Principal Systems Engineer - Marlborough, MA

Full-Time - Posted 90 days ago
Job Location:
Marlborough, MA


The Principal Systems Engineer position is a full-time exempt position. The individual will be working in a team environment supporting a missile defense system program. The individual will apply engineering knowledge and discipline to develop system solutions and participate in all phases of system development. The individual will report to a Cummings Aerospace Program Director.  This position will work in the Marlborough, MA area.



  • Development of software requirements specifications
  • Development of software Interface Control Documents (ICD)
  • Development of the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) API for software
  • Document the installation and configuration of software in a User’s Manual
  • Perform engineering trade studies to support the program.
  • Document and present technical results to engineering leads, management and/or customers.
  • Lead and/or support the development and execution of engineering plans and documents such as; Systems Engineering Management Plans, Requirements Specifications, Test Plans and Test Procedures, and Risk Management Plans.
  • Provide technical participation in engineering and program reviews, Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM), and/or working group meetings.
  • Interface with other members of the engineering team to provide engineering and analytic support to system design and trade studies
  • Support other duties as assigned


Skills and Competencies

  • BS degree in Aerospace or Systems Engineering or related field required. MS degree preferred
  • 10+ years of experience on DoD programs
  • Experience with Customer/User needs assessment and requirements development
  • Familiarity with System Concept of Operations Development and System Architecture
  • Domain experience in one or more of the following:
    • Radar/Sensor Systems
    • Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Systems
    • Missile Guidance Systems
    • IT and Networking Systems
    • System of Systems and Interoperability Functions
    • Experience with algorithm development, modeling and simulation and analysis and related tools, including MATLAB
  • Experience with Systems Engineering Product Development Life Cycle
  • Experience with Government Specification Development Standards and Experience with System Requirements flow-down, System Requirements development, requirement analysis and traceability
  • Experience in DOORS preferred 


Security Clearance

  • US Citizenship and Active DOD Secret Security Clearance required. Top Secret Clearance preferred


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