Systems Engineering Manager

Systems Engineering Manager manages daily operations in the department responsible for the planning and engineering of an organization’s systems infrastructure. Ensures that hardware and/or software are designed and installed in a manner that meets the needs of the organization. Being a Systems Engineering Manager monitors systems performance and provides recommendations as required. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Systems Engineering Manager typically reports to a head of unit/department. The Systems Engineering Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Systems Engineering Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

Systems Engineering Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Systems Engineering Manager to join our team.


  • Support to reviews at all levels of the design, development and testing of the function;
  • Propose and develop architectural options and conduct system / subsystem trade-offs;
  • Agree Interface Exchange Requirements and acceptance criteria with the customer;
  • Liaise with customers and subcontractors on technical issues;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Deliver technical proposals and generate cost estimates for future activities;
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (with matching);
  • Produce system test and flight-check definitions and procedures;
  • Lead system design, test and flight trial activities;
  • Capture of customer requirements and the flow down into compliant subsystem specifications;
  • Critically review inputs from the different teams (Solution, Software, Hardware);
  • Develop, support and certify simulation of Navaid RF signal transmission and request responses;
  • Ensure the necessary clearances are in place (e.g. security, safety, export control and spectrum);
  • Provides regular status reports to the project manager and/or project leader;
  • Manage the progressive sign off of Requirements through the project lifecycle.


  • Previous management/supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal means along with experience in making presentations in front of others;
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (or in process to become licensed);
  • Ability to manage work independently;
  • Can develop and maintain good relationships with key clients and partners;
  • Core values include safety, quality, integrity, diversity, innovation, and sustainability;
  • Experience of environmental constraints (temperature and humidity);
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills; also time management;
  • Experience in delivering or supporting Reliability and Safety programs, including to CENELEC standards;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with customers to derive/define requirements for support needs;
  • Effective mentor and developer of individual and team talent;
  • Expert in Systems Engineering practices according to ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, including plans, processes and tools (e.g. DOORS);
  • Collaborator and networker;
  • Ability to coordinate between key stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability/proven track record of leading project teams and working independently as appropriate.