Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


Developing mission-critical systems that help keep people safe is what we do. You’ll be part of the team that helps heroes make a true impact. The work we do is important. The challenges we face are career-defining. The opportunity we can offer is one-of-a-kind.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar space and everything in between.

Bluefin Robotics is seeking a Senior Principal Systems Engineer to support development, production, and sustainment on an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) program. Candidates should have subsea domain technical expertise and proven experience contributing to high-performing systems engineering teams. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense systems. Employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

Position and Location:

This is a full-time position located in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs systems integration and test (verification), validation of subsystems and systems
  • Performs requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (elements and components)
  • Performs detailed technical analyses for a subsystem or systems
  • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
  • Independently determines proposed approach to solutions
  • Contributes to the completion of major program milestones
  • Works under very limited direction
  • Maintains clear, honest and open communications with both internal and external stakeholders/customers
  • Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems
  • Independently determines correct approach to challenges and successfully carries out implementation
  • Works with mechanical, electrical, software, marine operations, and manufacturing engineers to develop and produce systems
  • Hands on systems integration, test, and troubleshooting (simulated, bench-top, and at-sea)
  • Travel may be required
  • Some offshore testing is required

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Technical expertise and recognized technical leader (subject matter expert) in one or more of the following technical areas: unmanned underwater vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, naval architecture, SONAR systems, analog and digital electrical hardware design and development, control systems & autonomy, signal and image processing, artificial intelligence/machine learning, model based systems engineering
  • Highly proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Highly proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions/resolutions
  • Knowledge/Experience in Unmanned Underwater Vehicle domain
  • Undersea system integration and test
  • Undersea hardware requirements
  • Requirements analysis and verification
  • Working knowledge systems design and analysis tools