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Systems Engineer, Sr. Staff

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

Systems Engineer, Sr. Staff

Location

Simi Valley, CA

Employment type

Regular - Full Time

ID

1708

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Summary

The Sr. Staff Systems Engineer works with our Design team to develop a variety of innovative Unmanned Systems for defense and commercial applications. This position will interact with Controls Engineers to allocate requirements and develop architectures to drive simulation models. These development efforts will generally be small focused design teams, which will require engineers to use a range of skills and tools across traditional engineering, computer science, and mathematical disciplines. Because of the nature of the development efforts, the engineer will need to work on a variety of stages of development including requirements definition, concept design, prototyping, detailed design, validation and verification testing.

Position Responsibilities

Oversee requirements traceability and evolution through the system development cycle

Provide weekly status of system development progress with requirements burn down

Allocate requirements to subsystem & engineering coordination

Evaluate system performance thresholds and providing direction

Develops instrumented flight test vectors and data acquisition

Provide input for model development and simulation analysis

Develop systems test plans, procedures and reports

Review and interpret customer specification effectively

Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses. Influences the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple products or systems

Work on significant issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles

Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments

Provide guidance and mentorship to others in both their discipline and on company values

Other duties as assigned

Special Requirements

U.S Citizenship required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

Bachelors in Mathematics, Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

12 - 15 years of experience in a systems engineering role (Aerospace systems engineering preferred)

Proficiency with C/C++ and Matlab required

Has managed requirements traceability and evolution through the system development cycle

Demonstrated prior experience in providing effective weekly status of system development progress with requirements burn down

Has developed systems test plans, procedures and reports and reviewed and interpreted specifications

Experienced in writing Systems Safety protocols and ensuring personnel safety during field testing

Strong Matlab skills and is proficient with office software and computer based productivity tools

Familiarity with electronics and systems related to image collection and analysis

Ability and interest in creating Architectures using Model Based Engineering tools

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

Advanced degree is preferred

Experienced in taking a product from concept to production with contract manufacturers is preferred

Knowledge of Simulink, Ansys and Solidworks preferred

Exposure to Guidance Navigation and Control Systems along with Modeling Simulation and Control is preferred. Exposure to Model Based Systems Engineering is helpful but not required

Understanding of Aircraft Terminology is a plus as is familiarity with Python or ROS (Robot Operating System) a plus

Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)

Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract requirements will require current U.S. Citizenship.

Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.

We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may appy.

To view our CCPA Privacy Policy click here: https://www.avinc.com/legal/ccpa-privacy-policy

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