Chief Engineer

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


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About GaN:


Wanted - Big Brains & Huge Hearts: We are looking for creative and passionate geeks, nerds, thinkers, tinkerers, and builders. ​


Geeks and Nerds is a company that encourages ingenuity, defies the norm, fosters teamwork, and defines the future for the community where we live.  Our dedicated employees are also the owners of Geeks and Nerds. When you join GaN, you are not an employee; you are the future owner of Geeks and Nerds. ​


Come join the company and develops innovative solutions to make the positive difference for our community. Come join the exceptionally talented and dedicated co-owners. Come join a company of significance! 


Do you have enjoy seeing the full engineering picture? We are looking for exceptional candidates for a Chief Engineer role . Apply today and become an owner, where big hearts and big brains meet. ​


Job Overview:


GaN is seeking an experienced Chief Engineer/ Senior Principal Engineer to join our team in Huntsville, Alabama.



  • Work cooperatively with a diverse technical team, including systems engineers, hardware engineers, software engineers, and program management to ensure program success.
  • Supports engineering decision-making by providing expert input and making recommendations.
  • Provides leadership direction by determining and developing approaches to solve very complex problems.
  • Act as a technical lead and assists in the mentorship of junior level engineers.



  • BS in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or other applicable engineering field and 10+ years of experience
  • Desired: Masters or PhD in Engineering.


Requirements (minimum):

  • Experience with the practical application of engineering processes.
  • Technical proficiency and working knowledge to include end to end program lifecycle development.
  • Experience in producing detailed technical specifications, reports and documentation for custom designs to meet applicable documentation standards.
  • Experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines (electrical, aerospace, software, or hardware)
  • Understanding of computer architectures and embedded systems
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor at all times.
  • Dedicated to customer service, quality, and team building.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed, and able to work independently.



Additional Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in Hardware Design, Test/Troubleshooting
  • Ability to read and understand schematics for electronic equipment and electrical circuitry.
  • Ability to design and implement a digital control system from scratch.
  • Experience working with real-time control systems.
  • Experience with MatLab and Simulink
  • FPGA development / programming
  • Ability to program Arduino devices.
  • Familiarity with Army test and evaluation (T&E)



Special Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret level security clearance.



Equal Opportunity Employer:

Geeks and Nerds Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. Geeks and Nerds Corporation participates in E-Verify.


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