DARPA Jr. Scientist & Engineer

    • Amentum
  • Arlington, VA
  • Posted 51 days ago | Updated 6 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Research and Development
Program management
Technical Support
Feasibility study
Design review
Systems engineering
Adobe AIR
Security clearance

Job Details

Job Description

Amentum is a leading provider of engineering, scientific, and program management support services.We are at the forefront of breakthrough technology development and demonstration programs in multiple areas, including hypersonics, Unmanned Air Vehicle and Autonomous Systems, advanced sensors, propulsion, aircraft and space science systems.

Amentum is currently seeking talented, enthusiastic, and dynamic individuals to support DARPA and Space Development Agency in formulating, coordinating, monitoring, and transitioning advanced research and development programs to the U.S. military. Applicants must possess superior oral and written communications skills.Candidates should be self-starters capable of working both independently and as part of a team.

Desired areas of initial technical exposure include:
  • Air systems
  • Ground systems
  • Maritime systems
  • Space Systems

Technical and management responsibilities may include:

  • Providing technical support in monitoring the execution of advanced technology development and prototype demonstration programs
  • Performing independent technical assessments and feasibility analyses of new technologies and system designs
  • Attending, monitoring, and reporting on system field testing and demonstrations
  • Supporting technical interchange meetings and design reviews
  • Developing and running simulation models
  • Support the Identifying and implementing new program concepts
  • Providing program management and acquisition support
  • Authoring program status briefings and technical reports
  • CONUS travel - 25%

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Jr-Level: BS with 2-5 years or MS with 2-3 years
  • Experience in relevant commercial or defense-related systems development programs
  • Managed and lead small IPT and employees requiring annual salary reviews
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance Note: ship is required to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired qualifications:
  • Experience in commercial or defense-related technology research and/or development programs
  • An active Secret and ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.