Principal Systems Engineer

High Power Microwave, Hpm

Posted on 5/21/2024



51-200 employees

Develops directed energy systems for defense



Carson, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math, or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience with systems engineering, RF engineering, Integration and Test or similar
  • Experience conducting laboratory tests of HPM sources and documenting their effects
  • Proficient in MATLAB and/or Python or equivalent computing language
  • Proficient with special test equipment (STE) including Oscilloscopes, Signal generators, Spectrum Analyzers, Power supplies, and power sensors
  • Background in HPM susceptibility testing, which may include the design of experiments, waveform design, and/or technique development
  • Communicate project status and results to senior leaders and key stakeholders
  • Lead design of experiments to determine the effectiveness of HPM techniques
  • Run parametric studies to determine optimal waveform parameters
  • Perform HPM susceptibility testing on benchtops, in chambers, and at field demonstrations
  • Generate target models to predict HPM coupling paths and component-level effects
  • Trace susceptibilities to their circuit-level effects within the unit under test (UUT)
  • Create theory of operations to explain results from experiments and predict effectiveness against untested targets
  • Define and iterate on concept of operations (CONOPS)
  • Develop novel functions/techniques/algorithms and perform design trade studies to inform system architecture
  • Focus on continuous improvement of internal processes
  • Contribute technical writing and figures to proposals and other business development efforts
  • Analyze data and write accurate and concise summary reports
  • Collaborate with other teams and across departments to answer their needs

Epirus, Inc. develops software-defined directed energy systems for counter-electronics effects and power management solutions in defense and commercial applications. Their technology incorporates a unique power management architecture utilizing real-time machine intelligence to enhance efficiency and output.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Torrance, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Medical, vision, & dental

HSA & FSA plans


Stock options

Electronics stipend

Unlimited PTO

Parental leave

On-site gym

Daily catered lunches & stocked kitchen