Wireless Engineering Manager

Department: Engineering
Location: 710 North Drive - Melbourne, FL 32934

Skystream is a new company affiliated with Avidyne focused on delivering internet connectivity to smaller private aircraft and UAVs. Using a combination of satellite and air-to-ground technologies, Skystream will deliver medium and high bandwidth connectivity to aircraft worldwide. While there are several companies providing internet services to larger aircraft, our products feature small antennas, light weight and low cost transceivers, and affordable service plans which are tailored for the markets that Gogo, Inmarsat, Intelsat, ViaSat and others do not serve. Skystream is located in Melbourne, Florida and is looking for an experienced Wireless Engineering Manager. This position reports to the CEO.


This candidate will be responsible for the development of Avidyne’s Internet to the cockpit products. Specific responsibilities may include market research, defining product requirements, project coordination and planning, customer communication as well as hardware and software development activities in support of FAR Parts 23, 25 and 27 certification.

This position demands a high energy, self-motivated individual who is comfortable working independently and coordinating within Avidyne as well as with customers, partners and suppliers to achieve results. This is a hand-on, roll-up-sleeves position requiring a leader that can contribute meaningfully to the development of complex electronic systems.


  • Assesses the competitive landscape, including identification of competitors, size of the market, and the features and pricing of competitive products.
  • Define product requirements including the capability, appearance, behavior, performance, and means of certification and system integration.
  • Coordination of the product development process with customers and technology partners.
  • Definition of project schedules to meet corporate and partner requirements.
  • Define resourcing requirements, and identify and fill resourcing gaps.
  • Manage a multidisciplinary team of engineers to develop and certify an airborne product complying with defined requirements and applicable regulations.
    • Coordinate 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.
  • Contribute meaningfully to the development, verification and certification teams.
  • Author specifications, requirements, test cases, and test procedures.
  • Specify the enhancement existing airborne functions and the creation of new airborne functions as necessary to maintain a competitive product portfolio and market share.


  • BS in an engineering discipline and 5-8 years of experience
  • …or…
  • MS in an engineering discipline and 3+ years of experience.
  • 3 or more years in a leadership role.
  • Previous Systems Engineering experience.
  • MBA desired.

Highly desired:

  • Business skills highly desired (marketing, sales, planning).
  • Excellent customer interface skills required, good presentation skills, articulate.
  • Demonstrated leader and developer of people.
  • Self-motivating, works through obstacles, maintains a positive attitude.
  • Wireless networking, satellite communications, cellular communications or telecommunications experience.
  • Networking technologies such as TCP/IP, Wifi, Ethernet, DHCP, NAT, and/or DNS/DDNS.
  • Networking security technologies such as WEP, WPA, WPS, SSH and/or firewalls.
  • Communications technologies such as SSH, Telnet, VoIP, SIP, SMS, and/or SMTP.
  • 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)
  • A successful track record in the development of avionics or glass flight decks
  • Pilot's license
  • General aviation industry experience
  • Experience with both software and hardware development.
  • 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.
  • Linux and/or Android operating systems.
  • iOS operating system.
  • At least working knowledge of C and C++ software development.
  • Experience with OOA/OOD.


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