Current Opportunities

At Crean & Associates, we’re always looking for talented people to do work that they love at all levels. The scale and complexity of our work is unprecedented, and the work we do makes a real difference in making the future a reality. Current open contract opportunities are listed below:

An Aerospace Reliability Engineer provides system level reliability analyses, coordination, planning guidance, and support throughout the project life cycle in order to increase confidence in mission success, and help projects understand and manage a wide range of risks associated with each unique mission.

This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform various system level reliability analyses for multiple projects, review these analyses and generate relevant documentation in accordance with standard procedures of the customer.
  • Apply appropriate techniques and processes to quantitatively assess system risks, and recommend/evaluate architectural changes to system hardware, software, or flight operations in support of institutional and project level risk management processes.
  • Apply methods for acquiring quantitative failure statistics such as failure rates and probabilities from flight and test data.
  • Develop Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) techniques for system reliability and integrate them within the MBSE infrastructure in place.
  • Develop reliability requirements for systems, subsystems, and assemblies in support of risk management activities and the overall Systems Engineering processes.
  • Attend project reviews and technical meetings as the representative for the group, and generate required documentation for required decision gates.
  • Create new reliability analysis methods or techniques, and suggest improvements to existing methods in order to improve the overall System Reliability products.
  • Conduct reliability design analyses for board and box level electronics and mechanical systems or components.


Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret (TS) United States government issued security clearance required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 5 year of related experience; or Masters degree in similar disciplines with 4 years of experience.
  • Experience with System Reliability analysis methods such as Fault Tree Analysis, FMECA, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Root Cause Analysis, etc.
  • Ability to use qualitative reliability analyses to gain insight into overall system risk, support the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) process, and make recommendations to project managers.
  • Experience with the Systems Engineering lifecycle process and products associated with system development and operations.
  • General knowledge of spacecraft design principles and operational characteristics.
  • Understanding of electrical engineering concepts beyond basic foundation courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work well within a team environment and interact with all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers.
  • Continuous process improvement mindset.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Project leadership experience leading small teams to complete projects with cost/schedule/technical management.
  • Experience in Statistics or Probability theory or analysis, including Bayesian Statistical Analysis.
  • Experience with Risk Management and quantitative risk assessment.
  • Familiarity with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) practices or system modeling techniques.
  • Understanding of PSpice, LTSpice, or similar circuit simulation analysis tool.
  • Experience working with data mining or manipulation of large data sets from multiple repositories.
  • Programming skills in JAVA, Python or similar programming language.
  • Experience with Mathematica analysis software.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel with VBA programming.


Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply innovative technical expertise to the design, development, and installation support for new laser systems as well as maintenance, operations, repairs, and upgrades of existing systems.
  • Coordinate production and acceptance testing efforts for complex electrical-optical subsystems.
  • Generate and maintain system documentation including operations procedures and optical configuration drawings.
  • Perform periodic maintenance activities on diagnostics. Responsibilities include performance evaluation, calibration (offline and online), troubleshooting complex to highly technical problems, complex data analysis, data archiving, and test report preparation.
  • Develop/design system enhancements to increase reliability and maintainability.
  • Collaborate with Physics and Engineering staff to perform developmental and experimental setups. Choose appropriate work methods and set priorities.
  • Acquire and analyze complex data using computer-based data acquisition and controls.
  • Independently write, interpret, and prepare data and document test results, identify complex problems, and provide original solutions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide highly advanced technical and/or technical management support in the design, development, and installation of laser systems.
  • Author, review, and approve related engineering documentation, as well as routinely present this material to superiors and subordinates while leading or participating in design reviews.
  • Develop strategic planning and serve as a subject matter expert for lasers systems and support off-normal occurrences.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable experience and advanced skills building and deploying high energy, high power or short pulse laser systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex systems and apply best practice engineering techniques for optical beam path alignment in both facility operations and experimental lab environments.
  • Experience providing technical direction and the ability to mentor others with advanced technical skills to others.
  • Significant experience with procedures, work control, and configuration management.
  • Significant experience working effectively in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Highly advanced skills and understanding of laser technology and processes with the ability to diagnose complex diagnostic systems.
  • Highly advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills in multiple technical areas.
  • Extensive experience making frequent, independent decisions to define project approaches, and create and implement original solutions to establish or modify guidelines, techniques, and procedures, to choose appropriate work methods and possibly to set priorities.


