Principal Systems Engineer

San Diego, California 92121

Post Date: 04/30/2018 Job ID: 95312 Job Category: PIPELINE JOB

Lead Systems Engineer



This position is for a Senior Systems Engineer. The qualified candidate will be leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team, in a rapid development environment to integrate, deploy, and support complex systems across a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer platforms. 


Tasks include technical lead of multiple OEM integration efforts, engineering requirements development, performing software/firmware/hardware integration, regression, verification, and validation testing.


  • Technical lead of multiple autonomy system integration efforts onto existing OEM platforms
  • Support Program Managers in project planning, risk assessment, RACI charts, and execution
  • Create and derive requirements based upon business and customer needs
  • Develop and/or contribute to architectures, designs, or algorithms for products
  • Release and control engineering documentation using ECR/ECO processes
  • Hold technical design reviews, HARA, FMEA, FEA, reliability testing, etc.
  • Drive qualification, acceptance, and functional testing requirements for electrical and mechanical systems
  • Provide work and design direction for external design consultants and companies
  • Interface with domestic and international suppliers and contract manufacturer to procure and fabricate electrical and mechanical components


Required Experience:
  • BS/MS in Engineering or other technical field
  • 10+ years’ experience in an engineering role
  • Current US work authorization
  • Experience in system level design of products including hardware, firmware and software
  • Experience leading cross-functional engineering teams and technical integration efforts
  • Comfortable communicating directly with external partners, contractors, and manufacturers
  • Experience specifying mechanical, electrical, and software interfaces between hardware and software elements of the system
  • Experience creating/deriving requirements based upon business and customer needs
  • Familiar with standards based product development and functional safety
  • Experience guiding the work of others and directly supporting third party vendors
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Experience
  • Familiar working with various agency standards like IEC, UL, ETL, CE, ANSI, MIL and NEMA, etc.
  • Experience desired dealing with various thermal, shock, vibration, and ingress protection techniques and able to apply them to electronics modules and enclosure packaging
  • Familiarity with design of electronics PCBAs, module packaging, and cabling


  • Limited domestic and international travel will be required (20% of time)

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