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SI2 is a rapidly growing, hi-tech company whose mission is to design, develop, deliver and support absorber system and antenna products for the defense and aerospace markets that enhance the warfighter's effectiveness whle providing increased protection against current, new and emerging threats. SI2 is always seeking inventive and highly motivated engineers to perform a variety of antenna, array and absorber system design, testing and development, production and quality assurance related tasks.

All Applicants must be US citizens and must be eligible to obtain a US Government-issued Security Clearance.

Come Join Us!

Come join our success and grow with the strength of our fascinating products and services. We are looking for individuals with confidence and the right stuff to join our team! E-mail your resume, salary requirements and statement of citizenship to jobs@si2technologies.com to apply for a position.

Job Opportunities

 

Antenna/Array Research & Development Engineer

 

SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) develops, delivers and supports antennas, arrays, sensors and absorber systems for our customers in the defense and aerospace markets.  In the defense market, our solutions enhance the warfighter’s effectiveness while providing increased protection against current, new and emerging threats.  SI2 is a small business which offers a dynamic, merit based work environment where highly motivated employees excel and are urged to reach their full potential.  SI2 is currently seeking highly motivated, hands-on candidates for an Antenna/Array Research & Development Engineer position.  The ideal candidate likes working on a team and thrives on learning new approaches to solve challenging problems. In short a team player loves to see the team win!

The typical large prime contractor RF department might design a new antenna system for a customer once every year or so; SI2 prides itself on design velocity and innovation, generating 6-10 new and unique RF solutions per year.  The Antenna/Array Research & Development Engineer will contribute as a key member of SI2’s RF Systems R&D team by maintaining SI2’s state of the art technological position in antennas and arrays through continued development of SI2’s existing technology, as well as developing new technology.  The successful Antenna/Array Research & Development Engineer will help grow SI2’s contract R&D business by executing on existing contracts and identifying and securing new R&D contracts, primarily from the Government.  In addition to growing the contract R&D business, the Antenna/Array Research & Development Engineer will support our product development and production teams by developing new intellectual property which can be transitioned to product development, as well as providing technical support during product development and through production as needed. 

Job Responsibilities

The successful Antenna/Array Research & Development Engineering candidate will be an innovative & energetic, self-motivated and “hands-on” engineer responsible for the following job functions both individually and as a member of the RF Systems R&D team: 

  • Execute & provide systems level expertise on technical tasks for existing and new contracts to develop new antenna/array systems, technology and processes; communicate challenges, approaches and results, and support the Program Manager in setting cost and schedule requirements
  • Support the contract R&D business segment by writing and winning Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) proposals and supporting the Business Development Team on other non-SBIR proposals and white papers
  • Support product development technical activities
  • Develop trusted partner relationships with both Government and Prime Contractor SME’s
  • Maintain up-to-date technical and non-technical job knowledge through professional development activities and participation in professional organizations and societies

Job Function Deliverables

A successful Antenna/Array Research & Development Engineer will meet the following key deliverables for each of the Job Responsibilities.

For execution of technical tasks on existing and new contracts to develop new RF systems technology and processes:

  • Design and prototype antenna/array systems for EW, ISR, radar and communication applications
  • Test antenna/array systems, analyze results in comparison to predicted performance and provide assessment of design, manufacturing process and performance
  • Execute on all R&D contracts by meeting or exceeding customer expectations and technical performance within the program cost goals and schedule requirements.
  • Deliver innovative RF Systems solutions that differentiate SI2 from the competition
  • Write technical reports, prepare presentations and present results

To support the contract R&D business segment by:

  • Articulate the SI2 antenna/array systems value proposition to current and future customers
  • Developing innovative antenna/array solutions and writing and winning SBIR proposals
  • Supporting the Business Development Team on non-SBIR proposals and white papers
  • Prepare and present capabilities presentations to Government and Prime Contractor SME’s
  • Contribute to the contract R&D technical team increase in SBIR Phase I win rate, achieve 100 percent win rate on SBIR Phase I to Phase II transitions and increase non-SBIR contract R&D revenues
  • Achieve assigned annual contract R&D backlog targets for new and follow-on business

In support of product development technical activities:

  • Support Product Development and Production contracts by meeting or exceeding customer expectations and technical performance within the program cost goals and schedule requirements
  • Develop new antenna/array systems which can be transitioned to product development
  • Identify current and emerging customer requirements

To develop relationships with both Government and Prime Contractor with SME’s:

  • Develop white papers and capabilities presentations
  • Represent SI2’s technical capabilities at customer meetings, conferences, and trade shows in conjunction Business Development and Senior Management

To maintain up-to-date technical and non-technical job knowledge through professional development activities and participation in professional organizations and societies:

  • Develop and maintain professional development plan with Human Resources
  • Implement professional development plan
  • Maintain active membership and participation in one or more IEEE societies

Job Skills, Knowledge and Experience

The highly qualified candidate will possess the following skills and proficiencies:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • A M.S. degree in electrical engineering or related field with 3+ years’ demonstrated experience in antenna/array systems research and development, or a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering or related field.  Experience in securing and executing DOD proposals and contracts.  Must be willing to continue professional development activities.
  • Hands-on experience in the analysis, design, prototyping, and implementation of antenna/array systems for military EW, ISR, radar and communication systems.  Background in development and analysis of advanced concepts for active phased array and broadband antenna systems. Working knowledge of military EW, ISR, communications and radar systems.  Conformal and/or low profile antenna and array experience is a plus.  Absorber design and modelling experience is a plus. 
  • High proficiency with 3-D full-wave electromagnetic modeling tools such as CST, HFSS, and Microwave Office, as well as simulation tools such as MatLab, Simulink and other internally developed software.
  • Hands-on experience writing, winning and executing R&D contracts and grants, e.g. BAAs, SBIRs, etc., for DoD and/or other US Government agencies. Experience working in a small business environment is a strong plus. Technical experience working with the DoD and Defense Prime Contractors on contract R&D programs. Previous relationships with Defense Prime Contractor and DoD SME’s is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) and leadership qualities.  Team-player with ability to influence and motivate others.  Innovative, enthusiastic and open to new ideas.  Enjoy teamwork and excel in a dynamic multi-tasking, small business environment.
  • Ability to travel, as required, to prospective and existing customer and vender facilities, conferences and trade shows.

Job Environment

  • Merit-based Team Work – We have assembled an action-oriented team of smart, creative and energetic technical and business experts passionate about our mission.  The dynamic team is comprised of highly educated and talented people in the fields of electrical, mechanical, materials, manufacturing and aerospace engineering and physics.  Our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are the keys to our performance.  Our team works in an energetic, flexible and small business environment.  Each member of the team is offered the reward of individual responsibility with professional mentoring and support to excel and discover his/her full potential to make the greatest impact to the team.
  • Innovative Technology – We solve complex warfighter problems through “smart” electronic system solutions.  Our solutions utilize a combination of conventional and proprietary design, materials and manufacturing techniques to enhance the warfighter's effectiveness while providing increased protection against current, new and emerging threats.  Using this technology, our team creates rapid, innovative and cost-effective solutions to the complex and ever-changing battlefield problems facing today's warfighters… We make things smartTM.
  • Excellent Compensation – We believe in rewarding the hard work of our employees with a generous benefits program that we strive to improve and upgrade to meet the needs of our employees.  We offer an attractive, complete benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability insurance, Flexible Spending – Health and Dependent Care, 401(k), fully vested Company contribution to 401(k), educational reimbursement and more.   In addition, our employees receive paid time off for holidays, illness, personal use and vacation.  

SI2 Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEOC - M/F/D/VEEO.

To apply for this position, e-mail your resume, salary requirements and statement of citizenship to jobs@si2technologies.com.  Reference the Job Opportunity Title in the subject line.

 

Attention Agencies & Other Vendors

At this time, SI2 Technologies, Inc., is not seeking any outside assistance to find qualified employees.

 

Flex-Hybrid Electronics Development Engineer

SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) develops, delivers and supports antennas, arrays, sensors and absorber systems for our customers in the defense and aerospace markets.  In the defense market, our solutions enhance the warfighter’s effectiveness while providing increased protection against current, new and emerging threats.  SI2 is a small business which offers a dynamic, merit based work environment where highly motivated employees excel and are urged to reach their full potential.  SI2 is currently seeking highly inventive and motivated candidates for a Flex-Hybrid Electronics Development Engineer position who can enhance SI2’s existing flex-hybrid electronics, printed electronics and additive manufacturing capabilities and develop new flex-hybrid electronic materials and processes to maintain the Company’s position as a leader in our industry.  To be successful in this position, candidates must be innovative, enjoy learning and expanding their knowledge base, and thrive on solving difficult materials and process issues.  In addition, good communication skills are key to determining customers’ needs and creating winning contract R&D proposals.  The ideal candidate likes working on a team and thrives on learning new approaches to solve challenging problems. In short, a team player who loves to see the team win!

SI2 offers a dynamic, merit based work environment where highly motivated employees excel and are urged to reach their full potential.  Come join our success and grow with the strength of our fascinating new products.  We are looking for the individual with confidence and the right stuff to join our team!