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Optic-Electronics, Physics, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience is required.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and managing within designated budget.
  • Experience with NIF laser diagnostics and timing systems.
  • Experience with engineering software tools such as SolidWorks, CREO, LabView or MATLAB.

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The qualified applicant has a strong fundamental understanding of various satellite components and structures, structural loads and structural analysis, both hand analysis and FEA.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all engineering disciplines
  • Conduct structural analysis
  • Prepare analysis reports and provide design recommendations based on analysis results


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with industry standard analysis techniques
  • Demonstrated experience creating finite element models and analyzing components and structures
  • Experience supporting structural tests and correlating predicted and actual results


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • A master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience is required.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Satellite program experience
  • Experience using and/or developing optimization software
  • Materials testing and certification experience

 

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Houston, TX.

A Propulsion Systems Engineer is responsible for leading the design and development of propulsion systems to support ongoing and future small satellite programs. This individual must have a strong working knowledge of propulsion system design, experience in development and verification disciplines, and be able to perform engineering analysis. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the design and development of all types of spacecraft propulsion systems, including cold gas, monopropellant, bi-propellant, and electric propulsion systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support Propulsion Subsystem planning required to meet program milestones
  • Be capable of using and/or developing the necessary propulsion analytical tools required to complete the design requirements of the propulsion subsystem. This may include predictive analysis, model correlation with experimental data, interface design, production support, test support, and data reduction.
  • Develop predictions for propulsion system level validation and verification events
  • Understand, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with Crean & Associates policies, procedures, and work instructions and specific Customer requirements
  • Read and interpret technical drawings and schematics
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
  • Work with other engineers to implement operating procedures, resolve system issues, and provide technical information
  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews
  • Ensure conformance of products with Engineering design and performance specifications
  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost, and schedule requirements
  • Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, and performance of spacecraft propulsion systems


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • A master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • At least 10+ years of experience in the aerospace industry, with greater than that desired. It is expected that many of those years will have been spent performing the specific responsibilities outlined in the job description.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Must be capable of leading small, focused technical teams
  • Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, integration, and test
  • Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasis on rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities
  • Must be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of personnel at various levels

 

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Texas and within driving distance to Houston as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California

Job Responsibilities:

  • Rocket Engine and Systems acquisition, development, manufacturing, test, and flight termination systems operations
  • Attend and participate in preliminary design reviews (PDR,) critical design reviews, (CDR,) ground operations working groups, (GOWGs,) ground operations readiness reviews, (GORR), technical interchange meetings (TIM), Splinter groups, etc….in evaluation of system safety requirements for large missile, space vehicle, rocket, payload, spacecraft, pre-launch, launch, post-launch/range operations and/or recovery operations.
  • Support live rehearsals
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with launch vehicle upper stage propulsion systems is required, preferably with liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen systems
  • Direct experience with Solid Rocket Motors and Ordnance systems design, test, manufacturing, and operation is mandatory, e.g., Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs), Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), Booster Separation Motors (BSMs), Flight Termination Systems, Separation Systems, etc
  • Experience with Atlas and/or Delta highly desired


Requirements:

  • Experience with flight and development hardware processing, integration, testing, and anomaly resolution related to engines, motors, and components required
  • Demonstrated ability to assess design drawings, processes, and procedures of flight termination systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams during design, test, and evolution
  • Experience in design reviews, pre- and post-test reviews, failure analysis reviews and presentation to senior engineers and senior management
  • Experience with Air Force Launch and Range systems
  • Experience with Los Angeles AFB (SMC) Launch Enterprise
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Motivated, energetic self-starter with desire and ability to work in a multi-task environment
  • Must possess ability to manage multiple on-going processes
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead and participate on both intra-office and cross-organizational teams
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.


Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in engineering, science, related technical discipline, or equivalent experience.

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Northridge, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Printed Circuit Board Designer specializing in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design and Assembly requires extensive experience in PCB Layout design using the Mentor Graphics design tools with a detailed knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital layout in the development of innovative design solutions.
  • Regular interface with engineering and project teams in the development of complex printed circuit boards for both industry and government applications.
  • Operate over multiple skill sets in the PCB discipline including: layout, schematic capture, design for manufacturing, signal integrity, and part library maintenance.Creation of complex PCB layouts using Mentor Graphics design tools for Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital designs.
  • Ability to maintain Central Component library using industry standards.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the PCB fabrication and assembly process with the capability to interface with vendors during the build cycles.
  • As the Printed Circuit Board Designer, you will be responsible for estimating projects, providing status, and maintaining group schedule as well as support duties like data management and peer reviews.
  • Provide PCB layout group vision and direction while incorporating the latest technology developments.
  • The Printed Circuit Board Designer should have the ability to provide leadership, guidance, and direction for less experienced PCB designers to ensure quality and continuity of designs.
  • Contribute design modifications and suggestions to improve quality of products or facilitate manufacturing operations.
  • Self-motivated personality and ability to work independently as well as lead a team.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Team player.Requires an experienced individual that can work closely with printed wiring board design engineers/electronics designers and electro-mechanical designers in a team environment.


Skills:

  • Expert-level knowledge of Mentor Graphics Xpedition layout tools.
  • Expert-level knowledge of DxDesigner Schematic capture tools and interface to layout tools.
  • Experience with at least one CAM package, (CAM350 or GcPowerStation is preferred).
  • Multifaceted PCB design skill set including schematic entry, netlist creation, back annotation, design rule checking, and post processing of data including the creation of manufacturing documentation.
  • Proficient with RF/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital designs for military applications.
  • PCB Design experience including multi-layered, High Density Interconnect, flex, rigid-flex, fine pitch BGA, and blind/buried/micro vias.
  • Knowledge of modern PCB manufacture and assembly techniques including IPC and ANSI standards, PCB materials and finishes, and fabrication and assembly processes.
  • Capability to create, document, and maintain processes used in PCB layout and design documentation.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or Unigraphics and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, preferred.
  • Ability to interface directly with engineering and suppliers/subcontractors.
  • MS Office Suite experience (PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Project, Word)


Education:

  • Applicant must have active Top Secret security clearance
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electronics, Computer Science, or relevant engineering is required.
  • 5+ years of direct industry experience in design and development Circuit Card Assemblies.
  • U.S. Citizenship required


Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.

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This is a contract position located in Phoenix, AZ

Job Responsibilities:

  • FPGA Design (Xilinx, Microsemi, Intel)
  • Verification
  • Software development for SoC FPGA

Skills:

  • 5+ years professional experiences in FPGA design (not including educational experience)
  • Design and verification of FPGAs
  • Architect, document, code, verify, lab test on logic implemented in FPGAs
  • Experience with the full life cycle of FPGA development from architecture through product release and sustaining.
  • FPGA (Velilog/VHDL): 5+ years (Required)
  • Control system / Networking knowledge desired

Education:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Electronics, Computer Science, or relevant engineering is required, Masters’ degree preferred
  • 5+ years of direct industry experience in design and development

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Arizona and within driving distance to Phoenix as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Pasadena, CA

