PDS Tech is seeking an experienced System Engineer to contribute to the development of next-generation autonomous aircraft. The ideal candidate will help lead the design and development of our aircraft, including requirements definition, safety analyses, and certification processes. They may also support verification testing and flight-testing activities for those aircraft and their subsystems. The program: Employs a combination of both traditional and model-based systems engineering approaches as needed, matching the approach to the needs of the program. Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions. Evaluates customer and /operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces. Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture. Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success. Develops the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes. Resolves cross-functional technical issues. Required Skills: 3-5 required technical skills: Define concepts of operations (CONOPS) for various new proposed programs and refine existing CONOPS for existing programs Define top-level requirements for systems and systems-of-systems, as well as subsequent levels of requirements for subsystems and track defined requirements against testable and verifiable milestones as the program evolves Familiarity with Model-based Systems Engineering practices, including use case and behavioral diagram development Support the generation of safety related artifacts (FHAs, FTAs, FMEAs, FMECAs) per SAE ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E Excellent written and spoken English communication skills Ability to work independently and with limited direction Team player and active contributor in meetings. Familiarity with aircraft design and development process and the broader FAA aircraft certification process is helpful, but not required. Familiarity with model-based systems engineering (particularly Cameo) and IBM Rational DOORS. PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including: Health insurance Paid holidays Weekly payroll Immediate 401(k) eligibility Completion Bonuses Training Please note availability of benefits may vary by position PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit www.pdstech.com PDS pays for referrals!