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Huntington Ingalls Industries Technical Lead, Engineering in Pocasset, Massachusetts

Requisition Number: 19174

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Level of Experience: Senior

This opportunity resides with Unmanned Systems, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. Our Unmanned Systems group creates advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications. Serving customers in more than 30 countries, HII provides design, autonomy, manufacturing, testing, operations and sustainment of unmanned systems, including unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vessels (USVs).

Meet HII’s Mission Technologies Division

Our team of more than 7,000 professionals worldwide delivers all-domain expertise and advanced technologies in service of mission partners across the globe. Mission Technologies is leading the next evolution of national defense – the data evolution - by accelerating a breadth of national security solutions for government and commercial customers. Our capabilities range from C5ISR, AI and Big Data, cyber operations and synthetic training environments to fleet sustainment, environmental remediation and the largest family of unmanned underwater vehicles in every class. Find the role that’s right for you. Apply today. We look forward to meeting you.

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Come Join HII! Where hard stuff is done right!

HII Unmanned Systems is seeking an experienced technical lead to come join our team! The Technical Lead is responsible for leading a cross functional team in the design, development, test, delivery, and support of products within a Project.

• Functions as a technical expert who provides management, leadership in the design, development and delivery of robotics and autonomy products

• Work with engineering leadership, program management, and the customer to ensure product designs are aligned with the program technical vision and meet all requirements.

• Manage the technical baseline of product within the program, support technical planning, and ensure projects remains within budget and schedule.

• Establish product development approach for development projects, with emphasis on quality, robustness, and reliability.

• Resolve cross-discipline technical issues.

• Proactively work with producers to ensure that appropriate staffing resources are assigned, put in place, and effectively utilized at the appropriate time.

• Act as a mentor to engineering team members on the program.

• Work with quality assurance resources to create test plans and ensure that issues are properly assigned, fixed, and regressed. Support continuous improvement through adherence to and improvement of CMMI development processes.

• Other responsibilities may be assigned as appropriate for the role.

What you will be doing..

Functions as a technical expert who provides management, leadership in the design, development and delivery of technology-enabled applications, products and services within a technical environment. Participate in and provide input into the design, re-design and development of technology products and applications. Contribute to and often lead the specification and design phases of the development life cycle. Also manage the design and implementation of new development and enhancement efforts, and coordinate systems installation and software testing with other technologists. Responsible for the overall technical implementation of applications, and frequently interact with internal and external business contacts. Responsible for the technical integrity of projects while providing technical guidance to clients and department staff at the brand, program, and project levels. Functions as day-to-day lead on assigned projects and works with technical leadership to perform evaluations and feasibility reviews of creative concepts and technology solutions. Act as a point of technical escalation and resolution during the project lifecycle as it relates to technical decisions Determine and provide a necessary level of technical documentation during requirements gathering, based on technical services group standards and procedures and discussions with project staff, industry experience, and technical vendors. Assist the technical director with scoping, identification of project deliverables, and creation of project-specific documentation such as functional specifications, technical specifications, etc. Proactively work with producers to ensure that appropriate staffing resources are assigned, put in place, and effectively utilized at the appropriate time. Work with quality assurance resources to create test plans and ensure that issues are properly assigned, fixed, and regressed. Communicate daily regarding project status with appropriate team members. Provide technical consultancy to department staff and participate in business development efforts including proposals, development plans, and presentations, as directed.

What we are looking for..

  • 8 years relevant progressive experience with Bachelors in related field; 6 years relevant progressive experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 12 years relevant progressive experience.

  • Ability to provide direction to subordinates including management level employees using established policies and precedents.

  • Ability to make decisions relating to program, customer requirements, and employees working on program.

  • Background with marine systems and robotics.

  • Highly skilled providing technical briefings to internal/external customers and company leadership.

  • Working experience leading technical definition and proposal development.

  • Experience identifying program risks and developing mitigation plans.

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government clearance. #LI-MH1

Bonus Points for...

  • Experience with Defense contracting environment.

  • Experience in a production environment.

Physical Requirements

Job performance may require working in an industrial or shipboard environment. Normally not required to lift more than 40 pounds higher than three feet above feet/floor level.

HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a new future. We offer competitive benefits such as best-in-class medical, dental and vision plan choices; wellness resources; employee assistance programs; Savings Plan Options (401(k)); financial planning tools, life insurance; employee discounts; paid holidays and paid time off; tuition reimbursement; as well as early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships.


We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. Our diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.

Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.

Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.

Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Do You Need Assistance?

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #3 for HII Mission Technologies.