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Textron Principal Engineer in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Principal Engineer


Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.

This role is in Textron System’s Wilmington, MA location. Visit to read more about who we are and the products we make!


We believe that curiosity, imagination, and passion are among the most valuable qualifications of successful engineers and scientists. In this role, you will be part of a growing Textron innovation team dedicated to developing the next generation of sophisticated systems which defend our armed forces against complex threats. These new products leverage the legacy experience from decades of delivering smart systems but builds upon that knowledge with multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge technology needed to address today’s challenges.

Textron is seeking applicants for multiple full-time, principal level engineers and scientists to develop disruptive technologies and deliver high quality designs to the demands of our military customers. These opportunity present concept development and design challenges in energy efficient, high-stress, high-availability systems including a substantial amount of integration with cyber security architectures, communications equipment, developmental test capabilities, and product acceptance equipment.


The candidates should have experience serving as a design engineers and should have strong communications and presentation skills and be comfortable interacting with senior management and customer representatives. Candidates should also have experience in the “design/build/test” process.


  • The candidate should be comfortable as an architect or designer of electrical, software, mechanical, or new material systems with integration skills primarily for military applications.

  • Experience interacting with DoD science and technology community is highly desired.

  • Experience generating competitive, technical proposals for DoD is highly desired.

  • Experience developing advanced concept models and prototypes and conducting feasibility testing and proof of concept demonstrations is highly desired.

  • Experience with any of the following technology areas is highly desired:

  • Materials science, energetic materials, and technologies related to thermal protection systems for hypersonic flights

  • Digital RF and radar systems

  • Seismic, acoustic, magnetic, RF, and EO/IR sensing algorithms

  • Cybersecurity and sensor networks

  • Data sciences, machine learning, AI, and swarming systems

  • Mathematical and physics-based modeling and simulation

  • Proficiency with any of the following tools is a plus:

  • Matlab, C/C , Python, R

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

This position requires that the candidate be a US citizen with or capable of receiving at least a secret level security clearance.


MS or Ph.D. in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or related disciplines.


Ph.D. or MS 3 Years Minimum

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

- Flexible Work Schedules

- Education Assistance

- Career Development & Training Opportunities

- Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

- Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

- Paid Parental Leave

Are you a Military Veteran?

Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Massachusetts-Wilmington

Recruiting Company Textron Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 294053