Sr Staff Systems Engineer- Armored Vehicle Fire Controls

Location US-NH-Merrimack
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/23/2017 2:28 PM)
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We are seeking a subject matter expert (SME) in the area of electro-optic based fire control systems (hereafter referred to as FCS) for Armored Land based vehicles.  The SME’s main role will be to provide technical subject matter expertise to engineering.


The FCS SME will be responsible for:

  • Providing FCS and related subject matter expertise to the Engineering organizationthroughout the product development life cycle.
  • Developing high-level system requirements, architectures and technical baselines for new and derivative FCS systems and products.
  • Supporting FCS integration & test (TI&T) as well as verification & validation (V&V) activities.
  • Supporting engineering project teams in the preparation of engineering technical inputs, cost estimates, and schedules for bids and proposals.
  • Write technical white papers in response to customer requests, and apply Systems Engineering techniques to define and evaluate system architecture options to meet combat and tactical system CONOPS and system level requirements.
  • Assisting as needed with new business capture and transition of programs to Engineering.
  • Interfacing as needed with internal and external project teams, company personnel/leadership and the broader customer community in general.
  • Assisting as needed with subcontractor technical management and technical coordination of all engineering groups assigned to a program. 


The candidate will be expected to provide technical briefings to management and customers. Ability to provide technical team leadership and management of cross function engineering is a must.  Coordinating the activities of multiple customers and multiple suppliers in a complex international environment is expected along with developing technical road maps that ensure the continued expansion of business opportunities and in turn continued growth of the Engineering organization. The position will report to the Systems Engineering Sr. Manager at the ESA-Merrimack site.


  • Required Qualifications:

    • Extensive knowledge of EOIR FCS and related technologies for land-based armored vehicles – including EOIR imaging and associated system stabilization, laser & stadiametric range-finding, ballistics fire corrections, turret/hull interfaces including slip-ring capabilities and expandability, data/image analysis/processing.
    • Bachelor Degree in engineering or closely related field
    • Direct experience in system-level design

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Experience with FCS on platforms such as Abrams, Bradley, Stryker, LAVs and 8x8 vehicles (e.g. IVECO), as well as older vehicles i.e. M-60, M113, M901, is highly desired
    • As this is a senior level position, a Master's degree or higher in engineering or equivalent scientific discipline with at least 15 years of  FCS experience is desired
    • Experience with the TOW missile system
    • Must be able to obtain a US Secret clearance
    • Experience with international travel is desired



A world leader in the design and manufacture of technologically sophisticated defense systems, diagnostic medical instrumentation and avionics flight instruments, Elbit Systems of America (ESA) combines the close-knit teamwork and high visibility of a small company with the stability and resources only a large company can provide. Add in our employee-friendly corporate culture and great southern New Hampshire lifestyle, and you’ll see why joining ESA could be the best move of your career.



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