Aviation Senior Engineer

KBR, Inc.

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Huntsville, AL

Job Description

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Job Overview:


Aviation Senior Engineer

About KBR Engineering Business:

KBR Defense and Intel operating out of Huntsville, AL, provides knowledge-based engineering services and solutions to U.S. DoD and the Federal/Civil markets utilizing both ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified Quality Management Systems.

Job Summary:

KBR is searching for an Aviation Platform Chief Engineer in Huntsville, AL to join our team. In this role, the successful applicant will be responsible for applying their knowledge and experience with Aviation-relation technology/capability insertion to an established Weapon System Platform to support current and future PEO Aviation Operational needs.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Chief Engineer is responsible for the planning, development and execution of all aspects of a DO-297 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) System to achieve successful integration with an existing Aviation Platform. Candidate will engage with both the Army Aviation Customer as well as sub-tier suppliers to ensure that the implementation of the Weapon System Open System Architecture compliant with both Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) standards as well as Hardware Open System Technologies (HOST) to meet the Army Aviation Airworthiness Standards. Candidate will be responsible for the overall execution of the Software Integration Strategy including Verification and Validation efforts. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Assists the Army customer in coordinating and briefing project information as well as assisting the Army customer in solutioning based on specified customer requests
  • Manages contractual requirements to ensure successful contract performance for multiple contract vehicles
  • Provides oversight and expertise for DO-178C related audits and artifacts
  • Provides oversight and expertise for DO-254 related audits and artifacts
  • Provides oversight and expertise for DO-297 related audits and artifacts
  • Provides oversight and expertise for CAST-32A implementation

Qualifications and Skills


  • 12 years direct experience with Army aviation engineering/integration activities
  • Direct and relevant experience with RTCA/DO-178C processes and procedures including experience with Real Time Operating Systems for Safety Critical Design Assurance Level Software
  • Direct and relevant experience with RTCA/DO-254 tailored for Army Aviation Modular Avionics Systems
  • Direct and relevant experience with RTCA/DO-297 tailored for Army Aviation Modular Avionics Systems
  • Must have in depth experience with Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) and FACE definition and architecture approaches for compliance with Army long term vision/requirements
  • Experience with Model-based code generation tools and certification aspects associated with the toolsets
  • Experience with implementation of Safety Critical Software on Multi-Core Processors in accordance with the considerations of CAST-32A and Systems Readiness Directorate (SRD)
  • Direct experience with aviation avionics system architecture development for on-platform integration and qualification
  • Direct experience with development processes supporting certification of Aircraft systems IAW ARP4754
  • Direct and relevant experience with system safety analyses for certification of Aircraft systems IAW ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E
  • Secret Security Clearance is required
  • Some travel may be required

As a Plus (+) but not required:

Experience in the areas of:

  • Experience supporting Army aviation customer in Huntsville, AL
  • Experience with Army Rotary Wing technology insertion

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.