The Weapon Systems Lead Engineer is a professional engineer with Specific technical domain knowledge and practical experience of weapon system integration within the end to end lethality performance chain. This key strategic position is a pivotal role focusing mainly on the successful delivery of infantry fighting vehicles (e.g. Boxer CRV, Lynx) for our international projects.

The tasks will include:

  • Undertake system level analysis through to specification of weapon system requirements into the internal design team and sub-contractors.
  • Applied working knowledge of weapon systems including but not limited to Medium Calibre Cannons, Missile Systems, Remote Weapons Systems, fire control systems, drive systems and ordnance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and manage analysis, error budgets and modelling techniques for weapon accuracy and PHit. 
  • Involved in the development of weapon mounting systems, weapon control systems and ammunition delivery systems and ordnance stowage.
  • Applied working knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic integration of weapon systems into the wider system design including reversionary modes and design for safety.
  • Development of interface requirements specifications between the Weapon Systems and other turret systems such as the Electrical and Electronic Architecture, Sights and Sensor Systems, Turret Drive Systems and the turret structure.
  • Developing to ordnance safety standards and requirements for the design, qualification and acceptance of safety critical systems.
  • Ability to develop test procedures and specifications for weapon systems including the specification, design and implementation of test rigs.
  • Perform trades and balances to determine optimum weapon system design within the sub-system boundaries.
  • Work closely with other Engineers and Designers including Speciality subject matter experts for FEA, Operational Environment, EMC, Human Factors, Safety, Security, Environmental and Legislation.


Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Transparency. This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes: 

  • Degree in Engineering.
  • 10 years experience with a variety of weapon and sighting systems.
  • Applied working knowledge in the planning, specifying, conduct and report of Weapon system trials at component, Subsystem and System level for both performance and safety.
  • Applied working knowledge of weapon systems including but not limited to Medium Calibre Cannons, Missile Systems, Remote Weapons Systems, fire control systems, drive systems and ordnance.
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplined team of engineering and technical staff.
  • Ability to travel interstate and internationally when required.
  • Be eligible for a Government Security Clearance and have the capacity to satisfy pre-employment screening.

At Rheinmetall, your strengths and experience are worth something. We also highly value diversity and equal opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application.


We offer you a creative and dynamic working environment in which challenging and exciting tasks await you: innovative solutions for the future of mobility and security. As a Group with a history and a future, we offer you a secure job and the prospect of long-term development. We attach great importance to the compatibility of career and family. We look forward to your experience and expertise to help us drive forward the future of mobility and safety together with motivated colleagues.

At our location in Unterlüß we offer you:

  • Attractive remuneration and flexible working time models
  • Company pension scheme
  • Mobile working
  • Subsidized company restaurant
  • Shuttle bus from the station to the plant
  • Corporate Benefits Plattform


Tactics and logistics: The Vehicle Systems division offers a field-proven and versatile vehicle portfolio on wheels and tracks. This includes combat, support, logistics and special vehicles and is constantly evolving. The division is divided into the following business units: Tactical Vehicles and Logistic Vehicles. Sensors, guidance systems, protection technologies and effectors from the partner divisions turn Rheinmetall's wheeled and tracked vehicles into highly effective systems.

Rheinmetall AG, publicly listed and based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a powerful, internationally successful corporation. As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall is a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. Rheinmetall commands a foremost position as a global first-tier supplier to the automotive industry for modules and systems. Furthermore, Rheinmetall is Europe’s foremost supplier of defence and security technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces.


Central contact person: Mr. Jasper

Central recruiting hotline:

+49 (0) 2131 5350 7667