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Systems Engineer, Sr. Staff

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Job Description:

Systems Engineer, Sr. Staff Location Simi Valley, CA Employment type Regular - Full Time ID 1708 Apply Now 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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