Senior Control Systems Engineer

Los Gatos, CA, United States of America
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Full Time
Senior Control Systems 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: Continental US

CACI is looking for a Senior Control Systems Engineer to support test and integration, with experience in lab testing / data gathering, analyzing data collected from systems, and participating in the debug of hardware and software in the lab.This position is part of our SA Photonics group, 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:

This job demands a creative thinker willing to learn new skills on the fly, stretch themselves, and develop new areas of expertise. You will be working on early prototypes and supporting early characterization activities.

More About the Role:

  • Collaborating with other system, optical, mechanical, electrical, and software engineers to help 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
  • 2+ years of experience in the analysis and test of electro-mechanical control systems
  • An ability to take real time data collections and determine how to interpret the results within the concept of the overall concept of operations leveraging you knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • A proven ability in creating designs of experiments (DOEs) to prove functionality against requirements
  • Experience in personally taking a high level concept, break it into sub components, resulting in a design that can be mapped into components that translate to the high level requirements. This includes the flow down of requirements to the sub component level.
  • Experience with creating and driving a fishbone for root cause analysis
  • 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:
  • Script / software development
  • Optical system / component integration and test

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.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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