Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Lorton, VA
Job Code: 1658
# 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 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:

  • provide subject matter expertise and technical recommendations to user and peer reviews, working groups, Change Review Boards (CRB), Design Review Boards (DRB), Change Control Board (CCB), Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), and technical interchange meetings.

  • identify a range of technically practical engineering approaches and solutions to meet platform integration considerations, weapon systems integration, program/project timelines during engineering solution concept generation, requirements analysis, and enhancement.

  • develop, generate, and provide safe and sound technical knowledge and subject matter expertise into: tradeoff assessments; studies of new systems and technologies; mission engineering; developmental schedules and timetables.

  • develop a system, subsystem, and component model, engineering drawing package, Bill of Materials (BOM), or architecture capturing envisioned concepts.

  • facilitate and document functional and interoperability requirements in Requirement Traceability Matrixes (RTM) and technical specifications.

  • facilitate and document the system, subsystem, or component boundaries and interfaces.

  • design, develop, refine, and provide subject matter expertise into system engineering plans.

  • provide subject matter expertise and recommendations to the selection of system, subsystem, or component solutions considering operational needs, system requirements, cost, schedule, test and evaluation strategy, and technology and operational integration risks.

  • develop and document reliability, availability, meantime before failure rates (MTFB), sustainability, and maintainability analyses of requirements.

  • develop and generate system and force level integration plans.

  • perform requirements assessments and analysis; refine specific lower level technical requirements; analyze and refine weapon system architecture; analyze and refine platform interfaces; develop system behavioral modeling; perform functional analyses and functional flows; document systems baselines; and perform system performance interface and interoperability test and analyses.

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.
  • Twelve (12) years professional technical experience including at least five (5) years specialized experience in the areas of maritime, launcher, missile, manned, unmanned, robotic, weapons, or weapon control system requirements analysis, concept development, design, integration, and engineering.
  • Specialized experience shall also include systems requirements management, systems engineering design, systems engineering, software tools, and systems engineering processes.


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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