Avionics System Engineer II

Cirrus Aircraft

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Phoenix, AZ
Third Shift

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

This opportunity is located onsite at one of the following locations:

  • Duluth, MN (Corporate Headquarters and primary Engineering Innovation Center)
  • Phoenix, AZ - East Valley (Chandler, AZ)


As a leading manufacturer of personal aircraft, Cirrus is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot’s license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate.

At Cirrus, we are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities that include onboarding, recurrent and area-specific training, talent acceleration and leadership development, continuing education, and tuition assistance programs.

We also engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events. From holiday and special occasion celebrations to local runs and barbecues, our team can connect with each other, the community, and our customers.

Why you should apply to this role at Cirrus Aircraft:

  • You are passionate about joining a leading manufacturer of personal aircrafts.
  • You can relocate and work onsite at one of our Engineering Innovation Center’s.
  • New 200,000 sq ft Engineering Innovation Center (Summer 2022)
  • Award Winning Aviation Company
  • Industry Leading Innovation- Cirrus Parachute Technology


Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401K retirement savings plan, voluntary vision, Employee Referral Incentive Program, vacation, and holiday pay. Additionally, all employees enjoy a discount at the company store and exclusive discounts from our world-class partners, like Garmin, Bose, AT&T, Microsoft, Fastenal and more.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the research, integration, testing, certification, and follow-on support of avionics and electrical components and software for general aviation aircraft. Work closely with equipment manufacturers, as well as other systems engineers and test pilots within the organization to establish and refine cross-system requirements for a highly integrated avionics system to help ensure a high quality end user experience with a safe, robust, and intuitive system design. 

Supervisory Responsibility: 


Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Integration and testing of avionics and electrical systems and equipment, including:
    • Requirements development and traceability
    • Research and identification of potential solutions to design objectives
    • Detail design and installation
    • Test case development, execution, and troubleshooting on both bench and aircraft
  • Coordinate design development and system integration within Cirrus and with subcontractors
  • Generate high quality reports and test plans that will be used to meet FAR Part 23 certification requirements
  • Generate engineering documentation in accordance with company procedures to develop and maintain type design data for multiple aircraft


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The below requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Avionics or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) required required with 2-6 years experience with general aviation avionics development/integration

Distinguishing Education and/or Experience:

  • Pilot experience desirable.
  • Prior experience with the following is desirable:
    • Integrated avionics systems (e.g. G1000, G3000, etc.)
    • Avionics software and hardware development processes (e.g. DO-178/DO-254)
    • Requirements traceability (DOORS, JAMA, etc.)
    • Equipment environmental qualification (e.g. DO-160)

Demonstrated Proficiencies/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak the English language
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner
  • Ability to work both independently and within a cross-functional team
  • Ability to efficiently learn new skills and manage multiple tasks
  • Use of lab equipment, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio)
  • Familiarity with Atlassian JIRA, PTC Windchill PDM, and PTC Creo tools preferred

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  Overtime hours may be required.

This opportunity is located in Duluth, MN or Phoenix, AZ (East Valley).

Cirrus gives priority to candidates interested in moving to our Duluth headquarters for innovation and activity center of our manufacturing, engineering, and enterprise operations. We will also consider candidates who are interested in working with us from Chandler (Phoenix), AZ. 

Duluth Minnesota, as the home to our corporate headquarters, Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted “Best Town” by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities, including bicycle and snowmobile trails, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area, Cirrus Aircraft was recently named “Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland” and “Best Workplace Culture” by the Duluth News Tribune readers.

Phoenix Arizona, East Valley. The economic growth and superior quality of life found in the PHX East Valley didn’t just happen overnight. From thriving cultural opportunities to amazing recreation areas, the PHX East Valley has developed into the place where individuals want to work, live and play. From pedestrian-friendly downtowns with urban vibes, to small town communities bustling with personality, to the Superstition Mountains where there is wide-open space and urban growth is on the horizon, the PHX East Valley has it all.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.