SRI International

Research Engineer, Electrical Engineer - new grad

Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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SRI International's Advanced Technology and Systems Division (ATSD) performs research and development across a wide range of disciplines, from novel materials development to mixed-signal integrated circuits, spanning design to implementation of advanced optical, quantum, radar, and imaging systems, transitioning technology from basic R&D to fieldable prototypes. We conduct this R&D for a wide variety of US government clients, with applications ranging from basic scientific exploration to national security.

Our SRI campus in Princeton, NJ has an immediate opening for a Research Engineer, Electrical Engineer within ATSD, to support the growth in a variety of activities ranging from cyber-physical systems to quantum sensing. 


As part of a close-knit team of applied physicists and engineers, will work on leading-edge R&D projects to realize proof-of-concept demonstrations for our government and commercial customers.  A motivated and driven Researcher will have opportunities to work across the full span of design, implementation, and testing of advanced prototype electronic systems.  The activity will be very hands-on, operating over a variety of projects, many of them related to national security. 


Skills should include a subset of:

  • Technical knowledge of principles of electrical engineering, including electronics and circuits.
  • Hands on experience which may consist of electrical assembly, soldering, PCB design
  • Embedded systems (microcontrollers, FPGA)
  • Implementation of instrumentation for effective and accurate measurements
  • Programming experience for analysis, simulation, and instrumentation (e.g. with MATLAB, C/C++, Python, LabVIEW)
  • Modeling and Computer Aided Design, e.g. COMSOL, HFSS, SolidWorks
  • Knowledge of electromagnetics
  • Physical and mechanical intuition

The Researcher should be able to contribute at the individual level, with guidance from more senior group members.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering.  New graduates are encouraged to apply, while industry experience is also a plus
  • Due to government requirements, U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain/maintain/transfer a DOD Security Clearance is required.

Intangible qualities:

  • Self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented
  • Effective in a laboratory environment
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Must possess a results-oriented approach
  • An interest in multiple technical area

The salary range is: $57,420-$85,415.  Salary ranges will vary and are based on several factors, including geographic location, market competitiveness and equity amongst internal employees in similar roles.  SRI has a competitive benefits package, to view details please go to


SRI International, an over 75-year strong pioneering research institute, has a rich history supporting government and industry. Our innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value and lasting benefits to society. SRI is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, with research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact - delivering unique solutions for the world's important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.


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