Job position at Arete, Tuscon, AZ. Deadline is on

Systems Engineer

Computer Science

Job summary
At Areté, we are on the forefront of utilizing innovative solutions, with great minds from all backgrounds, to help solve the nation’s most complex security challenges. We strive for an inclusive, collaborative team environment that approaches differences as opportunities for innovation and excellence. As an employee-owned company, we foster an atmosphere that propels diverse career opportunities and professional growth. 

Discover your future with us. 

At Arete we're seeking a Systems Engineer who will support various science and engineering efforts for a range of underwater acoustic sensor systems. These efforts include system design, analysis, modeling, development, fabrication, assembly, testing, qualification, and planning required for the successful demonstration of production-level systems, as well as research and development of new systems.

  • Design underwater active and passive acoustic technologies for new systems, including array design, sonar signal processing, beamforming, acoustic communications, and automated detection and classification.
  • Support design, modeling, fabrication, and testing of underwater transducers and sonar imaging systems.
  • Perform simulation and analysis for environmental interactions with acoustic signals.
  • Support the design and testing of algorithms for sound localization, target detection and classification.
  • Prepare, participate, and present in technical briefings in accordance with IEEE 15288.2 such as SRR, PDR, and CDR to internal and external customers, and is expected to write/support technical and cost proposals.
  • Candidate will be responsible for requirements derivation, requirements traceability, systems integration & test, performance verification, and data analysis for sonar sensor systems.
  • Play an active role in troubleshooting sonar-related system level failures amongst a diverse team of engineers and technicians.
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We have an impressive range of benefits, programs, and perks that we offer: 

Generous PTO and Leave Times
  • Flextime Scheduling
  • Bereavement 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Parental Leave

Financial Benefits
  • 401K Retirement Plan Contribution
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Continuing Education Funds 

Health, Medical, and Wellness Benefits
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Vision Reimbursement 

Qualities We Look For
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Responsiveness
  • Collaboration

Experiences and Background We Look For
  • Master’s or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Acoustics, Applied Math, Applied Physics, or related field with 2+ years of experience.
  • Hands on acoustic testing experience.
  • Deep understanding of fundamental acoustics, piezoelectric materials, and acoustic transducer design including lumped element modeling.
  • Programming experience in MATLAB, Python, C++, or other.
  • Capacity to work in a team with minimal supervision and agility to work multiple potentially disparate projects simultaneously.
  • Desire to learn.
  • Proven capability to develop creative solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both written and verbally.
  • US citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance.

Nice to have
  • Active secret or higher security clearance.
  • Experience in DoD volume and/or side-scan sonar system design, development, test, and production.
  • Experience in DoD UUV system design, development, test, and production.
The salary range for this role is $100,000 to $125,000; however, Arete considers several factors when extending an offer of employment, including but not limited to: the position and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

Other Requirements  
U.S. citizenship is required to meet position eligibility. 

Selected applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 

Successful passage of a criminal background screen is required to meet position eligibility. Areté will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Successful passage of a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test is required to meet position eligibility.

Other Considerations
As the health and safety of employees continues to be a priority, Areté encourages employees to remain current on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042. 

Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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