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General Electric Senior Software Certification Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

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.

The Senior Software Certification Engineer 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 Software Certification Lead will also be responsible for mentoring software certification personnel and will be instrumental in the generation and rollout of certification processes.

If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, we encourage you to apply!

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 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)

  • Must be willing to work out of our GE offices located in Grand Rapids, MI or Dayton, OH

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

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

  • Generous 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more!

This position may be eligible for the following flexible work arrangements (FWA):

  • Hybrid work schedule

  • Potential remote option

The salary range for this position is 111,500.00 -185,900.00 USD Annual. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus/variable incentive plan.

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 ( . 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

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