Senior Systems Engineer, Quantum Hardware

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

We are looking for an experienced Systems Engineer to join a department focused on the research and development of novel test instrumentation.  Our teams within the department are involved in all phases of the engineering life-cycle, from concept development to operations.  The ideal candidate will have experience with implementing systems engineering processes/practices on projects involving hardware at low technology readiness levels.  Skills necessary include writing technical requirements, developing concept of operations and creating interface control documents that align with system architectures and supports the configuration management for future system operations. 

Essential Duties:
Lead integrated teams through systems engineering concepts/processes such as; organization of requirements, interface control documentation, design definition and development, all in support of a future systems.
Improve the research environment’s system engineering processes, including planning, implementation, and monitoring of the requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.
Leverage Model Based Systems Engineering methods and tools to perform trade studies, complex analyses, and evaluate performance parameters throughout the system life cycle from concept definition to technology demonstrations.
Support concept of operations development, functional, and performance requirements.
Support hardware engineering design reviews, engineering review boards, and planning of verification and validation test plans.
Ability to effectively and proactively communicate and collaborate with project teams and management.

Required Skills:
Strong hands-on experience with systems engineering, integration, and test (commercial products, space hardware, or likewise).
Systems Engineering lifecycle, processes and the ability to apply these processes in a new technology/research-type environment is essential.
Education or experience with one or more of the following are desired: DOORS, Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Systems Modeling Language (SysML), Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), CAMEO model-based engineering tools, and/or Multidisciplinary, Design, Analysis and Optimization (MDAO).
Creative problem solving and strong organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills; includes both oral and written
Ability to work well in a team and willingness to mentor others.

Required Education:
MS and 8+ years of work experience, or PhD and 5+ years of work experience in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related field.

Special Requirements:
U.S. Citizenship is required.  Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required. 

The base salary range for this full-time position is $145,745 - $186,688 + bonus + benefits. 

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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

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