Job type full-time
Full job description
Elbit systems of america is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation marketsWith facilities throughout the united states, elbit systems of america is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the united statesElbit systems of america, llc is wholly owned by elbit systems ltd(nasdaq: eslt and tase: eslt), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applicationsFor additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on twitter.
Elbit systems of america – night vision is a world leader in night vision technology, with more than two million generation 3 image intensifier tubes produced and providing integrated solutions that meet customers` evolving challengesDuring our 60-year production legacy, the company has secured more than 90-night vision related patents and supplies nearly 100 allied countries with their productsThe company has more than 500 talented employees and operates in roanoke, virginia.
The systems engineering manager (sem) will provide direct leadership to the systems engineering team and across the company in the development of advanced warfighter systems, products, and capabilities to meet emerging customer needs for the connected battlefieldThe scope of product capabilities will include (but is not limited to) night vision, soldier-borne computing and power, man/machine teaming, communications, and shared situational awarenessThe sem is responsible for leading the systems engineering team who are accountable for technical project leadership, system architecture development, system requirements development and management, and technical guidance across the engineering department and within integrated project teams (ipt), also serve as tech leads on proposalsThe sem is responsible for the system engineering departmental structure and staffing, as well as ensuring the appropriate system engineering competencies, processes, design tools, and culture are in place to successfully carry out product and technology development and execute to the strategic plan of the company.
As systems engineering is by nature a cross-discipline activity, this position requires a highly collaborative and engaged leader who will work across engineering disciplines, as well as across the product strategy and business development teams to understand customer needs and capability gapsStrong communications and interpersonal skills coupled with an appreciation and interest in growing the warfighter systems market is requiredThe sem’s responsibility includes cross-functional collaborative work with quality, product transition, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, program management, and finance to qualify new products and transition them into production.
Leadership responsibilities and functions:
Lead the systems engineering team
Responsible for team culture, capability, growth, training and performance
Clearly communicate priorities, employees should all understand “the mission”
Coordinate and direct activities and priorities across the team
Coach team members when necessary and also accept feedback from team members
Effectively engage in staff planning that helps to ensure the department is appropriately staffed to accomplish its goals and objectives
Efficiently delegate tasks so that organizational goals are met within established timelines
Assess / verify candidate qualifications thoroughly to recognize and hire (or promote) those who possess the skills needed to fulfill vacant positions and elevate team performance
Guide capability, process, and tool development in collaboration with bd, product strategy, product transition, and engineering leadership to level-up our overall product development, qualification and launch capabilities
Develop, refine, implement, and train individuals and teams to establish a strong product development capability employing agile practices and model-based engineering tools
Be the champion for a collaborative, bold, and engaged team
Lead the systems engineering team in the performance of the following essential functions:
The lead se will serve as the primary r&d engineer on the ipt
Analyze customer requirements and translate into product concepts, system architectures, technical requirements, and test plans in support of the ipt
Allocate system function between optical, mechanical, software, and electronic requirements
Oversee the fabrication of the proof of concept, prototype and engineering development models of the systems
Participate in the initial testing and subsequent design revision of the systems
Oversee the transition of products from r&d to production to ensure an efficient transition and high product quality
Bachelor degree in engineer or physics (phd preferred)
Knowledge, skills, abilities required:
5 years of successful experience in leading an engineering team or large ipt
Ability to manage work of senior level system engineers and test engineers.
Experience in being a project engineer or lead systems engineer allocating functions and requirements to different major components and subassemblies based on the optimum overall system performance
Experience as a project engineer or lead systems engineer in establishing and tracking system/component development schedules
Must have good skills in use of software to predict system performance and to track progress on programs
Must be able to effectively communicate design and engineering requirements to individuals and team members
Ability to estimate development cost for projects
Able to work as part of a design team
Ability to lead and inspire department staff to accomplish successful business results by working effectively in teams while solving technical problems
Recognized leadership abilities and willingness to take initiative
Ability to implement departmental strategic goals and monitor their progress
Provide thorough, accurate information to answer customers’ questions and to meet commitment times or performance guarantees
Actively look for ways to help customers (internal and external) by identifying and proposing appropriate solutions and/or services, adjusting services based on customer feedback
An understanding of how to direct programs & projects through agile project management, lean manufacturing, and good supply chain management
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Maintain confidentiality as appropriate about matters encountered in the workplace
Have a desire to learn about all the products or services of the organization
Ability to communicate to senior management with suggestions and critical feedback
Advanced knowledge of the defense and military industry with specific knowledge about the customer base for the assigned product
Effectively change plans, goals, actions or priorities to deal with changing situations, changing gears in response to unpredictable or unexpected events
Be able to develop and generate a number of different approaches to problems
Observe and evaluate the outcomes of implementing the solution to assess the need for alternative approaches and to identify lessons learned
This position requires close collaboration across the engineering leadership team in roanoke, va as well as direction, coaching, and problem solving for the local engineering departmentMay also be collaboration with other business unitsAs such, it is preferred to be an onsite, full time position at the roanoke, va facilityHybrid/remote applicants may be considered with appropriate experience in leading remote teams of this type.
All your information will be kept confidential according to eeo guidelines.
Posted 9 days ago