Avionic Systems Engineer

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 Avionic 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.

Responsibilities:

As a technical specialist of Avionics systems, the candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Development of real time simulation models for flight simulators used for commercial pilots training.
  • Analysis of technical documentation coming from the aircraft and system manufacturers.
  • Development and update of real time simulation models with a high level of realism.
  • Validation of the developed models.
  • Analysis and Documentation of the validation results.
  • Interaction with customers and air crews during acceptance procedures, both at our factory and customer site.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Experience in the field of avionics systems or aeronautics is an important asset.
  • Ability to program in C is required.
  • Knowledge of C++ or other object oriented programming language is an important asset.

Skills:

  • Ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to deal with candidates and employees at all levels.
  • Very good organization and time management skills in order to manage many projects in parallel.
  • Strong attention to detail and good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Required to talk and hear.
  • 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.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Available to perform international travel from time to time.

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.