Systems Engineer

Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Location: Redbank

Job Type: Full time


Your next opportunity

Put theory into practice and work with an experienced and engaging team, where you will be a key member and work on the development, production and sustainment of Mission Equipment and Test Systems (hardware and software).

Reporting to the Lead Systems Engineer, you will facilitate the production of electronic Mission Systems in Australia and serially produced items fulfil functional baselines and meet quality standards.

As the Systems Engineer, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Define, develop, and document test procedures for Test Systems intended for production activities;
  • Design and develop hardware adaptations and software programs for Test Systems;
  • Interpret existing test specifications or develop new specifications from technical data for electronic Mission Systems;
  • Commission new Test Systems into the production environment and assist in training production staff in the use of Test Systems;
  • Write documentation supporting the development and commissioning of Test Systems;
  • Oversee and track design activities in conjunction with Design Engineers and Suppliers;
  • Define, develop and assist with Mission System Verification and Validation test campaigns; and
  • Document and communicate all development and V&V related findings and decisions.

About your new team

Located at the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence site in Redbank, QLD you will be joining a fun, supportive and open team where you will enjoy lunchtime walks and team building social events.

The Electronic Solutions Systems Engineering team works in partnership with the Engineering, Project and Management teams for the design, implementation, testing and commissioning for a range of military programs.

Find Your Why at Rheinmetall

Our values of Safety, Partnership, Openness, Respect and Trust (SPORT) supports our team members to create a workplace environment where our employees value each other, live up to their promises, communicate openly and work safely every day.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Entry level Systems Engineer with a few years’ experience or recent Graduate;
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant Engineering field such Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics or in a related discipline;
  • Experience working with electronic hardware including Printed Circuit Board Assemblies and Cable Assemblies would be desirable;
  • Experience with programming, preferably in Python would be desirable;
  • Knowledge of systems engineering processes such as requirement, interface analysis, specification development and management and Verification and Validation activity coordination would be desirable;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplined team of engineering and technical staff;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to resolve complex problems and issues;
  • Ability to travel internationally and interstate, when required; and
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (must hold Australian Citizenship).

What we offer you

  • Work as part of a team with real purpose in what we do;
  • Attractive remuneration packages with salary sacrificing and novated leases;
  • Access to exclusive employee discounts with over 400 retailers in Australia to help reduce cost of living;
  • On-site subsidised café with themed days and multiple dietary options;
  • Long weekends every second week with a 9 day working fortnight;
  • Flexible working practices;
  • Opportunity to work on major projects within our Vehicle Systems (Logistic, Tactical Wheeled, Tactical Tracked), Electronic Solutions, Weapon & Ammunition Divisions;
  • Generous internal incentive and referral program;
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities;
  • Extensive Employee Assistance Program to support overall health and wellbeing; and
  • We are proud to be recognised as an Endorsed Employer for All Women by WORK180.

Our inclusive culture

Rheinmetall fosters a culture of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion for all our employees and provides a safe and secure work environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported to bring their unique self to work every day.

If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives via our Work180 profile at

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Next steps

Apply now!

Preferred candidates will be required to complete background checks including pre-employment verifications and national police checks.

Applications close: 14th April 2023

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at and quote REF#AU01353.

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