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Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:

The Tactical Aerospace Department (TAD) provides aerospace related research, development, production, test and/or support to new products, sustainment, and modernization programs for the DoD industry, Allies, and U.S. Government.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Develop, integrate, and test complex avionics/aerospace systems while implementing RTOS's and designing architectures.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams by coordinating and allocating tasks, schedules, and earned value.
  • Work collaboratively across a multi-disciplinary engineering teams to establish hardware and software requirements for complex flight worthy avionics hardware.
  • Interact directly with clients and company staff to establish system/software requirements and architectures to meet client expectations.
  • Design Software Architecture models using SysML or UML modeling to establish a baseline for software implementation and verification.
  • Support Department management in specific marketing activities and writing proposals.

    Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

    • Develop complex embedded avionics for new, sustainment and modernization programs.
    • Develop, integrate, and test software within complex embedded avionics; this may include leading a multi-disciplinary team to allocate tasks with expected schedules, understand allocated budgets, and using earned value.
    • Meet with internal and external customers to establish technical requirements and facilitate development of specification documents and system/software architectures.
    • Lead trade analyses within and across the relevant domains.
    • Work with stakeholders to allocate functions to systems/ functional components/software functions and develop those allocations into requirements.


      • Requires a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Electrical, or equivalent engineering degree.
      • Experience in embedded avionics development programs utilizing an RTOS.
      • 8+ years: Experience developing, deriving, allocating and testing complex avionic software requirements.
      • Experience implementing RTOS's (preferred Green Hills, DEOS)
      • Experience designing software architectures (using SysML or UML modeling), especially in a multi-partition RTOS environment (preferred to understand partitioning techniques to account for partitions with various levels of DAL's and necessary certification artifacts).
      • Preferred experience in the development of drivers, BSP, and typical avionic buses (PCIe, 429, ethernet, 1553, etc), C++ and C.
      • Preferred experience and understanding of business and engineering activities/disciplines in Avionics development
      • Preferred experience with creating and implementing cyber requirements
      • Preferred experience with integrating software onto hardware and debugging within a lab environment utilizing equipment such as logic analyzers, power supplies, etc.
      • Preferred experience with Avionics certification/safety standards (e.g. DO-178 / DO-254)
      • Preferred experience with Open Architecture hardware and software implementations (e.g. SOSA, MOSA, FACE, OMS)
      • Preferred experience leading others, supporting Schedules, working with EVMS, supporting Bid and Proposals, supporting technical customer discussions, and supporting Marketing/business development
      • A valid/clear driver's license is required

        Special Requirements:

        Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
        Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

        For more information about this division, visit the home page.

        For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click .
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        An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
        Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
        Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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Keywords: Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio , LEAD ENGINEER - PRINCIPAL ENGINEER - TACTICAL AEROSPACE, Engineering , San Antonio, Texas

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