Description: A Senior Dynamics Test Engineer who has in-depth knowledge of dynamics analysis and testing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for acoustic, random vibration and mechanical shock analysis, test requirements, and testing of all spacecraft and instrument components.
  • Perform advanced linear and nonlinear analysis, support project critical design reviews and milestones, and improve test and analysis methodologies.
  • Develop and present test plans, test results analysis and reports
  • Evaluate results for various hardware items at different levels of assembly.
  • Provide dynamics engineering knowledge to projects, including trades, verification approaches and collaborative resolution of design and test issues
  • Collaborate with team members to verify compliance with requirements and customer expectations.
  • Lead or collaborate on proposals and technical and programmatic management of advanced dynamics prediction and test methodology development tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret (TS) United States government issued security clearance required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Acoustics or related technical discipline with 10 years of related dynamics environments experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with 4 years related experience.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: analytical methodologies and capable of solving complex vibration, acoustic and shock problems, and space structure testing.
  • Understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in vibration, acoustics and shock analysis and design and test specification for spacecraft systems and subsystems.

Preferred Skills:

  • Domain expert in random dynamic analysis and test, digital signal analysis, instrumentation and data acquisition.
  • Working knowledge of FEM, BEM, and SEA vibro acoustics analysis tools, knowledgeable in PATRAN, FEMAP, MSC/NASTRAN, SDRC/IDEAS, SYSNOISE, and VA One.
  • Knowledgeable in application of force limited vibration specification and test methodologies. Experience in modal testing and analysis.
  • Extensive experience providing dynamics environments analysis, requirements specification, and test in support of space flight projects.
  • Experience conducting random and quasi-static electro-dynamic shaker vibration tests with multiple controls; measure and analyze time histories of the system response

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This is a contract position located in El Segundo, CA

Position Overview:

As a Communications Systems Engineer, you will design, develop, and deliver state-of-the-art communication systems for space-based applications for commercial, civil and/or national security programs. You will lead a highly-motivated team that works with domestic or international customers on their latest satellite systems.

Project assignments typically span the complete program life cycle, from internal trades, concept studies and system definition, to satellite development, launch, and on-orbit operations and test. Candidates will belong to a systems engineering team interacting with customers, suppliers, program management, integration and test engineers, and senior technologists.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop next generation RF, digital, and/or optical satellite communications systems and payload architectures
  • Lead trade studies
  • Define and verify space communication system requirements and interfaces
  • Perform system-level CONOPS development, functional analysis and decomposition
  • Support system-level integration and validation
  • Perform analyses and simulations for space communication systems, including: link analysis, signal distortion, system capacity, reliability, and performance
  • Develop analysis tools using MATLAB and object-oriented software platforms
  • Develop and verify system algorithms that meet functional and performance requirements
  • Perform hardware procurement, design reviews, and unit sell-off
  • Perform system test preparation, execution, troubleshooting, and verification
  • Mentor the program junior communication systems engineers and review their work for quality.

Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret (TS) U.S. government issued security clearance
  • This position may require an active Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • Experience working on satellite or space based communication systems

Preferred Skills:

  • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard
  • Experience Matlab/Simulink and C++.
  • Experience with digital/RF communications hardware and lab equipment.
  • 3+ years of experience in RF, digital, and/or optical communications.
  • Experience with the following:
    • Digital signal processing (DSP)
    • Waveform design
    • Antenna theory

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 or years’ experience, Master’s degree with 3 or more years’ experience or PhD degree with experience.

