System Engineer

  • EPMO
  • Littleton, Colorado
  • Full-Time

Always wanted to see your work make a real impact? As a rapidly growing firm in the defense industry, we take pride in building a team of game changers, innovators, and revolutionaries, who take exceptional pride in their work in delivering decisive advantage to our warfighters. We are currently seeking a System Engineer to join our growing team. The System Engineer will be part engineer and part project manager overseeing the development of a system that addresses our Customer’s defined needs. AimLock System Engineers provide technical direction and clarification of requirements to both hardware/software development teams and test personnel. They perform system engineering analyses including trade studies, use case development, requirements definition and derivation, interface definition, and requirement validation and verification. development and interfaces with both internal and exterior customer personnel. They are responsible to attend technical interchange meetings with other program personnel and support the organization in matters pertaining to the development of his/her project(s). The candidate will provide status on assigned Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) tasks as required. The candidate will analyze project plans and technical direction in engineering planning sessions to help optimize design and steer the project teams towards success. Since the System Engineer provides technical direction in the way of requirements, he/she will work closely with project manager to design the project goals and success markers. In the event a project cannot meet expectations, the System Engineer is expected to analyze alternatives and suggest courses of action that would result in Customer satisfaction via alternative means. The System Engineer will work directly with the Director of Program Management and Director of Engineering to ensure deliverables are on track to fall within the applicable scope and budget, coordinating with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible. This role requires familiarity with a variety of AimLock's technologies, practices, and procedures. The Systems Engineer relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and will be expected to complete a variety of tasks autonomously. System Engineer will prepare briefings and deliver options to management for decision both electronically and in person and will take ownership of accomplishing new and varying requests. This person must thrive in a fast-paced start-up culture, and embody our core values of Fearless Innovation, Dedication to the Mission, Relentless Learning, and Attitude of Service. At AimLock, we target nothing short of extraordinary from our technologies to our people, and we would love for you to be a part of our team.


  • Provide technical direction and clarification of requirements to hardware/software development teams, integration and test personnel
  • Perform system engineering analyses including: Trade studies, Use case development, Requirements definition and derivation, Interface definition, Requirement validation and verification
  • Support planning/development and interfaces with personnel from other organizations
  • Provide status on assigned Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) tasks
  • Provide document review and resolve technical systems engineering and integration issues
  • Attend technical interchange meetings with other program personnel, and support the organization in matters pertaining to the development of his/her project
  • Assist in the definition of project scope, objectives, and customer requirements, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Manage changes to the project scope, and requirements
  • Work with Project Managers to measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
  • Attend training to continually develop his/her system engineering skills
  • Required travel 10% of the time, or less
  • Other responsibilities as directed and assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • More than three (3) years of experience in System Engineering
  • Familiarity with Agile best practices
  • Familiarity with JIRA or equivalent
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite – Including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook
  • Exceptional teamwork, organization, multitasking, must be detail-oriented, and have strong time management and coordination skills
  • Available to work flexible hours on occasion as required to ensure timely logistics
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills
  • High standards of, and ability to maintain, strict confidentiality as appropriate
  • Demonstrated professionalism and a high level of customer service
  • Must show flexibility, adaptability and positivity when responding to changes in work volume or priorities, driven by company growth
  • Ability to pass and maintain a clear background check and drug screening
  • Must currently possess or be able to obtain US security clearance

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for approximately 70% of the time
  • Must be able to move about inside the office to access equipment and office machinery
  • Must have the ability to move, transport, position and/or remove up 25 pounds
  • Must be able to position oneself to move in a manner required to perform the daily work associated with this role
  • Must be able to operate standard office productivity machinery and equipment on a daily basis including a phone, computer, monitor, mouse and keyboard, photocopy machine, scanner and e-fax
  • Daily work environment and noise level is that of a standard office
  • Occasionally you may experience, or be in the vicinity of, outdoor weather conditions at our Ranch location, although basic shelter from the elements is provided it is not constant, based on the scope of tasks being performed
  • Occasionally you may experience, or be in the vicinity of, a noise level consistent with a warehouse work environment