Research and Development System Engineer

Malibu, CA /
Special Programs – Special Programs /
/ On-site
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

This position will lead the Systems Engineering activities for Quantum research and development efforts from system conceptual design, concept, requirements development, architecture definition, and design definition of various demonstrations to establish technology readiness and identify long lead development needs 

Essential Duties:
Work on disruptive technologies to develop, document, analyze, and test operational, functional, and environmental requirements of non-recurring development research systems.
Leverage advanced Model Based Systems Engineering methods and tools to perform complex analysis and trade studies to evaluate Key Performance Parameters from technology requirements definition, design and manufacturing process definition to product development phase, supporting the technology all the way from concept definition to technology demonstration.
Provide high impact, creative and innovative solutions to complex technical problems
Work both independently and as part of a dynamic team environment alongside world-class research scientists and engineers
Provide critical support and independent review of the work of teammate
Lead systems engineering efforts in maturing technologies under development and defining requirements and capabilities in an agile model based engineering environment.
Partner with researchers and technology experts in understanding technology development current state and future goals in order to inform test, verification and validation efforts
Define requirements, functional threads and interfaces for incorporation into system architecture, modeling environment and system physical design.
Lead system engineering task execution for development of Systems Electronics/Device Modeling and integration with larger system(s).  Integrate technologies under development with larger system concept of operations and determine impacts to interfaces, integration techniques, manufacturability and integrated system testing.
Identify, innovate, and execute development and maintenance of new tools and processes to support this work scope
Execute analysis and performance budget planning and roll-up from individual contributors and subject matter experts. Develop new innovative techniques to validate analytical models and performance budgets in addition to definition of experiments and test methodologies.
Define functional architecture and modeling needs and integrate efforts with functional architecture and modeling/simulation teams to meet end item deliverable test, verification & validation dates
Provide system engineering expertise and leadership for formal reviews and lab demonstrations
Work with design teams to define and document the validation objectives and ensure that the design supports requirements
Debug complex systems and work with other engineering teams to conduct failure analysis and resolve design or manufacturing issues as appropriate

Required Skills:
Experience in new technology or product/capability development
Broad technical knowledge with ability to dive deep into required technical areas including hardware, software, controls, & precision measurement
4+ years of experience in system design, analysis, modeling, simulation, verification and validation
Experience communicating with verbal and written communication skills, with ability to work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
Experience in a Lead Engineer role responsible for ensuring system and product integration across multiple disciplines
Experience in working in an agile model based system engineering environment
Experience with Model Based Engineering tools and languages such as Enterprise Architecture, Cameo, MagicDraw, and UML/SysML
Demonstrated leadership for driving technical problems and issues to closure

Required Education:
Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or chemistry

Special Requirements:
This position requires a current Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) or requires candidate to agree to enter a Continuous Evaluation program.
U.S. Citizenship required

The base salary range for this full-time position is $104,000 - $174,000 + bonus + benefits.
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This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

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.

HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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