Job Description

About us

Kitty Hawk Technologies is a fast growing service and technology innovator that assists in delivering lean and effective solutions to our customers. We work alongside our Government Partners in developing innovative technology to support some of our nation’s most important defense initiatives.

Kitty Hawk employees work closely with our customers to develop solutions that support national engineering and security missions. The ideal candidate will support our team in providing program support to the Department of Defense (DoD). In addition to receiving a competitive salary and health benefits, the HSI Engineer(s) will join a motivated, supportive, talented, and technically accomplished team. Kitty Hawk Technologies also offers a flexible work environment and culture where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Candidates must be results oriented and have the ability to work in a well-organized, logical and systematic manner. They will set clear objectives, monitor progress, take corrective action and control performance levels to maintain high internal customer satisfaction. They will also possess deep insight into customer requirements and will maintain the ability to ethically influence those requirements. They will have the ability to clearly define and clearly articulate compelling solutions and will require an ability to quickly assimilate and apply complex technical information.

The HSI Engineer role(s) requires candidates to have four (4) or more years of professional experience supporting government related Research & Development (R&D), Test and Evaluation (T&E), and systems acquisition.


Additional Requirements & Qualifications

— Bachelor’s degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics.

– Active Secret clearance or ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance is required – U.S. Citizenship is required.

– Four years of HSI engineering experience to include experience with design documentation, engineering analysis, task analysis, understanding of naval operations, or test and evaluation.

– Experience supporting HSI related performance and risk analysis.

– Must be a quick learner who adapts easily to frequently changing requirements and thrives in an exciting environment.

Desired Skills

– Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility or active TS/SCI.

– Six years of HSI engineering experience to include experience with design documentation, engineering analysis, task analysis, understanding of naval operations, or test and evaluation.

– Systems Engineering Management experience

– Knowledge of US Navy programs and architectures

– Experience supporting cross-SYSCOM engineering efforts

– Experience supporting systems integration and/or interoperability test efforts.

– Knowledge of tactical data links

– Exercise independent judgment and work autonomously with minimal supervision

– Strong written and oral communication skills, the ability and willingness to multi-task, and capable of professionally addressing client questions and issues

Responsibilities in this position include, but are not limited to:

– Works as part of a team supporting the program office in integrating human considerations into systems engineering.

– Conducts analysis on the design of devices and systems for human use.

– Participates in Systems Integration and Interoperability Testing.

– Participates in Integration, Assembly, Test and Checkout activities of systems.

– Participates in recurring Technical Exchange Meetings to align HSI considerations to engineering requirements.

– Prepares technical presentations, briefings, and papers to address model development status.

– Works independently with minimal supervision/oversight in a team environment.

Work Posture

– Must be committed to working on-site at Kitty Hawk Technologies, partner, or customer facilities in San Diego, California.


– Some travel may be required for this position (CONUS and OCONUS).

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