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General Electric Advanced Lead Engineer - Systems Engineering (REMOTE/HYBRID - US) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

The Systems Engineering Lead Engineer is accountable for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role, you will develop Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) experience to help GE’s Common Core Systems team develop and manage technical objectives for multiple aircraft platforms.

Systems engineering is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. All activities that consider both the business and the technical needs of the customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user’s needs. The discipline that executes a robust process of design, creation, and optimization of systems, consisting of identification and quantification of system requirements, creation of alternate system design concepts, performance of design trade studies, selection and implementation of the best designs and verification that the design is properly integrated and executed. Process that proceeds from concept to production to operation.

This role impacts departmental operations and is responsible for execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within the systems engineering discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance.

Preference is to have someone local to the Grand Rapids, MI area or secondly Clearwater, FL area. Will consider full remote (with the flexibility to travel to the office when needed) for the right candidate.

Job Description

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for leading, guiding and contributing to the systems engineering efforts across GE’s Common Core Platform and Compute Systems. This role has accountability for assigned systems engineering duties for the IMA and Federated product lines. This role involves systems development and verification execution responsibilities, leadership, coaching and assistance to the project teams to ensure they deliver on cost, quality, schedule, and technical goals.

This position has the following essential responsibilities:

  • Execute plans for system development and verification for aircraft computing products IAW GE Aviation process.

  • Generate system functional requirements from stakeholder expectation.

  • Help develop architecture models and allocate requirements to sub-systems/hardware/software components.

  • Validate and verify system requirements.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve system integration/verification issues.

  • Responsible for the Systems Engineering Lifecycle for products/technologies.

  • Coordinate with Technical Lead and peers to generate and execute projects/design plans and reviews.

  • Develop and execute test cases and procedures to verify the system under test.

  • Manage and coordinate issues, problem reports and change requests to closure.

  • Coordinate design changes and deliveries with Safety, Security and Certification organizations.

  • Interact with customer engineering organizations to define and shape requirements for future platforms and systems.

  • Accountable for cost and schedule performance on assigned activities.

  • Maintain performance and Earned Value (EV) metrics and report to leadership.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the teams running projects within the product line. This includes supporting project planning, conducting reviews, metrics development/tracking, forecasting, development processes, and risk and opportunity management.

  • Ensure timely delivery of systems requirements, integrated validation/verification activities, and issue resolution.

  • Support the startup of new projects to insure they are well planned in accordance with the product roadmap, the overall product line strategy and engineering process requirements.

  • Lead/manage interdisciplinary collaboration with software, hardware, test, safety, maintainability, reliability, and certification teams.

  • Escalate issues that need additional engineering or business leadership assistance in a timely manner.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science.

  • At least 8 years of experience in design & development and/or technical project leadership within an engineering product development environment.

  • Systems Engineering Process Background (ARP 4754A or similar).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

  • Ability and willingness to travel a minimum of 10% of the time (domestic and international)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior experience managing or designing within an Avionics Design Assurance Level A or B Environment

  • Experience with DO-297, DO-178, DO-254 and/or DO-330 process assurance experience

  • Prior experience working on A653 partition-based operating system

  • Familiarity with networking products or data concentrator systems

  • Familiarity with interfaces including but not limited to analog, discrete, RS-232/422/485, ARINC 429/664/825

  • Prior experience managing or designing within an Avionics Design Assurance Level A or B Environment

  • DO-297, ARP 4754A, DO-178, DO-254 and/or DO-330 process assurance experience

  • Experience with engineering processes including requirements definition, requirements allocation, requirements validation, requirements verification, integration, embedded software, electronic systems, FAA/EASA/NAA certification, and system safety.

  • Able to communicate directly with senior leadership inside and outside the company.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in development, integration, validation and verification of systems.

  • Prior experience working on A653 platform system.

  • Version Control tool experience

  • Self motivated and able to track and report performance to cost and schedule.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Preference is to have someone local to the Grand Rapids, MI area or secondly Clearwater, FL area. Will consider full remote (with the flexibility to travel to the office when needed) for the right candidate.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment!

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees!

  • 401(k) plan!

  • Tuition Reimbursement!

  • Life insurance and disability coverage!

  • Bonus Plan Eligible!

  • And more!

Eligibility Requirement(s):

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this.

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Note:

To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years’ experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

At GE Aviation Systems, we invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. As key players in the aerospace industry, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. We’ve got an amazing team of exceptional people helping to solve increasingly complex challenges. Our Aviation Systems Engineering teams are comprised of diverse and experienced engineers who care about ensuring full-lifecycle readiness as it relates to safety, certification, and quality standards. Our teams are passionate about the aerospace industry and continuously strive to deliver innovate customer solutions through strong project execution, collaboration, and lean problem-solving. We are passionate about professional growth, developing an inclusive culture, and developing the technical capabilities our customers need. We seek to enable every engineer to reach their full potential through coaching, mentoring and professional development training. If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, we encourage you to apply!

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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