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Chief Engineer/Systems Architect, Advanced Development (Dallas, TX)
Dallas, TX

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Job Description

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

The Advanced Development team is responsible for fostering new development initiatives evolved through business development channels, FLIR's internal technology roadmap, and through relationships with research labs. Surveillance is a dynamic and diverse business area with technologies spanning EO/IR systems for air, vehicle, maritime and soldier-borne applications. As Chief Engineer/Systems Architect, you will collaborate with team in the invention and creation of new enabling technologies and architectures to advance technologies spanning EO/IR systems for air, vehicle, maritime and soldier-borne applications. The selected candidate will work closely across the organization and industry identifying and maturing emerging technologies which lead to key product discriminators. This position may require travel up to 25% of the time to support development and system reviews.

Location: Dallas, TX

Duties/Essential Job Functions

* Ability to architect system/software solutions and define software and hardware performance requirements for system solutions.
* Demonstrates proficiency using system/software development tools.
* Invent, propose, and create new concepts which enhance and expand the capabilities of the Surveillance product offerings.
* Lead/create working prototypes to demonstrate the feature/concept or a significant aspect of the design.
* Support or lead development of an Engineering Specifications.
* Drive the development and negotiation of verifiable system requirements with customers and the ability to document those requirements to a system and software architecture level.
* Must effectively interface with various internal and external organizations to support development of sound new features and capabilities.
* Mature technologies and support transition to Product Development.
* Contribute, support and conduct technical presentations and proposals internally as well as to industry.

Required Skills and Education

* Bachelor of Science in EE or CS with a minimum of 10 years' experience in the development of systems solutions.
* Imaging Technologies (cameras, video processing, and displays) and sensor fusion experience.
* Experience with one or more of the following market segments: UAV/UAS, Airborne, Maritime, Vehicle and/or Force Protection.
* Demonstrated strong record of technical innovation, research, and development
* Must have strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience in technologies that can be successfully applied to EO/IR developments
* Excellent verbal, written, collaboration and interpersonal communication skills
* US Citizenship and eligible for Security Clearance
* Experience working with geographically and culturally diverse teams.
* Positive track record of transitioning technology into products.


FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

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