Principal Systems Engineer--Payloads

Reference Number: 2480D
Location: CA,CO,MA

The Photonics Group
Principal Systems Engineer, Payloads
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Location:  Torrance, CA; Centennial, CO; Wilmington, MA

Principal members of our development staff are technical leaders across multi-disciplined teams, possessing expert understanding of aerospace technology and payload architectures for spacecraft sub-systems and instruments.  The scope of the position requires a proven track-record with a range of responsibilities from spacecraft requirements management & allocation, system concept development, design & analysis to procurement and integration & test of payload level sensor systems for the aerospace and commercial community.  Principal Systems Engineers are the primary technical interface to our customers and the technical leads on our programs responsible for directing engineering analysis and evaluation efforts across all technical disciplines for complex electro-optical systems.  Additional responsibilities include developing alternative designs to satisfy mission level requirements, documenting design approaches, establishing design verification & validation, and developing plans to manufacture and test payload sensor systems.  Principal level engineers are expected to support new business opportunities, lead program tiger teams, participate in industry-wide events, and actively develop junior level staff.



• BS in an Engineering discipline, MS preferred.

• 15 plus years of experience in developing electro-optical systems or space payloads

• Expert knowledge in system level hardware design & development, requirements definition, analysis, and risk mitigation for space-based environments.

• Experience with high reliability space flight programs and radiation-hardened environments are required.

• Experience generating cost & schedule plans and estimates are required.

• Experience as a lead engineer, project engineer, or IPT lead is required.

• Experience with DOORS is highly desirable.

• Experience developing systems and general engineering processes and procedures are a plus.

• Experience supporting new business pursuits and proposals efforts is highly desirable.

• Excellent oral, written and presentation skills for interfacing with senior management and customers as well as mentoring of other engineers.         

• Existing TS/SCI (SSBI) security clearance or the ability to satisfy requirements for a TS/SCI (SSBI). Current, active clearance strongly preferred.


U.S. Citizenship status required.

The Photonics Group
Call us at 919 479 1941