Job Id: 1301

Line of Sight Systems Engineer

Black Mountain, NC

Leader in the design and manufacture of precision motion control and inertial navigation products for Aerospace and Defense applications. This includes the Line of Sight system used on multiple platforms, but is primarily a major component of the Gunner’s Primary Sight for the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.

We are looking for a recognized expert to provide technical and market leadership to develop the future Persistent Surveillance and Sighting System product line. The product line will build on our strong heritage on M1A2 to combine mechanical stabilization with custom electro-optical sensors, electronics, algorithms, image processing and artificial intelligence to provide a world class sighting system to our customers.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Systems Engineer –Persistent Surveillance and Sighting System to join out team in Black Mountain, NC.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Leading the design and development of a complete stabilized electromechanical sighting system. This role will be the technical lead for the entire next generation sighting system
  • Reviewing and developing requirements, from customer sources and publically available information. Decomposition and management of lower level requirements for mechanical, electrical, software, firmware and test stand elements of actuation programs.
  • Develop and maintain a dynamic system level modeling of the estimation and control laws for the stabilization system.
  • Guide the development team to ensure design choices meet customer requirements.
  • Lead technical presentations and proposal efforts for internal and external customers.
Required Skills
  • Knowledge of the current state of the art performance for sighting systems
  • Expert in estimation and control for linear and non-linear systems
  • Experience specifying and integrating Electro-Optical sensors including visible light and infrared sensors in military applications.
  • System-level expertise in the implementation and application of Automatic/Aided Target Recognition algorithms within EO systems
  • Develops and maintains requirements and expectations for design of electromechanical actuation systems for use in aerospace and defense applications.
  • Ensure system safety, reliability and maintainability considerations are adequately captured in the work packages.
  • Decomposes sub-assembly specification requirements from end item specifications, using DOORS.
  • Support the preparation of project schedules and perform other project management tasks as required.
Required Experience

Critical Competencies

  • Expert in system simulation for advanced estimation and control, preferably in MATLAB SIMULINK
  • Experience with regulations, certification standards, design assurance and systems standards such ARP4754, DO-254, DO-178C, MIL-STD-882E is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills and presentation preparation (design reviews, marketing presentations, etc.).

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years in an aerospace motion control engineering and manufacturing environment required.
  • B.S. in Systems, Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering required, M.S. or PhD is preferred.
  • New product development experience required.
  • Solid understanding of aerospace and defense markets and requirements preferred.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US, visa sponsorship not available.
  • Must be able to obtain a US DOD Secret Security Clearance at a minimum.

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