Aviation Communication Management System (Datalink) Engineer
GE Aviation - 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 Aviation Communication Management System Engineer will be responsible for system design and development of Communication Management Systems (also known as Datalink Systems) for civil aircraft. In this role, you will be part of a Customer Focus Team which will provide technical leadership and serve as the primary customer interface for large avionics systems projects. You will regularly interface with customers, partner companies, suppliers and other senior leadership within the company.

Essential Responsibilities
This role will function as the primary customer interface and technical decision maker for the Communication Management function for a Part-25 commercial aircraft platform. You will guide and influence the customer to make the best decisions regarding avionics systems design, including support of current industry standards and future capabilities:
  • Provide consultation and technical direction to the engineering community on near term and longer-range projects with substantial business impact
  • Remain current in the state of the art within own technical specialty for new products introduction activity, performance improvements, cost reductions and problem resolutions
  • Build solid relationships with key customers and suppliers
  • Support other GE businesses, supplier, and internal/external customers
  • Be a recognized leader in defining the state of the art in own technical specialty in order to anticipate, develop and apply technology to current and future business opportunities
  • Provide engineering support, within one's specialty, to teams working on performance, cost reduction and quality initiatives
  • Protect the Intellectual Property rights of the Company
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers
  • Develop and implement training modules as necessary

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working directly with Communication Management Systems design and development for aircraft

  • 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
  • Familiarity with communication routers, transceivers and end systems for civil aircraft
  • Familiarity with related industry standards, including ARINC 429, ARINC 618, ARINC 619, ARINC 623, ARINC 750, EUROCAE ED-85A, EUROCAE ED-89A, EUROCAE ED-106A, EUROCAE WG-78, RTCA DO-219, RTCA DO-258A and RTCA SC-214
  • Experience coordinating and resolving aircraft level system interface issues
  • Some experience with Integrated Modular Avionics, On-Board Maintenance Systems and Crew Interface / Display systems, Flight Management Systems and Navigation Sensors is desired
  • Prior experience working directly with customers to define requirements, design and develop solutions to complex aircraft problems is required
  • Some working knowledge of the ARP-4754 Systems Development Process is essential as well as a familiarity of ARP 4761 – Guidelines and Methods for Conducting Safety Assessments
  • Working knowledge of the systems engineering life cycle including requirements definition, validation, integration, certification, safety analysis, and verification
  • Ability to work with local, remote, and cross-cultural teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in the English language
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Private or commercial or flight crew experience
  • Fluency in Mandarin
  • The candidate must be able to live or as a minimum spend a significant amount of time in Shanghai China
  • Experience leading International teams
  • Experience using models to simulate and validate complex systems as well as experience with Model-Based design processes
  • Experience with predictive failure models and algorithms
  • Experience with IMA, Crew Interface Systems, On-Board Maintenance Systems and Flight Management Systems, Radios, IRS and DME
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