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Senior Systems Engineer

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreBased 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 DoBuilding 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.
Summary The Systems Engineer III 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 providing weekly Status of System development progress with requirements burn down
  • Support Allocating Requirements to Subsystems & Engineering coordination
  • Support Evaluating System performance thresholds and providing direction
  • Support Requirements and Specification Reviews
  • Support Developing Instrumented Flight Test vectors and Data acquisition
  • Support definition of system Build in Test for Fault Detection, Isolation, Recovery
  • Support definition of ground system warnings, cautions, notifications
  • Provide input for model development and simulation analysis
  • Support 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
  • 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 diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways while applying company policies and procedures
  • Work independently with little supervision. Provide articulate, accurate instructions and guidance to lower level Engineers as well as team members outside the department Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
    • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
    • 5 - 8 years of experience in a systems engineering role (Aerospace systems engineering preferred)
    • Familiarity with C/C++ and Matlab required
    • Proficiency with Matlab as well as office software and computer-based productivity tools
    • Possesses an interest in creating Architectures using Model Based Engineering tools
      Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
      • Knowledge of Simulink, Ansys and Solidworks preferred
      • Aerospace Systems Engineering experience preferred
      • Understanding of Control Theory and Transform functions is helpful
      • Understanding of Aircraft Terminology is helpful
      • Exposure to Guidance Navigation and Control Systems along with Modeling Simulation & Control and Model-Based Systems Engineering is helpful but not required
      • 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
      • 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 BenefitsAV 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: .We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.COVID Vaccine StatementAeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.ITARU.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Keywords: AeroVironment, Simi Valley , Senior Systems Engineer, Other , Simi Valley, California

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