Chief Engineer – Electronic Systems

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, an employee-owned company, is seeking a talented Chief Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Product Engineering Department is a design-focused group of engineers specializing in developing advanced hardware products for the defense, aerospace, and commercial industries. The individual selected for this position will be a design engineer with broad technical knowledge and demonstrated experience leading inter-disciplinary teams to develop complex electromechanical systems.

The Chief Engineer will be a key technical leader in a fast-paced environment that includes systems in all phases of the product lifecycle from conceptual development and detailed design through manufacturing, qualification testing, and post-delivery support. The candidate will work with the customer and project manager to help define requirements, architecture, and program plans to satisfy unique technical goals. The candidate will be responsible for program technical direction including developing the system architecture, leading key design trade studies, and providing subject matter expertise during the detailed design, integration, and test activities. This position will help ensure the engineering team (of which they are a member) and the project manager (with whom they work closely with) are on the same page and able to overcome challenges (both technical and programmatic) that may arise. The candidate will also work with proposal managers to propose novel technical approaches to emerging challenges. The candidate should demonstrate experience with a variety of technical disciplines including RF, power systems, optics, complex electronics, and embedded systems.


Basic Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution

Candidates must have a minimum 8 years of experience developing electronic or electromechanical systems

Candidates must have expertise in digital/analog/mixed signal, embedded systems, power electronics, RF, or optical system design

Candidates must have demonstrated experience in system design and test

Candidates must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment and have experience mentoring & guiding team members

Candidates must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preferred candidates will also meet some of the following:

  • 8+ years of technical leadership experience
  • Experience in the area of systems engineering
  • 12+ years of experience developing electronic or electromechanical systems
  • Hands-on experience with Mentor Graphics electrical engineering development tools
  • Experience managing design teams including technical leadership, budgeting, and scheduling
  • Experience supporting business development activities including developing briefings, white papers, and proposals


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.


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