Polaris Alpha

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Senior Engineer, REF ELM

Senior Engineer, REF ELM

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Position Type 
Full Time
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Security Clearance 
Required Secret

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Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

Job Description

Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.

Provides developing, fabricating, and assembling of rapid prototyping and provisioning of limited production and assessment items and identifies and procures commercial-off-the- shelf (COTS) solutions. Modifies COTS equipment and test and develops technology protocols, product demonstrations, technology evaluations, and reporting activities. Provides maintenance, supply, logistics, training, and sustainment support to the customer. Develops analytical software, persistent surveillance concepts and techniques, makes platform modifications, and user and/or operator training documentation in accordance with the developed prototype requirements. Conducts studies in technology application, research and analysis on emerging technologies, efficiency, operational effectiveness, and time and motion analyses and experiments in both laboratory and field environments. Makes improvements and enhancements to communication systems.
Supports the following technologies and systems under this task: Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; C-IED detection systems including both vehicle and handheld variants; Culvert denial IED defense systems; Red-team functions including evaluating insurgency tactics and counterfeiting technology; Radio frequency and communications technology; Force protection systems.

Required Skills

MA/MS with 10+ Years’ experience. 12 additional years of work experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree. Bachelor's Degree plus 8 additional years’ work experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree.

Desired Skills

In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits:

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
• Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
• 401k plan, 4% gifted contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
• 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
• Education Assistance Program
• Relocation programs

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.
Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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