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Senior Systems Engineer 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


SUMMARY: The right candidate will have, demonstrable on the resume, at least ten years' worth of experience working "around" the production process, either doing design reviews and/or process reviews. You'll have experience with metallic and composite structure manufacture, and you will hopefully have some experience with requirements management, proposal development, and /or schedule integration. Finally, if you have experience with IBM DOORS, Enovia, Catia, or Femap, be sure to let us know in your cover letter!


Main Tasks:
o Coordinate all technical disciplines retated to the development of complex products
o Manage, negotiate and track customer requirements and break them down to sub-system level requirements
o Manage requirement verification control
o lssue Technical Specifications for sub-systems and subcontractors
o Drive / Contribute to design and technologies trade study selection process
o Analyze complex probtems and define solutions, considering given requirements
o Conduct concept studies
o Develops, evaluates and compares technical solutions in order to determine optimal nominal solutions including multi-disciplinary trade-offs and respective reports
o lssue technical reports (e.g. Development and Verification plans, Specifications, Development and Qualification test plans, etc)
o Review of technical results and documentation (incl. engineering and manufacturing drawings)
o Support the project manager in the conducting of regular project meetings (internal and external) and design reviews
o Conduct technical meetings
o Coordinate and issue technical proposals
o Support the project manager in technical negotiations with customers and subcontractors/suppliers, be the primary technical interface to the customer


Requirements /Skill set:
o B.S. in Engineering
o 10+ Years of relevant industry experience
o Very good understanding of composite and metallic materials in the following domains: mechanical, structural, thermal, acoustic and aerodynamic
o Risk management
o Proposal management
o Awareness of costs and schedule
o Problem solving skills
o Good communication and cooperation
o Organizational skills
o Familiarity with IBM DOORS and Enovia preferred
o MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and also Project)


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

Did we spark your interest in this exciting position? Then we look forward to receiving your online application



Huntsville, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Engineering

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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