Systems Engineer - Aerostar

COMPANY:  Aerostar Technical Solutions

Arlington, VA, US, 22202 Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57108

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  33127


At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 65 years, we’ve collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven and help us solve the world’s next great challenge.


Ever focused on connecting, protecting, and saving lives, Raven Aerostar is dedicated to solving great challenges in Aerospace and Defense. Specializing in stratospheric platforms, radar systems, protective wear, deployment operations, and more, our team provides total solutions that support the customer’s mission or scientific research objectives — continuously innovating at the edge of the space and beyond.  


Raven Aerostar is looking for a systems engineer with a multi-disciplinary approach to requirements engineering, solutions engineering, reliability, integration, test and evaluation, maintainability, and analysis across multiple programs. Raven Aerostar designs, builds, and operates data-fusion based radar and perception systems, unique, cutting edge high-altitude lighter-than-air vehicles, and fully integrated solutions designed for the aerospace and defense markets. Our customers include commercial entities, NASA, and the Department of Defense.  Our mission is to Connect, Protect, and Save Lives.



  • Support the systems engineering and program manangement teams for a complex system of systems design
  • Lead and support working groups on technical topics as needed
  • Develop and maintain configuration management of requirements
  • Develop and maintain System Engineering Plans (SEPs), Configuration Management Plan (CMP) and other engineering documentation
  • Participate in requirements development and configuration baseline documentation
  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify basic lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.
  • Perform market surveys by gathering vendor data to populate product profiles, determining performance fit based on functional profiles, and determining risk ranking based on various criteria.
  • Serve as liaison for engineering efforts between internal teams and external customers.
  • Review technical data to assure materials and product performance are compliant to internal and external standards.
  • Verify materials function properly and interact according to design, when integrated into a single, complete system.
  • Responsible to keep projects on plan timeline and deliverables, both from internal and customer schedule perspectives.



  • At least 3-5 years of systems engineering, project engineering, or cross-functional technical experience 
  • Formal requirements tracking or requirements database experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM or related field
  • Solid cross-functional systems understanding; ability to grasp complicated concepts quickly
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Experience with and strong understanding of systems engineering lifecycle
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques is preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff
  • Travel may be necessary
  • US Citizenship required



  • Radar, multi-sensor perception, or aviation background 
  • 3-5 years DoD acquisition expereince or military service in a technical field
  • Strong background in reliability, availability, and maintainability
  • Degree or certificate in System Engineering


Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.   We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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