Project Controller

Verus Research is searching for a Project Controller.  Through direct involvement in multiple projects of varying contract type, size, complexity, and level of risk, the Project Controller participates in planning, tracking, analyzing, and reporting on these efforts. The selected candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of and broad experience applying the principles, concepts, practices, and standards of Program Control, as well as extensive knowledge of U.S. defense industry contract practices.  This role requires regular interface with project managers, senior technical staff, and other functional areas, including contracting, subcontract management, finance, procurement.  This posting is for work in the Albuquerque, NM, area.

The ideal candidate will possess a balanced mix of leadership, teamwork, communication, and analysis skills, as well as the ability to provide managers across a large and growing array of programs with insightful, proactive, highly tailored, agile, and “right-sized” support.  This support includes estimating, pricing, forecasting, and contract compliance monitoring.  Success in this demanding role will stem from:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Presently holding or being able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or related discipline (Master’s degree a plus)
  • 10 years of experience working in a relevant business environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal government accounting and contracting policies
  • Recent examples of successfully providing wide-ranging project control and contracting support to service providers under contract to the DoD
  • Proven ability to facilitate business growth and expand this role in response to business imperatives
  • Mastery of Microsoft® Office and Project®, as well as enterprise resource planning tools
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Senior Electrical Engineer

Verus Research is searching for a Senior Electrical Engineer to perform research and development in the technical domains of high-power microwaves (HPM), microwave and radio frequency (RF) communication, and electronic warfare (EW).  The Senior Electrical Engineer will possess an expansive understanding of RF systems design engineering.  The selected applicant is expected to perform high-fidelity modeling and simulation-based design and optimization of circuit and system components, antennas, design of experiments, experimental testing, and analysis to support the development of prototype RF systems.  Responsibilities include serving as a senior lead engineer overseeing an engineering team in the achievement of customer requirements.  This posting is for work in the Albuquerque, NM, area.

The ideal candidate for the Senior Electrical Engineer role will possess a strong mix of leadership traits, program and technical management experience, experimental and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex ideas and provide innovative solutions.  Success in this demanding role will stem from:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Presently holding or being able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance
  • 10 or more years’ experience working in relevant technical areas in a DoD research or academic environment
  • Advanced degree in electrical engineering, applied physics, or other relevant engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design, modeling, and testing of RF front-end systems, antennas, and printed circuit board design and fabrication
  • Proven experience with RF and microwave measurements, RF propagation analysis, and outdoor RF testing
  • Robust knowledge of design engineering, laboratory-scale test instrument automation, signal processing, and data analysis tools, such as LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python™, Agilent (Keysight) ADS, CST Microwave Studio®, HFSS is highly desired
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Plasma Scientist

Verus Research is searching for a Plasma Scientist to conduct research and development related to pulsed power-driven, high-energy density plasmas.  The successful candidate is expected to perform high-level design and experimental development of high-energy density plasma sources, high-pressure arc discharge devices, pulsed power drivers, and the diagnostics necessary to observe key performance phenomena.

The ideal candidate for the Plasma Scientist role will possess a record of excellence in experimental, analytical, interpersonal, and leadership situations.  This work will require conduct of guided and independent research, as well as the ability to work independently and within teams.  This posting is for work in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Additional requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Holding or being able to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance
  • Master’s degree or higher in physics, electrical, nuclear, mechanical, or aerospace engineering
  • Demonstrated expertise in experimental plasma science, including some combination of source development, technology maturation, and fielding diagnostics
  • Familiarity with numerical simulation tools relevant to this technical domain, including MHD, PIC, electromagnetics, PSPICE circuit simulation, etc.
  • Ability to interact effectively with scientists conducting numerical simulations in order to achieve technical objectives collaboratively and efficiently

Desired qualifications include:

  • Understanding of vacuum electronics devices, including microwave sources
  • Knowledge of high-power electromagnetic phenomena and diagnostic techniques
  • Experience with system integration of practical or operational plasma-based technologies
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Senior Controls Systems Engineer

Verus Research is searching for a Senior Controls Systems Engineer.

The Senior Controls Systems Engineer will focus on the design, development, and testing of autonomous and adaptive control systems.  The selectee for this important role is expected to perform high-level design and development of advanced control algorithms, apply and develop formal verification methods to analyze and ensure system performance, develop simulation environments for testing, and implement algorithms in software and on embedded systems.  This work will require conduct of guided and independent research, working independently and within a team, finely honed research and critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and concisely via written products and oral presentations.  This posting is for work in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Success in this demanding position will stem from these additional requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Holding or being able to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance
  • Technical degree in electrical, aerospace, or mechanical engineering, or related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing, testing, and verifying control system algorithms
  • Familiarity with MATLAB, Simulink, C++, Python™, or other programming languages
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