and managing system engineering processes and teams. The successful candidate must possess strong technical management experience involving multiple engineering disciplines and have experience with space or flight hardware programs. The successful candidate must have demonstrated expertise developing requirements, error budgets, system specification, concept formulation, systems design and analysis, and risk analysis and management. The successful candidate needs an understanding of optical systems, communication systems, and pointing and tracking systems.

Essential Functions: 

  • - Provide end-to-end systems engineering for free space optical communications programs

  • - Ensures the systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems
      solutions consistent with technical, schedule, and cost constraints

  • - Develop and derive requirements, define CONOPS, develop system performance budgets, define
      system specifications, and manage the planning and execution of study efforts

  • - Manage the defining of risks and developing risk mitigation plans

  • - Provide multi-functional expertise spanning multiple engineering disciplines

  • - Provide system concepts and architectures consistent with mission requirements

  • - Other duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Required Education and Experience: 

  • - Bachelor of Science in Physics or in relevant Engineering discipline with 10 years of experience

  • - Experience as a Systems Engineer or Technical Director

  • - Proven competence in the systems engineering process

  • - Prior experience leading the design, fabrication, and testing of hardware systems

  • - Experience specifying requirements for optical or communications systems

  • - Experience developing integration and test plans

  • - Demonstrated leadership experience

  • - Must to be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Security Clearance

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • - Master's degree or Ph.D. in Engineering or Physics

  • - Experience designing and developing laser communications, electro-optical, or pointing,
      tracking, and stabilization systems is highly desirable

  • - Current U.S. Department of Defense Security Clearance

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day.

Primary Location: Albuquerque, NM

ATA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ATA conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET No. ATA20190509.

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