Systems Engineer Job Description

A generic Systems Engineer Job description is provided below. 

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Systems Engineer Job Description


Job Title: Systems Engineer


Company Overview: [Company Name] is a leading Aerospace and Defense company that designs and manufactures advanced systems and technologies for both commercial and government clients worldwide.


Position Overview: The Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing complex systems and technologies for aerospace and defense products. The Systems Engineer will work closely with cross-functional teams of engineers and technicians to ensure that products meet customer requirements, specifications, and industry standards.




  • Design, develop, and test complex systems and technologies for aerospace and defense products, ensuring that they meet customer requirements and industry standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams of engineers and technicians, including Integrated Product Team Leads, Technical Program/Project Managers, and suppliers, to ensure that products are developed and delivered on-time and on-budget.
  • Develop and maintain system requirements, architecture, and design documentation, including functional and interface specifications, system schematics, and test plans.
  • Use modeling and simulation tools to analyze system performance and identify potential issues and risks.
  • Identify and resolve technical issues and challenges related to system design, testing, and production.
  • Participate in customer meetings and reviews to present technical information and answer questions.
  • Ensure compliance with industry and company standards and procedures, including safety, quality, and security.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of [3-5] years of experience in Aerospace and Defense product development, including experience designing and testing complex systems and technologies.
  • Proficiency in modeling and simulation tools and other engineering software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve technical issues and challenges.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations, including FAA, DoD, and ITAR.
  • Experience with system engineering processes and procedures, including requirements development, architecture design, and testing.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to work on cutting-edge aerospace and defense products and systems. If you are a motivated and experienced systems engineer with a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, we encourage you to apply for this position.


Clarification of Potentially Confusing or Technical Terminology: 


Systems Engineer:

  • A person who designs, develops, and tests complex systems and technologies for aerospace and defense products.

Aerospace and Defense:

  • A field that involves the design, development, and production of products and systems for the aerospace and defense industries.

Cross-functional team:

  • A team that consists of people from different departments or areas of expertise who work together to achieve a common goal.


Modeling and simulation tools:

  • Software programs that are used to simulate and analyze the performance of complex systems and technologies.



  • Relating to the management and coordination of a program or project, including scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation.

CAD software:

  • Computer-aided design software, which is used to create and modify drawings and layouts for electrical systems and components.


  • Adherence to laws, regulations, and industry standards that apply to the work being done.


Feasibility study:

  • An analysis that evaluates the technical and economic feasibility of a proposed design or concept.



  • The process of developing new ideas, products, or methods that improve upon existing ones or create entirely new solutions to problems.



  • A drawing that shows the electrical connections and components in a system or circuit.


Passive component:

  • An electronic component that does not require a power source to function, such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors.


Active component:

  • An electronic component that requires a power source to function, such as transistors, diodes, and integrated circuits.



  • The Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates and oversees civil aviation in the United States.



  • The Department of Defense, which is responsible for the national defense of the United States.



  • The International Traffic in Arms Regulations, which are regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services.


Requirements development:

  • The process of identifying, analyzing, and documenting the needs and expectations of stakeholders for a product or system.


Architecture design:

  • The process of defining the overall structure and organization of a system, including its components, interfaces, and interactions.



  • The process of evaluating the performance and functionality of a system to ensure that it meets the requirements and specifications.

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