Systems Engineer Team Lead - Torrance, CA

Are you a Systems Engineer Team Leader who can interface with the debug, operations and design teams to drive component failure analysis, board failure trends & investigate alternative component technologies?  Can you act as a technical interface and analyze failure reports & make recommendations to improve existing processes? Do you have 10+ years of experience developing electronic hardware for avionics, surveillance and/or sensor systems with high-speed interface design & packaging?  Are you a US citizen and can obtain security clearance?  If so, read on and let’s talk.

Responsibilities: The engineer will be responsible for providing electronic systems design expertise for multiple projects within a rapidly growing applied research and development organization.  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to electrical and mechanical design, system integration, testing, installation, trouble-shooting, and technical leadership.  The candidate will present a proven track record of successful contribution to designs, products, processes, and intellectual property.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (Masters is preferred)
  • Electronics circuit card and subsystem design and implementation for military and aerospace applications
  • 10+ years of experience in development of electronic hardware for avionics, surveillance and/or sensor systems with high-speed interface design, packaging and connectorization.
  • Experience leading a team to prepare root-cause and fault-tree failure analyses. Leadership and management of small teams to execute multiple projects in parallel including resource tracking using tools such as MS Project 2007 is a must.  Hands-on system troubleshooting experience.
  • Knowledge of design/schematics & circuit simulation tools (ORCAD/Cadence, Altium, PSPICE and others) with knowledge to tradeoff state-of-the-art commercial hardware, IP, technology solutions for electronics card-level and subsystem-level development. Proposal preparation including SBIR proposals is highly desirable.
  • Electronics parts selection and system attributes generation, analysis and maintenance (such as size, weight, power and other applicable key performance parameters) for military, aerospace and commercial hardware requirements, including flight safety, human factor, EMI/EMC, reliability, thermal and mechanical considerations.  Routine use of tools like Q-Star™ and WindChill™ to maintain EEE parts for obsolescence and configuration management is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with requirements management such as DOORS, DO-178B/C, FAA and DO-254 process as well as AS9100 and AS9110 quality systems and processes.
  • Successful track record in design and development of card-level or subsystem-level products to meet military specifications in circuit design, schematics capture, power estimates, PCB layout, board/subsystem testing, in-circuit debugging and qualification testing.
  • Integration experience with various mechanical, electrical and software interfaces for each card assembly and subsystems including processors, FPGA, and industry high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and radio frequency interfaces to meet performance, environmental and human factors requirements.
  • In-depth understanding of testing electronics to meet performance specifications and testing as per industry standards such as MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461, MIL-HDBK-217F, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1472, MIL-STD-883, IPC-2221, IPC-6061 and other standards as applicable for each specific project.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – and experience in technical writing to produce hardware technical documentation and proposals
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