Current Opportunities

At Crean & Associates, we’re always looking for talented people to do work that they love at all levels. The scale and complexity of our work is unprecedented, and the work we do makes a real difference in making the future a reality. Current open contract opportunities are listed below:

An Aerospace Reliability Engineer provides system level reliability analyses, coordination, planning guidance, and support throughout the project life cycle in order to increase confidence in mission success, and help projects understand and manage a wide range of risks associated with each unique mission.

This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform various system level reliability analyses for multiple projects, review these analyses and generate relevant documentation in accordance with standard procedures of the customer.
  • Apply appropriate techniques and processes to quantitatively assess system risks, and recommend/evaluate architectural changes to system hardware, software, or flight operations in support of institutional and project level risk management processes.
  • Apply methods for acquiring quantitative failure statistics such as failure rates and probabilities from flight and test data.
  • Develop Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) techniques for system reliability and integrate them within the MBSE infrastructure in place.
  • Develop reliability requirements for systems, subsystems, and assemblies in support of risk management activities and the overall Systems Engineering processes.
  • Attend project reviews and technical meetings as the representative for the group, and generate required documentation for required decision gates.
  • Create new reliability analysis methods or techniques, and suggest improvements to existing methods in order to improve the overall System Reliability products.
  • Conduct reliability design analyses for board and box level electronics and mechanical systems or components.


Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret (TS) United States government issued security clearance required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 5 year of related experience; or Masters degree in similar disciplines with 4 years of experience.
  • Experience with System Reliability analysis methods such as Fault Tree Analysis, FMECA, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Root Cause Analysis, etc.
  • Ability to use qualitative reliability analyses to gain insight into overall system risk, support the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) process, and make recommendations to project managers.
  • Experience with the Systems Engineering lifecycle process and products associated with system development and operations.
  • General knowledge of spacecraft design principles and operational characteristics.
  • Understanding of electrical engineering concepts beyond basic foundation courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work well within a team environment and interact with all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers.
  • Continuous process improvement mindset.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Project leadership experience leading small teams to complete projects with cost/schedule/technical management.
  • Experience in Statistics or Probability theory or analysis, including Bayesian Statistical Analysis.
  • Experience with Risk Management and quantitative risk assessment.
  • Familiarity with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) practices or system modeling techniques.
  • Understanding of PSpice, LTSpice, or similar circuit simulation analysis tool.
  • Experience working with data mining or manipulation of large data sets from multiple repositories.
  • Programming skills in JAVA, Python or similar programming language.
  • Experience with Mathematica analysis software.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel with VBA programming.


Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply innovative technical expertise to the design, development, and installation support for new laser systems as well as maintenance, operations, repairs, and upgrades of existing systems.
  • Coordinate production and acceptance testing efforts for complex electrical-optical subsystems.
  • Generate and maintain system documentation including operations procedures and optical configuration drawings.
  • Perform periodic maintenance activities on diagnostics. Responsibilities include performance evaluation, calibration (offline and online), troubleshooting complex to highly technical problems, complex data analysis, data archiving, and test report preparation.
  • Develop/design system enhancements to increase reliability and maintainability.
  • Collaborate with Physics and Engineering staff to perform developmental and experimental setups. Choose appropriate work methods and set priorities.
  • Acquire and analyze complex data using computer-based data acquisition and controls.
  • Independently write, interpret, and prepare data and document test results, identify complex problems, and provide original solutions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide highly advanced technical and/or technical management support in the design, development, and installation of laser systems.
  • Author, review, and approve related engineering documentation, as well as routinely present this material to superiors and subordinates while leading or participating in design reviews.
  • Develop strategic planning and serve as a subject matter expert for lasers systems and support off-normal occurrences.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable experience and advanced skills building and deploying high energy, high power or short pulse laser systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex systems and apply best practice engineering techniques for optical beam path alignment in both facility operations and experimental lab environments.
  • Experience providing technical direction and the ability to mentor others with advanced technical skills to others.
  • Significant experience with procedures, work control, and configuration management.
  • Significant experience working effectively in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Highly advanced skills and understanding of laser technology and processes with the ability to diagnose complex diagnostic systems.
  • Highly advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills in multiple technical areas.
  • Extensive experience making frequent, independent decisions to define project approaches, and create and implement original solutions to establish or modify guidelines, techniques, and procedures, to choose appropriate work methods and possibly to set priorities.


