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about 1 year ago
Safran USA/Canada
Location: Texas
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers
Job description

This position description is covering the Avionics System and Safety Engineer working in the Engineering department, at Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC. The Engineering team has exciting opportunities for individuals who want to bring technical leadership on complex programs, foster deeper relationships with international and domestic customers, and be a part of an innovative and fast-paced avionics business area.

Summary of Job Purpose:
This position is for an Avionics System and Safety Engineer responsible for process, design, development, integration, and verification of avionics solutions for Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC current and future products.

Work in a highly collaborative environment with the ability to learn from and influence multiple programs and domains regularly. Utilize a variety of skills on a regular basis including synthesis of new architectures that meld commercial and military functionality, systems engineering development best practices, debug and test in an integrated lab environment, and providing written and verbal correspondence across multiple international boundaries/management levels/domains.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Process owner, at the Company level, of the following aerospace recommended practices:
ARP4761, Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment
ARP4754, Guidelines For Development Of Civil Aircraft and Systems
Continually develop and improve practices and processes related to development, qualification and certification of airborne applications (FAA, EASA, CAAC, ANAC, etc…)
Continually work to maintain compliance with DO-178 and DO-254 and Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC standards and best practices.
Define, plan, and develop operations requirements on the physical processes, procedures, and support equipment necessary to support airborne and avionics safety and systems.
eParticipate to the Design of the current and future products of Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC, under Type Certificate, STC, TSO and PMA.
Create and review the system and safety documents and deliverables.
Interface with the customer on the system and safety aspect of the
Create and review flight and ground evaluations and test plans.

Divulging of confidential and/or sensitive information could lead to damage to the reputation and/or competitive posture of the corporation.

Job requirements

Education / Experience:
Degree in Safety and System Engineering with hands on experience is desired.
10+ years relevant aerospace/space industry applicable experience is required.
Familiarity with the identification of necessary operational controls using Hazard Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis / Critical Items List products is highly desired.
Experience in requirements formulation, assessment, and verification is desired.
Critical thinking, effective communications, and problem solving skills are required.
Excellent team working skills prompt to initiative and very well organized.
Advanced Level – Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Vision and Project.

Complementary description

Required Competencies:
A successful candidate should have experience working successfully in highly collaborative environments, demonstrate the ability to take ownership of tasks and lead efforts spanning multiple stakeholders, possess exceptional written and oral communications skills, the ability to break down and execute on complex tasks with minimal instructions, and have a keen aptitude for technical work that spans multiple levels of detail. An ideal candidate will also have significant experience working with avionics, a working knowledge of civil certification such as DO-178, DO-254, ARP4761 and ARP4754, experience with multiple life-cycle phases, a strong lean mentality, and a passion to build great products

Specificity of the job


Company information

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in the supply of solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both commercial and military markets. The company equips more than 1,000 boats, 25,000 land vehicles and 10,000 aircraft worldwide.

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