Arcata Associates, Inc. has a job opportunity for
a Systems Engineer at the NASA Dryden Flight Research
Center (DFRC) at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Edwards AFB is situated in Southern California’s
Antelope Valley where abundant open space, excellent
weather, and endless blue skies are the perfect
setting for conducting NASA's atmospheric research
and operations. Both the US Air Force and NASA have
tested some of our nation’s most inventive and cutting-edge
air vehicles in the infinitely clear skies above
Edwards Air Force Base.
who work at the DFRC have a variety of options when
it comes to deciding where to reside: The scenic
mountain communities of Tehachapi and Stallion Springs,
the lively cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, and
the smaller, quiet communities of North Edwards,
California City, and Rosamond. Edwards is centrally
located with attractions like Disneyland, Universal
Studios, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Lake Isabella,
Lake Hughes, Mountain High and Big Bear Ski Resorts
within reasonable driving distance.
Arcata Associates provides
innovative IT solutions, engineering services, program/acquisition
services, and Multimedia support to Government agencies
and commercial companies. From supporting America's
ventures into space, to the flight lines and front
lines of the U.S. military, Arcata Associates proudly
plays a key role in mission critical success every
day. Our greatest strength is our people, and our
commitment to excellence is evident in our achievements:
2011 and 2008 NASA Small Business Prime Contractor
of the Year Award; 2011, 2010, 2008 NASA Dryden
Flight Research Center Small Business Prime Contractor
of the Year Award; 2010 Chubb Safety Award; James
S. Cogswell National Industrial Security Award (1997
and 2008); 2008 NASA Small Business Prime Contractor
of the Year Award; 2009 Las Vegas Review-Journal
/ Las Vegas Business Press Best Place to Work List.
Arcata Associates offers a rewarding, high-energy
work environment that provides employees with opportunities
for growth and development. The work is challenging
and allows employees to play vital roles in exciting
projects and missions that impact the business.
We offer a full complement of benefits to
employees under our cafeteria plan. These include
medical, dental and vision insurance for employees
and their eligible dependents and domestic partners,
life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
insurance, and in some locations short and long
term disability. Where allowed by law, payroll deductions
for these benefits are taken as a pre-tax deduction
from the employee's compensation.
Arcata offers a qualified 401(k) retirement plan,
flexible spending accounts, education assistance,
and a Paid Absence Allowance policy that includes
paid leave for vacations, holidays, illness/injury,
personal business, bereavement, jury duty and military
About this opportunity:
Systems Engineer position is a mid to senior-level
position responsible for defining, designing, and
developing system requirements. The incumbent will
act as a Project Leader for major product/project
designs and implementations.
•Develops and implements policies and standards
and assures adherence to security procedures.
•Assesses architecture and current hardware limitations,
defines and designs complex system specifications,
input/output processes and working parameters for
for system, hardware and software requirements and
design to assure system requirements are met.
•May coordinate the design of subsystems and
integration of the total system.
project and customer in writing the IT Security
Plan per FISMA (Federal Information Security Information
Act) guidelines and follows through with obtaining
Certification and Accreditation; maintains the Security
Plan once Certification and Accreditation is obtained.
•May conduct independent technical investigations
in systems design. Coordinates and consolidates
design efforts on major projects.
candidate will have in-depth knowledge of, and practical
•The System Engineering
life cycle process and project management processes.
•FISMA Guidelines for obtaining IT Security
Assessment and Accreditation.
experience including hardware and software requirements
allocation and interface definition.
project planning and estimating.
in engineering communications, repeater systems,
frequency bands and operating environments, ham
radio communications and requirements, satellite
phones, International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT)
systems and LMR systems desired
Engineer position requires:
in Computer Science or a closely related field strongly
preferred. In lieu of degree, 8 years of relevant
work experience and technical certifications such
as CCNA,CCNP, CCDP strongly desirable.
knowledge of Systems Engineering and Architecture,
plus a minimum of 5 years experience in Systems
•Ability to obtain and maintain
a Secret-level Government Security Clearance
•Valid driver’s license
will be subject to a security investigation and
must meet eligibility requirements for access to
Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and supports
a drug free environment.