Software Certification Specialist
GE Aviation 158 reviews - Grand Rapids, MI

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Software Certification Specialist will lead the software certification efforts for aircraft certification planning as well as regulatory compliance oversight for assigned projects and products. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, as well as have the ability to effect short-term and long-term business goals. In this role, you will:

Essential Responsibilities

Lead programs in determining software certification strategy and certification basis of products

Lead software compliance planning and determination of means of compliance

Audit project / product artifacts and verification activities to assess compliance with the certification basis

Provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project

Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures

Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments

Cultivate an understanding of the Code of Federal Regulations (FAA) and Certification Specifications (EASA) along with their respective guidance material.

Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

Develop and be responsible for implementation of Software Certification processes, providing training to engineering, and promoting their adherence throughout the organization

Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures as well as Federal Regulations


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related technical field

Minimum of 5 years of software certification experience on civil aerospace programs using DO-178B / ED-12B

Minimum of 5 years of software development experience

Current or past FAA DER delegation in Software for Level A systems

Ability and Availability to travel within and external to the United States

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

Understanding of the aircraft systems engineering and civil certification lifecycles

Familiarity with major aircraft subsystems, particularly Avionics and associated regulations

Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems

Familiarity with implementation of EASA CM-SWCEH-002 and the upcoming changes associated with DO-178C

Solid oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

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PLEASE NOTE: Grand Rapids, MI is the preferred location, however Clearwater, FL and other U.S. locations may be considered.

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