Job Description

Sr. Project/Systems Engineer

Contract/Contract to Direct 12+ months M-F 40 hours weekly

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US, visa sponsorship not available.
  • Must be a US Citizen or be a US Permanent Residence Card Holder.
  • Some travel for customer reviews and meetings.

Candidate will be a key member of a technical team responsible for the system definition, design, integration and test of next generation inertial measurement and navigation products / solutions for use in aircraft, UAV's, missiles, land vehicles, and sea platforms. 


Preference is for a candidate with a background in both hardware and software for avionics systems with and experience in the integration and test of advanced navigation equipment in the laboratory and field environment(s). 


Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to lead system development activities within a certified quality management environment and be able to comprehend and adhere to defined work procedures and instructions.  



Essential Functions

  • Capable of leading the application of system engineering processes and discipline across the company.
  • Define, implement, and conduct continuous improvements associated with system engineering and processes.
  • Capable of supporting new business pursuits and proposal preparation that address program technical requirements and associated schedule and costs.
  • Responsible for managing technical schedule and cost for the assigned projects.
  • Interfacing with both commercial and military customers in technical program definition and execution.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral skills.


Required Skills

Critical Competencies

  • In depth working knowledge of system engineering processes, inertial navigation and GPS applications for avionics platforms.
  • Possesses the ability in the definition of system level requirements beginning with customer requirements specification and then decomposing to the end item system specification.
  • Possesses the ability with definition, implementation, and performance of system integration testing (hardware and software tests) which validate system requirements in a lab and field environments.
  • Capable of supporting Bid and Proposal efforts including Cost Estimating and Technical Writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications (written and verbal).
  • Proficient at project / program planning and control.
  • Drives for results, action oriented.
  • Strategic thinker, visionary.
  • Excellent presentation skills.


Required Experience

Education & Experience

  • B.S. in Aerospace, Computer, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience required.
  • Seven (7) or more years' experience in aerospace and/or defense system engineering and associated system software testing.
  • In depth technical experience with Inertial Navigation System (INS), Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Global Positioning System (GPS) applications is required.
  • Experience in communication bus standards and operation (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, RS-422, ethernet, spacewire) and familiarity with software / firmware development standards (DO-178B, DO-254) required. 
  • Experience required in leading and working within a cross disciplinary engineering team of 2 to 15 engineers relative to the coordination of product hardware and software design, test, and evaluation from the concept through production phases.
  • Strong Knowledge (Proficiency preferred) in DOORS, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office.

Application Instructions

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