Firepower Heavy Systems Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 09/08/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00781

Job Description


This is an Onsite position within our Engineering organization. This position requires the employee to be onsite up to 100%. The 9/80 standard schedule allows candidates who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

In this technical role, the Firepower Heavy - Design Systems Technical Lead Engineer will focus on system and subsystem controls, integration, and testing.

  • Review and develop hardware and software requirement documents and test plans.
  • Support hardware and software integration in a lab environment to include the use of various test equipment to include dynamic analyzers, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, Ethernet, RS-422, etc.
  • Perform vehicle level testing utilizing the same type of equipment.
  • Analyze subsystem requirements and develop logic for flowcharts, state charts, state diagrams, and fire control algorithms for design documents.
  • Support fielding and production sites to investigate / resolve fire control issues.
  • Support the integration and testing of electrical control devices and sensors on various vehicle platforms.
  • Provide technical FC leadership and communication as required to Piers, Subordinates, program office, customers, and other departments.
  • Duties include the planning and execution of product development. Responsible for working with product team leaders to manage the project schedule, cost, processes, and risks for engineering-related activities on the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering; similar technical degrees will be considered with relevant experience.
  • 10+ years of professional experience.
  • Extensive vehicle and lab testing required.
  • Extensive use of computer and test equipment in both laboratory and field environment.
    Good communication skills required.
  • Self-motivated and must be capable of working in a team environment.
  • Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • May need to occasionally lift and carry test equipment weighing 30 lbs.
  • This position may require eligibility to obtain a US security clearance. (Non-US Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance).
  • Meet ASR measurement requirements to work inside combat vehicles, wheeled and tracked.
  • Domestic/International Travel up to 15%.

This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

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