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Southwest Research Institute
Dayton, Ohio

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Job Locations: Dayton, Ohio

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The Avionics and Support Systems Department provides world-class research, design, services, and support, offering both new products and solutions to legacy issues for the DoD industry, Allies, and U.S. Government.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Provide leadership of a technical section within the Avionics and Support Systems Department with responsibility for meeting utilization, technical and business objectives in support of successful operations.
  • Reports to the department director and establishes strategic objectives and technical vision for program growth, expansion of business, facilities enhancement, staff development and client cultivation.
  • Provide engineering support to technology development initiatives for avionics modernization and sustainment programs.
  • Technical concept development and leadership of R&D programs involving avionics modernization programs.
  • Lead marketing for a technical section to win sufficient programs to sustain and grow the technical section.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, lead, and coordinate the technical and administrative activities of engineering, technical, and administrative support staff.
  • Provide technical oversight and manage the execution of research, development, fabrication, test and support projects for U.S. Government clients in avionics modernization and sustainment programs including system engineering and project management functions.
  • Promote new business efforts with a variety of U.S. Government clients including giving technical presentations, leading and preparing proposals, budgetary estimates, RFI responses, and technical white papers.
  • Perform hardware and system engineering functions that include design, development, test and support.
  • Minimum travel of one (1) to two (2) weeks per month to U.S. locations will be required to support client project and marketing meetings.



  • Requires an Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Bachelors or higher degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering; other degree fields may be considered with relevant Air Force Embedded Avionics Project Management engineering experience.
  • 5 years: Must have professional-level experience in the defense industry with evidence of ability and recognition for leading others and administering to their technical and professional needs.
  • Experience in leading and preparing successful technical proposals (>$3M), budgetary estimates, RFI responses and technical white papers.
  • Experience in development of avionics modernization & sustainment technical programs with a demonstrated success promoting work (>$3M), working with clients, and managing an engineering business unit
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in performing as System or Hardware Lead on a large (>$3M) Air Force Embedded Avionics modernization or sustainment program.
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Work assignment is in Dayton, Ohio. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.


Posted: 2022-04-20 Expires: 2022-06-04

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