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Avionics Software Architect

Innovative Solutions Support, Inc. • Exton, PA
a month ago

Avionics Software Architect


Innovative Solutions Support located in Exton, PA. Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) is a diversified international avionics supplier to civil, military, business, and commercial markets, and operators. IS&S is a supplier to some of the most substantial aircraft manufacturers (OEMs) and operators in the world.

The continued development of new products to serve the Aviation industry has led to outstanding career opportunities at IS&S. We seek committed, experienced professionals interested in working in a fast paced, high value-added environment applying leading edge technology from the PC and telecommunication industries into aerospace products. You will be joining an informed, talented team involved in all aspects of order fulfillment from product development through customer delivery and installation. 

We take pride in the quality of our products and in our commitment to customers and our employees, who shape the IS&S culture.  


In this position you will be assigned to shape the architecture and develop embedded avionics software for IS&S leading edge products. Bring in your experience and make judgments on the technical approach into new and existing product designs that enhance aircraft and pilot safety. The Software Architect is an integral part of developing and testing avionics systems in the laboratory and aircraft. 

The Software Architect defines product requirements and creates high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, reuse, and integration with existing systems/platforms in compliance with FAA regulations. 

The SW architect mentors SW engineers on how to apply platform rules and is actively engaged in the collaborative product development cycle. This position reports directly to the VP of Product Development.


  • BS degree in Software Engineering or related field. MS degree preferred.
  • At least eight years’ experience in embedded software design and development. 
  • Very skilled programmer using the C programming language
  • Experience in Board Support Package and device driver development
  • Working knowledge of DO-178B/C is desired
  • Familiarity with FAA SW certification requirements and processes is desired
  • Familiarity with PowerPC and ARM microprocessors is desired
  • Familiarity with interface driver development for integrated microprocessors or standard communication interfaces (i.e. ARINC 429, Ethernet, RS-422, I2C, SPI, etc.) is desired
  • Proficiency with configuration management tools and methodologies and product life cycle documentation. Experience with Rational Doors or equivalent is desired
  • Must have working experience on cross-functional teams.
  • Must be able to communicate design principles and technical content to other team members.
  • Must set forward high expectations and holds self and others accountable for continuous improvement.



Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer.  IS&S is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.   Moreover, IS&S is committed to Companywide affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex national origin, protected veteran status or disability.