Careers

At CREAN, we’re always looking for talented people to do work that they love at all levels. The scale and complexity of our work is unprecedented, and the work we do makes a real difference in making the future a reality. Current open contract and full-time opportunities are listed below:

CREAN is a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in the marketplace as well as provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise in Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors. We are looking for a talented, highly motivated Systems engineer with Communications and Payload experience to join the development of the next generation of satellite payloads.

Responsibilities will include some of the following:

  • Develop high-level architecture description of the system and system elements working with all Stakeholders
  • Develop system architecture from the perspective of conceptual, physical, and functional attributes
  • Describe the behaviors of the system, define data and data flows, document internal and external interfaces, and identify constraints that impact the design.
  • Transition from System Requirements to Logical and Physical Architecture Models.
  • Support system performance trade studies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in systems engineering is required. Experience with space systems.
  • Proven ability to perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. PDR and CDR) and allocate functions down to subsystems and hardware/software.
  • Hardware components and system test experience in space systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers.
  • Ability to write technical sections of customer requests for information (RFIs) or proposals, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner.
  • Space-Ground-Terrestrial System level analysis capabilities
  • Proficiency in relevant analytical tools (e.g. MATLAB, etc.)
  • A U.S. Government issued security clearance is preferred, but not required.

Desired Skills:

  • System Engineering experience and ability to both see the “Big Picture” and also understand the detailed design at the component and unit level.

Education:

  • Bachelor Science degree required; Systems or Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science or Physics preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Systems Engineering or certificate program in the study of Systems Engineering preferred

Additional information:

  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN, Inc. on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • 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
  • By onboarding with CREAN, Inc., we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, we can offer competitive compensation.

CREAN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; partnering with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

To apply, click here.

CREAN is a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in the marketplace as well as provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise in Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors. We are looking for a talented, highly motivated Systems engineer with Communications and Payload experience to join the development of the next generation of satellite payloads.

Responsibilities will include some of the following:

  • Developing architecture, design concepts, and technical baselines for one or more satellite Bus Subsystems (T&C, Power, Attitude Control, Propulsion, Harness, Environmental) and related hardware/software.
  • Developing Bus subsystem-level requirements and interface definitions and mass/power budgets.
  • Conducting Bus design trades, including potential source identification/selection through formal Requests for Information particularly for space systems which may also include deep space communications systems.
  • Perform analysis and decompose system level performance requirements to verifiable allocated subsystems/components requirement.
  • Creating technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical satellite elements and satellite subsystems.
  • Supporting proposal development activities for satellite systems.
  • Support program design, development, manufacturing, assembly and test activities through spacecraft delivery.
  • Support component, subsystem, and spacecraft testing through spacecraft delivery including in-orbit testing and operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. PDR and CDR) and allocate functions down to subsystems and hardware/software.
  • Hardware components and system test experience in satellite systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers.
  • Ability to write technical sections of customer requests for information (RFIs) or proposals, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner.
  • Space-Ground-Terrestrial System level analysis capabilities to develop robust system budgets, waveforms, etc. potentially including deep space applications.
  • Proficiency in relevant analytical tools (e.g. QDF, DOORS, LabView, etc.)
  • A U.S. Government issued clearance is preferred, but not required.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with satellite design, build, integration, testing, and operation.
  • Experience developing System Block Diagrams and documenting Analog/Digital interfaces.
  • End-to-end systems engineering and architecture development including space segment; space-to-ground communications, command & control; and terrestrial communications systems.
  • Proven ability to develop analytical modeling and simulation tools/environments.
  • Experience in requirements flow-down (e.g. MBSE, DOORS), Configuration Management, Failure Review Boards/Root Cause processes, etc.
  • Prior satellite system engineering experience, 5-20 years.

Education:

  • Bachelor Science degree required; Electrical or Mechanical Systems Engineering or Aerospace preferred.
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred, but not required.

Additional information:

  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN, Inc. on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • 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
  • By onboarding with CREAN, Inc., we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, we can offer competitive compensation.

CREAN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; partnering with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

To apply, click here.

CREAN is a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in the marketplace as well as provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise in Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors. We are looking for a talented, highly motivated Systems engineer with Communications and Payload experience to join the development of the next generation of satellite payloads.

