Systems Development Engineer

Engineering · Mohnton, Pennsylvania
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level


Our Systems Development Engineers have an insatiable desire to make things better, constantly unsatisfied with the status quo. They love to tinker and are undeterred by the idea of breaking something if it means possibly improving it! In this role, you’ll be the glue that connects the design and production phases of our engineering process, you’ll have make an immediately contribute to developing unorthodox products by:  


  • Create, manage and execute product validation plans including, but not limited to life, accelerated life, CE certification, field (in the ocean) and vibration/sound testing, as well as control software validation 
  • Design, build or spec test apparatus  
  • Provide design input, help trouble shoot and diagnose product design issues prior to product launch 
  • Design new and innovative products with challenging expectations in a timely manner 
  • Innovate on test procedures and help automate long term testing to accelerate project timelines 
  • Build systems expertise on Seakeeper’s current and future products 
  • Collaborate with a growing, multi-disciplined, engineering team to continue innovating Seakeeper’s core technologies 
  • Effectively communicate test data in a clear and intuitive way 
  • Document and catalog collected data for future use 



Do you have a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn and the ability to hustle in a fast-paced environment? Then Seakeeper is the place for you! Here are a few other things you’ll need to succeed. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with an electrical, mechanical or computer science discipline 
  • Relevant experience, which can come in the form of previous work experience or strong and demonstrated collegiate design experience (e.g. senior design project, intercollegiate club work or personal hobbies) in areas similar to the following: 
    • Telemetry projects 
    • Arduino or low-cost Linux boards 
    • Prototype printed circuit boards 
    • Strain gauge application and data analysis 
  • Be comfortable wiring and being hands-on with the product (it’s going to be dirty sometimes!) 
  • Data analysis skills and interest in growing your experience with programs such as Python, MATLAB and/or LabVIEW 
  • Have a mechanical aptitude and be handy 
  • Capable of thinking systematically and documenting process, procedures and test results 
  • Thrive in a collaborative team environment, but also effective working independently 
  • Eager to learn and gain experience in a wide array of disciplines and projects 
  • Motivated to improve both yourself and those around you 
  • Passion to bring new products into production 


  • Test lab experience  


  • You’ll be based in our Mohnton, PA facility  
  • You’ll report to the Engineering Directors, also based in Mohnton, PA 
  • In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to be exposed to other engineering disciplines with the option to dig into other areas of product development should you have an interest 


      YOUR TEAM 

      Our Systems Development Engineers are nestled within our Product Engineering department. It is a small, but mighty team that covers a lot of ground. It is a flat team, managing projects through an Agile workflow that allows maximum exposure to a variety of projects and systems within the group. The team is comprised of engineers with varying backgrounds and specialties including hydraulic, electrical, mechanical, software, controls and more with a heavy emphasis on collaboration. You’ll be able to be involved in a myriad of projects and participate in program management instead of only owning a small defined piece of the process. 



      It’s true that we make extraordinary products, but our favorite part about Seakeeper is our people! We believe in participative leadership. That means you have the freedom to make a difference and contribute to the larger goal, regardless of your position. Great ideas can strike at any moment, and when you have one, you’re empowered to speak up! 

      We are constantly pushing (or crushing) boundaries. Stagnant or bored are about as opposite from Seakeeper as you can get! We move quick and if there is something that can be improved upon, we jump on it.  


      WHO WE ARE 

      71% of our Earth is covered by water and we want everyone to make the most of it. That’s why we are committed to creating products that transform the boating experience with an organization that employees want to work for, customers want to buy from, and vendors want to partner with. Our gyro stabilizers eliminate boat roll and create a land-like experience on the water. We defy gravity and completely change the way people spend time on the water. 


      We started the company 12 years ago, and now 50% of the boats built annually in our core market are Seakeeper equipped. With our recent introduction of smaller units that are ideal for boats as small as 23 feet, there is a long road of growth ahead!  


      Ready for a new challenge in a fast-paced environment? Want to help us disrupt an industry? Come on and apply, we are ready for you! 


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