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Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Co.

Avionics Systems Engineer - Enhanced Flight Vision Systems

Want to be part of a team that's leading the future of aviation? Universal Avionics seeks a highly motivated and agile thinker with a strong understanding of avionics system architecture and design.

As our Avionics Systems Engineer III for our Clear Vision program, you will be responsible for the life-cycle development activities for medium complexity system changes that include independently estimating the time required to complete assigned tasks, avionics systems requirement development, and verification in support of demonstration of product compliance to customer and/or regulatory requirements. This position requires general to intermittent supervision on work assignments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes the following:

Working knowledge of UASC's systems development processes and procedures to complete the following tasks:

For medium complexity system changes:

  • Independent estimates of the time required to complete assigned medium complexity tasks.
  • Develop (or revise) content for the functional description document, the system requirements data, the interface description document, design verification test procedures, and human factors test procedures.
  • Ensure system requirements are allocated and traced to subsystems e.g. hardware, software and database.
  • Development (or revise) content for the TSOA, Advisory Circular or TSO compliance matrix report(s) and justify compliance rationale.
  • Resolve documentation review comments and findings.
  • Perform systems bench testing, design verification testing, human factors testing, acceptance testing, problem report testing, and take action to resolve test discrepancies.
  • As applicable, provide inputs to problem reports and/or software changes that include flight deck effects, operational impacts, and system safety analysis.
  • Systems engineers assigned to support database-specific task are responsible for the development and sustainment of Universal Avionics database processes and records.

Other duties

  • Participate in product team meetings and IPTs.
  • Address product support and field service technical questions.
  • Review product support installation manuals, operator manuals, and configuration manuals.
  • Systems technical resource for hardware qualification testing.
  • Author problem reports and investigate problem reports.
  • Capable to fulfill the role of Systems Lead on projects.
  • Capable to recommend improvements to systems development processes and company products.
  • Capable to support ROM estimates for business proposals.
  • Working knowledge of CFR’s/AC’s affecting systems requirements/process.
  • Working knowledge of one or more aircraft systems.
  • When necessary, assist with the development of software requirements.
  • Review software requirements and software design documents.
  • When necessary, support RTCA/DO-178 software verification activities such as software requirements test plan, procedures, testing, structural coverage testing, verification reports and results.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Five (5) + years of experience with head-up and head-down displays, primary, navigation, multi-functional displays.
  • Engine indication, cockpit alerting systems, flight guidance, flight management systems.
  • Have the ability to provide clear written and verbal English communication of system requirements and test results to software and hardware engineering teams, product support, manufacturing, marketing/sales, management, customers, and certification authorities.
  • Team player with the ability to provide clear written and verbal English communication of system requirements and test results to software and hardware engineering teams and management.
  • Knowledge of applicable certification/development standards and guidance, including DO-160, DO-178, DO-254, ACs, TSOs, GAMA, SAE, and MOPS associated with aircraft avionics systems.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to perform color evaluations with the naked eye per GAMA and SAE human factors standards. Ability to perform as a flight crew member to support avionics systems testing during ground and flight tests.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


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 Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace engineering. Five (5) or more years of experience in systems engineering or equivalent experience. Team player with professional attitude capable of performing in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of UASC's systems development processes and procedures.

Job Skills:

  • Ability to apply practiced understanding of avionics systems.
  • Ability to apply practiced understanding of systems engineering design, requirements definition, problem solving and analysis.
  • Ability to apply practiced understanding of embedded systems and architecture.
  • Ability to logically and systematically troubleshoot a problem.
  • Ability to complete work assignments in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to follow the applicable processes.
  • Ability to recommend realistic solutions and new ideas.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience with one or more high-level programming languages, including C or C++ (desirable).
  • Experience with use of Matlab or similar tools for modeling is beneficial.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Visio, AutoCad.
  • Working knowledge of requirements management database tools (DOORS and Polarion).

Language Skills:

Ability to write professional correspondence and effectively communicate information to other employees in English.

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 20 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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