Systems Engineer (Columbus, OH)

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Battelle delivers when others can't. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients-whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Battelle is currently seeking a Senior Systems Engineer (SE). This position is located in Columbus, OH.


Battelle's Advanced Mission Solutions (AMS) Business Line is seeking a Senior Product Systems Engineer (SE) to support a portfolio of programs in the System Development, Modernization, and Prototyping Division. Clients choose to work with us because of a proven track record for developing innovative and marketable solutions to challenging technical problems. The SE will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary teams that we form around each project. A large focus for the group is on national security hardware and software sensor, system development, and modernization.

The SE will direct day-to-day requirements management and technical execution of program activities, including management of matrixed project teams distributed across multiple programs. The SE will ensure that programs maintain an executable technical baseline and deliver against the program's Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and functional performance requirements across the entire lifecycle of the project/product.


  • Lead and participate in systems engineering efforts supporting programs developing and modernizing hardware and software systems.
  • Perform requirements analysis including documenting product/system breakdown structure, requirements, and constraints.
  • Lead, guide, and/or perform the technical product development for the system or subsystem being developed-providing and supporting the big picture systems view, development, and management of technical data package structure, and understanding how subsystem technologies interact and tradeoff between subsystem technologies. This includes tracking key technical metrics to measure margins and risk.
  • Develop processes for and oversee requirements management, configuration management, and test and evaluation.
  • Oversee and lead verification and validation planning, execution, and reporting efforts.
  • Support program management in the technical direction of development programs.
  • Collaborate across internal organizations with multi-disciplined engineering teams to develop and execute projects.
  • Interact with leadership to make decisions, manage risk, and influence investment activities that affect the long-term viability of the business.
  • Support our business developments efforts including writing proposals, planning technical aspects of projects, developing our capabilities, interfacing with current and prospective clients, and participating in conferences.


  • Bachelor's Degree in an engineering or physical science field with at least 6 years of product/system development professional experience or Master's Degree in an engineering or physical science field with at least 4 years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with requirements management and functional decomposition on multiple programs of varying complexity.
  • Experience working with US DoD Program Management Offices.
  • Proficiency in planning and tracking programs using a requirements management software application.
  • Proven abilities in leading cross functional technical teams, managing risk, and adapting to change.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and a problem solver who demonstrates knowledge of fundamentals but also the big picture.
  • Excellent communication skills to support interaction with cross-functional team members, internal management, and clients.
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a SECRET DoD Security Clearance


  • An advanced degree in Engineering, Science, or Business.
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering and corresponding modeling tools.
  • Knowledge of DoD Systems Engineering practices and their relation to DoD Instruction 5000.02.
  • Familiarity with Configuration Control and Configuration Management.
  • Experience with product transition to manufacturing.
  • Experience with Risk Management tools and processes.
  • Experience with Root Cause Corrective Analysis (RCCA).
  • Experience with Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM).
  • Experience working with multi-organizational, geographically distributed, and segmented engineering teams.
  • Experience with unmanned platforms, payloads, and infrastructure.
  • Ability to develop CONOPs that synergize technologies with tactics.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Departmen.

Battelle Benefits
Battelle's benefits program supports employees so they can be at their best at home and at work. It's a comprehensive package including:
  • A benefits concierge service to help you understand and use your benefits
  • Paid parental leave and family formation support
  • A holistic wellness community and employee assistance program offering physical, mental, financial, legal and family support

COVID-19 Vaccine

In compliance with President Biden's Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected] .

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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Battelle operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Columbus, OH. Battelle was founded in 1929. It has 5775 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 37 open jobs at Battelle, click here.
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