RUAG Space USA Systems Engineer in Decatur, Alabama

Systems EngineerDecatur, AL

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RUAG Space is part of the international RUAG group which is active in the fields of Aerospace and Defence and employs more than 9,000 employees worldwide. We are Europe's largest, independent supplier to the aerospace industry. In Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and in the USA we develop, produce and test subsystems and components for Space applications. Heritage, flexibility and outstanding reliability make RUAG Space the partner of choice for producers of satellites and the launch services industry all over the world.

The System Engineer must perform tasks within product development activities on the SLS contract

Your responsibilities

  • Coordinate all technical disciplines related to the development of complex products

  • Manage, negotiate and track customer requirements and break them down to sub-system level requirements

  • Issue Technical Specifications for sub-systems and subcontractors

  • Drive / Contribute to design and technologies selection process

  • Performs conceptual activities considering clearly defined objectives

  • Analyses complex problems and defines solutions, considering given requirements

  • Conduct concept studies

  • Develops, evaluates and compares technical solutions in order to determine optimal nominal solutions incl. multi-disciplinary trade-offs and respective reports

  • Issue technical reports (e.g. Development plans, Specifications, product justification file, Definition file, Development and Qualification test plans, test evaluation reports, etc)

  • Review of technical results and documentation (incl. engineering and manufacturing drawings)

  • Support the project manager in the conduction of regular project meeting (internal and external) as well as design reviews

  • Conduct technical meetings

  • Coordinate and issue of technical proposals

  • Support the project manager in technical negotiations with customers and subcontractors/suppliers, be primary technical interface to the customer

Education & Experience

  • B.S. in Engineering

  • 5+ Years of relevant industry experience

  • Very good understanding of composite and metallic materials in the following domains: mechanical, structural, thermal, acoustic and aerodynamic

  • Risks management

  • Awareness for costs and schedule

  • Problem solving skills

  • Good communication and cooperation

  • Organization skills


  • 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.