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Project Engineer - Hardware

Company: In-Q-Tel
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:


In-Q-Tel is an Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace. EOE/M/F/disability/vets


Job ID 2022-1295
Category Engineering


Company Overview:
In-Q-Tel (IQT) is a not-for-profit that serves and powers the national security interests of the U.S. and its allies, providing the most sophisticated source of strategic technical knowledge, insights, and capabilities. IQT powers its partners ahead of the curve through cutting-edge research, strategic investments, exploration and applied research, and acceleration of capabilities.

Benefit Overview:
IQT understands that life is more than your 9-5. We offer a wide variety of benefits designed to support the whole person including but not limited to:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Unlimited Time Off
  • Tuition & Professional Development Assistance
  • Student Loan Repayment & College Savings
  • Parental Leave
  • Family Forming Support
  • Child/Elder Care Support
  • Gym Stipend
  • Wellness Perks
  • Telework & Flexible Schedule Visit our website to learn more!

    Job Overview:
    Ideal candidates want a broader view of technology across today's hardware and software stack. Our Project Engineers (PEs) regularly work with a range of field deployable technologies that span a variety of industries including robotics, communications, semiconductors, materials, manufacturing, power and energy, space technology, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), and biotechnology. The technologies emanate from early-stage start-ups that IQT has identified, evaluated, and invested in on behalf of our government partners.

    This individual has experience working across many technologies/projects and wants the chance to guide progressive early-stage startups in supporting the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense missions. It's ok if you consider yourself a system engineer or a product manager, but you should have technical experience in addition to systems thinking in a technology eco-system. If you're looking to join a passionate team of 'go-getters' and the ability to work with cutting-edge technologies, we'd love to meet you.


    • Apply systems thinking to effectively move technology from the commercial space to our government partners.
    • Review and evaluate portfolio companies' products and/or services to ascertain whether it is functional using systems engineering principles.
    • Serve as a technical expert for multiple companies throughout a development effort and government evaluation of the technology.
    • Monitor and react to any technical concerns or feedback throughout the work program, while translating critical technical risks/issues into an actionable plan as they arise.
    • Proactively address issues that help companies meet a range of government partner needs and inquires.
    • Serve as a technologist for the organization; take creative ideas from concept to design to operation. Qualifications
      • B.S. or M.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
      • 2+ years of relevant work experience.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills; PE's interact regularly with government partners, portfolio companies, and across IQT.
      • Eagerness and willingness to learn new domains and technologies across the entire hardware and software spectrum.
      • Experience with one or more of the following is a plus:
        • AR/VR systems
        • Autonomous platforms
        • Remote sensing
        • Geospatial analytic tools
        • Advanced manufacturing tools
        • Materials science
        • Supply chain solutions
        • Space systems
        • Wireless communication
        • Microelectronics
        • Energy storage solutions
        • Unmanned aerial systems
        • IoT Candidates with active top-secret clearance preferred; at a minimum, candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.
          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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