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Electrical Engineer

FDS Avionics is reinventing in-flight entertainment and cabin management systems.  And is a leader in rugged displays for military special mission providing maximum situational awareness

Electrical Engineer - Position Summary

Reporting to the Hardware Engineering Manager, the Electrical Engineer is responsible for transforming product specifications and high-level architecture into the tangible design, development, and technical documentation of new A/V equipment, LCD monitors, and cabin management systems. 

As a part of the Electrical Engineering team, you will be tasked with developing circuit card assemblies and/or FPGA firmware for in-flight cabin entertainment as well as military display solutions.



  • Leads development of circuit card assemblies and/or FPGA firmware for in-flight entertainment and military rugged display systems.
  • Uses ECAD tools, scripting, and advanced methodologies to develop electrical drawing packages including schematic, layout, bill of materials, and fabrication drawings.
  • Assists in a requirements-based-design flow from concept to qualification.
  • Facilitates in-flight entertainment and cabin management systems through to initial production. At times, overseeing the effort of 3rd party manufacturing centers.
  • Generates Engineering Change Notices (ECN) to enhance and maintain existing products.
  • Architects new products and assists with bid and proposal efforts.
  • Demonstrates proactivness and ingenuity toward overcoming design roadblocks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant disciplines. 
  • Plus a minimum of 6-8 years’ relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience in circuit card design
    • Experience developing in the avionics industry preferred.
  • Proven ability to design for military and commercial avionics manufacturing environment. The following standards apply: RTCA/DO-160G, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-810, MIL-L-85762A/MIL-STD-3009, MIL-HDBK-217, MIL-STD-1472.
  • Development success through the full product lifecycle: from requirements capture to manufacturing and sustainment.
  • In-depth understanding of electronics design, including understanding of video systems and power supply design.
  • Experience with displays, optical designs, LCD stack-ups, and lighting is a bonus.
  • Preference towards scripting or programming to create engineering aid tools is a bonus.
  • Experience with analog design, including power supplies, is a bonus.
  • Experience with schematic capture and layout of high speed digital systems is a bonus.
  • Successful completion of FCC and UL certification is a plus.

Computer Skills

  • Proficient with EDA capture and layout tools such as Altium Designer Suite.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Perl, C/C++, and/or VB is a plus.
  • Understanding of manufacturing systems such as ERP is a plus.

Experience and Understanding of:

Tools Used: 

  • ECAD development and simulation tools including Altium Designer and PSPICE.
  • FPGA simulation and synthesis using Intel or Xilinx FPGAs.

Communication Standards: 

  • Wired communications, including SPI/I2C, CAN, CAN-FD, USB, ARINC-429, etc.
  • Wireless communications, including Bluetooth, NFC, and 802.11 WiFi.
  • Video and audio standards, including LVDS, 3G HD-SDI, HDMI/DVI, DisplayPort, etc. and analog or S/PDIF audio.

Avionics Industry Standards:

  • RTCA/DO-160G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-810, MIL-L-85762A/MIL-STD-3009, MIL-HDBK-217, and MIL-STD-1472.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position typically does not have supervisory responsibilities. 

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