Ricardo: Systems Engineer

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Systems Engineer

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Warren, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our Troy, MI team.  This Systems Engineer will directly support Ricardo Defense clients onsite at the United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, MI. This role will primarily focus on the analysis and integration of complex military ground vehicle systems. The Systems Engineer will assess advanced emerging technologies for military systems, conduct integration analyses, and support the development of system and subsystem prototypes for test and evaluation activities.


Candidates for this position must be able to perform successfully both collaboratively and independently with periodic oversight. This position requires regular interaction with customers and subject matter experts. Some travel between Ricardo Defense offices and customer locations required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct engineering studies, analyses, requirements development activities associated with technology integration on military ground vehicle systems
  • Allocate system-level requirements to vehicle sub-system and component levels
  • Collaborate with project managers, development teams, suppliers and customers to ensure that system, subsystem, and integration requirements are addressed in all phases of the project
  • Conduct reviews with product engineering teams to ensure requirements are being met throughout prototype development cycle
  • Able to successfully represent the company and communicate effectively with customers
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, computer science or engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant systems engineering experience
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to present standout presentations
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in multidiscipline engineering environments
  • Good technical leadership, planning and organization/control skills
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Experience with Product Development Life Cycle (Systems and Software) is desired
  • Knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and Requirements Management tools is desired
  • Familiarity with system development of real time, embedded vehicle environments is desired
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly and persuasively to peers, management and customers
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

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.