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12 months ago
Location: Melbourne
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Engineers

Product Development Engineer III - Avionics Systems




The Avionics Engineer specifies, develops, integrates, validates and certifies aircraft avionics components and systems.  The Engineer is primary support for audio and visual display of flight and tactical data.





  • Define system and high level requirements related to the functionality of LRU’s that form the basis for an avionics system.
  • Create systems level box diagrams to illustrate avionics architecture.
  • Create robust test procedures to validate the appropriate functionality of newly integrated LRU’s and avionics components.
  • Establish and maintain simulated avionics environments and perform tests and analyses of prototype software.
  • Facilitate the feedback loop with software development team communicating necessary improvements or changes in functionality as necessary to align final product with Embraer’s expectations.
  • Maintain close coordination with avionics group at Embraer Brazil locations to ensure that all processes are being followed and any new development is not divergent from the intentions of Embraer Brazil.
  • Guarantee the correct interface between interiors installation and electrical, manufacture and assembly processes. Minimal guidance is provided from senior staff.
  • Integrate avionics components or systems based on market, product and certification requirements in order to guarantee adherence to quality as well as the overall program cost and schedule goals.
  • Manage supplier development to assure all requirements are achieved.
  • Elaborate test proposals to validate and verify components and systems to meet the requirements and specifications.
  • Write certification reports in order to show compliance with regulatory agencies’ requirements.
  • If absent, create processes and procedures to define the most efficient, safe and regulatory compliant means of executing the engineering task.
  • Execution of avionics related programs ensuring adherence to quality as well as the overall program cost and schedule goals.
  • Ensure project related engineering data is in compliance with corporate policies and certification requirements.
  • Applies technical principles, theories and concepts to solve a wide range of challenging engineering problems.






  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field or equivalent work experience



  • Prior aviation background is required.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in an aviation avionics related discipline.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Customer focused with good relationship building skills.
  • Detail oriented and focused individual able to work effectively both autonomously or as a team member when required.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of commercial aircraft and the commercial aviation market with particular emphasis on avionics systems, design, installation and certification.
  • Computer literacy including: proficiency with word processing tools, requirement capture tools, software configuration tools.
  • Comprehension and understanding of practices associated within the field of work assigned.
  • High level of familiarity with software certification process DO-178C and means of showing compliance.
  • Knowledge of various testing methods.
  • Knowledge of Human Factors concepts during product development to reduce crew workload during the performance of tasks.
  • Understand critical and non-critical avionics components and use redundant communications paths when necessary to mitigate effects of failure modes.
  • Knowledge of techniques for signal separation (digital and analogue) and ability to provide recommendations for avoiding corruption or susceptibility to signal interference of either.
  • Knowledge of generating Engineering Orders in both test and production environments.
  • Familiarity with Type Certification and Supplemental Type Certification processes.
  • Comprehension, understanding and execution of broad practices associated within the field assigned and related fields.
  • Applies these understandings in the completion of complex work assignments.
  • Role requires application of advanced skills attained via greater years of experience towards solving complex issues and problems.                                                
  • May act as Project Representative from immediate group they are assigned to in the resolution of problems/issues encountered across multiple functions which require a coordinated response.
  • Impact within job and their department based on their work responsibilities begins to regularly extend to certain other functional groups within the organization.                                                           
  • Errors could adversely impact internal and/or external customer business relationships and could result in moderate to significant work delays and/or costs to correct.
  • Performs Work assignments that are truly of an independent nature but still based on objectives determined by others.                                                                                        
  • Significant leeway is established at this level to determine the best individual approach to achieve stated objectives.                                                          
  • Work is typically reviewed at the time of project completion rather than on an ongoing or periodic basis.
  • Typically provides guidance on task completion to more Junior Team Members and may also review and check their work assignments.                                                                                                                                     
  • 2D Drafting skills required and 3D Drafting skills preferred. Training will be provided if required.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Must possess good written and oral presentation skills.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills; ability to become involved in a number of projects in a fast paced work environment.
  • Portuguese or Spanish language skills a plus.


Working Conditions / Environment/ Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a safe professional manner adhering to all regulatory requirements including, OSHA, EPA, State and Federal regulations.
  • Employees will be subject to the random drug and alcohol testing under FAA regulations
  • Availability for domestic and international travel





  • Commitment to company values and complies with department norms, policies, directives, and procedures.
  • Incorporates Lean and P3E processes and concepts into daily activities.
  • Strive for continuous improvement to processes and procedures.
  • Honors and protects confidential and proprietary documents and information.
  • Satisfies work schedule requirements.
  • The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee. Performs other duties as assigned

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