•   Full Time
  •   Abingdon

Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

A world leader in transportation security is looking for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer for its MD location.

With the aid of a MS degree in a related discipline (EE/ME/SE) and 10+ years experience in systems engineering, the successful candidate will serve as the technical authority for interpreting, planning, organizing, executing, and directing assignments for integrated system development projects with significant complexity under minimal direction. In conjunction with program management, the Sr. Principal Systems Engineer will determine and organize work scope for integrated
product teams and subcontractors. Additionally, the selected applicant will visit subcontractors/suppliers as required to ensure proper communication, understanding, and testing of requirements and interface and write specification and/or statement of work documents and participate in the subcontractor teaming/selection process.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support business development activities, conduct WBS task estimates and fact finding activities as necessary.
  • Plan, coordinate, status, and report engineering baseline and ongoing project estimates.
  • Identify cost, schedule, and technical risks and propose risk mitigation plans.
  • Plan, coordinate, and status design, system integration, test, and qualification activities and report status to program management.
  • Classify system requirements (i.e. threshold and objective), define appropriate compliance scoring function and/or criteria, and define verification and validation plans.
  • Perform functional requirement decomposition activities and use requirements management software tools to load, flow down, map, and disseminate requirements and specifications to appropriate owners.
  • Evaluate team progress, report results obtained, and recommend changes as necessary to meet requirements.
  • Identify, prepare, and present technical solutions to process, science, operational, or engineering problems.
  • Plan and coordinate engineering activities for SRR, PDR, CDR, and TRR milestones.
  • Plan engineering resources, and requirements to support system testing, test failures analyses and corrective actions, and test reports.
  • Plan for resources to support manufacturing during production start-up.
  • Plan, organize, and present technical briefing material as required to support meetings with Government, supplier or other technical personnel.


We offer a growth oriented, fast paced opportunity with a comprehensive benefit program. We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. We do not offer practical training positions nor sponsor foreign citizens to obtain work visa or permanent residency.

Excellent benefit program:

  • Insurance: Health, prescription drug, dental, life, disability, Long Term Care, Retirement, tuition reimbursement.
  • Leave & Holidays: Sick, Personal, vacation, paid holidays.


  • Engineering Manufacturing Experience: 10+ years
  • Experience with the MS Office suite, including Project, as well as with system requirements tracking tools such as DOORS and TeamCenter and with Earned Value Management techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical, electrical, chemical and software development processes.
  • Understanding of ISO 9001 quality system requirements.
  • Strong technical background with regard to complex electro-mechanical systems.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, problem-solving, communication, leadership, and team-building skills.
  • The ability to professionally lead technical teams assigned to development programs ranging from small to large with a wide range of complexity.
  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status.

*Prefer Local candidate.

For immediate consideration, please forward a copy of your current resume to referencing job # or a link to this job.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Hardware Engineering

Applications Accepted Until

01 January 2030