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QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide.  Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.
At QinetiQ-NA, you’ll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team,
you’ll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry’s most brilliant minds.  We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and  career development opportunities. If you’re interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry...but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up...QinetiQ-NA is the right place for you 

QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.



Any external applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


Position Requires U.S. citizenship


QinetiQ North America’s Unmanned Systems Group is looking for a highly motivated Robotics Product Manager in the fast paced, high tech field of robotics. The Product Manager is responsible all aspects of an established product line including product roadmap planning, Opportunity Capture, Program Management and platform configuration management.  Additional responsibilities include design, develop and product improvement, leading a multi-disciplinary team of cutting edge engineers.  The Product Manager will also be responsible for developing new concepts, identifying funding opportunities, securing internal funding, and working with Business Development to secure external funding.  The Product Manager will be responsible for overseeing and executing all aspects of a product lifecycle from concept generation to final product fielding to deployed system sustainment.


Job purpose:

Candidate will be responsible for setting technical direction and drive development in QNA’s Waltham, MA based Unmanned Systems group.  Candidate will show thought and technical leadership in the field of military and commercial robotic products.  The candidate will be proficient in complex, intelligent systems, have an understanding of machine design and analysis, mechatronics, and software. The candidate will perform as an engineering project team lead.  The candidate must to have a demonstrated ability to engage customers, write proposals, lead teams, interact with internal and external customers, and successfully execute complex programs.  


 Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  1. Manage all aspects of a mature robotics product line
  2. Develop project and program opportunities, leveraging internal and external funding.
  3. Lead interdisciplinary teams to execute complex projects, ranging from early development to product delivery.
  4. Provide technical leadership within funding, scheduling, and customer constraints.
  5. Work within robotics community and build relationships and partnerships.


Required Skills

Project Management – Strong project management and leadership skills required.  Able to lead multidisciplinary teams, Create and assign tasks, supervise and mentor senior and junior level engineers, plan and manage projects including tasks an budgets

Technical – Strong skills in electromechanical engineering, with ability to manage product development and transition products to manufacturing.  Hands on experience in assembling, testing and troubleshooting electromechanical systems in laboratory and field environments, strong skills across entire design cycle.  Demonstrated ability in making system-level tradeoffs under tight schedule, cost, and customer constraints. 

Leadership - Strong leadership skills:  initiative, independence, motivation.  Think creatively, promote excellence.

Computer Aided Design – Must have a strong understanding of configuration management in system design, and product realization.

Communication- Must demonstrate excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills with extensive technical & proposal writing experience.  Strong presentation skills and the ability to lead customer interaction required.

Computer- Experience with Pro-Engineer, MS Word, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint.

Program Management – PMP certification preferred



  1. BS or MS with 10-15 years industry experience in electromechanical products or Robotics or controls.
  2. Experience with defense product development
  3. Candidates will be subject to a Background Investigation. US citizenship is required.


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