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Lead Systems Engineer

Lead Systems Engineer

Location: Grand Rapids, MI (49512)

12 month contract

The Lead Systems Engineer will demonstrate development of systems architectures and set technical direction to a small team responsible for development and integration of avionics subsystems onto military aircraft platforms. In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and long-term business goals.

8-10 years of experience seems to be the ideal experience for the team. Familiarity of model-based tools and languages is highly desired.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Support the full lifecycle of systems development for avionics products including concept design, system architecture, definition and management of requirements, modeling and simulation, managing suppliers, leading teams, managing cost and schedule, sub-system and aircraft integration, verification, and flight testing
• Interface with customers, partner companies, suppliers, and other senior leadership within the company
• Work as part of an Integrated multi-company Avionics and Sub-System development team to define, develop, verify and qualify an open systems solutions for military application
• Lead and participate in technical reviews of military avionics systems across the business
• Support and coordinate with interfacing organizations such as subsystem avionics product groups and third-party suppliers
• Provide technical support for the system safety and certification processes for military avionics systems
• Lead activities such as; failure Investigations, root causes analysis and implementation of corrective actions, lesson learned, issues and design standards updates
• Provide Engineering support, within one’s specialty, to teams working on performance, cost reduction and quality initiatives
• Protect the Intellectual Property rights of the Company
• Develop and implement training modules as necessary

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited college or university
• Minimum 2 years of technical and/or project leadership experience in Military Avionics Systems or related Product design and development
• Minimum 2 years of experience in Military Avionics Systems and sub-systems requirements definition, design, architecture, integration, verification, and qualification
• Military Rotorcraft experience

Desired Characteristics:
• Model-based systems engineering experience including DoDAF, UML/SysML
• Prior experience in defining architectures and requirements for Military Avionics Systems
• Ability to guide and lead others not in a direct reporting relationship
• Strong technical and project leadership experience in Military Avionics Systems development
• Experience in sub-system requirements definition for mission systems, displays / crew interface systems, navigation sensors and radios, datalink, autoflight systems, on-board maintenance systems, and integrated surveillance systems
• Experience with ARINC 661, ARINC 664 and ARINC 653 development standards
• Experience with DO-178B, DO-254, DO-297, ARP-4754 certification standards
• Experience using models to simulate and validate the system design and architecture
• Familiarity with Systems Engineering processes including requirements definition, aircraft integration, flight testing, system safety, and requirements verification
• Experience in technical and project leadership for large military aircraft programs
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
• Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
• Demonstrated leadership in advancing the state of the art in a technical specialty


Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Job Number: 58219
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Rate: DOE
Per Diem: Possible
Overtime: Possible
Duration: 12 months
Start Date: 11/11/19
Input Date: 11/14/2020
Attention: Laura Leszek

City, State: SHELTON, CT 06484
Phone: 203/926-2705
Fax Phone: 203/926-0082

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