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General Electric Certification Engineer -Senior Staff in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

The Certification Engineer - Senior Staff will lead the software certification efforts for aircraft certification planning as well as regulatory compliance oversight for assigned projects and products for all of Aviation Systems. Our Systems business comprises a wide cross section of aviation products which includes power generation, power distribution, navigation, cockpit displays, computing and networking, ignition systems, sensors, and propellers. We support civil and military customers worldwide and are leading the way in hybrid-electric aircraft technologies and open platform solutions. In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to achieve regulatory compliant solutions for products and systems. The Staff Software Certification Engineer will also be responsible for mentoring software certification personnel and will be instrumental in the generation and rollout of certification processes.

Grand Rapids, MI is the preferred onsite location for this opportunity (Clearwater, FL is the preferred secondary onsite location (Corporate Relocation Package Approved ) however; this position may be eligible for the following flexible work arrangements (FWA):

  • Hybrid work schedule

  • Remote Work

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead programs in determining product certification strategy and certification basis.

  • Lead compliance planning and determination of means of compliance.

  • Interpret aircraft regulatory material and determine project impact

  • Audit project / product artifacts and verification activities to assess compliance with the certification basis.

  • Champion minimum effort solutions for meeting civil compliance

  • Assess changes to approved/certified products to determine minor or major classification.

  • Provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project.

  • Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures.

  • Generate and execute mentoring plans for junior Certification Engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

  • Minimum of 10 years of software development experience in a RTCA/DO-178B or C environment.

  • Minimum of 5 years of software certification experience (finding compliance) on civil and/or military aerospace programs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

  • Must be willing to travel 10% (domestic/international depending on the project).

  • Grand Rapids, MI is the preferred onsite location for this opportunity (Clearwater, FL is the preferred secondary onsite location) however; this position may be eligible for the following flexible work arrangements (FWA): * Hybrid work schedule * Remote Work

Desired Characteristics:

  • Understanding of the aircraft systems engineering and civil certification lifecycles.

  • Familiarity with major aircraft subsystems, particularly Avionics and associated regulations.

  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems.

  • Extensive experience in finding compliance to the objectives of DO-178B/C.

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Direct DER and/or ODA unit member experience.

The base pay range for this position is $121,500.00 - $162,100.00. The specific pay offered may be influenced by a variety of factors, including the candidate’s experience, education, and skill set. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on a percentage of your base salary/ commission based on the plan. This posting is expected to close on April 30, 2024

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . 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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position