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Sr. Staff Systems Engineer

POSITION: Systems Engineer
LOCATION: Concord, CA - San Francisco Bay Area

Are you looking to join a world class organization committed to excellence? Do you want to grow your career? Are you searching for challenging opportunities? Then we want to hear from you!

InnoVista Sensors™ is a specialist in designing and manufacturing sensing, control and motion products. Through its brands Crouzet and Systron Donner Inertial, InnoVista Sensors™ offers customizable, reliable and efficient components for mission-critical systems in Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Energy & Infrastructure, Medical, Food and Beverage and Building Equipment markets. To learn more, visit us at

Position Description: The Staff Systems Engineer will be responsible for leading the Systems Software Group in the engineering organization for Systron Donner Inertial, a brand of Innovista Sensors. This exempt level position is located in our Concord, CA office and reports to our Director of Engineering - Systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

• Analyze performance of inertial/navigation systems
• Design and characterize digital filters and sensor signal processing
• Design INS/GPS Kalman filter algorithm models
• Evaluate INS/GPS error budgets from top level requirements
• GPS receiver understanding and error mechanism analysis
• Generate, review and approve system and software/firmware requirements
• Propose strap-down navigation equations design methods and test methods
• Understand inertial instruments error mechanisms
• Provide complex modeling for improving sensor performance
• Lead or participate in new product development through complete life-cycle
• Provide research and analysis support to projects/programs
• Make key contributions to product and technology road-map
• Provide leadership and management for the systems software team
• Stay current in inertial systems design and navigation methods
• Prepare relevant literature for conferences or technical interchanges
Position Requirements: Education:
• MS or PhD in Technical field (Physics, EE, ME)

• 7+ years in systems engineering and design
• Inertial sensors and navigation systems
• INS/GPS Kalman filter algorithm methodologies
• GPS receiver understanding and error mechanism analysis
• Engineering requirements generation and review
• Systems production test flow
• New product research and development
• Technical leadership or management

Preferred Experience (not required):
• Experience with FAA certification of inertial systems
• History of using C/C++, for both simulation and embedded solutions

Required Skills:
• Highly Competent in MATLAB / Simulink
• Must have excellent understanding of physical processes
• Good understanding of software and hardware interfaces
• Strong research skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to manage time-sensitive priorities in fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous situations
• Outstanding communications skills and the ability to convey complex ideas to customers and sales and marketing team
• System modeling and data analysis

Please note: potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role. US Citizenship or Permanent Residence status is required for this role.


Salary Package range from $130  -  $150K base plus and up depending on experience. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: InnoVista Sensors is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.


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