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Acoustic Analyst – Level 1 (Entry Level)

Date Posted: May 8, 2024
Category: Engineering and Technology

About Us:

ThayerMahan leads the field in Underwater Acoustic Monitoring, particularly in our Persistent Surveillance Systems division. We specialize in monitoring and localizing passive acoustic contacts around the clock, catering to diverse contracts. Our team is committed to delivering precise and timely reporting on both natural and artificial acoustic contacts. Additionally, we handle all piloting internally for a range of unmanned vehicles equipped with acoustic payloads.

Position Summary:

We are seeking individuals with a foundational understanding of acoustic analysis, developed either through our in-house Acoustic Analyst Apprenticeship program (currently in development) or equivalent experience with active/passive acoustic monitoring systems. As an Acoustic Analyst, you will play a vital role in our 24/7 watch cycles, evaluating acoustically received sources, determining their positions, drafting reports, and supporting troubleshooting procedures for our internal acoustic monitoring program. The role involves operational support for contracts, with minimal sea time expected (less than 5%).


  • Support 24-hour watch cycles.
  • Evaluate acoustically received sources.
  • Determine positions for acoustically held sources.
  • Draft reports on acoustically held sources.
  • Facilitate troubleshooting procedures for internal acoustic monitoring program.
  • Operate acoustic monitoring program.
  • Provide contract support.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

  • Prior enlisted STS/STG (4 years and below) or completed the ThayerMahan Acoustic Apprenticeship Program.

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in high school-level arithmetic.
  • Ability to read nautical charts.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for articulating data findings.
  • Understanding of PC file structure.

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography, Data Analysis, or related fields focusing on underwater physics or data analysis.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work at a monitor for extended periods.
  • Must pass physical tests for sight and hearing.

Travel Requirements (If Applicable):

  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Active passport required; willingness to travel.

Join us in Groton, CT (on-site position), and be part of a dynamic team shaping the future of underwater acoustic monitoring. Apply today to contribute to cutting-edge technology and meaningful projects in an exciting industry.

What we Offer:

Competitive salary (This is a non-exempt position), comprehensive total rewards package (medical, dental, vision, 401K with employer match), and other great benefits.

Opportunity to continue to develop your career at a growing organization.

At ThayerMahan, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and supported. We believe that diversity in backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences enriches our work and drives innovation. ThayerMahan is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply and join us in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If you meet the requirements and are ready to make waves with us, apply now!  Please send your resume to Careers@thayermahan.com

Hiring Contact: Doug Grimes, Deputy Director, Acoustic Analysis

Hiring Contact Email Address: dgrimes@ThayerMahan.com

* Due to our contracts with the US Government, US Citizenship is a requirement *