Sr. Principal Systems Engineer- Operations Analysis



Software Engineering, Operations
torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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: This is an exciting role in a growing company. The ideal candidate for the position is someone who has experience with mission-level modeling and simulation (M&S) tools and can develop and analyze scenarios to inform product roadmaps and define system CONOPS.


  • Define and iterate on the product concept of operations (CONOPS)
  • Develop and implement simulation models to inform executive decision-making
  • Identify key metrics for simulation output, analyze results, generate visualizations and insights, and present findings to executive leadership
  • Accurately represent advanced system designs in M&S environments
  • Integrate system models into a comprehensive system-of-systems environment, analyzing large-scale mission vignettes
  • Collaborate with integration and test team to validate models and assumptions
  • Integrate test results into statistical performance curves within the M&S environment
  • Contribute technical writing and figures to proposals and other business development efforts
  • Focus on continuous improvement of internal processes
  • Collaborate with other teams and across departments to answer their needs

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with modeling and simulation (M&S)
  • Proficient in AFSIM, or similar mission-level M&S framework

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • MS or PhD preferred
  • Aerospace/Defense experience and/or military experience preferred with a background in mission-level M&S
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative; capable of working across all levels of the organization
  • Eager to learn and to help others on the team
  • Organized; comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Focused, with perspective on what matters most, rapidly delivering customer value


  • 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.

As required by the Equal Pay Transparency Act, Epirus provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.
For the state of California only, the range of starting pay for this role is:
$191,700$222,600 USD