Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Electronic Warfare & Communications Systems

San Antonio, TX, United States of America

Job location: San Antonio, TX

Travel: Some travel required (10%) to provide support for field tests, demonstrations, and customer meetings.

Work week: Monday through Friday, hybrid work setting 

Compensation: $159,000 to $221,000 + bonus

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, Onsite Fitness Facility, Wellness Programs, FSA, 4+ weeks PTO, Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement/Support, Leadership development and skills training, mentoring and employee resource groups, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, TIAA/Retirement Plan with match (10% employer contribution at 5% employee contribution) 

Education / Certifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or other relevant degree; Master’s degree is preferred. 

Required Experience: 

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Data Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, Electronic Warfare, Communication Systems, and other relevant areas
  • Experience/Expertise in the design, development, implementation, and integration of EW&CS systems, starting from customer requirements and CONOPS.
  • Experience/Expertise in RF (Radio Frequency) engineering, signal processing, and digital communication systems
  • Experience/Expertise with system analysis in programming languages such as MATLAB, and Python
  • Experience/Expertise in traditional Systems Engineering processes, including requirements analysis, architecture development, trade studies, and risk management.
  • Experience/Expertise in current and emerging Electronic Warfare technologies, systems, and techniques (including Electronic Support (ES), Electronic Protection (EP), Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Countermeasures (ECM), and Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM))
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning with a focus on integration of new and evolving technologies, capabilities, and innovations.
  • Experience/Expertise with team leadership, and mentoring

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience/Expertise in algorithm development and optimization
  • Experience/Expertise with system analysis in programming languages such as C, and C++
  • Experience/Expertise with Systems Engineering methodologies and tools such as Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and System Modeling Language (SysML)
  • Experience/Expertise with Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) principles and their application in the development of EW&CS systems

We are currently seeking Sr. Principal Systems Engineers to support our Electronic Warfare and Communications System (EW&CS) team. We are a mission-driven, customer-focused, collaborative, and innovative space, and we are looking to find individuals who share those same values.


  • Collaborate with customers in the Department of Defense, as well as industry, to define system capabilities and functionality for future EW&CS systems.
  • Participate in business development activities, such as development of marketing briefings, white papers, and proposals (including cost estimates)
  • Communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, including customers, management, and other team members.
  • Lead the development of EW&CS systems, including the definition of system requirements, architecture, and design.
  • Develop EW&CS system simulations, models, and algorithms, and perform data analysis.
  • Coordinate the integration of multiple EW&CS systems and subsystems to ensure seamless operation and performance.
  • Support transition of EW&CS solutions from the digital, simulation space into physical HW/SW/FW implementations
  • Develop and maintain system-level documentation, including system requirements, architectural views, and test plans.
  • Conduct trade studies and risk assessments to determine the most feasible and innovative solutions to meet our customers’ missions and requirements.
  • Stay current on emerging technologies and trends in the field of Electronic Warfare and Communication Systems
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including hardware, software, and test engineers, to ensure the successful deliveries of systems.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to junior engineers, and other team members.
  • Plan, develop, and execute training to increase EW&CS talent depth in the engineering team.
  • Support functional leadership in the Systems Engineering team by being a visible, and accessible technical leader in the group.
  • Some travel required (~10%) to provide support for field tests, demonstrations, and customer meetings.

Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Electronic Warfare & Communications Systems

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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Electronic Warfare & Communications Systems

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