Arcata Associates, Inc.
  • Point Mugu, CA, USA
  • Full Time


Description/Job Summary

This position is located at Point Mugu, CA.

Serves as Electronic Warfare (EW) and Threat Radio Frequency (RF) subject matter expert (SME) and conducts EW analysis and planning in support test and training events. Provides expert systems/equipment analysis and recommendations to leadership and engineering teams.  Serves as an engineer, project engineer or project manager while working with COTS vendors engineers and other team members in support of mission requirements.  

Recommends tests, equipment modifications, and corrections to design deficiencies through evaluation of operational capability of systems and equipment.  Research and analyze data such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine the feasibility of a design or application.  Devise appropriate tests to evaluate, debug and check systems. Document the results of complex analysis and design tasks. 

Collaborate with customers to obtain requirements, develops system requirements documents, acquisition and vendor statement of work documents, evaluation tests and summary reports.

Other Related Duties:

Assists in writing technical proposals, requirements definitions, test plans and other technical documentation. Follow JT4's systems engineering processes and procedures. Performs other related duties as required.


EDUCATION (or Equivalent Experience): Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, or a combination of formal education and experience equivalent to a four-year college degree.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: At least two years of applicable RF / threat (electronic warfare systems) engineering experience to include the analysis of signal parametrics; experience in high-power phased array systems is preferred.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES REQUIRED: Comprehensive knowledge of electronic warfare (EW) policy, doctrine, practices and capabilities combined with a thorough understanding of the analytical, evaluative, and administrative methods required for integration, development, and acquisition of training systems.

Serve as technical authority on a wide range of technology and applications, especially EW and radar systems. Must have knowledge of emerging technology to apply new solutions to requirements and to plan advanced projects.  Must work closely with the customer to understand his future needs and applications.

Ability to develop new approaches, establish innovative techniques, and identify measurement and evaluation criteria to determine program effectiveness, develop new or modified work methods, and analyze and resolve highly complex problems.

Ability to communicate complex concepts, orally and in writing.

Knowledge and understanding of current engineering practices and standards. Apply the principles and techniques of electrical engineering design to specific projects. Ability to manage engineering projects efficiently and effectively. Write and prepare a variety of technical reports, manuals and other types of written communications.

Ability to lead and manage large and small projects with minimal direction and oversight. Ability to provide technical direction and manage other engineers, technicians and team members. Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully in both oral and written form. Ability to analyze data, resolve problems and make decisions independently. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships. Routinely use CAD, project planning and office software in the performance of your job activities. Ability to travel as required by the Company.


Typical environment to included working outdoors, on elevated heights, remote work areas, attending meetings, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness. Ability to use a computer to input and retrieve information and data. Ability to travel as required by the Company. Applicants selected may be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Arcata Associates is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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