Software Staff Engineer - Avionics Products
GE Aviation - Clearwater, FL

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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 Staff Engineer will provide technical leadership and expertise to support development of Embedded Avionics Software products through new business pursuits, project execution and post design support. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for yourself and others, and have the ability to affect business goals.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Technically lead software development teams, driving success of team in meeting project requirements while achieving quality, cost, and schedule goals
  • Provide proposal inputs, work breakdown structure, schedule development, delegation of tasks, and collection and monitoring of team metrics
  • Validate system requirements and author embedded software for avionics systems and sub-systems
  • Become a technical expert in the area of core responsibility
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team, architect, design, develop, and update functionality for real-time embedded avionics software
  • Identify, evaluate, and occasionally develop engineering tools and processes necessary to meet the project’s engineering and business goals
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments, maintaining a focus on safety and reliability
  • Conduct Problem (PR) investigation and resolution
  • Participate in software structural coverage analysis and test for 100% coverage of airborne software
  • Participate actively in software design and code reviews
  • Write embedded avionics software functional test cases and procedures to verify software functional requirements
  • Develop software verification strategies and test procedures to verify software functional requirements
  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound scientific / engineering principles and practices

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related Technical discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Embedded Software Development
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in technically leading software development teams ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Willingness and ability to travel at least 10% of the time
  • 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.

    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
  • Experience in embedded Military and Commercial Avionics product development
  • Experience with embedded software development lifecycle within Aerospace or similar controlled industry
  • Willingness and motivation to learn new processes and tools
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability
  • Capable of developing and writing specifications in an engineering environment
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in embedded product development
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Avionics development
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading software development teams
  • Experience using Earned Value Management System (EVMS) techniques
  • Development to MIL-STD and DO-178B Standards
  • Ability to use project cost and schedule requirements as part of the overall best technical solution.
  • Familiarity and experience with state-of-the-art model-based development, software implementation, testing, and robustness methods
  • Experience of a Graphical Modeling Language with Simulation (e.g. Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow, Statemate, Scade, Enterprise Architect)
  • Provide work direction to internal and external IPDT members
  • Participate in a team as a team player
  • Experience directing and participating in requirements definition and trace, architecture planning, design implementation, documentation, testing, verification and production support efforts
  • Ability to provide most cost effective and technically correct solution to internal and external customers
  • Experience and Leadership of Embedded Software Development efforts using C & C++ languages, RTOSs or MBD in a DO-178B Avionics development environment
  • Experience developing x86 or Power PC embedded systems with: Ethernet, USB, RS232/422, ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 739, ARINC 629, ARINC 661, ARINC 664, Video / Display Interfaces, Discrete I / O and/or Analog I / O Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century. GE Aviation is a world-leading producer of commercial jet engines and components as well as integrated digital, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network to support these offerings. Technological excellence, supported by continuing substantial investments in research and development, has been the foundation of GE Aviation's growth and helps to ensure quality products for customers. Learn more about GE Aviation today! GE Aviation's Systems business is pushing the boundaries of aviation with pioneering digital solutions in vehicle health management that enhance operations efficiency. Building on the knowledge gained from nearly a century of aircraft engine manufacturing, we're using fresh, creative thinking to create total system optimization. Our dedication to the industry is being demonstrated by our mission to find innovative ways to make aviation more efficient and environmentally responsible. To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

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