Advanced Lead Engineer – Systems Engineer

Grand Rapids MI GE Aviation

Job Description Summary

The Lead Systems Engineer is responsible for leading a team through all parts of the systems engineering lifecycle throughout the development of Flight Data Recorders. The Lead Systems Engineer must have broad and deep level of expertise that relates to Flight Data Recorders. In this position you will develop system architectures, requirements, interfaces, integration , and testing of complex hardware/software for aviation-based systems.

This Onsite/Hybrid position in Grand Rapids and requires 2-3 days per week in the office. A comprehensive corporate relocation package is available.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

The Lead Systems Engineer will demonstrate Systems Engineering domain expertise and skills related to embedded software and hardware development throughout the entire Systems development lifecycle.  You will be responsible for developing systems architecture, requirements, systems design, verification and validation, while satisfying FAA regulatory requirements like DO-178C (level D). You will provide technical guidance to other personnel and lead the Systems Engineering scope for development projects. You must be self-motivated, willing to learn, detail-oriented, and able to work collaboratively with others in a process centric environment. In addition, you will:

  • Maintain expert level of product knowledge and application.

  • Articulate architectural technology and product positioning business, managers and technical staff.

  • Provide design and specification development support to consultants, integrators, and distributors.

  • Collaborate with the development teams to establish solution architectures for our product suite and the needs of our customers.

  • Respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs.

  • Support Sales activities with technical presentations, requirements definition, and architecture for proposals.

  • Listen to, understand and convey customer requirements.

  • Provide technical oversight to ensure developed solutions satisfy customer and business requirements.

  • Aid in the development of strategic roadmaps.

  • Proactively initiate engagement with support groups for review concurrence and compliance in Hardware, Software, Quality Assurance, Safety, Reliability, Maintainability & Testability, Manufacturing, and Test.

  • Travel to project sites to preform start-up, integration, and training services.

  • Document all aspects of the project details and maintain a constant communication flow with support groups, management and executives to ensure all stakeholders stay current.

  • Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the company mission, values, and financial objectives.

  • Maintain professional business relationships within internal support organizations and target accounts.

  • Provide status of ongoing projects and future projects.

  • Identify customer's needs and sales opportunities to help future growth.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 5 years of developing system architectures derived from customer requirements including military applications.

OR

  • BS in Engineering from an accredited college or university, or equivalent, with a minimum of 7 years of experience in an engineering roles with exposure to hardware and embedded software design and testing.

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Desired Characteristics: 

  • Experience developing and tracing systems requirements using Cameo modeling tool.

  • Solid understanding of Avionics power, data bus, and other electrical interfaces.

  • Ability to perform system design trade studies.

  • Knowledge of embedded processing technologies including micro-controllers, micro-processors, and system-on-chip devices.

  • Read architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings and have a solid understanding of electrical and mechanical systems.

  • Effective communication, Interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Experience in Flight Data Recorders (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR).

  • Experience within the hardware domain and embedded software design.

  • Proven track record with Project Management skills and product development.

  • Experience working on projects with a requirement for RTCA/DO-254, ED-112A, RTCA/DO-178B/C, DO-160 or equivalent.

  • Familiarity with Military interface and environmental standards such as MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-810.

  • Experience with engineering tools such as Dimensions, DOORS, or Enterprise Architect.

This Onsite/Hybrid position in Grand Rapids, MI, or Clearwater, FL requires 2-3 days per week in the office. A comprehensive corporate relocation package is available.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment!

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees!

  • Generous 401(k) plan! 

  • Tuition Reimbursement! 

  • Life insurance and disability coverage!

  • Bonus Plan Eligible!

  • And more!

Eligibility Requirement (s):

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this.

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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