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to El Segundo, as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Research, development, integration, and review of complex designs and processes by working with multiple internal and external engineering disciplines to meet optimal antenna and electromagnetic system performance requirements by creating innovative processes, procedures, and requirements.
  • Review and definition of complex analysis plans and methods, and performs analyses using appropriate analytical tools (e.g. Grasp, HFSS, Matlab) to identify and resolve electromagnetic deficiencies to ensure that design requirements are met.
  • Researches innovative solutions for complex issues and develops analysis tools and methods to resolve those issues.
  • Integration and interpretation of results from internal and external sources for use by multiple stakeholders including other functional areas and external customers.
  • Supports customers after product delivery by providing technical information, troubleshooting, and guidance to internal customer support groups and external customers in order to resolve systemic electromagnetic issues with significant economic or safety impact.
  • Development of product wide corrective and preventative action.
  • Supports build process by providing technical information, troubleshooting, and guidance to internal and external manufacturing in order to resolve complex systemic electromagnetic issues with significant economic or safety impact and facilitate efficient production.
  • Development of product wide corrective and preventative action.
  • Development and execution of effective plans for initiation and completion of complex electromagnetic work statements by managing cost, schedule, technical and risk management.
  • Documents appropriate plans following established processes and procedures.
  • Creates innovative processes and major initiatives to improve technical management, schedule, and cost performance.
  • Prepares and presents plans and results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participates in program review boards to ensure program coordination for antenna and electromagnetic related issues.
  • Participates in external review boards to represent company interests by providing technical information and contributing to decision making.
  • Identifies requirements for emerging technologies.
  • Creates, allocates, and verifies detailed, complex or unique requirements at system and sub-tier levels, including suppliers.
  • Develops architecture and requirement allocation by applying electromagnetic principles and knowledge of systems and components performance to establish design objectives.
  • Review and definition of complex antenna and electromagnetic test plans and methods and conducts tests, and diagnostics using appropriate measurement tools, processes, and procedures, to evaluate design performance, determine material properties.
  • Researches innovative solutions for complex issues and develops measurement tools and methodologies to resolve those issues.
  • Integration and interpretation of results from internal and external sources for use by multiple stakeholders including other functional areas and external customers and suppliers.
  • Verification and validation efforts to ensure that products meet complex system and sub-tier level electromagnetic design requirements and specifications by reviewing product analysis and test data, manufacturing records, and other relevant information.

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • Technical experience in antenna design and development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a cost account manager or integrated product team lead
  • Experience performing analyses using analytical tools (e.g. Grasp, HFSS, Matlab)
  • This position prefers an active US security clearance but is not required. In order to obtain a security clearance, the US Government requires US Citizenship.
  • ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  • Bachelor’s and 10 or more years’ experience, Master’s with 5 or more years’ experience or PhD with 3 or more years’ experience.

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Southern California and within driving distance to the facility as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract opportunity in El Segundo, CA

Job Responsibilities:

  • Digital signal processing front-end to the MAJE software
  • Obtain the element signal relative amplitudes and phases
  • Construct covariance matrices for the algorithm processing
  • Evaluate Spectrum Monitoring System (SMS) signals to detect the presence of unknown signals.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of/experience with Digital signal processing, massively parallel processing using GPUs (CUDA coding), and real-time processing
  • Knowledge of IP networking
  • Experience developing C++ software, as well as familiarity with MS Visual Studio development environment

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

Experience:

  • Three years relevant experience is desired

Expected Period of Performance:

  • 12-18 months

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Southern California and within driving distance to El Segundo, as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Houston, TX

Job Description:

  • Be apart of a team that works with NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration
  • Perform all aspects of the software development effort
  • Capture and manage requirements
  • Software release planning and estimation
  • System architecture, integration and interface management and coordination
  • Software System interface design
  • FMEA/FMECA fault analysis
  • Review software development activities across the full development life cycle
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Experience in one or more of the following specialty areas:
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Interface design
  • Data flow analysis
  • Safety Critical Spacecraft or Avionics Systems
  • Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis
  • Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) for Distributed Avionics Architectures
  • Proficiency with C/C coding
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python
  • Experience working as part of an Integrated Product Team to develop avionic systems
  • Experience developing software across the full development life cycle
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills and strong customer service attitude

Required Education:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct engineering experience

Preferences:

  • Spacecraft Avionics and Software Architecture
  • NASA software and systems development standards
  • ARINC653
  • RTC DO178

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Houston and within driving distance to Johnson Space Center, as relocation expenses are not allowed for this contract

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This is a contract position located in Houston, TX, but most analysis can be accomplished remotely

