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Textron Systems Engineering Manager in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Systems Engineering Manager


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’sWeapons Systemsbusiness area. & to read more about who we are and the products we make!

About This Role

Textron Systems in Wilmington MA has a long history of developing game-changing capabilities for our US military customers. We are in the middle of significant program growth in both out Tactical and Strategic business lines, and we are looking for outstanding engineers across multiple disciplines.

The Systems Engineering Discipline Lead is a Principal Systems Engineer position and a key technical leadership position. This manager level person will work to grow and mature our systems engineering team, through direct design support, mentoring and coaching, establishing best practices, processes and tools. This position will report directly to the Director of Engineering as a member of the engineering leadership team. The ideal candidate will have significant experience as an individual contributor, but also a passion for engineering excellence and talent development. This role will touch every design team at Textron Systems, spanning concept development, architecture, system requirements, system modeling, verification and validation etc. This position will work with program teams to identify critical skills and talents, and will work with our recruiters to hire to fill those positions, and will coordinate staffing assignments across business areas.

The manager will work with the Systems Engineering team on all training, certification, best practices, process improvement, as well as job satisfaction, objective setting, performance feedback and career growth.

The Systems Engineering Manager will also participate in program execution through mentoring of more junior engineers, participating in peer reviews and design reviews, and direct execution of engineering tasks as needed on programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining Systems Engineer staffing levels for Wilmington.

  • Full time, coops, interns, contractors

  • Hiring, on-boarding, forecasting

  • Maintaining Systems Engineer skills and engagement via

  • Periodic performance management (objectives, reviews, feedback etc.) in coordination with Programs

  • Regular communication (meetings, discussions, escalation and resolution of issues)

  • Skills planning and training

  • Maintaining Systems Engineering Standards via

  • Active participation in a Textron Systems Systems Engineering process working group maintaining policies, procedures, templates, training and tools for electrical engineers.

  • Staffing program tasks with Systems Engineers via

  • Coordination with Program Managers and Program Engineers on assigning systems engineering staff to program activities.

  • Working across the Textron Systems Enterprise to leverage unique skills and load balance of staff.



  • B.S. in Engineering with a minimum of 10 years’ experience OR M.S. in Engineering with a minimum of 8 years’ experience.

  • Robust understanding of Systems Engineering processes, tools, and best practices

  • Experienceor strong familiaritywith Model Based Systems Engineering and Agile Systems Development methodology

  • Experience with Process Improvement methodologies

  • Excellent communication and people skills

  • Data-driven decision making

  • 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

- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

- 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 Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 292314