Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc

  • Senior Hardware Engineer

    West Coast - San Diego, CA
    # of Openings
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • About Us

    Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. (TEA) is a professional services company providing Engineering, Test Services, Analysis, and Software Support for the development of Military Combat and Communication Systems. Our technical support facilities are located in San Diego, California, and Fredericksburg, Virginia.


    Are you looking for a smaller company where you can be recognized for your contributions and truly benefit from the company's success?


    TEA provides a culture where hard work is recognized! We offer competitive compensation packages and benefit plans with generous employer contributions. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which rewards our employees with company stock based on the success of TEA.


    Please take a look at our open positions and apply to those which you feel you are qualified. We look forward to speaking with you soon!



    Essential Functions/Job Duties:

    • Knowledgeable of computer hardware/software and peripherals to include installation of hardware
    components and software.

    • Conduct research and performs trade studies to support selection of highly complex COTS hardware

    • Leads design and research & development (R&D) activities.

    • Familiarity with complex multi-layered system design, schematic, and layout.

    • Create and maintain hardware documentation, including detailed engineering specifications, feasibility
    studies (e.g. Analysis of Alternatives), and preliminary trials (e.g. proof-of-concepts). Evaluates design,
    interfaces with technical support personnel, drafters, writers and engineering technicians as required.

    • Verify and validate hardware designs to ensure conformance with functional specifications and
    customer requirements: Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RMA) analysis. Assists with
    analysis and selection of optimal components to meet or exceed desired performance, functionality, and
    reliability criteria, while ensuring cost targets are met.

    • Provides assistance for hardware conformity and compatibility tests as needed.


    Equipment Used: Laptop Computer and peripheral equipment


    Typical Working Conditions: General office environment; Computer/Equipment lab; Non-hostile


    Essential Physical Tasks: Ability to lift 10 lbs. on an occasional basis. Ability to use a personal computer, keyboard and mouse on a consistent basis.


    Written Communications: Operates standard computer based business tools (including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel) effectively with a high degree of competency. Independently generates documentation that presents information in a logical manner.


    Verbal Communications: Demonstrates excellent clear and concise verbal communication skills.
    Active communicator - giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand
    the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.


    Skills / Qualifications:

    Requires 11-15 years experience software engineering or hardware development and/or design.
    Experience with Navy C4I architectures, hardware design and various communications protocols
    such as Link-16, Link-11, STJ, and JREAP-C.
    Bachelors Degree in an Engineering, Science, Computer Science, or Related Scientific or Technical
    Discipline, or equivalent and 11+ years of relevant experience
    Design and research & development (R&D) activities experience.


    Customer Interface Activities: Uses independent discretion to develop an effective client to customer communication process, involving stakeholder identification, planned communication, efficient information distribution, and managing expectations. 


    Project Management Tasks: Senior Member of Technical Staff (SMTS) has sole responsibility for providing consultation to USG
    customers/sponsors effectively directly supporting business development areas and strengthening
    customer relations.


    Work Schedule: 9/80 The ability to work non-standard work hours and schedules in support of project requirements.


    Travel: Possibility of domestic travel up to 10% of the time by automobile, air, etc.


    Minimum Education Requirements: BS (EE) - Electric Engineering Degree desired or equivalent and 11+ years of relevant experience


    Required Certifications:


    U.S. Citizenship is required


    Security Clearance:

    Candidates must have an active clearance OR  the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance, and will be subject to a US security background investigation (i.e. favorable background investigation / credit score). Additional eligibility requirements for access to various levels of classified information may also be required. An active security clearance is highly desirable.



    Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer


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