Responsibilities will include some of the following:

  • Developing architecture, design concepts, and technical baselines for satellite payload communications and sensor systems, processors and related hardware/software.
  • Developing payload subsystem-level requirements and interface definitions and link budgets including passive and active antenna systems, and related payload components for high throughput systems and high-power applications.
  • Conducting communications payload design trades, including potential source identification/selection through formal Requests for Information particularly for space systems which may also include deep space communications systems.
  • Perform analysis and decompose system level performance requirements to verifiable allocated subsystems/components requirement.
  • Creating technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical payload elements and satellite subsystems.
  • Supporting proposal development activities for objective payload systems.
  • Support program design, development, manufacturing, assembly and test activities through spacecraft delivery.
  • Support component, subsystem, and spacecraft testing through spacecraft delivery including in-orbit testing and operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. PDR and CDR) and allocate functions down to subsystems and hardware/software.
  • Hardware components and system test experience in satellite systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers.
  • Ability to write technical sections of customer requests for information (RFIs) or proposals, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner.
  • Space-Ground-Terrestrial System level analysis capabilities to develop robust system budgets, waveforms, etc. potentially including deep space applications.
  • Proficiency in relevant analytical tools (e.g. QDF, DOORS, LabView, etc.)
  • A U.S. Government issued clearance is preferred, but not required.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with satellite communications technologies and waveforms and general knowledge of active arrays and digital electronics/DSP systems.
  • Experience developing System Block Diagrams and documenting Analog/Digital/RF interfaces.
  • End-to-end systems engineering and architecture development including space segment; space-to-ground communications, command & control; and terrestrial communications systems.
  • Proven ability to develop analytical modeling and simulation tools/environments.
  • Experience in requirements flow-down (e.g. MBSE, DOORS), Configuration Management, Failure Review Boards/Root Cause processes, etc.
  • Prior satellite communications or sensors payload experience, 5-20 years.

Education:

  • Bachelor Science degree required; Electrical or Systems Engineering, RF / Microwave Communications, Computer Science or Aerospace preferred.
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred, but not required.

Additional information:

  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN, Inc. on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • 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
  • By onboarding with CREAN, Inc., we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, we can offer competitive compensation.

CREAN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; partnering with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

To apply, click here.

This is an immediate contract position on-site in El Segundo, CA to work classified electronics assembly, test, and related support. ***** These positions require an active (or easy re-activation) TS clearance. ****
  • Test Technicians and/or Test Engineers capable of tuning and testing millimeter wave hardware at frequencies above 45 GHz. This is old MIC style, chip, and wire hardware.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in this type of aerospace hardware, lab/clean room environment and procedures is required.
  • **The work requires a Top Secret clearance via an SSBI** This part of the requirement is unfortunately non-negotiable.
  • The need is immediate and forecasted to last 1-2 years and there are multiple positions available.
To apply, click here.

For more than nineteen years, CREAN has delivered superior performance to the U.S. government as well as leading corporations throughout the world. We provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Aerospace Technical Expertise, Production Operations & Logistics Optimization, Program, Project, & Supply Chain Management, Mission Assurance, and Business Development. As a preferred contractor in the aerospace and defense industries as well as within manufacturing, we know the critical role our services play in the protection and defense of freedoms worldwide and lend themselves to improving processes. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we are privileged to support our customers and the men and women who get the job done.

CREAN’s depth of talent and capabilities set us apart from our competition. These discriminators enable us to respond quickly and decisively to our customers’ challenges, while utilizing company-wide resources and expertise to meet their needs. Every day, our associates contribute innovative ideas and expertise to expand CREAN’s value within the Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors as well as optimizing manufacturing businesses. Our associates are our most valuable resource—the embodiment of how we deliver unparalleled service to our customers.

Diversity & Inclusion is an opportunity and an appreciation of the rich dimensions of differences within our workforce that fuel group dynamics, and it fosters an environment where all individuals and teams are welcome to participate and perform to their full potential. We strive to attract, retain and engage talented and diverse professionals to ensure a competitive edge in the global marketplace and deliver innovative solutions and services to CREAN customers.

CREAN provides competitive compensation and benefit packages with choices designed to meet our associates’ unique career and lifestyle needs. Benefits include healthcare coverage, life insurance and disability programs.

CREAN participates in the E-Verify program.

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