Systems Engineer





  • Work as part of a team to develop, test and or deploy a system to a customer.
  • Use an interdisciplinary approach to enable realization of complex systems.
  • Analysis of user needs to formulate complete, accurate, and testable requirements.
  • Apply a systematic process and tools to support integration of all disciples and specific subject-matter-experts (SMEs) to form a structured development process from concept to operation and life-cycle support.
  • Support system development of electronic systems, components, circuits for use within SANS or other MIKEL R&D projects.
  • Apply the principles and techniques of engineering and mathematics to develop, test and evaluate the systems requirements and allocation of functionality, required for underwater self-track and precision navigation.

Specific Job Requirements


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or multidisciplinary engineering with a GPA of 3.0 (or higher) from an accredited state university or equivalent institution is required.
  • MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited university is preferred.


  • Ten to fifteen years of experience in areas and domains related to the responsibilities cited above, and the technical requirements listed below

Technical Requirements:

  • Familiarity with system development methodologies, tools and processes – to include activities such as IPTs, scrums, resolution testing.
  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a technology development team that delivered products to customers.
  • Understands and has used system life cycle program management and processes.
  • Produce project schedule and project planning, including implementation and back out plans.
  • Ability to allocate resources and track project spending.
  • Ability to coordinate task execution and issue resolution.
  • Generally familiar with computer programming.
  • Skilled at building and using work breakdown structures and schedules for complex system development.
  • Ability to communicate schedules and project plans to fellow team members and executive leadership.



  • Travel may be frequent at times; e.g. monthly trips of one week or more in duration, to include at-sea field trips on surface ships or submarines.


Preferred Expertise & Skills

  • General and working familiarity with the hardware capabilities and software languages and operating systems mentioned above.
  • Experience with DoD programs – and the undersea warfare domain in particular.



Department of Defense Secret security clearance is a requirement within one year from hire.  The candidate will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  Due to the nature of work performed within MIKEL facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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