Systems Architect (Senior Systems Architect, Principal Systems Architect)

Job Location: Danvers, Massachusetts

CyPhy Works is seeking a Chief Systems Architect whose role will be to provide aerial robotic system design leadership.

Functions of this critical role will include:

  • Deliver/define top-level architectures and design concept trade-offs for a variety of technology solutions including new business capture
  • Decompose system requirements into sub-system and component level requirements, generate/review written specifications
  • Generate system block diagrams, interconnection drawings (ICDs), and assembly outline drawings
  • Work with business development, defense labs, industry, and academia to develop winning proposal strategies, technology roadmaps
  • Perform work planning, technical/systems management, and identify technical deliverables for System Engineering section of proposals
  • Participate in Government/Industry sponsored activities; industry-days, CONOP exercises, technical interchanges
  • Propose technical solutions and define potential impacts on cost, schedule and programmatic risk
  • Demonstrate ability to identify best-of-breed capabilities which could potentially deliver value to the product/system and end user
  • Provide technical and strategic oversight of all program pursuits
  • Partner with engineering teams across broad range of disciplines to plan critical long range technological requirements to enhance company objectives and/or meet anticipated customer needs
  • Recommend, plan, lead, review, identify risks, and evaluate R&D efforts from a systems perspective
  • Independently identify and solve significant problems associated with the success of current and critical long range objectives
  • Develop and sustain relationships with external customers

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. Engineering
  • Ten (10)+ years experience in a technical leadership role
  • Fifteen (15)+ years of technical work experience
  • Experience as a system architect for product development including architecture design, specifications, system design, and test for complex electromechanical systems, communication and/or data networks
  • Oral and written communication skills to interface with key internal and external customers, i.e., executives, military officers, government officials, etc.
  • High degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness to design and deliver highly advanced COTS and custom solutions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Well-developed knowledge of complex electromechanical hardware and software systems
  • Hands-on integration & validation experience including test and sell off of systems
  • Regarded as an expert by company and industry. Expertise could include pending / approved patents or trade secrets in a cross-section of the areas of expertise noted
  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing, Radar/Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs), Electromagnetic Interference Mitigation
  • Systems modeling with MATLAB or equivalent tools, DOORS requirements management tools, risk management tools
  • Familiarity with Military Handbooks and Standards (such as MIL-STD-461F), DoD Acquisition process (DoD 5000.02) Experience with functional allocation among the fundamental elements of a system, such as: RF front end, various digital technologies, I/O
  • Success with mentoring and guiding engineers in expertise areas
  • Proven ability to lead teams to resolve technical problems
  • Master’s Engineer degree in Electrical Engineering or Systems Engineering