Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 06-Oct-2021 to 03-Nov-2021 (EST)
  • 10230 TX Engineer Support
  • Columbus, MS, USA
  • Market competitive salary
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Bonus(es). After one year of service, can elect to participate in 401(k). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2021 plan year and are subject to change without notice

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international - with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

AIRBUS requires that all employees, temporary workers, and contractors of Airbus will be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or prior to employment.

Position Summary:

The Sr. Avionics Electrical Architect (Systems Architect) will actively participate to Specify, Design, Integrate and Certify architecture and system functions on a variety of programs and on multiple platforms (mainly H125, H130, H135, H145 and H160).

On those programs, s/he will specify, control and certify the global architecture which covers the analysis of the avionics elements including interfaces with Vehicle systems, transverse functions, and interfaces with mission sub-systems in order to secure major system architecture choices.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Avionics Electrical system architecture and definition: 60%
  • Define system architecture and function solutions in accordance with engineering operation requirements as elaborated during offer phases to meet customer, airworthiness, general engineering standards and company requirements.
  • Design, integrate and approve the defined solutions
  • Validate design solutions by implementing simulation, modeling, predictive tools
  • Define and approve verification methods (analysis, tests...), elaborate verification program including general engineering aspects such as Function Hazardous Analysis, EMI:EMC, general environment, vibrations, thermal analysis (list not limited) and deliver the verification results to Airworthiness team
  • Coordinate with test center to define the test intention and expected test results
  • Optimize design solution to maximize the reuse of existing solutions
  1. Electrical integration activities: 30%
  • Design, develop, and review technical documents and engineering drawings needed to integrate avionics and electrical equipment, and their associated interfaces
  1. Certification activities: 10%
  • Develop the Certification Package (Cert Plan, CCL, and CIP) for assigned projects.
  • Coordinate with UM data and drawing review, UM evaluation, and UM approval activities for assigned project.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) or equivalent degree


  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) or equivalent degree



  • 5 + years of experience in avionics system architecture/design. Must also be experienced with following systems: Glass cockpit, Radio navigation Radio Communication and Moving map


  • Ten (10) years of experience in avionics system architecture/design.



  • None

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • Avionics architecture
  • Avionics system integration
  • System Engineering ARP 4754, Do 297, Do 178
  • Airworthiness (identification of rules to be applied)


  • Simulation
  • Flight safety (safety objectives definition)
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) (parameter to be displayed and open mechanism to be implemented)

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Fluent English
  • German and/or French preferred

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Avionics and Electrical system:
  • Basics Avionics: Core computers & displays, Alerting, Clock,
  • Flight Parameters (INS, AHRS, Integrated Electronic Standby Instrument, Radio Altimeter)
  • Pitot, static systems
  • Navigation (VOR, ILS, Marker, DME, ADF, DF, Homing, FMS, GPS)
  • Radio (VHF, HF, VHF_FM) & Communication (Satcom, ...)
  • Surveillance (Transponder)
  • Intercommunication System, Passenger Address, Briefing Unit
  • Situational Awareness (Weather Radar, TCAS, Obstacle Warning System, EOS / FLIR Cameras, ELT).
  • Recording means (CVFDR)
  • Digital map & HTAWS (Digital MAP, EGPWS...)
  • Mission Computers
  • Ancillaries (Ancillary System Unit)
  • Control Panel / Switches that commands upper equipment
  • Power supply for Avionics equipment
  • Lights (search lights, landing lights)
  • Antennas (VOR, VHF, ...)
  • Avionics Lighting (Day / Night / NVG)
  • Ground tools

Travel Required:

  • 10% Domestic and International


  • US Person under ITAR definition (U.S. Citizen, green card holder or person covered under our existing ITAR license)


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • The candidate should be comfortable performing following tasks
  • Establish System Requirements (From Customer, AHNA Policy, Standards, Airworthiness,)
  • Perform functional analysis (including performance, safety ...)
  • Define System Physical Architecture
  • Define and perform Integration and Certification at system and Helicopter level (environment, electrical, DO254, DO178)
  • Identify Risk at system level and propose mitigation plan

Organizational information:

  • This person reports to Head of Architecture, System Definition and General engineering

Direct Reports:

  • Exempt: 0
  • Non-exempt: 0

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Will ensure the successful implementation of Avionics and Electrical systems
  • Will ensure the optimization of validation and verification activities
  • Will ensure timely the certification of Avionics and Electrical systems

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved, negotiation type Communication on a daily Basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 100% except when on travel.
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings. Required daily.
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms. Required daily.
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications. Required daily.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment. Required daily.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. As required.
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. As required.
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Rarely required.
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer. Required daily.
  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving. Required infrequently.
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor. Required daily.
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice. Approximately 5% - 10%.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces. Required daily.
  • Personal Protective Equipment required: Required PPE includes, but is not limited to, Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Respirators/Masks, and/or Protective Gloves as required by site and/or customer site

Equal Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status

As a leader in our field, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

NOTE: Airbus Helicopters, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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