Flight Controls Systems Engineer (Aviation Systems Engineer) - Entry Level
Garmin - Olathe, KS

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Garmin is seeking an experienced Aviation Systems Engineer focused in flight controls to create, gather and document cohesive and regulatory requirements and support system level designs and their subsequent installation and certification in aircraft.
  • As an Aviation Systems Engineer
                                  • with Garmin, you will work with customer and project engineers to develop concepts for complex products that include product definition, feasibility studies and market analysis. Additional job responsibilities include:
                                    • Develops systems requirements for autopilot/flight director systems including system performance, system interfaces, architecture, and algorithms
                                    • Works with OEM customers to develop customer unique requirements
                                    • Develops control law algorithms
                                    • Validates the design via bench testing of the system or through flight testing
                                    • Supports and/or conducts autopilot calibration during flight test and ensures the autopilot meets performance standards
                                    • Supports control systems analysis to support the design of control laws and algorithms
                                    • Supports systems safety analysis throughout the design life cycle
                                    • Develops and conducts test plans, procedures, and results for bench and flight test validation in support of FAA certification
                                    • Maintain and communicate requirements, allocate requirements among subsystems, and assure compatibility among subsystems so that the product ultimately meets its final objectives
                                    • Participate in product design and development activities including electrical, software, or mechanical development


                                    Qualified candidates for this role will possess the following education, experience and skills:
                                    • Bachelor or Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (BSEE, BSCE) from a four-year college or university
                                    • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
                                    • Must possess a minimum of 3 years experience working in aviation flight controls, performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job
                                    • Must demonstrate strong mathematical and system modeling skills relevant to Garmin’s business needs for this role
                                    • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision
                                    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
                                    • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
                                    Desirable qualifications for this role include:
                                    • Master of Science Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from a four year college or university or completion of graduate level controls theory courses
                                    • Superior academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)
                                    • Experience in flight control design, including autopilots, flight directors, or stability augmentation systems
                                    • Experience and/or education with MatLab or Simulink design tools
                                    • Software development experience including understanding of DO-178 C software requirements
                                    • Pilot's license

                                    At Garmin, we understand that our employees work hard, so we offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Garmin offers numerous opportunities to get involved and engaged, on and off the time clock. From community volunteer opportunities to family-friendly events, such as “Garmin Day” at Worlds of Fun and holiday parties, Garmin believes in supporting a work-life balance so you can let your creativity flow.

                                    Additional benefits for the Aviation Systems Engineer include:
                                    • Medical, vision and dental insurance
                                    • Matched 401(K) retirement and money purchase pension plans
                                    • Paid time-off and paid holidays
                                    • Life and AD&D insurance
                                    • Short and long-term disability insurance
                                    • Tuition reimbursement
                                    • Accident and critical illness insurance
                                    • Employee stock purchase plan
                                    • Employee Assistance Program
                                    • Bereavement, jury duty, military and family leave of absence options
                                    • On-site cafeteria and courtyard
                                    • Wellness program
                                    • Discounts on Garmin products
                                    • Extensive corporate perks such as financial planning assistance, food and community discounts and more!

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                                    Garmin is founded on the principles of innovation, convenience, performance, value, and service. Our co-founders Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao display our innovative products in the lobby of our Olathe, Kansas world headquarters. What began as a brainstorming session of a handful of engineers around a card table in 1989 has evolved into a worldwide collaborative effort of thousands of colleagues. Garmin’s goal, as it was then, remains simple: To create navigation and communication devices that can enrich our customers’ lives. Our innovative products span various areas of interest, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and wireless applications.

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