Hollywood, MD

Systems Engineer

Founded in 2005, CTSi is one of Maryland’s most innovative, fastest growing companies. Our expertise is focused on technical solutions for the Department of Defense, NASA and other commercial customers. We’re a cleared facility known for innovative, rapid development and closed working relationships with our customers.

Specifically, CTSi is involved in the development of several products and technologies being leveraged for the Automatic Aerial Refueling Programs. CTSi is seeking a Systems Engineer / Project Engineer with advanced avionics development experience to lead these efforts from prototype to production. For this role, the candidate must be able to work well in a fast-paced team environment, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivering high quality products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a diverse team to perform technical execution, technical risk management, requirements management for an Optical Reference System.
  • Serve as the interface to the Program Manager and Integrated Program Team (IPT) leads to coordinate sub-team technical and programmatic status and issues
  • Perform customer flow-down requirement analysis, feasibility assessment, technical solution development including but not limited to test strategy and architecture development, Engineering test design and development
  • Develop system documents including but not limited to system-level requirements, Interface Control Document, Hardware Requirements Specification, Design Specification, Software Test Plan and Procedures for Software/System Requirement Verification, Hardware Verification Test Plan and Procedures.
  • Lead system integration Failure Modes and Root Cause analysis and issue resolution (e.g., FMEA, RCCA)
  • Lead system design team meetings (SRR, PDR, TRR, CDR, FCA/PCA, TIMs) with internal and external customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Good energy and a great attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to obtain, at a minimum, a DoD SECRET level clearance.
  • Willingness to Learn
  • US Citizen


  • BS in Engineering.
  • Experience with system integration and flight testing.
  • Experience with Tactical Aircraft or Unmanned systems.
  • Experience with product development.


  • 6+ years of System Engineering / Project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with customer interfacing and developing customer relationships.

U.S. Citizenship is required for security clearance eligibility. Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance.

Candidate must have the ability to work in a team environment; provide constructive alternatives/approaches to solving issues; be flexible; have a strong sense of urgency for critical tasks; and must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while effectively managing schedule and communicating process.

Candidate selected will be subject to a Government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against based on, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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