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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016

Cubic Corporation San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



3010 Cubic Defense Applications, Inc.


Cubic offers an opportunity to provide innovative technology for government and commercial customers around the globe, helping to solve their future problems today. We re the leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions worldwide, and the leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in an innovative environment, we want to talk to you about your next role at Cubic! We are seeking employees inspired by technology, and motivated by the rewards of hard work, commitment, teamwork, quality, integrity, and respect. We invite you to explore opportunities with Cubic.



Performs complex electrical engineering tasks. Provides technical guidance and leadership. Provides project coordination, and supervision. Coordinates activities for proposals/new business. Defines budget and schedule constraints. Frequently performs as a department lead. This position typically works under general supervision and direction. Incumbents of this position regularly exercise discretionary and substantial decision-making authority.


Prepares, reviews, and recommends circuit design of components. Conceptualizes, develops and analyzes digital, analog or radio frequency electrical engineering designs, specifications, subsystems and test plans
Performs engineering research. Researches design concepts and feasibility utilizing advanced technical theory and knowledge. Performs trade studies. Recommends improvements and implements solutions to problems

Develops interface specifications and systems, subsystem test plans and cost estimates. Develops design documentation

Designs electronic breadboard systems, particularly RF/Microwave circuits and communication systems.

Plans and monitors assigned engineering projects involving the design, development and testing of hardware systems, subsystems, and subassemblies. Responsible for project schedules, budgets and technical performance
Directs, coordinates and contributes compilation and writing of proposal documents. Provides cost estimates, manpower estimates, schedule estimates, and technical approaches
Maintains liaison with customer, subcontractor and vendor representatives. Evaluates vendor capabilities. Maintains knowledge of customer needs
Conducts project coordination and review meetings. Participates in design reviews, technical meetings, training and long-term company strategies. Makes presentations before management and customers
Manages budget and schedule for electrical engineering tasks
Keeps informed on improvements in electrical engineering
Identifies electrical engineering process improvements, and supports the execution of them across the organization
May give work assignments and check work of technicians or design support personnel on a common project
May provide technical direction and guidance to Design Engineers, Technicians, or Design Support personnel assigned to work on a common project


Four-year college degree in electrical engineering or science discipline plus a minimum of eight years experience or related Master of Science degree with a minimum of six years experience. Experience to include hardware development and analysis and in providing technical direction and leadership to electrical engineering projects and team members. Ability to interpret technical contract requirements. In depth knowledge of customer needs and competing products. Effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to use typical office automation products such as word processors and spreadsheets. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, interface with customers, subcontractors and vendors. Must be able to solve complex and difficult engineering problems. May be required to travel domestically and internationally to include working odd hours, in-line with customer requirements. Performs design/simulation of RF/Microwave hardware, develops and analyzes circuits. Familiar with HFSS, ADS, or other electromagnetic / RF simulation tools.

The description provided above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Duties, responsibilities and requirements may change over time and according to business need.