Government Affairs, Manager



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

About Epirus

Epirus is a high-growth technology company developing software-defined high-power microwave (HPM) systems with devastating counter-electronics effects on modern drone threats. The Epirus Leonidas HPM family of products, empowered by innovations in AI and microelectronics, is human-safe and cost-effective. Distinguishing itself from lasers, Leonidas excels against drone swarms while also bending the cost curve back in DoD's favor - taking drone defeat costs from millions of dollars per drone to pennies on the dollar.

Job Summary: Epirus is seeking an individual with Congressional appropriations and Department of Defense experience to join their Government Affairs team. You will have a key role in implementing Epirus’ government affairs strategy across Congress and the executive branch from the Pentagon to Federal Civilian agencies, in support of Epirus’ diverse business objectives and rapidly expanding U.S. footprint. Working at the intersection of Government Affairs, Strategy, and Business Development, a jack-of-all-trades, team-player mentality is critical in this role. This is a unique opportunity to drive U.S. national security mission objectives at an unparalleled pace. This role will report to the VP of Government Relations.


  • Engage key decision-makers who impact U.S. policy, regulations, and funding in support of company objectives.
  • Focus attention on Congress and the State Department with aims to facilitate regulatory and legislative action in support of the company’s strategy, including
  • Collaborate in developing federal appropriation and authorization and business development strategies through research and analysis, external engagement, and cross-company coordination
  • Represent the company at conferences, think tanks and other organizations to elevate the familiarity of the company and its products.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience working with the legislative and appropriations process. Experience writing legislation as a committee professional staff is preferred, but related experience in a personal office will also be considered.
  • Drive to strengthen US National Security.
  • Experience with congressional appropriations, budget planning, and development.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. A writing sample may be required.
  • Team player with an ability to work across teams and an all-hands-on-deck willingness to support diverse company efforts. Organized, and comfortable working in a rapid and fluid environment
  • A record of working hard, solving complex problems, building trust laterally and up and down leadership chains, and embodying a culture of respect and collaboration.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience communicating with and briefing senior leaders, especially military officials.
  • Background in national security policy and/ or defense acquisitions
  • Knowledge of the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) threat and C-UAS capabilities
  • Experience and/or adaptability working with external consultants
  • Past lobbying experience is welcome
  • Existing security clearance – future one may be required.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

People are the most important part of Epirus – and always come first. We don’t believe in the word impossible and are always asking “why not” as work to usher in a new paradigm of power efficiency. Our fast-growing team is agile, creative, and innovative. We support a culture of constant learning and sense of belonging among our team members and know that mentorship matters. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. To deliver on our mission, we are always looking for problem solvers, changemakers and innovators to join our fast-growing team.