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Safran USA/Canada
Location: Texas
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

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Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in the supply of solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. Safran Electronics & Defense is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems used in air, land and naval applications. It is also No. 1 worldwide in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating worldwide, Safran Electronics & Defense employs 7,600 people in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Research, design and development - System engineering

Job title

Avionic System and Safety Engineer

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


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.

Additional 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

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Candidate skills & 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.

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Texas

City (-ies)

Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 5 years

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