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Staff Electrical Engineer

Date: May 25, 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.

As a Maritime Systems Staff Electrical Engineer you will design, build, and troubleshoot end to end electric solutions in autonomy, unmanned, and robotic systems. This includes the design of electrical sub-systems, integration of new features into current solutions, PCB design, and frequent hands-on work in the lab building and debugging electrical systems. In this role, your tasks will range from working on small prototype designs to fully integrated production systems.


QinetiQ Technology Solutions Business Unit applies decades of experience developing and delivering leading edge mission ready solutions. From front line unmanned ground robots to ship and submarine mission critical systems, the QinetiQ team prides itself on overcoming next generation threats with mission-led innovation. Within the Maritime Systems group, you will be exposed to everything from electromagnetic aircraft launch systems deployed on the top of the line Ford-class aircraft carriers to next generation micro-autonomous underwater vehicles actively being iterated on for the Navy’s future needs.


Day to day activities:

  • Work within and/or lead multidisciplinary teams of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers to design and support complex automated systems
  • Support the entire component lifecycle from concept design, prototype build, and production implementation
  • Design and develop new and novel features for existing products
  • Troubleshoot and root cause challenging electrical and systems problems


Desired skills:

  • BSEE or equivalent with 4+ years of experience or MSEE or equivalent with 2+ years of experience
  • Experience with CAD tools used for electro-mechanical designs and BOM management
  • Demonstrated experience using schematic capture and PCB layout software
  • Ability to work independently and manage tasking prioritization
  • Experience interfacing and collaborating with customers


Additional skills of interest:

  • Any cross discipline experience such as a coding language or 3D modelling
  • Prior mentorship roles especially within an engineering setting
  • Familiarity with military design standards


Job Type:  Full Time


Clearance Level 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.