 

Job Function Responsibilities and Job Function Deliverables

As a fulltime employee, the successful Flex-Hybrid Electronics Development Engineer will be responsible for the following job functions: 

  • Execute & provide materials and processing expertise on technical tasks for existing and new contracts to develop flex-hybrid antenna, sensor and power systems; communicate challenges, approaches and results, and support the Program Manager in setting cost and schedule requirements
  • Leverage SI2’s capabilities in Direct Write materials and processing to deliver enhanced capabilities in the manufacturing of printed electronics including new materials (e.g. nanotechnology, energy storage, etc.) and processes (e.g. flex-hybrid chip placement, additive manufacturing, conventional printing techniques, roll-to-roll and sheet-to-sheet processing, etc.) that enable the design and manufacture of higher performance, lower cost electronic systems.
  • Develop numerical material and process models to deliver capability to simulate manufacturing approaches and predict electronic system performance; Validate models via experimentation; Identify critical material and process indicators and establish control parameters; Improve efficiency and productivity of current printing processes.
  • Work with suppliers and customers to develop and deliver new processes and materials; Characterize new inks, surface treatments, substrates, and coatings; Define appropriate characterization protocol; Perform and analyze data for various materials characterization
  • Research industry needs and participate in conferences and workshops to identify and deliver trendsetter ideas within the industry; Work individually and with SI2’s team of engineers, management and subcontractors to develop competitive solutions for contract R&D proposals; Develop whitepapers, demonstrations, and proposals to identify, qualify and capture new contract R&D business; Identify customer requirements and define solutions for customers that achieve overall Company goals and objectives.
  • Participate in educational opportunities, read professional publications, maintain personal networks, and participate in professional organizations to continue to deliver up-to-date job knowledge; Enhance Company reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The highly qualified candidate will possess the following skills and proficiencies:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • A Ph.D. degree, or an M.S. degree with 4+ years’ relevant experience, in Materials Science and Engineering or a related technical field is required; Experience in securing and executing DOD proposals and contracts.  Must be willing to continue professional development activities.
  • Proven R&D track record with printed electronics materials and processes, preferably digital printing technology such as inkjet; Hands-on R&D experience with nanoparticulate materials, solutions and inks, and thick film materials and processes; Conformal, flexible and/or roll to roll electronics processing skills is preferred; Experience with RF and microwave materials is a plus.
  • Experience developing numerical models and simulations of material processes using MATLAB and/or similar computational tools; Skilled at developing and implementing Design of Experiments (DoE); Working knowledge of various materials analysis techniques; Proficient at analyzing test results and relating them to process models.
  • Hands-on experience writing, winning and executing R&D contracts and grants, e.g. BAAs, SBIRs, etc., for DoD and/or other US Government agencies. Experience working in a small business environment is a strong plus. Technical experience working with the DoD and Defense Prime Contractors on contract R&D programs. Previous relationships with Defense Prime Contractor and DoD SME’s is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) and leadership qualities.  Team-player with ability to influence and motivate others.  Innovative, enthusiastic and open to new ideas.  Enjoy teamwork and excel in a dynamic multi-tasking, small business environment.
  • Ability to travel, as required, to prospective and existing customer and vender facilities, conferences and trade shows.

 

Job Environment

  • Merit-based Team Work – We have assembled an action-oriented team of smart, creative and energetic technical and business experts passionate about our mission.  The dynamic team is comprised of highly educated and talented people in the fields of electrical, mechanical, materials, manufacturing and aerospace engineering and physics.  Our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are the keys to our performance.  Our team works in an energetic, flexible and small business environment.  Each member of the team is offered the reward of individual responsibility with professional mentoring and support to excel and discover his/her full potential to make the greatest impact to the team.
  • Innovative Technology – We solve complex warfighter problems through “smart” electronic system solutions.  Our solutions utilize a combination of conventional and proprietary design, materials and manufacturing techniques to enhance the warfighter's effectiveness while providing increased protection against current, new and emerging threats.  Using this technology, our team creates rapid, innovative and cost-effective solutions to the complex and ever-changing battlefield problems facing today's warfighters… We make things smartTM.
  • Excellent Compensation – We believe in rewarding the hard work of our employees with a generous benefits program that we strive to improve and upgrade to meet the needs of our employees.  We offer an attractive, complete benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability insurance, Flexible Spending – Health and Dependent Care, 401(k), fully vested Company contribution to 401(k), educational reimbursement and more.   In addition, our employees receive paid time off for holidays, illness, personal use and vacation. 

 

SI2 Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEOC - M/F/D/VEEO.

To apply for this position, e-mail your resume, salary requirements and statement of citizenship to jobs@si2technologies.com.  Reference the Job Opportunity Title in the subject line.

Attention Agencies & Other Vendors:

At this time, SI2 Technologies, Inc. is not seeking any outside assistance to find qualified employees.