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Optic-Electronics, Physics, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience is required.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and managing within designated budget.
  • Experience with NIF laser diagnostics and timing systems.
  • Experience with engineering software tools such as SolidWorks, CREO, LabView or MATLAB.

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The qualified applicant has a strong fundamental understanding of various satellite components and structures, structural loads and structural analysis, both hand analysis and FEA.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all engineering disciplines
  • Conduct structural analysis
  • Prepare analysis reports and provide design recommendations based on analysis results


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with industry standard analysis techniques
  • Demonstrated experience creating finite element models and analyzing components and structures
  • Experience supporting structural tests and correlating predicted and actual results


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • A master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience is required.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Satellite program experience
  • Experience using and/or developing optimization software
  • Materials testing and certification experience

 

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Houston, TX.

A Propulsion Systems Engineer is responsible for leading the design and development of propulsion systems to support ongoing and future small satellite programs. This individual must have a strong working knowledge of propulsion system design, experience in development and verification disciplines, and be able to perform engineering analysis. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the design and development of all types of spacecraft propulsion systems, including cold gas, monopropellant, bi-propellant, and electric propulsion systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support Propulsion Subsystem planning required to meet program milestones
  • Be capable of using and/or developing the necessary propulsion analytical tools required to complete the design requirements of the propulsion subsystem. This may include predictive analysis, model correlation with experimental data, interface design, production support, test support, and data reduction.
  • Develop predictions for propulsion system level validation and verification events
  • Understand, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with Crean & Associates policies, procedures, and work instructions and specific Customer requirements
  • Read and interpret technical drawings and schematics
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
  • Work with other engineers to implement operating procedures, resolve system issues, and provide technical information
  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews
  • Ensure conformance of products with Engineering design and performance specifications
  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost, and schedule requirements
  • Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, and performance of spacecraft propulsion systems


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • A master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • At least 10+ years of experience in the aerospace industry, with greater than that desired. It is expected that many of those years will have been spent performing the specific responsibilities outlined in the job description.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Must be capable of leading small, focused technical teams
  • Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, integration, and test
  • Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasis on rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities
  • Must be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of personnel at various levels

 

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Texas and within driving distance to Houston as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California

Job Responsibilities:

  • Rocket Engine and Systems acquisition, development, manufacturing, test, and flight termination systems operations
  • Attend and participate in preliminary design reviews (PDR,) critical design reviews, (CDR,) ground operations working groups, (GOWGs,) ground operations readiness reviews, (GORR), technical interchange meetings (TIM), Splinter groups, etc….in evaluation of system safety requirements for large missile, space vehicle, rocket, payload, spacecraft, pre-launch, launch, post-launch/range operations and/or recovery operations.
  • Support live rehearsals
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with launch vehicle upper stage propulsion systems is required, preferably with liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen systems
  • Direct experience with Solid Rocket Motors and Ordnance systems design, test, manufacturing, and operation is mandatory, e.g., Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs), Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), Booster Separation Motors (BSMs), Flight Termination Systems, Separation Systems, etc
  • Experience with Atlas and/or Delta highly desired


Requirements:

  • Experience with flight and development hardware processing, integration, testing, and anomaly resolution related to engines, motors, and components required
  • Demonstrated ability to assess design drawings, processes, and procedures of flight termination systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams during design, test, and evolution
  • Experience in design reviews, pre- and post-test reviews, failure analysis reviews and presentation to senior engineers and senior management
  • Experience with Air Force Launch and Range systems
  • Experience with Los Angeles AFB (SMC) Launch Enterprise
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Motivated, energetic self-starter with desire and ability to work in a multi-task environment
  • Must possess ability to manage multiple on-going processes
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead and participate on both intra-office and cross-organizational teams
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.


Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in engineering, science, related technical discipline, or equivalent experience.

