We are acknowledged technical leaders in our field and expect our employees to carry on this tradition. We hire technically proficient, highly motivated, talented innovators that we expect to perform at a high level.  When you join Heron Systems you will be challenged to advance the state-of-the-art everyday. 

We are also a small business that maintains an employee-centric culture. We believe strongly in the capabilities of our people and constantly seek ways to empower their careers. We support you by providing you with the resources, technical and social, you need to find success. We offer industry leading benefits, expansive opportunities, and a platform to chart your own career path. 

As a leader in the development of applied artificial intelligence, collaborative robotics, and air combat test and evaluation, Heron Systems is always seeking talented engineers, researchers, and subject matter experts. Most of our senior and leadership hires hold advanced degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, or related aerospace disciplines; offer strong records of leading innovative R&D projects; and hold or qualify for a SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE, at minimum. 

As a growing company, Heron Systems seeks highly motivated junior engineers and technicians capable of advancing the cutting edge of defense technology. Qualified applicants have performed very well in their undergraduate studies or technical training; demonstrate an innovative and curious intellect; demonstrate a track record of research or project work; and a strong work ethic.


Here are thoughts from some of our current employees:

Heron Systems is one of the rare companies that doesn’t just say it treats it’s employees like family, it really does! Great benefits, co-workers, pay and recognition is even more icing on the cake. For the first time in my life I can honestly say I like coming to work.

When working with Heron Systems you are a member of the family not just another employee. We are like one happy family that happens to work together!

Career Opportunities

Sr. Machine Learning Researcher

Alexandria, VA

Machine Learning Researcher

Alexandria, VA

Autonomy and Robotics Engineer

Alexandria, VA

Software Engineer II

Lexington Park, MD