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Job Description

The Opportunity:
The Chief Engineer will directly support Ricardo Defense with a new military defense program. This role will strengthen Ricardo Defense's core competencies in military vehicle system architecture and complex system integration. The Chief 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.

Manage the technical execution of subcontracts on the program.

Allocate system-level requirements to sub-system and component levels

Collaborate with project managers, development team, suppliers and customers to ensure that requirements and expectation are addressed in all phases of the project

Conduct reviews with product teams to ensure requirements are being met throughout product development cycle

Able to successfully represent the company and communicate effectively with customers

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited college or university in engineering or other relevant field

20+ years of relevant engineering experience

Excellent written communication skills and ability to present standout presentations

Ability to effectively collaborate in multi-discipline engineering environments

Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance


Preferred Qualifications

Advanced Degree preferred.

Experience with Product Development Life Cycle (Systems, Software)

Knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) or Requirements Management tools (Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw, DOORS, etc.)

Familiarity with development in the embedded environment

The ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly and persuasively to peers, management and customers

Knowledge of Software Development and Agile methodology in practice

Good technical leadership, planning and organization/control skills

Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

Comfort level with advanced system and concept development, and in developing creative or novel safety strategies in the automation space

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 www.ricardo.com.

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.