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Northridge, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Printed Circuit Board Designer specializing in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design and Assembly requires extensive experience in PCB Layout design using the Mentor Graphics design tools with a detailed knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital layout in the development of innovative design solutions.
  • Regular interface with engineering and project teams in the development of complex printed circuit boards for both industry and government applications.
  • Operate over multiple skill sets in the PCB discipline including: layout, schematic capture, design for manufacturing, signal integrity, and part library maintenance.Creation of complex PCB layouts using Mentor Graphics design tools for Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital designs.
  • Ability to maintain Central Component library using industry standards.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the PCB fabrication and assembly process with the capability to interface with vendors during the build cycles.
  • As the Printed Circuit Board Designer, you will be responsible for estimating projects, providing status, and maintaining group schedule as well as support duties like data management and peer reviews.
  • Provide PCB layout group vision and direction while incorporating the latest technology developments.
  • The Printed Circuit Board Designer should have the ability to provide leadership, guidance, and direction for less experienced PCB designers to ensure quality and continuity of designs.
  • Contribute design modifications and suggestions to improve quality of products or facilitate manufacturing operations.
  • Self-motivated personality and ability to work independently as well as lead a team.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Team player.Requires an experienced individual that can work closely with printed wiring board design engineers/electronics designers and electro-mechanical designers in a team environment.


Skills:

  • Expert-level knowledge of Mentor Graphics Xpedition layout tools.
  • Expert-level knowledge of DxDesigner Schematic capture tools and interface to layout tools.
  • Experience with at least one CAM package, (CAM350 or GcPowerStation is preferred).
  • Multifaceted PCB design skill set including schematic entry, netlist creation, back annotation, design rule checking, and post processing of data including the creation of manufacturing documentation.
  • Proficient with RF/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital designs for military applications.
  • PCB Design experience including multi-layered, High Density Interconnect, flex, rigid-flex, fine pitch BGA, and blind/buried/micro vias.
  • Knowledge of modern PCB manufacture and assembly techniques including IPC and ANSI standards, PCB materials and finishes, and fabrication and assembly processes.
  • Capability to create, document, and maintain processes used in PCB layout and design documentation.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or Unigraphics and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, preferred.
  • Ability to interface directly with engineering and suppliers/subcontractors.
  • MS Office Suite experience (PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Project, Word)


Education:

  • Applicant must have active Top Secret security clearance
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electronics, Computer Science, or relevant engineering is required.
  • 5+ years of direct industry experience in design and development Circuit Card Assemblies.
  • U.S. Citizenship required


Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.

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This is a contract position located in Phoenix, AZ

Job Responsibilities:

  • FPGA Design (Xilinx, Microsemi, Intel)
  • Verification
  • Software development for SoC FPGA

Skills:

  • 5+ years professional experiences in FPGA design (not including educational experience)
  • Design and verification of FPGAs
  • Architect, document, code, verify, lab test on logic implemented in FPGAs
  • Experience with the full life cycle of FPGA development from architecture through product release and sustaining.
  • FPGA (Velilog/VHDL): 5+ years (Required)
  • Control system / Networking knowledge desired

Education:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Electronics, Computer Science, or relevant engineering is required, Masters’ degree preferred
  • 5+ years of direct industry experience in design and development

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Arizona and within driving distance to Phoenix as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Pasadena, CA

Description: A Senior Dynamics Test Engineer who has in-depth knowledge of dynamics analysis and testing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for acoustic, random vibration and mechanical shock analysis, test requirements, and testing of all spacecraft and instrument components.
  • Perform advanced linear and nonlinear analysis, support project critical design reviews and milestones, and improve test and analysis methodologies.
  • Develop and present test plans, test results analysis and reports
  • Evaluate results for various hardware items at different levels of assembly.
  • Provide dynamics engineering knowledge to projects, including trades, verification approaches and collaborative resolution of design and test issues
  • Collaborate with team members to verify compliance with requirements and customer expectations.
  • Lead or collaborate on proposals and technical and programmatic management of advanced dynamics prediction and test methodology development tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret (TS) United States government issued security clearance required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Acoustics or related technical discipline with 10 years of related dynamics environments experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with 4 years related experience.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: analytical methodologies and capable of solving complex vibration, acoustic and shock problems, and space structure testing.
  • Understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in vibration, acoustics and shock analysis and design and test specification for spacecraft systems and subsystems.

