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CACI International Senior System Engineer in Los Gatos, California

Senior System Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

CACI is currently looking for a Senior System Engineer to participate in system architecture definition, lead system requirements definition and flow-down activities, and lead verification efforts on critical programs. At SA Photonics, we specialize in the design, development and manufacturing of complex, state-of-the-art communications, laser electro-optic, vision and mechanical systems for military, space and commercial applications. Some of our products and technologies include optical communication systems for fiber, free-space and underwater applications, LIDAR systems, fiber laser systems, and head mounted display systems for military and commercial applications.

What You’ll Get to Do:

You will have experience in defining and analyzing system requirements, performing trade studies, allocating performance budgets, planning verification strategies, documenting and executing verification procedures, and generating test reports, with specific experience in optical or RF communication systems.

This job demands creative thinkers willing to learn new skills on the fly, stretch themselves, and develop new areas of expertise. You will be asked to work with a variety of engineering disciplines to understand and define the verification and validation plans for systems of varying maturity, from proof-of-concept through production-release.

More About the Role:

  • Collaborating with other system, optical, mechanical, electrical, and software engineers to define, capture, and flow down system requirements to subassemblies and components

  • Creating / editing system engineering documentation including requirements documents, architecture definition documents, ICDs, CONOPs, test plans, test procedures, and test reports

  • Holistically evaluating, planning, and executing system verification tests at various levels of integration, to ensure all system requirements are being met

  • Designing, assembling, and testing specialized test configurations / equipment in support system verification needs

  • Debugging prototype systems in the laboratory, utilizing standard lab equipment (oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, bit error testers, etc.) as needed

  • Integrating various components to create proof-of-concept systems / subassemblies

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • BSEE or MSEE with 8+ years of related work experience

  • A background in communication systems, signal processing, and/or optics

  • Experience in traditional system engineering disciplines (requirements definition, analysis, allocation and flow down, verification methodologies, test plan/procedure generation, etc.)

  • Extensive experience in generating / editing / finalizing traditional system engineering documents (specs, ICDs, test plans, etc.)

  • Hands-on laboratory skills to support initial system bring up, I&T, and performance characterization

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • System concept / proof-of-concept development

  • System performance analysis

  • Software / script development

  • Program management basics (schedule generation & tracking, cost tracking)

  • Small team (3-5) leadership

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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