Job Id: 1290

Principal Systems Engineer

, NJ

Design and manufacture of precision motion control products and inertial navigation components. Selected individual(s) will be expected to work on broad assignments independently while reporting to engineering and program leadership. The role(s) will include responsibilities for requirements determination, trade studies, models & simulations, algorithm designs, embedded deployments & performance analyses related to navigation products in the markets of interest.

*Hybrid work option available.

Essential Functions:

  • Capable of leading the application of system engineering processes and discipline across the company.
  • Using systems requirements management tools such as DOORS, assist in the storing, tracking, and managing of configuration items.
  • Define, implement, and conduct continuous improvements associated with system engineering and processes.
  • Contribute to a positive and cooperative work environment by effectively communicating internally and externally across all levels of the organization.
  • Drive company goals and initiatives by actively participating in team meetings and improvement initiatives/programs.
  • In a timely manner, communicate technical or scheduling problems to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Capable of supporting new business pursuits and proposal preparation that address program technical requirements and associated schedule and costs.
  • Responsible for managing technical schedule and cost for the assigned projects.
  • Interfacing with both commercial and military customers in technical program definition and execution.
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills.
  • Travel: ~15% for customer reviews and meetings.

Required Skills:

Critical Competencies

  • In depth working knowledge of system engineering processes, inertial navigation and GPS applications for avionics platforms.
  • Possesses the ability in the definition of system level requirements beginning with customer requirements specification and then decomposing to the end item system specification.
  • Possesses the ability with definition, implementation, and performance of system integration testing (hardware and software tests) which validate system requirements in a lab and field environments.
  • Capable of supporting Bid and Proposal efforts including Cost Estimating and Technical Writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications (written and verbal).
  • Proficient at project / program planning and control.
  • Drives for results, action oriented.
  • Strategic thinker, visionary.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and writing skills.

Required Experience

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • Seven (7) or more years’ experience in an aerospace and/or defense system engineering and associated systems software testing.
  • In depth technical experience with Inertial Navigation System (INS), Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Global Positioning System (GPS) applications is required.
  • Proficiency in communication bus standards and operation (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, RS-422, Ethernet, SpaceWire), and familiarity with software / firmware development standards (DO-178B/C, DO-254) required.
  • Experience required in leading and working within a cross disciplinary engineering team of 2 to 15 engineers relative to the coordination of product hardware and software design, test, and evaluation from the concept through production phases.
  • Strong Knowledge (Proficiency preferred) in DOORS, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Some travel for customer reviews and meetings.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • PHD or MS. in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Systems Engineering.
  • MATLAB experience.
  • Knowledge of Military Standards and FAA Standards (DO-178b and DO-254) considered a plus.

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