Preferred Skills:

  • Domain expert in random dynamic analysis and test, digital signal analysis, instrumentation and data acquisition.
  • Working knowledge of FEM, BEM, and SEA vibro acoustics analysis tools, knowledgeable in PATRAN, FEMAP, MSC/NASTRAN, SDRC/IDEAS, SYSNOISE, and VA One.
  • Knowledgeable in application of force limited vibration specification and test methodologies. Experience in modal testing and analysis.
  • Extensive experience providing dynamics environments analysis, requirements specification, and test in support of space flight projects.
  • Experience conducting random and quasi-static electro-dynamic shaker vibration tests with multiple controls; measure and analyze time histories of the system response

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Position Type : Part-Time Internship (Hours are flexible. Approximately 20 hrs/week)

Internship Overview:

An internship at Crean & Associates is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in web development, social media marketing campaigns and work in the exciting field of business optimization and aerospace. Upon joining our team, you’ll gain real-world experience designing and producing content for a growing organization. The intern will be under direction of both the CEO and fellow employees.

The content intern’s responsibilities will include assisting the marketing team with content design and various content development projects. You’ll help the marketing team create brand-accurate content that aligns with the company’s vision. The successful content design intern will demonstrate creative problem solving, attention to detail, and adherence to deadlines.

A content design intern will work out of our Lakeway, Texas office. Interns will receive experience / training from our marketing specialist on brand communication, public relations, and social media marketing.  Intern will create valuable content available for use in future portfolios and gain valuable insight into business operations and the importance of marketing to ongoing growth.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with day to day art development of content for social media channels and business documents, including:
  • Creating original and brand-accurate art for social media channels
  • Updating web content such as:
  • Images, videos, document design
  • Add/update art and design for company materials
  • Assist with design of app and user interface
  • Create webpages from the ground up, assist in design
  • Update design of website

Project Management & Collaboration-

  • Utilize strong communication and organizational skills to manage your tasks in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Crean & Associates team to produce compelling, and optimized media content
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the company’s mission and vision
  • Any other duties/projects as deemed necessary by the CEO or marketing specialist

Job Specifications / Qualifications:

  • Updated portfolio highlighting previous design work
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or Indesign highly preferred.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a 4 year accredited university or college
  • Majors in Graphic Design, Marketing Communications, Web Design, or related fields (or sufficient digital marketing electives, coursework or previous internship experience) are preferred
  • Must have superior attention to detail, organization, and time management
  • Basic HTML skills required
  • Interest in marketing communications and best practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by position responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a team

Job Type: Internship

Experience:

  • Major in Graphic Design, Marketing Communications, Web Design, or related fields (or sufficient digital marketing electives, coursework or previous internship experience) are preferred

Education:

  • High school diploma (Required)
  • Some college (Required)
  • For those enrolled at a participating university, college credit can be applied for those seeking a Bachelor’s degree.

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This is a contract position located in El Segundo, CA

Position Overview:

As a Communications Systems Engineer, you will design, develop, and deliver state-of-the-art communication systems for space-based applications for commercial, civil and/or national security programs. You will lead a highly-motivated team that works with domestic or international customers on their latest satellite systems.

Project assignments typically span the complete program life cycle, from internal trades, concept studies and system definition, to satellite development, launch, and on-orbit operations and test. Candidates will belong to a systems engineering team interacting with customers, suppliers, program management, integration and test engineers, and senior technologists.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop next generation RF, digital, and/or optical satellite communications systems and payload architectures
  • Lead trade studies
  • Define and verify space communication system requirements and interfaces
  • Perform system-level CONOPS development, functional analysis and decomposition
  • Support system-level integration and validation
  • Perform analyses and simulations for space communication systems, including: link analysis, signal distortion, system capacity, reliability, and performance
  • Develop analysis tools using MATLAB and object-oriented software platforms
  • Develop and verify system algorithms that meet functional and performance requirements
  • Perform hardware procurement, design reviews, and unit sell-off
  • Perform system test preparation, execution, troubleshooting, and verification
  • Mentor the program junior communication systems engineers and review their work for quality.

Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret (TS) U.S. government issued security clearance
  • This position may require an active Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • Experience working on satellite or space based communication systems

Preferred Skills:

  • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard
  • Experience Matlab/Simulink and C++.
  • Experience with digital/RF communications hardware and lab equipment.
  • 3+ years of experience in RF, digital, and/or optical communications.
  • Experience with the following:
    • Digital signal processing (DSP)
    • Waveform design
    • Antenna theory

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 or years’ experience, Master’s degree with 3 or more years’ experience or PhD degree with experience.

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to El Segundo, as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Research, development, integration, and review of complex designs and processes by working with multiple internal and external engineering disciplines to meet optimal antenna and electromagnetic system performance requirements by creating innovative processes, procedures, and requirements.
  • Review and definition of complex analysis plans and methods, and performs analyses using appropriate analytical tools (e.g. Grasp, HFSS, Matlab) to identify and resolve electromagnetic deficiencies to ensure that design requirements are met.
  • Researches innovative solutions for complex issues and develops analysis tools and methods to resolve those issues.
  • Integration and interpretation of results from internal and external sources for use by multiple stakeholders including other functional areas and external customers.
  • Supports customers after product delivery by providing technical information, troubleshooting, and guidance to internal customer support groups and external customers in order to resolve systemic electromagnetic issues with significant economic or safety impact.
  • Development of product wide corrective and preventative action.
  • Supports build process by providing technical information, troubleshooting, and guidance to internal and external manufacturing in order to resolve complex systemic electromagnetic issues with significant economic or safety impact and facilitate efficient production.
  • Development of product wide corrective and preventative action.
  • Development and execution of effective plans for initiation and completion of complex electromagnetic work statements by managing cost, schedule, technical and risk management.
  • Documents appropriate plans following established processes and procedures.
  • Creates innovative processes and major initiatives to improve technical management, schedule, and cost performance.
  • Prepares and presents plans and results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participates in program review boards to ensure program coordination for antenna and electromagnetic related issues.
  • Participates in external review boards to represent company interests by providing technical information and contributing to decision making.
  • Identifies requirements for emerging technologies.
  • Creates, allocates, and verifies detailed, complex or unique requirements at system and sub-tier levels, including suppliers.
  • Develops architecture and requirement allocation by applying electromagnetic principles and knowledge of systems and components performance to establish design objectives.
  • Review and definition of complex antenna and electromagnetic test plans and methods and conducts tests, and diagnostics using appropriate measurement tools, processes, and procedures, to evaluate design performance, determine material properties.
  • Researches innovative solutions for complex issues and develops measurement tools and methodologies to resolve those issues.
  • Integration and interpretation of results from internal and external sources for use by multiple stakeholders including other functional areas and external customers and suppliers.
  • Verification and validation efforts to ensure that products meet complex system and sub-tier level electromagnetic design requirements and specifications by reviewing product analysis and test data, manufacturing records, and other relevant information.

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • Technical experience in antenna design and development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a cost account manager or integrated product team lead
  • Experience performing analyses using analytical tools (e.g. Grasp, HFSS, Matlab)
  • This position prefers an active US security clearance but is not required. In order to obtain a security clearance, the US Government requires US Citizenship.
  • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  • Bachelor’s and 10 or more years’ experience, Master’s with 5 or more years’ experience or PhD with 3 or more years’ experience.

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Southern California and within driving distance to the facility as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a full-time position located in Austin, TX.

Job responsibilities:

  • Oversee multiple projects ranging from Proof of Concept (POC) to scalable deployment.
  • Create project plans implementing suitable technical strategies and objectives with a clear sense of direction and focus; Ensure end project meets business objectives.
  • Define and manage project scope, writing project plan and managing beginning to end.
  • Develop and control timelines/deadlines.
  • Forecast and monitor project costs/budget.
  • Understand the feasibility of integration all the various components for customer specific application
  • Manage project integration/implementation along with requirements, design and testing.
  • Communicate all facets of project progress to leadership.
  • Participate in Business Case preparation and associated requirements that fit into our roadmap of Smart Factory application development.
  • Identify, assess and proactively manage Project Risk throughout the project/account lifecycle through collaboration with project team and customer.

