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Systems Engineer

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, 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 for an experienced Systems Engineer to support our engineering teams in the design, test, integration, and development support of next generation robotic systems for the U.S. Military. The selected candidate will have responsibility in the following areas:

  • The development of requirements, technical analyses against requirements, and requirements traceability.
  • Support system architecture definition using system modeling.
  • The development of system test/validation documentation, safety analysis reports, system FMEAs, and system FTAs
  • Creating product design description documentation
  • Support the development of test plans and test applications
  • Running a system reliability program; gathering and analyzing reliability data
  • Managing key product performance factors at a system level
  • Support testing, debug, and production of digital and analog systems and modules
  • Verifying and validating system and component performance to specifications
  • Support development of test fixtures to validate complex systems, subsystems, and components
  • Support software troubleshooting and resolving issues
  • Support implementing and updating design processes
  • Proposals writing including technical writing and development of tasks and costing.  

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • A Bachelors of Science Degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering , Electrical-Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering; MS preferred.
  • At least 2-5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience with fielded DOD systems and/or prior work in the field of robotics
  • Experience requirements management and traceability
  • Experience with validation of complex systems
  • Experience developing using Model-based Engineering (MBE) and MBSE tools (ex. MagicDraw and/or RV&S)
  • Experience modeling in frameworks (UAF, DoDAF, MODAF) and languages (SYSML, UML, MOF)
  • Strong knowledge of electrical hardware, mechanical, and/or software design and development
  • Working knowledge of Military Standards, such as MIL-STD-882, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464
  • Familiar with test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, signal sources, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Occasional domestic travel (< 20%) may be required and International <5% also may be required         #MJ

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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.