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare radiation analysis for satellite payload systems
  • Prepare survivability/radiation shielding analysis for space environments such as Micrometeoroids, Atomic Oxygen, and Single Event Effects
  • Perform radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRME96 and other radiation analysis tools
  • Assess radiation effects on material degradation
  • Interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, electrical, mechanical, system engineering, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing and test.
  • Present radiation requirements and compliance at PDRs, CDRs and other program reviews as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum 9 years engineering experience, with at least 2 years in radiation and survivability analysis and/or electrical/electronic piece part engineering
  • Experience in developing and verifying that survivability requirements are met
  • US citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 4 years of engineering experience in radiation and survivability analysis
  • Familiarity with industry standard radiation testing specifications (e.g. MIL-STD-883, Methods 1019 and 1020)
  • Electronic Component Engineering experience with space flight hardware
  • Extensive experience with space radiation environments
  • Extensive knowledge of radiation effects on electronic components and systems
  • Experience performing radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRME96 and other radiation analysis tools

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Houston and within driving distance to the facility as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

This is a contract position with locations in Scottsdale, AZ and Southern California.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is desired. Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:

This position requires the conception, design, development, and support of space-flight qualified receivers and transmitters with a heavy emphasis in electronics. The candidate must be a RF/Microwave systems architect who possesses a strong background in circuit design and analysis. Responsibilities include architecture, detailed design, and performance prediction of wide bandwidth (>>500MHz), high dynamic range, low noise receivers and transmitters, modeled using Agilent ADS, Genesys, or other simulation tools.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Previous hardware design experience for frequencies up to 40GHz required, preferred experience up to 90GHz
  • Deep understanding of mixers, amplifiers, tuners, filters, Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Monolithic Integrated Circuit devices, Multi-Chip Modules, and high frequency packaging
  • Cascade analysis of RF/Microwave modules and systems to predict gain, IP2/IP3, noise, and power
  • Frequency converter spurious analysis for multiple conversion systems
  • Phase noise analysis
  • Application of Analog-to-Digital Converter/Digital-to-Analog Converter devices
  • Experience with Agilent ADS, Genesys or other simulation tools
  • Experience with HFSS, Momentum, or other electromagnetic simulators
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Experience with worst case analysis, space-flight qualification and design constraints

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This is a full-time position located in Austin, TX.

Summary:

A Marketing Director/Program Manager will help our organization as a small business achieve increased operational efficiency and effectiveness for direct marketing communications. In addition, you will design marketing programs that help us achieve their acquisition, growth and retention objectives across the B2B business models. These technologies typically include campaign management, lead and/or loyalty management, content management, and data management solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with team to understand market challenges and opportunities and develop solution marketing campaigns that drive measurable results. Work closely with relevant leadership to plan and execute throughout the year.
  • Key participant in weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings sharing operational reporting, KPIs, and drives project improvement opportunities
  • Leads, manages, and coaches the small business team with shared focus on growth of existing skillset
  • Oversee the delivery of solution campaigns that increase brand awareness, reputation in the market, generates new sales and revenue, and strengthens client and prospect relationships
  • Work closely with business and sales execs to develop integrated multichannel content-driven marketing campaigns.
  • Work closely with team to measure, assess, and continuously improve marketing strategy and plans to stay lockstep with strategic direction, business priorities, opportunities, and shifts in business strategy.
  • Oversee development and delivery of event marketing programs that increase brand awareness, reputation in the market, and strengthens client and prospect relationships. Extend event marketing programs into connected integrated marketing campaign efforts
  • Assisting to brand and market developing businesses as part of a split in operations

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Building brand awareness and reputation for Crean & Associates as a small business and its overall digital capabilities.
  • Creating and executing annual campaign strategies and plan focused on generating awareness, new revenue, leveraging multiple marketing channels including social, web, email, direct, influencer and account-centric marketing, advertising, sponsorships and events.
  • Using creative and execution skills to drive market activation.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with forward leaning topics and innovative ways to market them.
  • Work to develop compelling business unit messaging and thought leadership consistent with corporate marketing strategy and positioning.
  • Build a content plan in support of key marketing strategies and priorities to support both awareness and demand generation efforts.
  • Ensuring strategic marketing plans meet budget, awareness and demand generation goals.
  • Working effectively with outside agencies, contractors, and in-sourced resources, as needed, to ensure delivery of consistent deliverables aligned with standards.
  • Tracking the effectiveness and ROI of marketing programs leveraging marketing automation, and social/digital platforms.
  • Work to improve quality and consistency of CRM database, marketing automation programs, and marketing technologies stack over time.
  • Recognizes opportunities for expansion of existing services and/or potential for new services with new revenue leads and/or partnerships; leverages Sales team across the organization to aide in sales opportunities

