Sr. Systems Engineer

AEVEX Aerospace
Tampa, FL
Added: April 26, 2024
Job Overview

A Senior Systems Engineer leads projects related to creating system architecture, develops and defines system and product requirements, defines methods for verifying compliance to requirements, creates new solutions for the systems, and helps systems work more effectively. This individual may train or mentor Systems Engineers who have less experience and make decisions on projects and department activities. Their overall purpose is to ensure the product or system runs as efficiently as possible and works consistently to meet the needs of the company.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for providing engineering expertise, oversight, and participation in activities involving weapon systems and associated hardware/software development, integration, test, configuration management, and acquisition and resource management for new capabilities to an existing weapon system.
  • Develops and documents system and subsystem level specified and derived requirements and allocates requirements through the appropriate work breakdown structure (WBS) as codified in a System Requirements Review (SRR) process
  • Supports the requirements identification, verification, validation, and testing process
  • Supports program technical interchange meetings, program management reviews, executive management reviews, test-related meetings, lab and flight test events, integrated product team meetings, software/hardware design reviews, platform integration meetings, etc.
  • Acts as engineering team leader, developing system engineering procedures and controls, managing project efforts, and taking the lead in problem resolution for aircraft research, development, production, and lifecycle acquisition and sustainment activities
  • Interfaces with weapons system contractors, vendors, and Government representatives regarding the technical aspects of engineering activities
  • Independently applies engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, oversee, and evaluate weapons system development and sustainment activities
  • Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation

Standard Essential Functions

  • Regular and reliable attendance on a full time basis [or in accordance with posted schedule].
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.
  • Embodies AEVEX's cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture.

Qualifications And Competencies

  • Skilled in use of DOORs, Cameo or other requirements management systems
  • Project management skills and experience with MS Project
  • Experience using workflow management software such as Jira
  • Ability to use various programming languages, such as Ruby and Python
  • Comfort with SysML and Block Diagram Development in tools such as Visio, MagicDraw, and/or Enterprise Architect
  • Skilled working in the setting of an integrated product team (IPT) and/or serving as a lead of one.
  • Ability to decompose complex systems into manageable subsystems and architectures that meet requirements.
  • Comfort eliciting and decomposing requirements into validatable items and assigning measures (KPIs) for them.
  • Organization and Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional boundaries to apply problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of data privacy

Education / Certifications

  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Master's degree desired
  • See years of experience for alternatives to education


  • Minimum ten (10) years' experience in functional area with a bachelor's degree
  • Five (5) years' experience in functional area with a master's degree
  • At least five (5) years of system engineering experience on DoD programs/projects applying various MIL-STD, MIL-HDBK, and DoD certification processes


Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties the employee is:

Constantly required to sit, and to reach to use computers and other office equipment

For the purpose of this summary, occasionally is used to represent up to 1/3 of the time given to the work day, frequently represents 1/3 to 2/3 of the time and constantly represents 2/3 or more of the time.

Security Clearance

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Top Secret DoD clearance, U.S. Citizenship required.


AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company's capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. We welcome candidates with diverse strengths, experiences, backgrounds, and capabilities, who share a passion for 'Empowering People to Make the World a Safer Place.

Applicants who are offered employment from AEVEX Aerospace, LLC ("AEVEX") will be subject to a background check by a third party. Prior to the background check being conducted, the applicant will be required to complete disclosure and authorization forms authorizing AEVEX to conduct a background check. The authorization is made in electronic form and will only be shared with individuals who have a business need to review the information to make employment decisions. During the background process, applicants will verify personal information such as the below. An applicant who provides incomplete information will be disqualified from employment at AEVEX.

  • Criminal Convictions (misdemeanor and felony).
  • Prior Employment History
  • Educational History

AEVEX reserves the right to disqualify a candidate based on the results of the background investigation.