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Principal Systems Engineer, Payloads
Job CategoryMA - Systems Engineering and/or Architecture
Clearance LevelEligible to Obtain
LocationMassachusetts, Wilmington
Req Code17:LT-SPSY-002
Job Description
Solidus is searching for a Principal Systems Engineer.   The successful candidate will join a team comprised of technical leaders across multi-disciplined teams, possessing expert understanding of aerospace technology and payload architectures for spacecraft sub-systems and instruments. 
Essential Responsibilities:
The scope of the position requires a proven track-record with a range of responsibilities from spacecraft requirements management & allocation, system concept development, design & analysis to procurement and integration & test of payload level sensor systems for the aerospace and commercial community.  Principal Systems Engineers are the primary technical interface to our customers and the technical leads on our programs responsible for directing engineering analysis and evaluation efforts across all technical disciplines for complex electro-optical systems.  

- Develop alternative designs to satisfy mission level requirements
- Document design approaches
- Establish design verification & validation
- Developing plans to manufacture and test payload sensor systems
- Support new business opportunities, lead program teams, participate in industry-wide events, and actively develop junior level staff.

- US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance; Active Secret preferred
- BS in an Engineering discipline, MS preferred
- 15 plus years of experience in developing electro-optical payloads for aerospace & military defense applications.
- Expert knowledge in system level hardware design & development, requirements definition, analysis, and risk mitigation for space-based environments.
- Experience with high reliability space flight programs and radiation-hardened environments is required.
- Experience generating cost & schedule plans and estimates is required.
- Experience as a lead engineer, project engineer, or IPT lead is required.
- Experience with DOORS is highly desirable.
- Experience developing systems and general engineering processes and procedures is a plus.
- Experience supporting new business pursuits and proposals efforts is highly desirable.
- Excellent oral, written and presentation skills for interfacing with senior management and customers as well as mentoring of other engineers. 
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