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Avionics Systems Engineer / Chief Engineer

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

Avionics Systems Engineer / Chief Engineer



  • Provides technical direction regarding all projects within the engineering department. 
  • Offers technical, product and procedural guidance to engineering staff.  
  • Carries shared responsibility for the overall health of the Company based on designs that meet customer expectations, manufacturing capabilities and comply with pertinent governing agencies.  
  • Coordinates efforts with the VP of Product Development in order to best advance Company goals.  Engaged in mechanical, electrical and software related aspects on all engineering projects. 
  • Must be able to undertakes special Engineering projects without close supervision   
  • Assists in developing product and system specifications 
  • Involved with the candidate selection process for engineering professionals.  
  • Is aware of the status of engineering projects, can make reports as directed or undertake investigations to determine progress and root cause.  
  • Assists the VP of Product Development and fills in, as necessary.  
  • Responsible for overseeing all engineering design activities.



  • MS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of (10) years of avionics design experience.
  • Knowledge in all Engineering aspects and regulatory guidance pertaining to the design of avionics equipment.
  • Good understanding of DO-178C and guided SW design methodology in general
  • Must be able to understand and interpret PCB schematics and aircraft wiring diagrams
  • Experience with System Safety Assessment processes is desired
  • Experience with IBM Doors is desired
  • Verified understanding of aircraft technology and interfaces.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Pilot license is a plus



  • Must be able to see and manipulate small parts.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, bend or stretch in keeping with the demands of a typical office role.
  • Must be able to lift and carry components up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to participate in aircraft survey and flight test activities.
  • Must be able to operate computer equipment for both design and programming.



  • Learn Company products within six (6) months.
  • Learn Company procedures and processes within three (3) months.
  • Acquire direct knowledge of IS&S Quality System within three (3) months.
  • Must maintain a growing understanding of all technologies that would benefit IS&S product design including aviation interfaces, electrical components, software protocols and tools.
  • Gain understanding regarding certification standards mandated by regulatory agencies within aviation. 



All IS&S positions may include duties beyond those outlined within a description or generally expected within the business but you are expected to raise questions about any task that may be outside your physical or professional capabilities.  

All IS&S associates are expected to take responsibility to assure the safety of themselves and their colleagues, the security of company facilities and the protection of proprietary information or technologies.  



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.