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Senior Aircraft Systems Engineer

Location: Brea, CA
Posted: 12-22-2017
Location Name: Brea, CA
Wage: Depends on Experience

Want to work at an In-flight Entertainment (IFE) company that’s different? We’re famous for thinking outside of the box. We are looking for talented individuals to join us in our mission to redefine and revolutionize in-flight entertainment. Start a career at Zodiac Inflight Innovations and you’ll be joining an experienced and innovative team whose challenging spirit and imaginative work has created one of the best IFE systems on the market, RAVE.

Job Summary:

The Senior Aircraft Systems Engineer is a member of the Program Engineering Team within the Program Management Department. This individual will perform tasks associated with the configuration of Zodiac Inflight Innovations' products onto Aircraft Platforms. They will be a member of the technical team that responsible for accomplishing tasks associated with Program Engineering for Airline Programs. The Senior Aircraft Systems Engineer will receive task assignments from a senior member of the Team, Technical Lead(s), assigned to oversee the technical tasks associated with a group of programs.  In some cases, the Senior Aircraft Systems Engineer can be the assigned as the Technical Lead. Tasks will include the detailed engineering work associated with configuring Zodiac Inflight Innovations’ products, RAVE IFE and GX Connectivity systems, to specific Aircraft Platforms for ultimate delivery to airline customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide seat integration designs and drawings as well as other electrical and/or mechanical drawings for the installation of company equipment onto aircraft platforms
  • Produce Engineering Designs consistent with company standards for our products and the integration onto Aircraft Platforms
  • Responsible for design review preparation, support, attendance and delivery
  • Ensure requirement compliance for SW integration and test
  • Aircraft certification material preparation and compliance
  • Ensure customer configuration data is retrieved and implemented properly
  • Support system installations or trouble shooting
  • Interface with team members and be a contributing, value-added member of the team
  • System integration test and support as required
  • Sales Support as required for the integration of Sales Kits
  • Perform installation designs independently
  • Independently represent the company at Technical Meetings with Seat and Monument Vendors and/or Integrators
  • Mentor and empower other team members
  • Utilize knowledge gained to improve efficiency in supporting customer program delivery
  • Perform as a Technical Lead as necessary

Preferred Qualifications and/or Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in a related field
  • 6-10 years of experience working in a similar role
  • 3+ years of experience performing in a technical role on similar engineering tasks
  • Experience with IFE or aircraft installation design

Soft Skills:

  • Strong verbal English communication skills
  • Ability to work well with team members
  • Good Customer Relationship skills
  • Must be proactive, meticulous, organized, and detail oriented
  • Understands the attributes of Emotional Intelligence and is working on a working competency in all areas (Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Empathy, Motivation and Social Skills)
  • Ability to grow to a level to work independently, with minimal direction
  • Ability to use discretion and independent judgment when making decisions on behalf of the company