Senior Systems Engineer

Date: May 14, 2023

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.


Senior Systems Engineer



Work in a fast-paced environment, participating on engineering teams designing, testing, integration, and development support of next generation robotic systems for the U.S. Military.  The systems engineer is responsible for logical and systematic transformation of customer requirements and needs into a total system solution using the best of practice processes and techniques.  The candidate will be the primary technical interface with the customer on all processes involved in systems engineering. They will be a hands-on person that will work closely with multi-disciplined integrated product teams consisting of program managers, software, mechanical, electrical, process, and manufacturing engineers throughout the product’s lifecycle including requirements development, design, verification/validation, deployment and sustainment.


The candidate will be capable of performing a wide range of systems engineering functions, including requirements management, verification and validation (V&V), and test engineering, using expert knowledge of systems engineering or systems engineering management processes to guide product development teams.  Knowledge and experience in systems engineering is also desired in the following areas: mission requirements analysis, system hierarchy and specification tree development, functional analysis, systems integration, requirements flowdown and allocation, trade studies, system synthesis, configuration definition and management, risk analysis, and hazard analysis.


This candidate must have a proven track record as a systems engineer working on DoD development programs or in the field of robotics.   This person may also support systems logistics and lifecycle management tasks as well as support various process improvement initiatives within the group.


Duties may include:

  • Use Model Base System Engineering (MBSE) and SysML to define and trace system design
  • Development of product design descriptions, requirements and system test documentation, safety analysis reports, and technical analyses against requirements
  • Support a system reliability program; gathering and analyzing reliability data
  • Managing key product performance factors at a system level
  • Verifying and validating system and component performance to specifications
  • Support development of test fixtures to validate complex systems, subsystems, and components
  • Support integration troubleshooting at system and subsystem levels.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering , Electrical-Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering; MS preferred.
  • At least five years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience with fielded DOD systems and/or prior work in the field of robotics
  • Solid engineering background
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Ability to work independently and manage priorities and tasks over multiple projects
  • Experience with Model Base System Engineering (MBSE) and SysML using MagicDraw
  • Experience requirements management and traceability
  • Experience with validation of complex systems
  • Experience with Military Standards, such as MIL-STD-810, 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


Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with DOD, SAE, IEEE, and/or IPC standards
  • Experience with DOORS or an equivalent Requirement Management tool
  • Working knowledge of Electrical Engineering Computer Aided Design (ECAD) tools
  • Working knowledge of Mechanical Engineering Computer Aided Design (MCAD) tool
  • Working knowledge with LINUX and WINDOWS Operation Systems
  • Experience with software programming (C, C++ and/or C#)
  • Experience with sensor integration and signal conditioning
  • Experience with machine automation and/or integration with automotive or military vehicles
  • Experience with integration of radio communications and/or knowledge of RF / wireless principals
  • Experience in system reliability analysis using both calculated and measured data
  • Familiarity with CMMI Level 3 Processes
  • Experience design test fixtures
  • Experience with Windchill and Windchill Quality Solutions

Familiar with Data Collection and Analysis tools



  • Occasional domestic travel (< 10%) may be required
  • Occasional international travel (< 5%) may be required
  • Frequent local travel within Massachusetts and neighboring states may be required


Level of Clearance must be able to Obtain:

DoD Secret


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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.