R & D Systems Engineer

San Clemente, CA | Direct

Post Date: 04/05/2017 Job ID: HQ2644 Industry: Technical Pay Rate: Market
Our client who specializes in advanced composites, unmanned systems and robotics is in search of an R&D System Engineer who can also handle project management concurrently to join their 10 to 20 person project team. They re looking for a results-driven, goal oriented individual who can work with all engineering disciplines to develop system and subsystem specifications, interface control documents (ICDs), architectures, operational concepts, risk mitigation strategies, and process-control configuration management tasks. As an R&D Systems Engineer, the strongest candidate will have a clear understanding of mechanical systems, thermal systems, CFD, electrical systems, and embedded systems hardware/software systems development and how each discipline interfaces to the other ones both technically and within schedule requirements.

As an R&D Systems Engineer the individual will also be responsible for overall project schedules, action items, and coordinating/attending technical conferences.

This individual will participate in all phases of technology development including concept development, trade studies, requirements development/analysis/allocation, mechanical system design/analysis, electrical systems design/analysis, software and hardware design/analysis, algorithm/controls design/analysis, systems modeling, risk management, manufacturing, integration, test and documentation.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
  • Support all levels of requirements development, management, and verification
  • Develop and maintain system and subsystem specifications, use cases, activity diagrams, ICDs, operational flow diagrams, and integration development
  • Conduct and lead team through documenting trade studies
  • Support maintenance and troubleshooting activities related to delivered systems
  • Support end-user documentation
  • Support development of technical proposals to acquire new contracts
  • Clear understanding of the engineering process and how to schedule it for multiple inter-disciplinary tasks
  • Understanding of tracking action items and configuration management for multiple disciplines
  • Communicate ideas, test results, and design improvements verbally and in writing
  • Attend strategic conferences
  • Responsible for on-time, on-quality delivery of personal work
  • Responsible to bring innovation discussion to customers/industry and help Swift s brand as an innovation company
  • Interface to customer(s) as project turns in to production.

    Candidates should have academic and/or work experience in multiple engineering disciplines; i.E. Mechanical, electrical, RF, control systems, data systems. Working knowledge of design, configuration management, action item, and requirements development tools is helpful. Candidates should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong team building skills, and be comfortable working on large teams with talented engineering from other engineering disciplines.

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    Two Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability
  • B.S. degree and/or M.S. degree in Aerospace or Mechanical or Electrical or Embedded Electronics (Hardware and Software) Engineering, or equivalent minimum with a proven track record
  • 7+ years of experience in R&D engineering design and prototyping
  • 7+ years of experience in aerospace/medical quality manufacturing processes, drawings, and tool design/drawings
  • Hands-on work experience with LabVIEW, embedded software development using C++, and Altium OR OrCAD for PCB design
  • 5+ years with MS Project understanding scheduling, resource loading and rapidly provide status updates with graphics
  • Speak, listen and write in a clear, through and timely manner
  • Teamwork: Work with other people in cooperation and as a good team member.
  • Must have strong background in mechanical, electrical, hardware/software assemblies.
  • Industries such as marine, automotive, motorsport, aviation, aerospace and energy are relevant fields of experience.
  • It is preferred that the candidate have some competition team experience such as: Formula SAE, Design-Build-Fly, Baja, or similar.
  • Mark Johnston


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