Job Description

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) is a unique and diverse small-business engineering firm, headquartered in Austin, Texas. PEC’s services range from security consulting and risk mitigation support to the design, research, analysis and testing of protective structures subjected to extreme loads, such as weapons effects, blast, vehicle impact, forced entry attack and natural hazards.  We provide structural and mechanical engineering services; use machine learning (ML) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques to deliver novel solutions to engineering problems; create specialized software for defense and anti-terrorism applications; perform advanced numerical modeling; develop, oversee and perform nonlinear and dynamic testing; develop criteria for protective applications; and, provide training. We work domestically and internationally.

As we continue to expand our services, Protection Engineering Consultants is looking for a creative coding-capable engineer or computer scientist to support the development of novel ML algorithms that address the unique engineering challenges of our military and civilian clients. Preferred areas of expertise include machine learning, genetic programming, symbolic regression, and computer vision. Other areas of value include deep learning and reinforcement learning. Project work can be highly varied; the position demands flexibility, cleverness, and autodidactic learning.  The successful candidate will be proficient with Python and C++ and be able to develop novel solutions from prototyping through software integration.

Your role initially will be to provide support for our ongoing efforts. We will provide opportunities for you to grow into project management, marketing and business development, as your interests dictate; you can also stay in a technical role if that is your preferred career path.


  • BS, MS or PhD (engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics).
  • No professional experience required.
  • Proficiency in Python and C++.
  • US citizen.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbal and written technical information.


PEC offers a competitive compensation package for the successful candidate. Benefits include:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance paid in full for the candidate
  • 401(k) match plan
  • Professional development
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Opportunity for company ownership

Protection Engineering Consultants LLC (PEC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PEC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Director of Support Services Protection Engineering Consultants One Castle Hills 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 300 San Antonio, Texas 78213 We are an equal-opportunity employer.

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