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Entry Level Directed Energy Engineer

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Come join the SURVICE Engineering mission to protect, enhance, and enable those who defend the United States. Since 1981, we have supported the DoD community, as well as Homeland Security, advanced technologies, environmental, and commercial markets. Our employees have backgrounds in engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, acquisition, technical writing, training, and other technical and administrative fields. And many of our personnel have DoD and/or operational military experience. If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career with a leading organization, come see what we can offer you!


Entry Level Directed Energy Engineer

  • Location: Dayton, Ohio
  • Security Clearance: Active Clearance or Eligible to Obtain - U.S. citizenship required
  • Salary: $75,000 - $90,000 Depending on Experience and Education
  • Travel: 5%
  • Benefits: SURVICE Engineering offers a total rewards package to include competitive salaries, comprehensive insurance options, paid time off, 401(k) with company match, flexible spending, tuition reimbursement.

Position Summary

SURVICE Engineering is currently seeking an Entry Level Directed Energy Engineer to support several DoD programs. The successful candidate will be working within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team to solve challenging problems for the defense community, supporting multiple customers including the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and other DoD customers. The primary focus of this work will involve laser directed energy systems, but High-Power Microwave (HPM) may be involved as well.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting directed energy research, development, test and evaluation by developing test plans, conducting laboratory or on-range testing, and conducting post-test analysis.
  • Conducting directed energy analysis in conjunction with DoD partners to evaluate and characterize relevant threats to aerial and other military systems.
  • Performing directed energy modeling and simulation studies at various levels of fidelity to include engineering-level analysis, operational analysis, and mission-/campaign-level analysis.
  • Translating engineering-level survivability outputs into inputs to support mission, campaign, and analytical wargaming.

Minimum Qualifications of Entry Level Directed Energy Engineer

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a technical field of study including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related STEM major and 0-3 years of relevant experience. Qualified candidates in their final year of an accredited STEM Bachelor's program will be considered. Transitioning military with prior experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates are not required or expected to possess all qualifications; if you possess some of the desired qualifications, you are encouraged to apply.

  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Experience with experimental research, data analysis, design, or related activities
  • Experience with using and interpreting results from established numerical modeling tools
  • Experience or interest in military aircraft, weapon systems, operations, and procedures.

Desired Experience

  • Practical knowledge of DoD aircraft, weapon systems, operations, or acquisition.
  • Practical knowledge or experience with modeling and simulation environments.
  • Strong analytical, inference, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with interpreting and analyzing intelligence analysis or products.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written analyses of technical subjects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in small, dynamic teams to deliver products exceeding customer expectations.

About Us

SURVICE Engineering is a nationally recognized, single-source engineering service provider for Government and Industry organizations involved in all phases of the systems engineering process. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and they are proud to have supported the development, testing, analysis, and modeling and simulation (M&S) of many of the major U.S. air, land, and sea combat systems in the field today. They have also contributed their expertise to other vital national defense programs and technologies that involve survivability, cybersecurity, information technology/management, software engineering, unmanned aerial systems (UASs), and metrology/reverse engineering.

SURVICE Engineering is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.