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Lead Systems Engineer

Huntsville, AL
Last Updated: 03/29/2024

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Primary work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. This job can be worked remotely with the appropriate work ethic and discipline. Additional travel may be required if remote.

As a Lead Systems Engineer, you will be given the opportunity to participate in multiple thrusts and the flexibility to focus on areas you are interested in for your personal and career growth. This position will support and shepherd the design, development, test, and delivery of novel solid rocket motors and associated launch vehicles. Typical responsibilities for this position include:

  • Systems Engineering
    • Own and manage the Systems Engineering process and documentation for solid rocket motor and launch vehicle programs: architecture and CONOPS development; requirements development and management; development and management of interfaces; verification planning and management.
    • Implement and drive Model-Based Systems Engineering techniques; lead system modeling efforts; promote use of the systems model during design and development activities.
    • Plan and execute technical reviews (PDR, CDR, etc.): develop entry/exit criteria, own and manage content.
    • Coordinate between technical disciplines (mechanical, avionics, aero, etc.) to identify and resolve technical issues as well as identify, capture, and implement opportunities.
    • Embed yourself into design and development activities; understand and influence technical trade-offs and impacts to overall system; work with Chief Engineering to drive design cycles.
    • Manage verification activities; review and digest test and analysis reports as it pertains to the system and its requirements; perform and support Functional/Physical Configuration Audits
    • Provide guidance and counsel to engineering and program management leadership.
    • Other SE activities as required for the Program you are supporting.
  • Program Management Support
    • Provide risk management support.
    • Provide configuration management and data management support.
    • Provide inputs to Integrated Master Schedule.
  • Other Program Support
    • Coordinate and run IPTs, TIMs, etc. with leadership, teammates, subcontractors, and customers.
    • Opportunity to get hands-on with equipment through assembly and integration activities.
    • Up to 20% travel to program location or equipment deployment.

Basic Qualifications

Excellent communication and technical writing skills, proficient in MS Office and common engineering applications.

Experience with digital collaboration and management tools such as Confluence and Jira are a plus.

Experience with Systems Engineering tools (requirements management, Model-Based Systems Engineering, etc.) is required. Specific experience with Cameo is a plus.

This job requires a BS in an engineering discipline, ideally in an Aerospace or Systems focus. A similar MS is desired.

Desired Experience

10+ years of experience in a related field is desired. Experience with solid rocket motor/launch vehicle development and manufacturing is a plus.

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