Avionic System Engineer – Entry and Mid Level

Job Description:  

Working in the aerospace engineering subspecialty field of avionics, Avionics engineers applies engineering principles to research, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement and test aircraft electrical, computer, data networks and associated systems.  Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analysis, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation. This engineer applies their experience to perform functions such as systems integration, design, configuration management, quality assurance testing and acquisition and resource management.  Acts as engineering team member on assigned projects developing engineering procedures and controls, managing project effort and participation in problem resolution.  This individual interfaces with system and program contractors, vendors and Government representatives regarding the technical aspects of engineering programs/projects. They also conduct research to address problems associated with flight safety systems, landing gear and electronic navigation systems.

The avionics systems engineer will be assigned one or more systems within which replicate the avionics of the aircraft to be simulated.  These systems include; communications (radios and ICS), navigation (GPS, TACAN, VOR, etc), defensive systems (chaff, flares, ECM, etc), offensive systems (bombs, torpedoes, missiles, etc), and other systems which may be applicable (GPWS, TCAS, IFF, etc).

Avionics engineers may assist in installing and servicing avionics communications equipment. They ensure that newly installed systems and those that have been repaired meet requirements mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration and specifications set by aircraft manufacturers. They participate in designing, purchasing, testing and calibrating avionic systems such as computer and electronic communication panels.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Master’s in Electrical or Computer Engineering Ability to program in C is required.
  • Work experience with C++, Fortran, Ada, and Python desirable.
  • Candidate must be able to work in a team environment, or independently, as necessary, and be a self-starter who will attack designs and resolve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Must be a US Citizen. 
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Department of Defense Security clearance.
  • Candidate must be able to work in small confined spaces (simulator cockpits).
  • Not required to supervise others.
  • Available to travel from time to time.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Required to communicate in English.
  • Required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard.
  • Required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the responsibilities of the Avionic Systems Engineer, the work environment characteristics are representative of an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate unless in a manufacturing area.