QinetiQ North America Robotics Systems - Senior Systems Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts


QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.

At QinetiQ-NA, you’ll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team,

you’ll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and career development opportunities. If you’re interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry...but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up...QinetiQ-NA is the right place for you

QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.


Any external applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Position Requires U.S. citizenship



Position Summary:

Work in a fast-paced environment, participating on engineering teams designing the next generation robotic systems for the U.S. Military. The Systems Engineer will participate in the development, validation, and implementation of robotic systems for commercial, military, and industrial robotic applications. The Systems Engineer will also assist in the requirements development and validation testing of new products.

Duties / Responsibilities:

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the design, test, integration, and development support of electronic and electro-mechanical robotic systems. The successful candidate is capable of performing a wide range of systems engineering functions, including requirements management, reliability engineering, and test engineering. At QinetiQ North America, engineers participate in multi-disciplined integrated product teams working closely with Program Managers and Systems, Software, Mechanical, Electrical, Process, and Manufacturing Engineers.

Duties may include:

The development of requirements and system test documentation, safety analysis reports, system FMEAs, and technical analyses against requirements

Developing software test plans and test applications

Running a system reliability program; gathering and analyzing reliability data

Managing key product performance factors such as cost and weight at a system level

Test, debug, and production support of digital and analog circuitry and modules

Verifying and validating component and system performance to specifications

Development of test fixtures to validate complex electro-mechanical systems

Software troubleshooting and resolving issues on deliverable product

Defining and implementing design or process changes.

Required Skills:

Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

Solid Electrical / Computer Engineering background, including at least five years of relevant industry experience

Strong electrical hardware and software knowledge

Solid programming skills

Working knowledge of Military Standards, such as MIL-STD-882, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464

Ability to work independently and manage priorities on multiple tasks

Experience generating an FMEA and supporting data, along with proposing improvements based on FMEA output

Experience managing requirements and validation of complex systems

Experience in system reliability analysis using both calculated and measured data

Familiar with test equipment, such as Oscilloscopes, signal sources, spectrum analyzers

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work in a team environment

Desired Skills:

Working knowledge of Microcontrollers and C programming

Sensor integration and signal conditioning experience desired

Vehicle integration or machine automation experience is a plus

Experience with radio communications, RF / wireless design, and analog processing is a plus

Familiar with Data Collection and Analysis tools – MATLAB, LabView

Experience working with C++ and/or C#

Ability to design electrical or mechanical hardware for use in test fixtures

Digital design using embedded processors, DSPs, or FPGAs with VHDL or Verilog

Knowledge of Electrical Engineering Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools – ORCAD, Altium, PADS, Allegro


Occasional domestic travel (< 10%) may be required

Frequent local travel within Massachusetts and neighboring states may be required

Group/Job Location US-MA-Waltham

Job ID 2017-35148

# of Openings Remaining 1

Category Engineering

Residency Status U.S. Citizenship Required