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Peco Manufacturing
Location: Kirkland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Auditor

Software Quality Engineer)

About the Organization
Astronics Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, engineering design and systems certification, and automatic test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

Software Quality Engineer)


Astronics AES

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EMPOWER® product line. We are also a leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our COREPOWER® product line. Astronics’ revenues have grown at 28% average growth rate over the last 5 years. AES, based in Kirkland Washington, has over 500 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 11 years consecutively.


The overriding objective for the Software Quality Engineer will be supporting new and existing development programs for both Cabin Electronics and APC business groups. This position requires considerable knowledge of software engineering principles, theories and concepts in quality assurance, and strong understanding of other engineering disciplines required to develop effective recommendations for quality assurance systems and aid in the implementation of those recommendations. The role of the Software Quality Engineer is to ensure that company software development processes support customer contractual and regulatory requirements, and product quality meets all internally and externally stated requirements.


Knowledgeable in the requirements and objectives of industry standards DO-178C and DO-254.

Experienced in how planning documents can satisfy the objectives of external standards.

Knowledgeable in Configurations Management concepts, processes, and activities and ability to learn/implement them in different platforms.

Participate in the design process, ensuring that plans and processes are followed.

Experienced in interfacing directly with suppliers, customers and government personnel to receive/present software quality records, providing software quality program status.

Conducting effective supplier system audit (ensure supplier’s quality system meets AES requirements).

Conducting effective supplier process validation and conduct effective product audits by reviewing supplier SWQA records or performing SQWA activities for the supplier.

Preparing software quality records for all software quality assurance activities.

Serve as member of Configuration Control Board on assigned programs. Review all changes in design or process and make sure they still meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Support customer and government audits.

Ensure company software/hardware development processes support customer contractual and regulatory compliance.

Ensure product quality meets all internally and externally stated requirements.

Develop effective recommendations for quality assurance systems and aid in the implementation of those recommendations.

Ensure vendor processes and plans support contracted and regulatory requirements for software/hardware development.

Provide mentorship and guidance to other less experienced SWQEs.


Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and 5-8 years related experience.

Aerospace experience strongly preferred.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible

Astronics AES is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or marital status.

Notice of Affirmative Action Plan for Individuals with Disabilities and for Veterans of the Vietnam Era

It is policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified personnel at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities and veterans of the Vietnam Era.

The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Program is to place qualified individuals with disabilities and Vietnam Era veterans in all job classifications. This Affirmative Action Program is available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company’s EEO Coordinator, Gayle Keenan, in Human Resources, during regular business hours.

If you need an accommodation to apply, please contact us at recruiting@astronics.com and we'll be happy to assist you.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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