Date Posted
28 May 2019

Cobham is seeking an Embedded Design Engineer for embedded software design of aerospace life support and air-to-air refueling equipment. As a growing organization in both commercial and defense aerospace markets, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop embedded electronic solutions for Cobham’s industry leading safety and mission critical products and test equipment. The position is located in Davenport, IA.



Key Responsibilities: 

  • Design, implement, integrate, and test embedded software in accordance with DO-178C or equivalent development processes.

  • Participate as a member of an integrated product development team to optimize designs and verify embedded system performance.

  • Analyze customer and regulatory requirements to create high level and low level requirements.

  • Develop and maintain laboratory support tools and test equipment for aerospace applications.

  • Perform system and subsystem level integration testing and provide flight test support.

  • Develop certification documentation.

  • Conduct root-cause-analysis and technical investigations for software/hardware designs.

  • Work with mechanical and stress engineers to ensure proper packaging of systems.

  • Provide engineering assistance to production, service, and repair personnel.



Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Computer or Software Engineering from an ABET accredited program.
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US.  In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.



Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in embedded systems either through internship or prior employment.

  • Experience in various programming languages: VHDL, C, Python, and Assembly.

  • Experience in HW/SW integration and low-level platform software.

  • 3.0 Or better GPA in the most recent academic program.



For more information regarding the Davenport facility and products manufactured there, please visit the below links:


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Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.


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