Marketing Plan & Field Marketing Execution:

  • Develop an annual Marketing Plan
  • Persona identification – who are the right buyers to reach, and how to reach them
  • Content creation – eBooks, infographics, videos, webinars, etc. as well as Point of View (POV) creation and publication
  • Messaging – work with small business team to develop and edit messaging – may need to vary it depending on audience. Assist with spotting trends and tracking competition and competitive messaging.
  • Create specific comms plan to boost recognition amongst our clients and prospects
  • PR support
  • Adept at measuring success and impact within pre-defined KPIs and ability to suggest new measurements of success
  • Event planning, execution and support in conjunction with small business team and/or agency resources or partners to include trade show participation, sponsorships, etc.

Required Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience and proven success in marketing next generation digital services and solutions, e.g., strategy, interactive, social, analytics, cloud, dev ops, IoT.
  • Previous experience in marketing services at the intersection of creative digital agencies and technology driven consulting is preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience with government contracting and contract vehicles, GSA schedules, OASIS, and Consortiums
  • Track record of establishing new and emerging solutions or capabilities in the market collaborating among horizontals, via industries, sales channels, and key accounts is crucial.
  • Experience interpreting complex products into a clear value proposition and efficiently taking this to market.
  • Prior experience developing and executing integrated, account-based, and content marketing campaigns leveraging email, internet, social media, event and direct marketing channels. PR is particularly valued.
  • Excellent project management skills and proven ability to lead cross-functional teams to complete objectives on time and within budget.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to align tactical execution with strategic vision.
  • Experience with previous Aerospace companies or Aerospace consulting firms is a plus.
  • B.A. or B.S. degree (MBA preferred).

Key Traits and Competencies:

  • Exceptional ability to develop compelling strategic messaging, and the tactical skills to disseminate this message across multiple marketing channels for optimal effect.
  • Innovative, out of the box thinker who can demonstrate creativity in employing content and tools to drive brand activation.
  • Adept at integrating customer and marketplace insights into the development of thought leadership content that drives interest among targeted accounts.
  • Data driven, able to track and report on measurable activity directly connected to marketing and promotions. Must be comfortable to employ analytics to understand and tune strategy and tactics.
  • Mission driven with a sense of urgency: take ownership of your role in the company’s overall success.
  • Thoughtful, with a strategic acumen, creative thinking and detailed analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Collaborative with an adaptable style and open and inclusive approach to drawing out other’s viewpoints.
  • Excellent work ethic, able to actively demonstrate commitment to the company’s objectives.
  • An outstanding relationship builder, adept at influencing others
  • Able to drive end-to-end marketing activities from planning to execution with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Used to delivering results and working with small businesses and being creative with thin budgets; PR experience would be a big plus. Hands on experience, with capability for reaching outside services on a limited basis, rather than exclusive reliance on external agencies to execute
  • Determined, resilient, confident, and versatile
  • Able to organize and manage information and time effectively, have a process orientation and attention to detail.

To apply for this position, please attach your resume and contact details here.

This is a contract based 1099 position with nationwide opportunities.

Crean Innovations, LLC is a subsidiary of Crean & Associates (C&A). C&A is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) founded in 2002. We are a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in their marketplace.

This position will consult, analyze and deliver on complex assignments for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility. The Champion will also act as a resource to applicable internal/external stakeholders. The Champion will remain current on new continuous improvement methods, tools, techniques and technologies.

The Champion will conduct a system-wide analysis to identify areas of opportunity to achieve an optimized condition. They then will use the identified opportunities develop a future state, providing quantifiable improvement measures (i.e. Cycle Time Reduction, Non-Value-Added Annual Expense, Capacity, etc.).

