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Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Co.

Avionics Systems Integration Engineer III

Not many people can say they work in an industry that makes air travel safer, efficient, and more reliable. At Universal Avionics - we can! Here at UA, you will be part of a company that's leading the future of aviation to ensure easier management and safety & reliability of all phases of flight.

As Universal Avionics' Avionics Systems Integration Engineer III, your work will consist of assisting system engineering, sales and the business development group with proposals and customer integration of Universal Avionics equipment that adhere to FAA and EASA rules and regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist and support Sales Organization with technical issues and guidance for developing presentations, proposals and/or responses to RFIs.
  • Perform equipment surveys on potential rotorcraft or fixed-wing customers aircraft to assess potential integration issues or the need for development activities.
  • Create block diagrams, instrument/pedestal layout diagrams and port I/O allocation spreadsheet for potential customer aircraft configurations.
  • Act as engineering liaison between Sales, Business Development and the Engineering team.
  • Perform integration testing of avionics equipment with Universal Avionics equipment to assess compatibility.
  • Perform integration testing of Universal Avionics for upgraded software during the development process to assess system interactions with external equipment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Minimum Qualifications:

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in science/engineering, or a math discipline and experience in systems engineering or equivalent experience. Non-degreed persons having considerable experience working in an avionics design environment, will also be considered.
  • Team player with professional attitude capable of performing in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • 7+ years of experience in avionics engineering or design environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable certification/development standards and guidance, including ACs, TSOs, GAMA, SAE, and MOPS associated with aircraft avionics systems, especially head-up and head-down displays, engine indication, cockpit alerting systems, flight guidance, and flight management systems.
  • Ability to perform as a flight crew member to support avionics systems testing during ground and flight tests.
  • Experienced in developing and analyzing avionics integration designs. A thorough understanding of aircraft avionics systems architecture. Knowledge of avionics communication interfaces, including ARINC 429, RS-422, ARINC 708, ARINC 664, as well as various analog signal interfaces.
  • Possessing an Official Certificate of Authority from the FAA as a Designated Engineering Representative in the areas of (Electrical) Systems and Equipment is desirable.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with a personal computer, computer operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet programs and ability to type.
  • Experience with developing drawings using AutoCAD or similar computer-aided design and drafting software application.

Language Skills:

Poses the ability to provide clear written and verbal English communication of system integration concerns to software, and hardware engineering teams, product support, manufacturing, marketing/sales, management, customers, and certification authorities.

Mathematical Skills:

Understanding of mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability and statistics, logic, sets and number systems).

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to assimilate information from diverse sources to form a complete situational picture and develop a plan of action to accomplish the task.
  • Ability to extract system requirements from regulations and industry specifications.

Work Environment:

Drug-free working environment. Combination of office conditions and lab environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or sit, and participate in meetings in various physical meeting spaces throughout the facility. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Additionally, the individual is required to use hands and fingers, and may be required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to speak clearly, hear and see. Required vision abilities include close vision, depth perception, color discernment and ability to adjust focus.

What motivates our team:

  • Excellent benefits, including medical, vision, dental, PTO, 401k, and much more, as well as a robust health & wellness program
  • Strong life-work balance
  • Great company culture
  • Groundbreaking work opportunities
  • Impactful innovation in the avionics industry
  • Passionate & dedicated team members
  • A work environment that fosters training, professional development, and career advancement

Why you’ll like working here:

  • Universal Avionics is a mid-sized company with all the functions and benefits of a much larger organization, so you get the best of both worlds.
  • You’ll make an impact! You’ll be part of a company that is making huge strides in the safety and reliability of air travel.
  • You’ll work with very motivated and skilled people who are excellent at what they do and are great mentors. You’ll bring your own unique skills set and passion to create a mutually beneficial working and learning environment.
  • At UASC, we care about our employees, both personally and professionally.

About Universal Avionics:

Universal Avionics and its parent company, Elbit Systems, Ltd., represent decades of leadership and innovation as developers and suppliers of Head-Down Displays (HDD), Head-Up Displays (HUD), Head Wearable Displays (HWD), and Combined Vision Systems (CVS), which includes both our Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Synthetic Vision System (SVS). Universal Avionics is also a leading manufacturer of innovative commercial avionics systems, offering retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry.

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Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Co.
Tucson, AZ   United States

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