Payloads/Weapons Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85342-303454
    • Job Location: Huntsville, AL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 30, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Starting Date: May 18, 2020
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Job Description:

Sigmatech has an immediate opening for a Payloads/Weapons Engineer in Huntsville, AL to provide management oversight and technical expertise for the development, integration, testing, and operational/technical support for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) projects or programs. These are focused on but not limited to Electro-optical/Infrared payloads, Synthetic Aperture Radars, SIGINT payloads, Weapons, Hyperspectral payloads, and Electronic/Cyber payloads and payloads integration. Products supported include all Army UAS with focus on Group 2 UAS and below (Air Launched Effects).

Responsibilities of the Payloads/Weapons Engineer include:
  • Provide Technical Expertise on payload issues impacting all potential Air Launched Effect platforms.
  • Provide Technical Expertise on payload interface standards issues and interface standard development impacting all Air Launched Effects platforms.
  • Provide technical guidance and support of test activities related to payload performance.
  • Monitor the state of emerging technologies related to requirements based payloads.
  • Provide coordination and support to the S&T and government groups that are working on potential payloads.
  • Manage assigned payload engineering service projects within cost, schedule, and performance objectives.
  • Provide recommendations on modifications to improve payload performance including interfaces with the air vehicle.
  • Communicate directly with contractors, engineers, logisticians, program managers, and business team members in order to provide coordinated direction and tasking.
  • Provide concise reports to management on status, potential issues/risks, and participate in the development of contingency plans.



Experience and Skills:

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Physics and 10 years of related experience
  • Experience with Aviation and Payload Integration
  • Strong communication skills; oral and written.
  • Proven ability to develop and provide reports to management.
  • Proficiency with MS Office - PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • *Active DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret clearance


Desired Education/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree/PhD in Engineering/Physics
  • Unmanned Aircraft experience
  • Military Aviation experience

WHY SIGMATECH? Sigmatech provides industry-leading engineering, technical, programmatic, test and evaluation, and training support for the Army, Air Force, Navy, and MDA. We are an employee-centric, high-performing, ISO:9001-certified organization that focuses on customer satisfaction and delivers a commitment to ethics, integrity, and continuous improvement.

Sigmatech values each and every one of our employees, promoting a culture of teamwork, diversity, and inclusion. We empower our employees with the resources, incentives, and flexibility they need to enjoy success on the job and to live a healthy, balanced life.

Sigmatech was founded in 1986 as an employee-focused company. Sigmatech maintains an employee retention rate significantly higher than the industry average by offering an array of industry-leading benefits to attract the best and brightest employees:

*Highly competitive salaries *World-class, comprehensive health insurance plans (Medical, Dental, Vision) *Flexible spending accounts *Short and long term disability *Life insurance *401(k) savings plans with generous corporate matching *Profit sharing *Bonuses *Tuition/training reimbursement *Generous leave accrual *Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program

Our challenging work, family environment, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits make Sigmatech an employer of choice in the Space and Defense industry

Sigmatech is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.