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Systems Engineer II

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Job Description:



Systems Engineer II



Location



Simi Valley, CA



Employment type



Regular - Full Time



ID

1712




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Summary

The Systems Engineer II 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


  • Support in the following:



    • Providing weekly Status of System development progress with requirements burn down

    • Allocating Requirements to Subsystems & Engineering coordination

    • Evaluating System performance thresholds and providing direction

    • Developing Instrumented Flight Test vectors and Data acquisition

    • Definition of system Build in Test for Fault Detection, Isolation, Recovery

    • Definition of ground system warnings, cautions, notifications

    • Assist in Requirements and Specification Reviews

    • Prototyping of autonomous systems and validate designs through a series of purpose designed experiments



    • Support design and analysis tasks using AeroVironment and industry developed tools

    • Provide input for model development and simulation analysis.

    • Writes system requirements, system test plans, and assist in validation testing

    • Perform a variety of engineering support activities on R&D projects

    • Document work and assist with the transition of new capabilities, technologies and prototypes into a production development environment.

    • Work on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations requires a review of intangibles

    • Apply company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues

    • Work within specific requirements to complete tasks under moderate supervision

    • Provides general guidance and assistance to Associate and Level I Engineers

    • Other duties as assigned

      Special Requirements

      U.S. Citizenship required. Must have ability to obtain a security clearance and be willing to work on government contracts.

      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

      • 2 - 5 years of experience in a systems engineering role (Aerospace systems engineering preferred)

      • Familiarity with C/C++ and Matlab required

      • Familiarity with office software and computer-based productivity tools

      • The ideal candidate will be interested in creating Architectures using Model Based Engineering tools

        Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies


        • Knowledge of Simulink, Ansys and Solidworks is preferred

        • Familiarity with Python or ROS (Robot Operating System) and Aircraft Terminology is preferred

        • An understanding of Control Theory and Transform functions helpful

        • Aerospace Systems Engineering Experience is preferred

        • An understanding of Aircraft Terminology is preferred

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

        • Ability to develop and enhance professional expertise

        • 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. Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

        • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

        • 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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