Group Leader, Systems Engineering - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Group Leader, Systems Engineering to lead a multiple-disciplinary engineering & scientific team to execute requirements from internal and external customers.   S/he will support proposals involving the design and development of electronic, electro-mechanical and electro-optical devices.


  • Ability, knowledge and creativity to design from concept to a completed hardware design
  • Lead projects to identify and resolve design issues which may reside in firmware, software, or electrical design
  • Develop innovative concepts that satisfy customer needs and requirements, and present technical concepts and designs to management and customers
  • Interface with customers, vendors, contractors, and consulting personnel in submitting reports and addressing problems
  • Generate detailed system/device specifications, design documentation, & manage specification trade-offs
  • Generate ideas, concepts, designs, and write-ups to support technical proposals and review proposals written by others
  • Ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of all work products from activities and team members


  • BS in Engineering, Applied Physics with 7+ years relevant experience required  or Master’s with 5+ yrs. of relevant experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated expertise in opto-electro-mechanic designs, and/or software for prototyping, integration, and testing
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary team (hardware, software, firmware, mechanical, and optical) conducting advanced research and development
  • Experience with technical and program management and working directly with customers to solve their problems
  • Interface with customers, vendors, contractors, and consulting personnel in submitting reports and addressing work problems, assist/mentor team members
  • Provide and contribute to documentation including reports, presentations, and proposals
  • Ability to multitask and work as individual contributor as well as a supervisor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good problem solving ability, interdisciplinary outlook, team and goal oriented approach, strong self-motivation, and ability to work in a diverse work force
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required