Services has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Avionics Systems Engineer to join our business. The
Principle Engineer is responsible for applying discipline domain expertise to
the design, development and delivery new products processes and technologies.
You will typically be part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) and will
contribute to the performance of the IPT.
As Technical lead of an IPT you will be the responsible
engineer for a project, program or product development. Responsible for the
delivery of a technically compliant solutions within the required project
objectives (quality, technical performance, schedule and budget) and in
compliance with the required standards, processes and practices (e.g. Life
Cycle Management, Standard Operating Framework for Engineering and ITAR). The
Principle Engineer will be expected to lead the engineering team and to be the
technical point of contact for the project internally and externally. This position is based in Christchurch,
As a Principal
Avionics Systems Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
Complete lifecycle: System requirements,
architecture, design, integration, qualification, verification, production and
Experience in Electronic warfare (Radar,
Communications systems) ECM, ESM, RWR, DF systems, specification and/or design
Design experience and/or appreciation of some of
the following areas:
and wideband antenna Systems
Digital and power supply Electronics design
Software, Firmware and Digital Signal Processing
Experience in Design, development lifecycle from
concept and requirements capture thru system architecture, Design
Specification, ICD to system integration, verification and liaising with
Having had responsibility for design tasks and
Quality control of design lifecycle processes -
Tools: Matlab/Simulink, UML modelling, OrCAD,
FPGA Design Suite, Software Development Kit, PSpice, configuration control
Having experience in some of the following
electronics technology and interfaces, RF Up/down conversion, DRFM, wideband
ADC DAC, Ethernet 1G/10G, PCIexpress, RS232/422, UART, SPI, I2C, etc
Experience with Laboratory test equipment:
Spectrum Analyser, Signal Analyser, Signal Generator, Oscilloscope, DVM
Exposure to the following ILS, Security, EMC,
LVD, TEMPEST, RoHS, WEEE, DO-178, DO-160
Experience of platform integration and design
certification and of working with an EASA 21J / DAOS Design Organization.
Avionics Systems Engineer your responsibilities will include:
Application of discipline domain knowledge to
the design, development and delivery of new products, processes and
technologies on time, within budget and with required quality.
Continued development of discipline competence
Application of, and compliance with, engineering
processes and practices including engineering framework, LCM and regulatory
Identification of opportunities for improvement
in discipline processes, practices and tools.
Collaboration with other project team members to
address project requirements.
Collaboration with discipline peers within the
team, BU and company to share and learn best practise.
Propose new technologies, materials and processes
to maintain and grow our technology differentiations.
Propose and develop new products.
Contribute to business winning technical
Cobham Special Mission, which is part of Cobham Aviation
Services, provides customers with integrated services for airborne special
mission operations. Its capabilities include aerial surveillance, operational
readiness training, aircraft modification and integration, search and rescue,
and environment surveillance and response.
Cobham Special Mission uses highly customised aircraft to
conduct border protection and surveillance operations in Australia and the UK,
as well as providing operational readiness training through electronic warfare
training for the UK Ministry of Defence. It’s also a leading supplier of flight
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