The Head of Systems Engineering (m/f/d) is responsible for managing and overseeing the tools, processes and systems engineering for the Tactical Vehicles business unit. This role will lead a team of diverse engineers across multiple sites in Germany and internationally. 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 the continuous development of the Systems Engineering tools, processes and capability in the Tactical business unit.
  • Lead teams to undertake system level analysis through to specification of sub-system requirements into the internal design team and sub-contractors.
  • Lead requirements analysis and sub-system specification for Subsystems systems within the overall system design.
  • Ability to derive requirements to achieve overall system performance, defining the assurance required to meet key performance requirements through analysis and test.
  • Manage the development of architectural modelling, use cases, system task analysis and functional flow block diagrams for the various vehilce systems.
  • Manage the interface requirements specifications between subsystems.
  • Defining appropriate engineering performance measures (e.g. mass, power, etc), allocating performance budgets to the engineering work packages, and ensuring that the required performance levels are achieved for these work packages.
  • Managing the Rheinmetall design review process including review of packages for the various Mandated Systems Review activities.
  • Define and develop the Verification and Validation methods in close cooperation with the V&V Manager to ensure the turret systems satisfies all contract requirements.
  • Familiarity with safety standards and requirements for the design and qualification of safety related systems.
  • Ability to interface with speciality subject matter experts for FEA, Operational Environment, EMC, Human Factors, Safety, Environmental and Legislation to develop sub sets of derived requirements.
  • Identify key risks, issues and develop mitigations as necessary.
  • Experience of undertaking system level trades and balances to determine optimum architectural design within the system design boundaries for the vehicle.


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.
  • More than 10 years of relevant experience including significant Systems Engineering.
  • Experience in undertaking system level trades and balances to determine optimum architectural design within the system design boundaries for the vehicle.
  • Applied working knowledge of turret and weapon system designs.
  • Ability to use requirements management software (DOORS).
  • Previous Defence Industry experience in delivering complex platforms/systems is beneficial.
  • 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.


Responsible contact person: Ms. Ahrbecker

Central recruiting hotline:

+49 (0) 2131 5350 7667.