• Principal Systems Engineer

  • Company Overview

    Today’s complex interconnected world demands companies to conceptualize and deliver cutting-edge products and solutions to market faster than ever before. Altran, a global product development partner, collaborates with companies to address the business and technical challenges inherent in developing and supporting complex connected systems.

    For over three decades, leading companies and emerging startups in some of the most highly regulated and rapidly evolving industries have relied on Altran to inspire innovation, accelerate time to market, improve predictability, and maximize return on product investment. Altran provides a full complement of technology consulting, software and product development expertise, and engineering services to our client partners in the Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical and Life Sciences industries.

    In North America, Altran is based in Burlington, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Detroit and Silicon Valley. For more information, visit

    Job Description

    As a Principal Systems Engineer with Altran, you will be a member of a multi-disciplinary project team responsible for the development and launch of complex, software-driven electromechanical products. You will support system-level definition, development, and integration and test activities throughout the entire product lifecycle.


    • Lead a cross-functional project team consisting of electrical, software, mechanical, manufacturing, and quality engineers to achieve project deliverables
    • Contribute to system development tasks that include defining needs, requirements, and use-cases, and defining and tracing system and subsystem architecture, requirements, and testing
    • Identify and document system hazards, failure modes, and risk mitigations
    • Work with subsystem teams, domain subject matter experts, and suppliers in the assessment, selection, integration, and qualification of key components
    • Create and maintain programmatic and technical requirements, specifications, and related technical documentation
    • Support the preparation of proposals, project plans and estimates, and present information and status updates to clients



    • A Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in EE, CS, or ME is required, a Master of Science degree is desired; System Engineering training and/or certification is a plus
    • Ten + years’ experience working as a Systems Engineer in a multidisciplinary project team environment
    • Domain expertise in one of more associated domains; preferably Electrical, Software Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering with exposure to Quality, Test Engineering, and Manufacturing
    • Familiarity with Systems Engineering practices such as requirements management, design trade-off and cost-benefit analysis, hazards and risk assessments
    • Experience with requirements management and application/product lifecycle management tools and infrastructure
    • Experience working in a highly regulated product development environment such as medical devices or aerospace
    • Strong preference for experience with regulated design and development processes that conform to standards such as ISO 9000, ISO 13485, IEC 62304, DO-178, DO-254
    • Excellent project team skills; experience and capability working collaboratively in a client environment per the client’s Quality
    • Management System (QMS), as part of a cross-functional team that includes development/verification/validation/procurement/manufacturing/regulatory and quality experts


     Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; M/F/D/V


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