Qualifications:

  • Deep computer science expertise required
  • General industrial information systems understanding required
  • Excellent customer relations & use case development expertise preferred for this position
  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge of PTC ThingWorx development platform a major plus
  • At least 2 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Is familiar with interoperability standards for industrial automation (OPC, PLC, CAN, TCP, UPD, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of wireless communication systems (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc)
  • Networking experience and scalability
  • Has been involved in implementing and designing a redundant and scalable solution
  • Has performed at least one integration of a factory tool into an IoT platform
  • Was the major contributor to at least one major product or implementation
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills, and ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Highly detail oriented, with excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with a friendly but professional demeanor

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This is a full-time position located in Austin, TX.

Job responsibilities:

  • Contribute to IoT Solution development, architecture and infrastructure design, technology build and deployment activities on multiple platforms
  • Architect and code information systems within the PTC – Thingworx application environment or related applications.
  • Proven experience and ability to perform rapid prototyping and application development is required.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on IoT experience
  • Must have contributed significantly to at least one IoT / Connected Product project and be able to describe those contributions
  • Minimum BS in Computer Science or related field

Desired Qualifications:

  • Requires an understanding of key IoT use cases and demonstrated experience defining associated value propositions
  • IoT development experience in PTC ThingWorx
  • Augmented Reality experience using PTC Vuforia
  • One of IoT industry leading platforms (Siemens Mindsphere, SAP Leonardo, IBM, Azure IoT, or AWS IoT)
  • Cloud solutions and architecture (Azure, AWS)
  • Basic knowledge of ERP and/or MES integration
  • Demonstrate skills needed to develop high-level architecture and designs in support of robust technology solutions taking into account user requirements, technical requirements, performance considerations, data architectures, etc.
  • Able to lead technology architecture definition and infrastructure design activities for IoT solutions
  • Experience creating technology architecture and infrastructure design activities
  • Experience doing technology build, test and deployment activities
  • Able to troubleshoot, diagnose and provide support to IoT solution development efforts
  • Experience with virtualization (docker or kunernetes)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to operate in a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

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This is a contract position

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyst/Engineer with experience using GRASP, HFSS, Matlab, and related analysis tools
  • Research, development, integration, and review of complex designs and processes by working with multiple internal and external engineering disciplines to meet optimal antenna and electromagnetic system performance requirements by creating innovative processes, procedures, and requirements.
  • Review and definition of complex analysis plans and methods, and performs analyses using appropriate analytical tools (e.g. Grasp, HFSS, Matlab)
  • Integration and interpretation of results from internal and external sources for use by multiple stakeholders including other functional areas and external customers and suppliers.

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • Technical experience in antenna and/or Microwave design and development
  • Experience using GRASP, HFSS, Matlab, and related analysis tools

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry or a combination of education and experience within this sector

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This is a contract opportunity in El Segundo, CA

Job Responsibilities:

  • Digital signal processing front-end to the MAJE software
  • Obtain the element signal relative amplitudes and phases
  • Construct covariance matrices for the algorithm processing
  • Evaluate Spectrum Monitoring System (SMS) signals to detect the presence of unknown signals.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of/experience with Digital signal processing, massively parallel processing using GPUs (CUDA coding), and real-time processing
  • Knowledge of IP networking
  • Experience developing C++ software, as well as familiarity with MS Visual Studio development environment

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

Experience:

  • Three years relevant experience is desired

Expected Period of Performance:

  • 12-18 months

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Southern California and within driving distance to El Segundo, as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Houston, TX

Job Description:

  • Be apart of a team that works with NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration
  • Perform all aspects of the software development effort
  • Capture and manage requirements
  • Software release planning and estimation
  • System architecture, integration and interface management and coordination
  • Software System interface design
  • FMEA/FMECA fault analysis
  • Review software development activities across the full development life cycle
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Experience in one or more of the following specialty areas:
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Interface design
  • Data flow analysis
  • Safety Critical Spacecraft or Avionics Systems
  • Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis
  • Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) for Distributed Avionics Architectures
  • Proficiency with C/C coding
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python
  • Experience working as part of an Integrated Product Team to develop avionic systems
  • Experience developing software across the full development life cycle
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude

Required Education:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct engineering experience

Preferences:

  • Spacecraft Avionics and Software Architecture
  • NASA software and systems development standards
  • ARINC653
  • RTC DO178

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Houston and within driving distance to Johnson Space Center, as relocation expenses are not allowed for this contract

