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Ricardo Defense - Systems Engineer 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, marital or parental status, height, weight, national origin, citizenship status, age, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, genetic information, military or veteran status, or disability, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or municipal law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  
Category Engineering  

The Opportunity:

Ricardo Defense has a challenging career opportunity for Systems Engineer with expertise in Model Based engineering in the Department of Defense (DoD) arena. This Systems Engineer will work in our Troy, MI office with occasional travel to our customer site in Warren, MI.

What You will Do:

This Systems Engineer will perform model based systems engineering on a variety of projects/platforms. This Systems Engineer will ensure that advanced military systems, including robotic and fully autonomous military vehicles, are architected, designed, and tested in concert with disciplined functional safety approaches and analyses.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Act as technical lead working closely with the project team to manage and support the execution of technical tasks
  • Capture and model complex mission processes and concepts of operation
  • Derive and allocate system-level requirements to sub-system and component levels
  • Collaborate with project managers, development team, end users and customers to ensure that requirements and expectations are addressed in all phases of the project
  • Conduct reviews with product teams to ensure requirements are being met throughout the product development cycle
  • Successfully represent the company and communicate effectively with customers

Qualifications We Value:

  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to present standout presentations
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in multidiscipline engineering environments
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly and persuasively to peers, management and customers
  • Experience with Product Development Life Cycle (Systems, Software)
  • Familiarity with development in the embedded environment
  • Knowledge of Software Development and Agile methodology in practice
  • Good technical leadership, planning and organization/control skills
  • Proficiency with advanced system and concept development, and in developing creative or novel safety strategies in the automation space

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited college or university in engineering or another relevant field
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant engineering experience including Model Based Engineering
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering principles and tools (Sparx Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw, UML, SysML)
  • Knowledge of Requirements Management tools (DOORS, etc.)

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricardo Inc. established as a separate limited liability company in 2015 and structured under a Defense Security Service ‘Special Security Agreement'. Ricardo Defense provides engineering, technology, product innovation, sustainment, and field support services for our customers in the defense industry. We are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. We are guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion. Ricardo, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc. For more information, visit

Ricardo Defense Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position RDI - Systems Engineer  
Number of Openings 1  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Open Date 11/8/2019  
About the Organization Ricardo is a global engineering and strategic, technical and environmental consultancy business with a value chain that includes the niche manufacture and assembly of high-performance products. Our ambition is to be the world's pre-eminent brand in the development and application of solutions to meet the challenges in the transportation, energy and scarce resource sectors.

Our 100 years of commitment to research and development empowers Ricardo's team of over 2,900 professional engineers, consultants, scientists and support staff to deliver class-leading and innovative products and services.  

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