Textron Automation and Control Systems Engineer in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Automation and Control Systems Engineer


The Unmanned Systems Engineering Team at Textron Systems is seeking a technical leader that will advance our automation and control systems engineering skills and capabilities. The successful candidate will be eager to investigate, design, and integrate new and advanced control system applications into our family of Unmanned Air Vehicles and Surface Vessels.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron Systems is an industry leading developer and integrator of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, and many other product lines.

Unmanned Systems is embarking on a campaign to decisively transform our benchmark products of today into tomorrow’s industry disrupting technologies. If you are an energetic technologist with a pioneering vision for machine autonomy, then this is your opportunity to significantly impact established product lines and be a catalyst of bold new ideas. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to guide teams of our talented Engineers into yet imagined product innovations.

A successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of theories, concepts, and processes relating to the application of control theory in semi and fully autonomous vehicles, with focus on system design.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight in Systems Engineering, concentrating on control theory application.

  • Develop imaginative, thorough, practicable technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems related to advanced unmanned system product development.

  • Create concepts of operation and system architecture for unmanned systems for existing or novel commercial, industrial, or military mission requirements.

  • Design systems to apply autonomous and remotely-piloted capabilities within existing operation regulations, communication standards, and target environments.

  • Provide concept development as part of internal cross-functional design teams, including prototyping and production support.

  • Document new technologies and products through well prepared engineering artifacts, including functional and physical system block diagrams, drawings, specifications, interface control documents, design presentations, system test plans, and test reports.

  • Provide internal courses of instruction on control theory to engineers across all disciplines.

  • Coordinate with project engineering and program management on requirements management, budget / schedule generation, and project tracking.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering or related technical discipline, Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Eight or more years of control system design experience.

  • Effective technical writing and presentation skills.

  • Active Secret Clearance preferred; Secret Clearance eligibility required.


  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio).

  • Simulation and modeling via MATLAB required.

  • Model based systems engineering (MagicDraw) preferred.

EEO Statement

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Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Maryland-Hunt Valley

Recruiting Company Textron Systems: Unmanned Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 266363