The Champion will consult and collaborate with stakeholders to enable delivery of business results through project work to support optimization of the company from a system-wide perspective.

The Continuous Improvement Champion must be versed in the following:

  • Toyota Production System
  • Six Sigma
  • Theory of Constraints

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Researches, analyzes and consults on potentially complex performance data for business and analytical value.
  • Determines and communicates research recommendations and supporting analysis to management for potentially complex problems.
  • Consults and acts as a resource to management and key stakeholders on identified process improvements that impact efficiency, departmental capabilities and/or return on investment.
  • Designs future state operating models that address opportunities uncovered during current state analysis
  • Consults and acts as a resource to appropriate internal and/or external stakeholders to ensure solutions meet business needs.
  • Identifies, documents and delivers findings that can support more complex business process improvements, performance and/or customer experience improvements.
  • Maintains tracking, measurement and accountability programs for various initiatives.
  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and technology developments in current and future solutions.
  • Serves as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders with expertise on process transformation and process improvement methods on assignments and projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly improve Quality Levels, On-Time Deliveries and Operational Costs

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as Leadership deem necessary.

  • Conduct deep-dive analysis of the current condition from a system-wide perspective
  • Identify areas of opportunity that provide the client a path to optimize their company
  • Effectively communicate with senior Leadership addressing the current condition, areas of opportunity leading to an optimized company
  • Based on the the project, travel to client sites will be required

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Expert in the Toyota Production System, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of ERP Systems
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in excel, word, power point and business analytics platforms
  • Effective communication skills with Leadership and the workforce alike
  • Project Management
  • Operational Management
  • Relationship Management

 EXPERIENCE:

  • 10-20+ Years’ experience in Business Process Improvement including project management experience that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position (Required)
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with clients
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style
  • Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information
  • Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among management, colleagues and workforce; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong project management skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines
  • Experience in manufacturing facilities redesign is a plus

EDUCATION:

  • 4 Year/Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Management
  • Advanced knowledge of the Toyota Production System, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Information Systems (ERP)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • The project assignments are contract positions that are temporary or on an as-needed basis only. The position is project-based, 1099 contractor position.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and contact information here.

For more than eighteen years, Crean & Associates has delivered superior performance to the U.S. government as well as leading corporations throughout the world. We provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise, Production Operations & Logistics Optimization, Program, Project, & Supply Chain Management, Mission Assurance, and Business Development. As a preferred contractor in the aerospace and defense industries as well as within manufacturing, we know the critical role our services play in the protection and defense of freedoms worldwide and lend themselves to improving processes. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we are privileged to support our customers and the men and women who get the job done.

Crean & Associates depth of talent and capabilities set us apart from our competition. These discriminators enable us to respond quickly and decisively to our customers challenges, while utilizing company-wide resources and expertise to meet their needs. Every day, our associates contribute innovative ideas and expertise to expand Crean & Associates value within the Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors as well as optimizing manufacturing businesses. Our associates are our most valuable resource—the embodiment of how we deliver unparalleled service to our customers.

We are dedicated to delivering quality mission-oriented technical services and solutions and to contributing to the security of our nation and well-being of our local communities. We believe high ethical standards are essential to achieving our individual and corporate goals. We apply our core values to all our interactions with our customers, our fellow employees, our partners, and our neighbors.

Diversity & Inclusion is an opportunity and an appreciation of the rich dimensions of differences within our workforce that fuel group dynamics, and it fosters an environment where all individuals and teams are welcome to participate and perform to their full potential. We strive to attract, retain and engage talented and diverse professionals to ensure a competitive edge in the global marketplace and deliver innovative solutions and services to Crean & Associates customers.

Crean & Associates provides competitive compensation and benefit packages with choices designed to meet our associates’ unique career and lifestyle needs. Benefits include healthcare coverage, life insurance and disability programs.

Crean & Associates participates in the E-Verify program.

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