Aerospace Engineer III

Textron Hunt Valley , MD 21031

Posted 2 months ago

About Textron:

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 is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, and Textron Systems. For more information visit:

About Textron Systems:

Textron Systems' businesses are industry leading developers and integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management and analysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total lifecycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems' businesses consist of Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Howe & Howe Technologies, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, Unmanned Systems, Weapon & Sensor Systems and TRU Simulation Training.

Textron Systems' Unmanned Systems division designs, integrates capabilities into, produces, and provides operational through-life services for a range of unmanned aircraft and surface vessels. Our products enable our customers, from the Department of Defense to international commercial customers, to safely and cost effectively extend human capabilities in dangerous, austere, and uncertain environments.

Job Description:

As an Aerospace Engineer at Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, you will perform a variety of aircraft design, integration, and test assignments participating in all phases of the product lifecycle. You will be able to take a design from initial concept all the way through design, test, and qualification in support of both Department of Defense and commercial customers. A strong candidate will:

  • Embrace the opportunity to support multiple airborne platforms, including fixed wing and vertical takeoff and landing technologies, all while working within a dynamic cross-functional team.

  • Have experience in applied control system design and development.

  • Have experience in integration and test of aircraft control systems in unmanned aircraft.

  • Possess multi-disciplinary knowledge to include aircraft, autopilot, and associated sub-system design, integration, and test.


  • Participate in the design and development of unmanned aircraft autopilots and control systems.

  • Execute classical mass, balance, performance, and aerodynamic analysis of unmanned aircraft.

  • Participate in aircraft flight and ground test events as the subject matter expert in the areas of aircraft performance and autopilot tuning, optimization, test and validation.

  • Participate in the development, characterization, and validation of new aerospace designs.

Whether your desired career path is technical or leadership, Textron is highly diversified with a strong grow-from-within philosophy that offers exceptional opportunities for career progression. For more information on the products developed by the Unmanned Systems team, please visit

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 5 or more years of related experience, or Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering with 3 or more years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated understanding and application of Aerospace Engineering principles, theories, concepts, and standards.

  • Experience with control system design tools such as SIMULINK.

  • Experience with control system development and practical control loop tuning/optimization is strongly preferred.

  • Experience in using, updating, and writing aircraft performance simulation and predictive tools.

  • Experience with unmanned aircraft sizing, design, and development.

  • Experience in using, updating, and writing MATLAB code.

  • Experience with the test and validation of unmanned aircraft.

  • Demonstrated ability to work under general direction, independently determining and developing solution approaches.

  • Effective written and oral presentation skills.

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