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Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Lorton, 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.

Your Contribution to Our Mission:

QinetiQ Inc. is looking to hire several Scientists and Engineers to support the design and development of EO/IR Sensor Systems and Embedded Electronics/Computing Systems, Unmanned/Autonomous Robotic systems and Military Survivability solutions for military applications. The Engineers work in integrated development teams of electrical, mechanical, systems, and software engineers who work on the design and build of new prototype technology systems, to support the Warfighter effort with C5ISR sensor, survivability and unmanned systems, and controls and transportation solutions.

  • Electrical Engineers work with a dynamic team of Electrical, Electronic, and Firmware Engineers in the prototype development and transition/fielding of leading-edge technologies supporting QinetiQ Inc.’s military customer base.
  • Mechanical Engineers support the design, modeling, tolerancing, drawing generation, assembly procedures, part procurement, environmental analysis, and testing of Opto-Mechanical Sensor Systems and Autonomous Robotic Systems for commercial and government applications.
  • Software Engineers develop and employ R&D (Research & Development) and/or prototype scientific & engineering software that optimizes the operation of our hardware and robotics technologies.
  • Systems Engineers support the integration of sensors, software, and processing with user interfaces and other system architectures, and perform in-depth field data collections, tests and experimentation, including end-user reviews, for prototype systems.
  • Spectral Scientists support the research and development of new sensor and robotics hardware technologies and analyze the data from our hardware systems to ensure that our prototype technologies meet and exceed our customer needs.

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • BS degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Real world experience in the development of new technology systems, preferably within a military or DOD setting.
  • Software Engineers require experience developing R&D and/or prototype scientific & engineering software in both C++ and Java in a Linux environment for hardware control or optimization.
  • Mechanical Engineers require 3 to 5 years’ experience in machine and robotics design using SolidWorks CAD, with an emphasis on electromechanical design (Optics, Cameras, FPAs, CCDs), Focusing Systems, Autonomous Robotics Systems, and Stepper and Servo Systems.
  • Electrical Engineers require knowledge and experience in electrical and electronic design of hardware systems and robotics, the creation of schematics and custom electronics designs and experience building schematic parts and component footprints.

Job Type:  Full Time

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

DOD Secret

Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand, that is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.


If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

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.