Senior Manager of Cockpit Systems Platforms
Oak Creek, WI 
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The Senior Manager of Cockpit Systems Platforms will organize and lead a multi-discipline engineering group of 10 - 20 people, responsible for the design, verification, and certification of hardware and low-level software for high-reliability, safety-critical, airborne products. The engineering group is expected to consist of electrical, mechanical, software, and test engineers.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain department capabilities with a cost-effective team of direct employees, outsource partners, and suppliers.
  • Mentor and grow engineering and leadership talent.
  • Guide multiple products from conception through production, including functional and technical requirements, verification, integration, environmental and EMI testing, certification and production.
  • Maintain multiple fielded designs for sustained production, and repair, including modifications for cost-reductions, obsolete parts, and field performance improvements.
  • Manage electrical, mechanical, and low-level software design of electronic products
  • Manage the design and build of test equipment for development and production.
  • Participate in product strategy development and road-mapping of new technologies and products.
  • Work closely with program management office to ensure alignment of project spend and delivery schedule.
  • Work closely with display and cockpit systems applications groups to integrate application-level software into the platform.
  • Work closely with production to implement product and card-level testing, optimize production cost, and address obsolescence issues.
  • Communicate product vision and capabilities to regulators, customers, and internal audiences.
  • Serve as a member of the senior engineering management team, shaping engineering department organization and policies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or physical sciences from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in electronics design and development with experience as a functional manager and project manager.
  • Experience in current development tools and methodologies and comfortable setting the direction of development teams,
  • Experience mentoring and developing engineering and leadership talent.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and group presentations).
  • Exhibits interpersonal skills necessary to address business issues and conflicts that arise across organizational boundaries.
  • Capable of establishing relationships with and leading outsource partners and suppliers
  • Strong project management skills
  • Permanently eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering
  • Experience leading and managing multi-discipline engineering groups
  • Experience applying RTCA DO-160, DO-254, and DO-178
  • Experience with FAA certified product development (TSO and/or STC/TC)
  • Ability to travel

Products Include-

Data Acquisition and Concentrator Units:

  • Process analog and digital aircraft signals including ARINC-429, RS-232, RS-422, Ethernet
  • Analog to digital and digital to digital conversion
  • High-reliability, redundant architectures with dual power supplies
  • Embedded software applications, with and without real-time operating systems
  • Passive and active cooling applications

Flight Displays and Mission & Display Processors:

  • Primary flight, navigation, engine, system synoptic, and crew alerting applications
  • High-reliability, safety-critical LCD displays for commercial and military applications
  • Multiple form factors including 3ATI, 6x8-inch, and large area displays
  • Integrated processing of analog and digital aircraft signals
  • Integrated real-time 3D and 2D graphics processing
  • Integrated video processing capabilities (scaling, cropping, and merging) of external video sources
  • Support wide range of ambient light conditions from sunlight readable to NVIS compatible
  • Durable human-machine interface, including push-button and rotary controls, and touch-screen controls
  • Passive cooling

Flight Control Systems:

  • Actuator control applications for primary and secondary flight control surfaces
  • High-reliability, safety-critical, redundant architectures
  • Rugged, passively cooled enclosures designed for external aircraft environments
Job Location
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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