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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 provides technical solutions to the space and industrial community.  We are a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in their marketplace.  Our clients include the large aerospace suppliers as well as numerous smaller companies and everything in between. We get requests for mechanical designers for both short- and longer-term durations at clients across the country.  Depending on the client and specific assignment, work may be on-site, remote, or a combination.  We are seeking independent contractor (1099) designers to join CREAN and service clients as those needs arise.   Typically, we need certified technical drafting/CAD designers with 5+ years minimum of experience in converting design concepts into mechanical fabrication and assembly details for manufacturing. We are seeking candidates with advanced CAD skills, excellent mechanical design experience and the ability to schedule, coordinate and manage multiple projects.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience using CAD tools to design complex projects, creating fabrication drawing sets for production release.
  • Experience and knowledge of CREO, CATIA, Pro-E, SOLIDWORKS, or other CAD tools is required
  • Possess a strong sense of commitment and responsibility for the final product
  • Mechanically minded with a good understanding of materials and processes
  • Focused attention to the details is a must
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Organized, punctual, disciplined, and a self-starter
  • Personable, hardworking, autonomous, proactive team player with a positive, solution-oriented attitude

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare designs and detail prints for mechanical devices and machines
  • Provide timely updates for drawing completion and workload
  • Coordinate with other colleagues regarding designs and project builds
  • If not on-site, occasional travel to client’s location to measure or gather information may be needed to generate models.
  • Maintaining/organizing server folder containing drawings with current revisions.
  • Working with sales team, project managers or clients to establish & create a model using design requirements.

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5+ years direct experience in producing drawings and supporting engineering development and manufacturing needs in aerospace, or industrial/manufacturing areas. A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field) is desired.

Additional information:

  • As specific assignment is not yet defined, candidates need to be open to occasional travel and/or temporary relocation, or specify their limitations. Likewise, actual job duration and whether full or part-time is TBD and will depend on client and assignment.
  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN 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
  • It is required for this position that the applicant have legal authorization to work in the United States
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, we can offer competitive compensation as well as optional healthcare benefits

To apply for this job, 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.

Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Software Architect to join our team on a consulting basis to lead the definition and development of flight software for next-generation space missions. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of software architecture principles, a proven track record of designing, developing, and implementing complex software systems, and exceptional leadership skills. They will also have a strong background in new space technologies, such as In-Space Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM) and In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU), as well as experience with Rendezvous Proximity Operations (RPO), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), and the Internet of Things (IoT). The ideal candidate will also have expertise in communication and sensor networks.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the definition and development of flight software architectures for next-generation space missions
  • Develop software architectures that are scalable, maintainable, reusable, and aligned with mission objectives
  • Oversee the implementation of software requirements and ensure compliance with project standards
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers and architects
  • Foster a collaborative and productive work environment within the software engineering team
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest software technologies and trends

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in software architecture and design, with at least 5 years in a lead architect role
  • Proven track record of successfully leading the design, development, and implementation of complex software systems
  • Strong understanding of new space technologies, such as ISRU and ISAM
  • Expertise in Rendezvous Proximity Operations (RPO), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • In-depth knowledge of communication and sensor networks
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Additional Requirements:

  • Familiarity with satellite communication protocols, such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP
  • Experience with sensor networks and data acquisition systems
  • Experience with cloud-based systems and architectures
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks effectively

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Experience with cybersecurity and data protection
  • Experience with software development methodologies, such as Agile and DevOps
  • Experience with aerospace and defense systems

To apply, click here.

 

For more than two decades, 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.