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Spirit AeroSystems Systems Engineering - Defense 1 in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


The Role

Apply interdisciplinary knowledge and Systems Engineering processes and methods to plan, design, develop, integrate, and verify products that meet Customer needs within project constraints.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Basic understanding of Systems Engineering processes and methods to plan, design, develop, integrate, and verify products that meet customer needs within project constraints.

  • Support development, analysis and management of system and subsystem requirements and architectures.

  • Support development and evaluation of alternative concepts, architectures, and designs to select optimal, balanced solutions reflecting life-cycle considerations.

  • Support analysis of system functionality and effectiveness with respect to performance, cost, producibility, reliability, maintainability, testability, operational and life-cycle characteristics to support project decision-making and ensure product compliance with technical requirements and project constraints.

  • Must have an awareness of the impacts of requirements flow and allocation on design solutions.

  • Must have an awareness of the scope of work required for reallocation of requirements or requirement changes during the various stages of development phases and life cycle phases.

  • Support development and documentation of allocations, predictions, assessments, and analyses that compare the product design capabilities and usage experience to contract requirements.

  • Identify, define, and manage product interfaces.

  • Plan, conduct, and monitor integration and verification activities.

  • Plan, execute and manage project-specific technical activities implementing Systems Engineering methodology, coordinating multi-disciplined engineering efforts, managing technical subcontracts, and supporting project Risk Management, Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR), Configuration and Data Management, etc...

  • Improve enterprise (company) Systems Engineering capability through development, assessment and deployment of company standards, processes, and tools.



  • This role requires US Citizenship

  • Must be a Natural Born Citizen of the United States

  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

  • Successful candidates must be able to secure Program access approval

  • Ability to prioritize requests from multiple sources and support requirements

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail

  • Self-motivated; taking ownership of projects and issues, including follow through to closure and resolution

  • Great attitude and willingness to learn

  • Requires educational credentials meeting the Spirit classification standards for engineers and typically 0 to 1 year of experience in an engineering classification / position

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems Engineering or other related course of study from an ABET accredited University

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Experience with industry standard Systems Engineering principles and tools (e.g. Dassault 3DX, TeamCenter, Enovia, DOORS, MagicDraw, Cameo, etc.)

  • System Safety experience

  • Experience in requirements management and verification of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirements

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Posted Date2 months ago(9/9/2020 8:30 PM)

Requisition ID2020-5660