Systems Engineer

Company Details

The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aero-structures for the aircraft industry. Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, and the U.S.

Terma North America (TNA), the US subsidiary of Denmark based Terma A/S, is searching for a highly qualified Systems Engineer to join our team of exceptionally dedicated professionals in an exciting and rewarding fast paced highly successful company. Leveraging the outstanding Terma reputation and our strong relationship with the US DoD, Homeland Security and large Prime Contractors for more than three decades, Terma has developed a significant presence in the U.S. as provider of mission critical solutions for aerospace, defense and security sectors. We are known as an independent, agile, and fast responding partner for mission customized solutions. For further information, please visit

The Challenge:

The Systems Engineer will participate in engineering activities to ensure successful product development and integration, timely execution of programs, and total customer satisfaction. This includes a wide variety of tasks from the systems engineering discipline, and tasks specifically relevant to our avionic products’ domain (Electronic Warfare Self-Protection Systems), where your contributions are central to our success. Tasks may include interfacing with stakeholders, developing requirements, architecture and design, integration, and verification. You may also help create or improve plans and procedures, generate and present briefings, and provide leadership in select areas.

Essential Job Tasks and Duties:

  • Identify customer and stakeholder requirements
  • Generate system requirements
  • Requirements traceability, management, and compliance
  • Develop system architecture
  • Create system design
  • Perform system integration and verification testing
  • Perform various analyses and trade studies
  • Participate in peer review of work products
  • Support engineering planning
  • Develop engineering documentation
  • Generate and present project/customer briefings

Other Job Tasks:

  • Contribute to process improvement
  • Gather and report relevant project progress metrics
  • Support customer testing as needed
  • Special assignments


Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline from an accredited college or university OR equivalent experience
  • 5 or more years’ experience in Systems Engineering for avionics or similar domain [SE title commensurate with skills and experience]
  • U.S. citizenship with ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Security clearance
  • Proficient at writing requirements
  • Experience testing in a System Integration Laboratory (SIL) setting
  • Systems Thinking skills (understand the “big picture” and think in the abstract, while being able to work at a detailed level to understand and solve issues)
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing to teams, projects, management, and customers
  • Ability to work as part of a team or alone
  • Ability to work with a minimum of direction (willing to seek out “how” to accomplish tasks)
  • Willingness to accept tasks outside regular duties when needed
  • Ability to follow company policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with MS Office Applications
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% both domestic and abroad

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Certification as an INCOSE CSEP or ESEP
  • Experience developing military avionics
  • Experience with on-aircraft Electronic Warfare and Self-Protection Systems
  • Experience as a Systems Engineering lead
  • Familiarity with IBM Rational-DOORS
  • Familiarity with JIRA

Terma North America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants  will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of applicants or employees.

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