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This is a contract position located in Houston, TX, but most analysis can be accomplished remotely

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare radiation analysis for satellite payload systems
  • Prepare survivability/radiation shielding analysis for space environments such as Micrometeoroids, Atomic Oxygen, and Single Event Effects
  • Perform radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRME96 and other radiation analysis tools
  • Assess radiation effects on material degradation
  • Interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, electrical, mechanical, system engineering, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing and test.
  • Present radiation requirements and compliance at PDRs, CDRs and other program reviews as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum 9 years engineering experience, with at least 2 years in radiation and survivability analysis and/or electrical/electronic piece part engineering
  • Experience in developing and verifying that survivability requirements are met
  • US citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 4 years of engineering experience in radiation and survivability analysis
  • Familiarity with industry standard radiation testing specifications (e.g. MIL-STD-883, Methods 1019 and 1020)
  • Electronic Component Engineering experience with space flight hardware
  • Extensive experience with space radiation environments
  • Extensive knowledge of radiation effects on electronic components and systems
  • Experience performing radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRME96 and other radiation analysis tools

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Houston and within driving distance to the facility as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

This is a short-term contract position located near Pasadena, CA

Job Description: As a Front-End Web Developer, you will develop innovative software solutions for an aerospace customer.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with JIRA, Confluence, Git, and GitHub/GitLab
  • Possess the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • More than five years of experience with using HTML and CSS, including CSS frameworks, such as Bootstrap or Foundation.
  • More than 3 years of experience with developing frontend applications using JavaScript and a JavaScript framework, including Angular, React, and Vue.
  • Experience with server side application development using languages, including Java, PHP, or Python.
  • Experience with using Agile software development methods in a DevOps environment.
  • Experience with usability analysis, testing, and client facing engagements, including design discussions and product demonstrations.
  • Experience with a structured build software, including Gulp, Grunt, or NPM.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with testing frameworks, including Jasmine, Karma, or Selenium.
  • Experience with Linux scripting in BASH or Perl.
  • Experience with using JavaScript visualization libraries, including D3, Leaflet, CytoscapeJS, and VizJS.
  • Experience with network security, including access and authorization for PKI and chain.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Web development, JavaScript, JSON REST, CORS, JSONP, Web architecture, and HTTP specification.
  • Ability to work independently with some government oversight and function effectively as part of a team in a joint working environment.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience, or associates degree and seven years of experience, or nine years of relevant work experience.

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Southern California and within driving distance to the facility as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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For more than eighteen years, Crean & Associates has delivered superior performance to the U.S. government as well as leading corporations throughout the world. We provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise, Production Operations & Logistics Optimization, Program, Project, & Supply Chain Management, Mission Assurance, and Business Development. As a preferred contractor in the aerospace and defense industries as well as within manufacturing, we know the critical role our services play in the protection and defense of freedoms worldwide and lend themselves to improving processes. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we are privileged to support our customers and the men and women who get the job done.

Crean & Associates depth of talent and capabilities set us apart from our competition. These discriminators enable us to respond quickly and decisively to our customers challenges, while utilizing company-wide resources and expertise to meet their needs. Every day, our associates contribute innovative ideas and expertise to expand Crean & Associates value within the Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors as well as optimizing manufacturing businesses. Our associates are our most valuable resource—the embodiment of how we deliver unparalleled service to our customers.

We are dedicated to delivering quality mission-oriented technical services and solutions and to contributing to the security of our nation and well-being of our local communities. We believe high ethical standards are essential to achieving our individual and corporate goals. We apply our core values to all our interactions with our customers, our fellow employees, our partners, and our neighbors.

Diversity & Inclusion is an opportunity and an appreciation of the rich dimensions of differences within our workforce that fuel group dynamics, and it fosters an environment where all individuals and teams are welcome to participate and perform to their full potential. We strive to attract, retain and engage talented and diverse professionals to ensure a competitive edge in the global marketplace and deliver innovative solutions and services to Crean & Associates customers.

Crean & Associates provides competitive compensation and benefit packages with choices designed to meet our associates’ unique career and lifestyle needs. Benefits include healthcare coverage, life insurance and disability programs.

Crean & Associates participates in the E-Verify program.

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