1+ months


Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, Texas
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Who We Are:

The Tactical Aerospace Department provides our customers with aerospace related research, development, production, test and/or support to new products, sustainment, and modernization programs for the DoD industry, Allies, and U.S. Government.

Objectives of this Role:
  • Develop avionics systems architectures, leading systems engineering tasks for complex avionics/aerospace systems, and the technical project leadership for the Tactical Aerospace Department.
  • Work collaboratively across a multi-disciplinary engineering teams to establish hardware and firmware requirements for complex flight worthy avionics hardware.
  • Interact directly with clients and company staff to establish system requirements and architectures to meet client expectations.
  • Support Department management in specific marketing activities and proposal development of embedded avionics programs.
  • Support department management in developing product/technical roadmaps.
Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:
  • Perform as a System Engineer over embedded avionics programs.
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop, integrate, and test complex avionics, including flight test; this includes leading the team using schedules and earned value.
  • Meet with internal and external customers to establish system technical requirements and facilitate development of specification documents and system architectures.
  • Lead trade analyses within and across the relevant domains (e.g., scientific, engineering, manufacturing, applications, infrastructure).
  • Work with stakeholders to allocate functions to components/systems; and develop those allocations into requirements for the engineers, designers, and managers to design, develop, integrate and test.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s of Science in EE/ECE, Computer Engineering, or Engineering Science degree with 10 years of experience, or a Masters degree with 9 years of experience
  • Experience providing system engineering over U.S. DoD embedded avionics sustainment and modernization programs is preferred
  • Broad, basic understanding of business and engineering activities/disciplines in avionics development (e.g. Systems, HW, SW, Firmware, Integration, Testing, Factory Support, CONOPS, Certification, Safety FMEA, Integration, EVMS, Bid/Proposals)
  • Basic / Intermediate experience using Enterprise Modeling Tools to model complex systems using SysML
  • Experience developing, deriving, and allocating tiered Systems Engineering requirements
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaborate in a team environment
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate clearly – verbally, textually and graphically – to technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience implementing systems on RTOS’s, cyber
  • Experience with product, functional, and technical roadmaps
  • Experience with schedules, budgets, and EVMS
  • Experience with Bid and Proposals
  • Experience with certification/safety standards (e.g. DO-178 / DO-254/DO-160)
  • Experience with Open Architecture hardware and software implementations (e.g. SOSA, MOSA, FACE, OMS).
  • Experience with System Architectures, System Safety Analysis, FMEA, Hardware architectures, avionic I/O , latency analysis, and MBSE.
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required
Special Requirements:

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.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

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For more information about this division, visit the Defense & Intelligence Solutions home page.

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Posted: 2023-05-01 Expires: 2023-06-15

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