Ricardo: Software Systems Engineer

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Software Systems Engineer

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  • Permanent

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Job Description

Ricardo Defense is seeking a Software Systems Engineer to work with our software teams to define features for our software products using an integrated model-based systems engineering approach. This Software Systems Engineer will ensure that advanced systems, are architected, designed, and tested in concert with disciplined functional safety approaches and analyses.


This positions can be remote however, applicants must live within an hour from one of our offices: Troy, MI, Goleta, CA, California, MD or Huntsville, AL. Employees will be expected to come into the office on an as needed basis.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Elicit customer needs following an effective customer engagement process
  • Perform requirements analysis, decomposition, use-case modeling, and management
  • Transform system-level requirements into detailed software-level systems requirements
  • Create specification and design documentation
  • Lead milestone reviews for requirements, functions, designs, and test
  • Support development of integration and test plans and/or procedures
  • Establish network and computing architectures for software deployment
  • Support software architect teams in defining system architecture requirements
  • Support software development teams in developing design artifacts derived from system-level specifications
  • Develop and perform demonstrations of software systems
  • Evaluate user experience and software usability
  • Represent the company and communicate effectively with customers
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an applicable field of study
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card and Government Security Clearance
  • a minimum of seven years of relevant software engineering experience
  • Experience with model-based systems engineering
  • Experience in functional, behavioral, and human systems analysis
  • Experience with Product Development Lifecycle
  • Fluency with a standard modelling representation such as UML, SysML, or UPDM
  • Experience using Model-Based Systems Engineering and/or Requirements Management tools (e.g. DOORS, Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw, etc.)
  • Familiarity with modular open systems approach
  • Familiarity with multiple software frameworks, programming languages, and operating environments
  • Knowledge of Software Development and Agile methodology in practice
  • Knowledge and experience in cybersecurity (e.g. Security+. Certified Ethical Hacker, etc)


Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

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


About Us:
Ricardo Defense 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 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.