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Principal System Engineer

North Reading , Massachusetts | Boston , Massachusetts | Wilmington , Massachusetts | Woburn , Massachusetts

Job Category: System Engineering

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3343

Status: Full-Time - Hybrid


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.
ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.
When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we are a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Concept of Operations
  • Use Cases
  • Behavior Diagrams
  • System Architecture
  • Interface Control Documents
  • Systems engineering documentation and modeling may be done with both basic documentation tools (Visio, Word, Excel, SharePoint, etc.) or Models Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Software (CAMEO, JAMA).
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.), from a technical college or university in an Engineering field.
  • 6+ years of engineering/product development experience, including 3 years of demonstrated proficiency in systems engineering.
  • Preferred experience within robotics industry.
Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
  • Systems engineering and product development experience (or strong product development knowledge)
  • Experience tailoring system engineering processes to balance level of SE effort to product/system needs.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously.

Salary Range: $90,000-$165,000

The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.


ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.