EMP Test Engineer/Scientist

| Greater LA Area
Our team combines seasoned aerospace engineering talent and Special Operations combat veterans to address 21st century threats. We embrace the best practices from Silicon Valley innovation, such as agile development. We also deliver breakthroughs in high-power microwave technology for offensive and defensive EMP as well as artificial intelligence for enhanced targeting capabilities.
Job Objective: Epirus develops high power microwave (HPM) systems. The EMP Test Engineer/Scientist role is responsible for leading the way in advancing the science of how Epirus’s novel HPM systems impact different systems under test. This primarily involves empirical study around designing and conducting EMP effects testing in Epirus’s RF chambers, including operating Epirus’s HPM lab assets. EMP effects testing includes selecting target systems, setting up appropriate forms of target system monitoring/effect assessment, setting up the RF chamber for test, operating HPM lab assets, measuring radiated powers and other key parameters, and characterizing the extents and limits of different effects. Operating the HPM lab assets involves writing Python scripts to interface with the assets and help automate testing. Performing root cause analysis of effects, theoretically and/or experimentally, also falls within the scope of this role. Prior experience in EMI / EMC testing may be particularly useful in this role. Creativity, critical thinking, and a penchant for interacting with a wide variety of both hardware and software are key for this role.


  • Manage and operate Epirus’s RF chambers, HPM lab assets, and related equipment
  • Design test plans, including system monitoring/effect assessment apparatuses
  • Select specific systems under test for suitability/feasibility
  • Write scripts to automate testing
  • Operate HPM lab assets, systems under test
  • Propose new R&D efforts, in coordination with Engineering and Business Development leadership
  • Perform data analysis to characterize extents and limits of different effects
  • Perform experiments for digging down into root causes of effects
  • Clearly document and communicate findings
  • Develop demo procedures to show off product capabilities

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years experience
  • Familiarity with Python programming
  • Experience working with RF lab equipment, preferably including chamber measurements
  • US Citizen or permanent resident (future security clearance may be required)

Desired Qualifications

  • Aerospace/Defense experience and/or military experience preferred, or experience in robotics/a similar industry
  • Good written and oral communication skills; not afraid to speak up, either to ask for help or disagree on a technical point that warrants more discussion
  • 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
  • Familiarity with RF systems (e.g. radar, comms, EW, etc.)
  • Strong critical thinking skills, experience designing experiments
  • Experience with EMI/EMC testing

Epirus was the magical bow with infinite arrows wielded by the Greek hero Theseus. Like our namesake, we strive to be fast, efficient, and limitless in our approach. This agility, combined with a culture of innovation in systems development, allows us to move quickly without losing the decades of lessons learned.
We have developed technologies that leverage new breakthroughs in sensors and high-power microwave, combined with computer vision and advanced software control. Our first broad-market application is a comprehensive defense system to defeat offensive drones at scale.

Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement


Our company is located near Hawthorne Airport and we're neighbors with LA Ale Works & Common Space Brewery!

An Insider's view of Epirus

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“It’s casual but also really exciting! We have an open office layout, so you can definitely feel that everyone is super passionate and excited. Being in such a collaborative environment makes it a ton of fun to solve the challenges we face.”


Principal Mechanical Engineer

What are Epirus Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday through Friday.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
More Jobs at Epirus11 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Data + Analytics
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Design + UX
Los Angeles