Systems Engineer - Surveillance

Department: Engineering
Location: Melbourne, FL

Avidyne Corporation is leading the general aviation (GA) industry in the design and manufacture of innovative and easy-to-use avionics systems. Avidyne is uniquely focused developing avionics systems that make flying safer, more accessible, and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, the company has facilities in Concord, MA and Columbus, OH.

vDevelopment of our next generation airborne sensor systems. This position demands a high energy, self motivated individual who is comfortable working independently and coordinating within Avidyne as well as with customers and suppliers to achieve results.


  • Specifying the capability, appearance, behavior, performance and means of system integration of airborne sensor systems while being a significant contributor to the development and verification teams of these systems.
  • Develop or refine standard practices and tools for systems engineering tasks to support avionics systems development.
  • Read and comprehend various technical standards, and convert those standards into requirements for a system implementing those standards.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings such as schematics, mechanical part drawings, and assembly drawings.
  • Author specifications, requirements, test cases, and test procedures.
  • Development of test tools and environments.
  • Specify the enhancement of existing airborne sensor functions and the creation of new airborne sensor functions and products such as surveillance, communications, and navigation.
  • The system produced will interface to other Avidyne equipment, aircraft systems, and sensors using advanced digital data bus communication protocols.
  • The development effort will include all phases of a formal software and hardware development lifecycle as required under RTCA DO-178B, DO-160G, and DO254 including requirements development; design documentation; and verification procedure development, execution, and reporting as well as other verification means such as lab-based integration, environmental testing, human factors testing and flight test.
  • This position will at times act in the capacity of Project Engineer for a given product or component:
    • Responsible for coordinating the engineering effort to achieve TSO.
    • Ensure issue resolution during lab and flight test.
    • Manage system configuration, assembly, updates and repairs.
    • Generate and track engineering change data (ECO/DCOs)
    • Coordinate or perform bench tests of the product.
    • Manage vendors with purchasing support to ensure successful build of engineering and test hardware assets.


  • BS in an engineering discipline and 5-8 years of experience... or...
  • MS in an engineering discipline and 3+ years of experience.
  • Previous Systems Engineering experience


  • Avionics or aviation background and a passion for improving flight safety
  • Formal background in Systems Engineering
  • Knowledge of system and software development within a structured development environment (examples include DO-178B, DO-254, MIL STD 2167A, DOD498)
  • At least working knowledge of C and C++ software development
  • A successful track record in the development of avionics or glass flight decks
  • Pilot's license
  • General aviation industry experience
  • Experience with DOORS Requirements Management software and Perforce configuration management software
  • Familiarity with FAA TSO, STC, TC processes
  • Familiarity with DO-160 environmental qualification testing to include HIRF/lightning
  • Working knowledge of DO-178 and DO-254 software and complex electronic hardware assurance processes.


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Avidyne provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, family care status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or with respect to any other protected class.