Aerospace Systems Engineer, Sr. Staff

November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$143,270 - $214,906
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AeroVironment is expanding our engineering team in Huntsville, AL, voted one of the best places to live in the US. Come join our growing multidisciplinary team as part of the MacCready Works Advanced Solutions segment!


If you thrive on a culture of relentless problem-solving and invention, and want to work for a global front-runner where you tackle real-world challenges, then AeroVironment is the place for you. Come join our group of innovative thinkers and discover how collaborative efforts produce extraordinary products that touch lives around the world. Our 50 years of experience in unmanned and robotic systems gives us the knowledge and expertise to confront the unknown and provide newly-discovered solutions for our customers. We research and develop advanced technologies in robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to identify innovative solutions that push beyond the current applications.


We are looking for an Sr. Staff Systems Engineer to join the Innovation Center in Huntsville to tailor and apply Systems Engineering tools and processes to Unmanned Systems and Munitions. These development efforts require system-level thinking and collaboration across disciplines, technology areas, and product lines.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and document system and subsystem level requirements

  • Define system and subsystem interfaces

  • Translate requirements across a multi-disciplinary team

  • Work with teammates and vendors on requirements and interfaces

  • Support the full life cycle of prototype development systems from concept to test

  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience):

  • Bachelor of Science in any of the following fields: Aerospace, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • 12+ years of relevant experience

  • Relevant experience with aircraft, unmanned systems, and/or munitions.

  • Experience in:

  • Developing and tailoring System Engineering processes based on program cost, schedule, and risk tolerance

  • Developing requirements traceability verification matrix (RVTM) and supporting the verification analysis and testing.

  • Supporting CONOPS development

  • Using System Engineering tools to document and manage project requirements

  • Ability to travel 10-25%

  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Master's Degree is a plus

  • Experience in the following areas is a plus:

  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • System and subsystem testing

  • Flight testing

  • Must be a team player and collaborate effectively

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meeting project/company objectives.

  • Focuses on teamwork and puts the success of the team above one's own interests.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software

  • Physical Demands:

  • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)

  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, telephone, and lab equipment (Frequent)

  • Travel: 10-25% travel is expected to support meetings and test events.

  • AV Work Locations: Huntsville, AL

  • The salary range for this role is:

    $143,270 - $214,906

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

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