Systems Engineer

In this role, you will support a new development for rotary aircraft systems. As a Systems Engineer for Leonardo Electronics US Inc., you will be provided the opportunity to be a primary focal for the integration of new hardware and new software to be flown on a rotary aircraft system. We are working with a leading hardware vendor to develop the new hardware and rearchitecting a proven software package in house to meet our Customer’s expanding requirements for years to come.

Location: Huntsville, AL 

Work Conditions:

  • Office environment 
  • Regular demonstrations and testing within the Systems Integration Laboratory.
  • Travel: Occasional travel required to customer and partner laboratories.

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  • Participate in the full Engineering Lifecycle of systems, including requirements gathering, generation and maintenance of requirements, design, development, test, integration, validation and verification, and support.
  • Perform traceability of requirements using requirements management tools.
  • Perform testing of new Hardware and Software in a Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL).
  • Perform reviews of supplier performance, be actively involved in supplier and system level
    reviews, and be an integral part of accepting the supplier deliveries.
  • Be an integral part of supporting Airworthiness Qualification with the customer.
  • Learn about competing and complimentary Electronic Warfare systems and apply this knowledge to the development and enhancement of our products.
  • Assist team-members, customers, end users and partners with issue/problem resolutions,
    including writing of technical documentation and participation in technical meetings.
  • Limited input into the Software and Computer Engineering aspects of new equipment design and
    integration (e.g. Operating System setup, Drivers, and Interfaces) [desirable].

Other work assignments not mentioned are assumed included and will be determined and would be in conformity with the value assigned to this role.


  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US SECRET security clearance (active clearance desired).

  • Highly polished verbal and written communication skills - able to communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical counterparts.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in engineering, product development and the lifecycle of military systems is preferred.

  • Understanding and knowledge of commonly-used military communication interfaces, such as MIL-STD-1553, EIA232/422/485, HDLC and Ethernet.

  • Familiarity with certification and design assurance guidelines DO-178, DO-254 and CAST-32A are desired.

  • Familiarity with regularly used military standards for equipment operation, such as MIL-STD810, MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-704.

  • Limited experience in Electrical engineering and/or Computer Engineering is desirable but not

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential for the communication of
    information (technical and otherwise) and the writing of well-structured, readable and concise documents.

  • Good presentation skills and confidence to present to an audience are desirable.

  • Strong relationship skills are necessary, with an ability to effectively work both alone or in a team to meet project schedules, budgets and requirements.

  • Candidate is expected to apply a customer-focused, conscientious and analytical approach to their work and have an ability to prioritize and respond dynamically to a rapidly changing environment.

  • Experience with Wind River VxWorks and Workbench.

  • Experience with standard Microsoft Office PC environment required.