Date Posted
09 Sep 2019

Avionics Systems Engineer


General Description:

The Avionics Systems Engineer is a subject matter expert that drives changes and implements solutions as a participant on a multi-disciplined team. The Avionics Systems Engineer utilizes system engineering design practices to design complex avionic commercial systems. This position drives innovative solutions in project and product capabilities. The ideal candidate has an extensive working knowledge of Tactical Mission Radio systems, Audio Control and Management Systems, CNS Systems, and/or Connected Aircraft systems.  Strong architecture and systems engineering knowledge throughout the complete system life cycle is a prerequisite. The Avionics Systems Engineer must be able to influence team members from multiple disciplines; especially Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Integrated Verification & Validation and Qualification (IVVQ), Product Management and Program Management.


Position located in Prescott, AZ.   Reports to the Systems Manager.


Key/Core Qualifications:

  • Shown ability to develop complex system level commercial avionic designs

  • Proven ability to lead development teams to develop new product designs and sustainment objectives

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

  • Experience with the following System level activities:

    • Developing System level architectures

    • Modeling

    • 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

  • Experience with Bid/Proposal development (ROMs, RFI, RFP, etc)

  • Experience with Requirements Analysis and Documentation tools (e.g. DOORs, Jama, etc.)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Familiar with FAA requirements applicable to avionic installations, such as Technical Standard Orders, Supplemental Type Certificates, FARs, etc

  • Self-motivated, critical thinker with strong technical background

  • Ability to drive teams to meet schedules

  • BS EE or equivalent 

  • 8+ years of experience in avionics development


    Preferred Qualifications (Nice to Have):

  • Design experience of software defined tactical radios (preferred), Audio systems, LTE, and/or CNS designs

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

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

  • RF design knowledge

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

  • RTOS experience

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

  • General Avionics or helicopter pilot experience

  • 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 (LMR), 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

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Cobham Communications and Connectivity
Michael Bodner
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