Senior Weapons Systems Engineer

Location: Dahlgren, VA
Job Code: 1656
# of Openings: 1


Who Are We?

QinetiQ Inc. is an innovative C5ISR Systems and Technology leader. Our company is built on a foundation of advanced technology, systems engineering, rapid prototyping, and improved operational sensing. We work with the latest technological developments in government, industry, and academia, leveraging that knowledge to rapidly advance the state of the art, combining cutting edge sensor technology with innovative research in fields such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR). 

We are a world-class team of professionals that build Ground Systems, Solider Systems, Airborne Sensing and Processing Technologies and Integrated C2 solutions.  Our customers are always our number one priority and our mission is to empower and protect American Warfighters and Security Forces!


Your Contribution to Our Mission:

  • This position provides Senior Weapons Systems Engineer support services to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Platform Integration (H40) Division. The Unmanned & Expeditionary Weapon Systems division designs, develops, and integrates safe, innovative, and effective weapon control systems, detection systems, sensory, and weapon systems onto manned, unmanned, land, air, and sea platforms for the warfighter to include lethal and non-lethal weapons, guidance and control, unmanned and autonomous systems, advanced sensory, and weapons effectiveness for surface warfare, maritime operations, expeditionary warfare and special operations.

  • The position supports all technical and engineering stages of development, test, integration, and fielding of safe and innovative weapon control systems, detection systems support, advanced weapon systems support, autonomous system support, mechanical and electrical technician support towards assembly and integration. Other duties indirectly supporting these efforts include providing business operational and financial reporting support, writing technical documentation, maintaining technical databases, and editorial support of technical publications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • develop and refine designs for systems, subsystems, components, and interfaces for new and existing weapons systems, manned and unmanned systems, lethal and non-lethal systems, robotic systems, and weapon control systems.

  • generate design models; drawings; specifications; interface control documents; and the appropriate technical and integration data, analyses, and technical documentation to support engineering design decisions.

  • refine hardware designs for, weapons, manned and unmanned systems robotic systems, lethal and non-lethal systems, and weapon control systems, subsystems, and components to document the appropriate product baseline for production and resolve deficiencies discovered during the manufacturing process and user operation.

  • provide subject matter expertise and recommendations on system, subsystem, and component readiness for initial outfitting and system deployment.

  • perform technical writing for technical and administrative publications.

  • conduct the configuration control and shall maintain cognizant oversight at all stages of document generation and maintenance.

  • perform technical writing for assembly procedures, system test procedures, user operation instruction manuals, and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.

  • perform technical editing of existing Government documents and presentations to ensure technical consistency, format consistency, and proper grammar.

  • shall conduct the configuration control and shall maintain cognizant oversight at all stages of document generation and maintenance.

  • prepare and review engineering drawings, engineering sketches, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems and produce clear and technically accurate electrical and mechanical drawings based on design tolerances and specifications.

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline.
  • Fourteen (14) years professional technical experience, including at least six (6) years of specialized engineering experience towards one of the following areas;
    • weapons systems (minor and large gun, and small munitions)
    • weapons system architecture
    • or DoD Certification (interface control documents, tracking weapon system compliance to sponsor capability production documents, and performing airworthiness assessments).


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

DOD Secret


Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.


No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand.  That is why we have made the application process easy.  We promise.  This will be simple.



If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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