Pacific Defense is hiring a

Senior Engineer

El Segundo, United States

** Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance. **

Who are we looking for?

Pacific Defense is seeking a Senior Engineer to join our Engineering Research & Development team. Pacific Defense specializes in developing innovative solutions incorporating state-of-the-art capabilities for the US DoD. Our high-performance systems are used in applications such as Battle Management Command and Control, Electronic Warfare, Signals Intelligence and Secure Digital Communications. In this role, you will work with a small, elite team of highly dedicated engineers and scientists to apply cutting-edge algorithms to real-world problems. We are seeking candidates with proven abilities in developing innovative solutions who are particularly interested in working on state-of-the-art Electronic Warfare capabilities to meet United States Dept of Defense (DoD) needs.


You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Exceptional software development skills.
  • Strong academic training in Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Stellar communication skills (both technical details and high-level conceptual ideas).
  • Enjoys collaborating with small and dedicated development teams.
  • US Citizen with qualification to obtain a DoD security clearance.

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:

  • Experience in software development using C, C++, or C#.
  • In-depth knowledge of Java; experience with Kotlin, JavaScript, Python, Swift or C++ is a bonus.
  • Knowledge of modern development practices (Agile, object-oriented programming, test-driven development, microservices).
  • Experience with web application development.
  • Experience with REST, Java servlet applications, and database technologies (particularly MySQL).

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Evaluate candidate technologies and standards to implement solutions.
  • Design and integrate software modules and components.
  • Rapidly prototype testbeds to support development.
  • Implement, test, and maintain customer-facing applications.
  • Participate in Agile planning and development of new features and system maintenance.


  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or other technical degree. MS preferred.

About Us

Pacific Defense is an industry leading developer of advanced RF and electronics systems for the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers. We specialize in Open Systems Architecture solutions for the non-kinetic fight. Our vision provides cost effective, highly capable, modular, and rapidly reconfigurable systems to our customers in less than half the time of traditional defense contractors. Our team delivers sensing and effects solutions for the Land, Air, Sea and Space domains at an unprecedented pace. We accomplish this strategy by combining broad domain experience in Radar, EW, SIGINT, and Communications with a go-fast commercial execution model. Our model fully leverages Open Standards, like SOSA, CMOSS, and MORA, as well as rapid prototyping methodologies to bring our advanced capabilities to customers. The Pacific Defense family includes Perceptronics Solutions with expertise spanning signal processing, novel algorithm development, cognitive systems, high performance computing, hardware design and development, and systems integration and test. We embrace the diversity of people, ideas, and a great employee experience to drive the innovation that runs through everything we do. Pacific Defense has established an excellent reputation in our professional community and is growing our team to seize new opportunities to solve tough challenges for national defense. Come join us and accelerate your career!


What we can offer you:

Pacific Defense provides competitive salaries, performance bonuses at all levels, and immediately vested 401K match. We cover 100% medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums, as well as a flexible spending account for incidental health care expenses. We offer paid time off and federal holidays to spend time with family, pursue outside interests, or just get some extra rest.

Pacific Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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