Date Posted
17 Jul 2019

Systems Engineering Manager


General Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible to manage the System Engineering team.  Particular emphasis is placed upon the development of commercial avionics equipment including: software defined radios, audio equipment, communication/navigation, connected aircraft, airborne servers, transponders, and similar hardware. This role will be required to support the future growth of the business by leading and designing new products and by driving the continuous improvement of existing products. The manager will be a key interface into the Product Line Management team and a technical interface for customers.  The manager must be able to perform Systems Engineering tasks/documents, as well as manage a team of engineers. 


Position located in Prescott, AZ.   Will report to the Director of Engineering.


Key/Core Qualifications:

  • Shown ability to develop system level designs

  • Proven ability to manage a System Engineering Team to develop new product designs and sustainment objectives

  • Experience with DO-178B development, DO-254,  and DO-160 Qualification Testing

  • Experience with the following System level activities:

    • Developing System level architectures

    • Translate/create customer/industry/market requirements to system level requirements

    • Allocate system level requirements into hardware and software requirements

    • FMEA and safety analysis

    • Timeline/latency analysis

    • Creation of Interface Control Documents

    • Perform trade studies

    • System level verification & verification

  • Experience with a standard commercial avionics development process

  • Experience as a technical interface with customers

  • Experience with customer and/or FAA audits

  • Design experience with complex (commercial) avionics systems

  • Manages to schedules and metrics

  • Experience managing Bid and Proposals (ROMs, RFI, RFP, etc)

  • Bachelor of Science in EE or equivalent. 

  • 15+ years of experience in avionics development

  • 5+ years formally managing a systems development team


    Preferred Qualifications (Nice to Have):

  • Ability to develop system level designs and mature them through appropriate R&D efforts

  • Experience with Requirement Management tools

  • Understanding of Design-to-Cost and Design-for-Manufacturability

  • RF design knowledge

  • Experience in the development of software defined mission/tactical radios, on-board avionic computing platforms/servers, and/or Com/Nav (CNS) designs Software Defined Radio waveform definition

  • Experience with Commercial and Military avionic systems

  • Commercial encryption knowledge (AES, DES, P25, Tetra, etc)

  • Understanding of DO-186, APCO Project 25, TIA-102

  • RTOS experience

  • Able to interface with the business development team to support/create product line roadmaps

  • Knowledge of the following technologies/skills is a plus:

    • 3G/4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Codec, DSP, touch screen displays, IMA/MAU/Card file designs, Land Mobile radios, Military radios and encryptions, and human factors

  • Experience transitioning new products into the factory

  • Experience interfacing with the factory and a Repair & Overhaul organization to support sustaining products

  • General Avionics or helicopter pilot experience

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Cobham Communications and Connectivity
Michael Bodner
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