Technical Engineering Lead

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Date Posted: 02-01-2018
Technical Lead – RDT&E 
We are seeking a senior engineering professional to manage Research, Development, Test and Evaluation efforts across a dedicated team of software and systems engineers, network design engineers, and mechanical engineers. This position provides technical leadership for an integrated system under development which incorporates multiple UAVs and payloads, machine learning, and automated asset tasking focused on providing safety to the end user. 
  • Leads cross-functional technical objectives 
  • Provides hands-on technical leadership of small teams of engineers across multiple disciplines 
  • Manages and tracks requirements, plans for technical development and full-scale testing in real-world environments 
  • Writes and maintains engineering design documents 
  • Leads testing, troubleshooting and verification of mechanical, electrical, and software systems 
  • Communicates with other departments to prevent issues from arising and correct existing problems during the development cycle 
  • Communicates with the customer regarding technical system capabilities and specifications and participates in discussions regarding system CONOPS 
  • Mentors junior team members 
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field; or equivalent experience 
  • 5 years of experience in a technical leadership role 
  • Project Management skills including risk and requirements management, FMEA 
  • Client management skills providing technical project updates and managing expectations 
  • Experience in the following areas:  
  • Design, test, and troubleshooting of engineering systems 
  • Algorithm & Software development 
  • Development of system Interface Control Documents (ICDs) 
  • Experience with neural networks and machine learning (desired)  
Due to government contracting requirements, U.S. Citizenship is a firm requirement.  
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