Robotics Systems - Electrical/Electronics Engineer, Principal

Group/Job Location US-MA-Waltham
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U.S. Citizenship Required


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 or permanent residency.






Work in a fast-paced environment, participating and leading engineering teams designing the next generation robotic systems for the U.S. Military.  The senior electrical engineer will be responsible for large-scale problem solving under general supervision.  Candidates should be able to architect and design new systems / sub-systems for robot platforms as well as the associated control stations.  A solid background in electrical engineering, including analog / digital / mixed-signal circuit design and cable design experience is required.  Solid engineering problem solving skills are a must.  RF, high speed, power electronics, or HDL design experience is a plus.  Tasks may include support of existing systems, system architecture development, PCB design, cable design, or associated documentation tasks.  Activities may range from development of a new system to integration of a new or existing payload on an existing system.  Senior electrical engineers frequently develop requirements, test plans, and perform testing.  Participate in field data collection and experimentation, analysis, and reporting.   Works directly with engineers in other disciplines. May provide work leadership and training to lower level professional and technical staff.  Some (< 10%) travel to customer sites may be required to support testing and repair activities.


Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering plus 10-12 years’ experience
  • Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuit design
  • PCB design experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexible, self-started, desire to solve any problem
  • U.S. citizenship

Desired Qualifications


  • Prior work in the field of robotics Finish
  • Experience with bus protocols such as CAN, SPI, RS232, and I2C
  • Power electronics design experience
  • RF design experience
  • High speed digital design experience
  • HDL development
  • C / C++ experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Visual C#
  • Experience with field testing robotic systems


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