Systems Engineering Manager (Radar Emphasis)

Hensoldt Inc.
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Systems Engineering (Radar Emphasis) Manager Job Requisition


Hensoldt Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based HENSOLDT GmbH, a world leading provider of sensors, electronics and electronic warfare systems. HENSOLDT represents a more than 100-year-old tradition in technology with renowned predecessors such as Airbus, Telefunken, Dornier, Siemens Sicherungstechnik and Carl Zeiss Optronics.


Hensoldt Inc. is hiring a creative and motivated Systems Engineering Manager to join our growing team. Hensoldt Inc., and our parent company have industry-leading radar, electro- optics, and vehicle self-protection technologies which we deliver to U.S. DOD and federal agencies. You will play a critical and influential role towards introducing several exciting technologies to our customers. You will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and you will work closely with the company’s Program and Business Development teams. This is a high visibility role with a lot of authority to help establish and grow the company.


This role will have responsibilities directly supporting programs and indirect responsibilities towards business development. There are great opportunities for professional growth, as you’re able to help develop these programs. Hensoldt Inc. highly values and rewards performance.


In the Direct support role you will be managing the sustainment and upgrades of an air surveillance radar program. You will work with our Prime contractor to prioritize obsolescence issues and develop solutions with a team of subcontractors. Collaboration and innovation are important skills as you’ll work in a diverse, international team to deliver solutions for our customers.


In the Indirect support role, you’ll work with Business Development and Engineering colleagues to advance several new programs. Your responsibilities would include developing technical solutions, qualifying partners, and demonstrating product capabilities. You’ll work closely with technical colleagues from our parent company to transition technologies to the U.S.


The role will span several technologies, most of which are RF-based. As you may be called upon to assist with other projects and technologies, strong systems engineering skills are critical to role. The ideal candidate would have experience working with the FAA and DOD on Air Surveillance Radar systems, but other DOD customers and advanced technologies are also relevant. You’ll have a strong background in systems engineering, life cycle management,

Service Life Extension Programs, and software engineering. You’ll also be confident and comfortable in interacting with customers on technical matters.


You must be a skilled problem solver and be flexible as the company’s needs evolve. We are a small but growing team, and everyone counts on each other. Other projects may arise in the areas of vehicle protection systems, software integration, and technology transfer, and you’ll be given the opportunity to explore other territories. Ambitious, curious, team-oriented candidates do well in Hensoldt Inc.


Only if you thrive on challenges, and are eager for professional growth should you read on.


Job Tasks

  • As program Technical Lead, direct and manage the technical and engineering effortsof the radar sustainment program.
    • Coordinate multidisciplinary and multinational teams for systemdevelopment andtesting
    • With assistance of the program team, investigate and resolve Trouble Reports (TRs), Investigation Requests (IRs), and Discrepancy Reports(DRs).
      • Qualify and manage subcontractors/partners to manufacture and/orprocure existing system line replaceable units (LRUs) and otherassemblies
      • Review radar system deficiency and obsolescence reports to improve system safety, reliability, maintainability, or operational utility to improve system performance, meet new requirements, or comply with regulatorychanges.
      • Work with program teammates to recommend and implement system enhancements or modifications to include provisioning component qualification, documentation, engineering drawings, technical manuals, lab testing, deployment and operationaltesting.
      • Support Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs) and other meetings as requested.
      • Create verification and acceptance test documents, and support and execute verification and system acceptancetests


  • As Systems Engineer, work closely with US Business Development colleagues and European-based technical colleagues to interpret customers’ technical requirements and develop meaningful solutions forthem.
    • Discover and document customers’ technicalrequirements
    • Collaborate with European-based, technical colleagues to develop meaningful solutions
    • Discover and qualify US-basedpartners
    • Provide technical briefings and demonstrations tocustomers
      • Identify company capabilities, qualifications and certifications necessary for growth
      • Work with BD staff to write technical responses to customer Requests for Information (RFI), and Requests for Proposals(RFP)
      • Identify and prioritize candidate programs for Internal R&Dfunding

Skills and Education


  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance at the Secret level
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, RF-Engineering, Software Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or SystemsEngineering
  • 15 years professional workingexperience
    • Experience in radar technology or signal intelligence or tracking systems with a solid fundamental understanding of RF technology and wavepropagation
    • Knowledge of INCOSE system engineering methodology (INCOSE certificationis preferred)
    • Strong analytic skills with the ability to organize data and generate information which can informdecisions
    • Strong collaboration skills, working with teammates on-site and virtually, andbrokering win-win solutions
    • Strong communication skills both oral and written, and ability toinfluence
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite ofapplications
      • Excellent Time Management skills, and the ability to manage multipleprograms simultaneously


  • Masters Degree in a technical field
  • Experience in working with internationalbusinesses
  • Experience with Import/Exportregulations
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance at the Secretlevel


TRAVEL REQUIRED: 10%, including European travel




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Systems Engineering Manager (Radar Emphasis)

Hensoldt Inc.
Vienna, Virginia 22182

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