Arlington, Virginia

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

DARPA Senior Scientist & Engineer

CENTRA Technology, Inc. (an Amentum Company) 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.

Centra Technology 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:
  • Sr Level: BS with 13-20 years or MS with 10 years
  • Experience in relevant commercial or defense-related systems development programs
  • Managed and lead small IPT and employees requiring annual salary reviews
  • An active Secret and ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI 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

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.

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Arlington, Virginia

Amentum brings industry-best expertise, processes, and technology to ensure the availability and reliability of our Government and commercial clients’ vital facilities and equipment. We apply our culture of excellence to operate, maintain, and manage your global assets and complex supply chains to meet modern challenges at home and abroad. You get the confidence that comes from a partner with on a century-long heritage of unrelenting dedication to our clients’ missions across the DoD, civilian agencies, and the IC.

We are looking for skilled Veterans interested in continuing your career in aviation, global logistics, IT and Network support, and also unmanned systems. 

We currently have positions open nationwide and globally to include: Kuwait, Iraq, and other overseas locations!

Amentum’s skilled workforce lives with outcomes rather than just works on them. Our employees hold the most sought-after certifications in the industry, including Program Management Professional (PMP), IT/Cyber, ITIL, and Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Our teams who maintain and modify vehicles, aircraft, and weapons systems work within disciplined environments certified to AS9001D, ISO 9001:2015, AS9110B, and AS9100C standards.

Whether it’s managing facilities supporting the IC’s classified missions, operating UAVs that protect our soldiers, or maintaining military equipment at remote bases abroad, Amentum has the experience, passion, and commitment to meet your critical needs.

What happens after I apply? 

First, you will want to ensure your RecruitMilitary profile is up to date, and you also have the most up to date resume to provide. Once you apply for the role you will be re-directed to complete your employment application on Amentum's career site. Once you complete that application a recruiter will review your skills and qualifications and reach out to you about the role as appropriate. 



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