Associate Systems Engineer

Date: May 30, 2023

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, US

Company: QinetiQ

It’s an exciting time to be part of QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join us as we continue to grow into new markets around the world. We currently have many opportunities and would love to hear from candidates who are interested in joining us now or in the future.

If there is alignment between your skills and the opportunities currently available, we will be contact.  Should there not be anything suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.

QinetiQ, Inc. is looking to hire a Systems Integration Engineer to support the integration of our current and next generation robotic systems at our Waltham, MA facility. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:


  • Work in a fast-paced environment, participating and leading engineering teams designing the next generation robotic systems for the U.S. Military. 
  • Assist engineers in the field with evaluating, validating, and debugging of systems
  • Assist in the development of strong long-term customer relationships with current and prospective customers
  • Coordinate various activities with customer’s organization such as training, implementation, and service/support
  • Responsible for scheduling of routine daily operations as well as packing, shipping, and maintenance of customer equipment, spares, and supplies
  • Contribute and support proposals generation for customer requests and to their requirements
  • Responsible for housekeeping within work area and for compliance with corporate safety procedures
  • Maintaining expendable inventories within a budget, which includes ordering and documentation


To Land This Job, You Need:

  • BS Degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical-Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering
  • Competence with basic lab instruments such as DMMs, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience with bench-top prototyping and troubleshooting
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Ability to work independently and manage priorities and tasks over multiple projects, including the evaluation diagnosing and repair of systems
  • Experience with using shop tools, power tools, and test equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge with LINUX and WINDOWS Operation Systems
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with DOD systems and/or prior work in the field of robotics
  • Knowledge and experience with DOD, SAE, IEEE, and/or IPC standards
  • Experience with of programming embedded device such as Microcontrollers
  • Experience with software programming (C, C++ and/or C#)



  • Travel could be upwards to 50-75% (includes both domestic and international)

  • Travel required to support sales and/or field efforts related to client service or ongoing development efforts that can include meetings, demonstrations, or teaching classes


Job Type:  Full Time


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: 

DOD Secret, 



Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  
Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.