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Systems Engineer

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to support the development and field testing of new sensor based systems. 


Your Contirubution to the Mission:

  • Integration of sensors, software, and processing with user interfaces and other system architectures.
  • Coordinate and perform in-depth field data collections, tests and experimentation, including end-user reviews, for prototype systems.
  • Propose and create system design specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide recommendations and technical guidance to decision-makers and development teams.
  • Decomposing customer needs for sensor and command and control (C2) system interoperability into translation component requirements and two-way data mapping.
  • Decomposing customer requirements into detailed system and software level requirements to specify software functionality.
  • Developing test plans and procedures intended to verify the implementation of customer and detailed system requirements in both customer-supplied and QinetiQ-developed systems.
  • Documenting two-way traceability between requirements and test procedures, both to ensure test coverage of all requirements and to correlate issues discovered during testing to requirements that are not satisfied within the system under test.


To Land This Job, You Need:


  • 3-5 years of full lifecycle Systems Engineering experience.
  • MS degree in systems engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a related discipline or additional 3 years of related experience in lieu of MS qualification.
  • Experience working within Windows and Linux/Unix computer environment with Office or Open Office tools.
  • Experience specifying requirements and/or developing and executing testing of computer-based software systems.
  • Knowledge of military sensor performance and capabilities.





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QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.