Scientist II, Engineer

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Description/Job Summary

Arcata is currently looking for applicants interested in short term, 6 months, Joint Feasibility Studies (JFS).  Under general supervision, applies use and application of standard engineering principles, theories and concepts. Conducts research, analysis, compilation, design, development and/or test of technical engineering data in support of customer requirements in one or more engineering disciplines. May perform as a task lead on assignments of moderate scope.


  • Performs a variety of analyses of technical engineering data. Interprets the data, verifies product documentation, designs, layouts or drawings for adequacy and reliability.
  • Develops, documents and recommends solutions or improvements for technical engineering problems of moderate scope.
  • Researches and prepares draft and/or finished engineering presentations, reports, process studies or technical information used for such things as program reviews, design reviews and proposal activities.
  • Initiates, develops and maintains active interfaces and coordination/exchange of technical information among multi-disciplined engineering groups, subcontractors and/or the customer. May assist in delivering presentations to management and/or the customer.
  • Analyzes, develops and maintains technical databases and supportive engineering systems.

Required Skills

  • Performing work in this job’s occupational field requires the application of complex, technical professional disciplines requiring a four-year degree or equivalent and the extensive, applied use of related concepts, practices and methods.
  • In relation to other jobs in the same function, this job requires an intermediate level of proficiency to work on assignments of standard difficulty.
  • The primary or most necessary skills required for this job are analytical skills. Other important skills include verbal and written communication skills and computer skills.

Preferred Experience

  • The Contractor shall identify the individual responsible for task management duties. The contactor shall provide test planning experience and operations research systems analysis experience to include test design, analysis, and evaluation. The Contractor shall also provide personnel with skills and current experience to address the JBAD focus areas that include:Expertise in joint fires integration to include Find, Fix, Track (and hand-off), Target, Engage and Evaluate (F2T2EA) with multiple dissimilar sensors addressing a variety of airborne threats including, but not limited to, all UAS classes, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles.
  • Understanding of base defense with organic and joint munitions utilizing joint command, control and communications, with experience in the PACOM Area of Responsibility (AOR).
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in Joint Test & Evaluation to include problem decomposition, test planning, test concepts, operational effectiveness measurement, data requirements development, analysis and evaluation, and test product development

Required Education

  • This job requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and two or more years work related experience or a Master’s degree in a relevant technical discipline.
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Arcata Associates is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.