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Reporting to the Hardware Engineering Manager, the Systems Engineer plays a lead role in product planning, system architecture development, requirements capture, and testing of FDS Avionics products.  As part of the Systems Engineering team, you are responsible for capturing the product specifications and high-level architecture, guiding the tangible design and development, and securing the technical documentation of new A/V equipment, LCD monitors, and cabin management systems.



Product lifecycle management (PLM), requirements capture, and road mapping


RTCA/DO-160G, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, MIL-L-85762A/MIL-STD-3009, MIL-HDBK-217, and MIL-STD-1472




Leads, plans, and conducts technical projects as assigned; ensures the design is on track to meet the project goals through documentation, testing, and analysis.

Produces well-written, testable design requirements and documentation
Understands how all factors of the design work together and can make technical tradeoffs understanding the implications to the product. 
Generates technical specifications, interface control drawings, test plans, and procedures poised for achieving design success.
Facilitates products through the qualification phase to ensure conformity; generates and executes test plans to verify the design against the requirements.
Timely design and execution within cost goals using stage-gate development practices.
Works with the Marketing team as a technical arm, assisting in the proposal process including RFI, RFP, and RFQ responses.
Other duties as assigned.




BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics or similar technical discipline.

Plus, a minimum of five to seven years’ relevant experience in an electronics or software environment; or an equivalent combination of education and proven experience.
Experience in the aviation, aerospace, avionics industry is strongly preferred.  

Experience developing within an avionics environment with working knowledge of RTCA/DO-160G, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, MIL-L-85762A/MIL-STD-3009, MIL-HDBK-217, and MIL-STD-1472
Has taken at least one design from concept through to manufacturing, sustainment and preferably product retirement. 
Adept at requirements capture, management, and traceability.
Detail oriented yet remarkably broad in understanding of engineering, design, manufacturing, and customer expectation.
Demonstrates proactivity and ingenuity toward overcoming design roadblocks.
Experience with video, displays, optical design, LCD stack-up design, and lighting is a plus.
Contributing member toward successful completion of a TSO and/or STC is a plus.
Confidence presenting to groups, sometimes in a customer-facing role is a plus.
Exhibits confidence presenting to groups, sometimes in a customer-facing role is a plus.


Computer Skills

Proficient with MS Project, MS Visio, and the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position typically does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

A driver’s license may be required.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Office-type environment with temperature control; may be exposed to chemicals related to office equipment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.






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