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Textron Systems Engineering Lead in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Systems Engineering Lead


Who We Are

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 Weapon Systems business area. Visit & to read more about who we are and the products we make!

About this Role

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Systems Engineering Lead with a strong background in model-based design and modeling and simulation architectures and digital twin strategies, with experience in Department of Defense (DoD) development programs. This role is crucial for integrating state-of-the-art systems engineering practices into our major system development program, significantly impacting our strategic objectives.Your expertise and technical knowledge will be crucial in ensuring the successful design, integration, and implementation of cutting-edge defense technologies. As a key member of our engineering team, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to deliver innovative solutions that meet the needs of our military customers.


Spearhead model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methodologies, ensuring alignment with DoD standards and practices.

Leverage agile development strategies to develop a digital twin modeling architecture in support of requirements allocation and verification, design trade studies and optimization, functional and mission modelling, specification development, and collaboration with customer and end user modeling frameworks.

Coordinate with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure seamless integration of MBSE and digital twin concepts within our system development processes.

Utilize systems engineering tools such as Cameo/MagicDraw, MATLAB, or similar for system design and analysis.

Conduct system architecture design, requirements engineering, verification and validation, and risk management activities.

Manage the systems engineering process for complex military systems, from concept to deployment, ensuring compliance with technical specifications, project requirements, and industry standards.

Perform system level trade analysis of different design options including estimated development and operational costs.

Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including software engineers, hardware engineers, and subject matter experts, to develop system architectures and design solutions that optimize performance, reliability, and maintainability.

Oversee system integration, verification, and validation activities to ensure compliance with functional requirements and performance objectives.

Conduct risk assessments and implement mitigation strategies to address technical challenges and ensure system safety, security, and interoperability.

Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.

Collaborate with project managers to develop project plans, monitor progress, and ensure timely delivery of milestones.

Support the preparation of technical documentation, including system specifications, design documents, test plans, and reports, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with project and contractual requirements.

Foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and regulatory authorities, to understand their needs, address concerns, and ensure customer satisfaction.


Qualifications - External


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or related discipline with 10 years of related experience.

Excellent written and oral communications.

Customer interfacing and ability to build relationships

Use of Model Based Systems Engineering principles to develop SysML Models

Experience with DOORS requirement management tool

An existing U.S. Security Clearance is desired. The ability to obtain one is required.

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

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.

Recruiting Company: Textron Systems
Primary Location: US-Massachusetts-Wilmington
Job Function: Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Experienced
Shift: First Shift
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Relocation: Available
Job Posting: 12/05/2023, 6:37:48 AM
Job Number: 319978