Systems Engineer - UAVs with Security Clearance

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
Palmdale, California
Jun 16, 2024
Jun 25, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description 5-D Systems, a KRATOS Company, is seeking a highly motivated candidate who will provide systems engineering technical contribution and leadership. This position is full-time and requires the ability to successfully work in a team environment. The systems engineering focus is support to unmanned, manned, and optionally piloted aircraft platforms and unmanned ground vehicles. The successful candidate must be able to develop requirements, create system design documentation, utilize, and maintain existing analytical models, develop new models, and plan and conduct tests to validate requirements. This position will interface with internal and external project team members, company personnel, and the customer. Duties include, but are not limited to: Analyzing customer/stakeholder requirements, decomposing requirements, deriving requirements, and allocating requirements to system and subsystem elements
Developing system architecture for new and existing systems
Conducting trade studies and performing design research of basic engineering concepts and explorations to determine optimal requirements and system architecture
Developing test plans and reports
Developing test cases based on requirements documentation
Developing system/subsystem interface definitions, system schematics, and system design documentation
Leading and conducting testing as applicable
Working in adherence to structured and defined development processes
Working in conjunction with Software Engineering Team to develop software system requirements and test requirements
Participating in planning, design, testing, and deployment of moderately complex, engineered systems and software to ensure conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements.
Performing peer reviews of fellow team members' work
Reporting project and task status to project tasking lead
Assisting in preparation of proposals and presentation materials
Traveling to customer locations as needed (>25% travel may be expected at times) Experience and Skills Bachelor's or master's degree in aerospace, electrical, or mechanical engineering
5 - 7 years of industry experience
A U.S. DoD Secret Clearance or higher (or the ability to obtain such a clearance if needed)
Experience developing system requirements and architecture in conjunction with engineering team
Self-directed, sharp analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, and capable of working effectively in a dynamic environment, technical leadership capabilities
Results-oriented, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
Experience working within the Defense and/or Aerospace industry is a must
Experience in Aircraft is a must; experience in unmanned aircraft is a plus Job Benefits Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Coverage
Life/ADD & Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Savings Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
Paid Time-Off (PTO)
Education Reimbursement