Textron Avionics Design Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas

Avionics Design Engineer


Avionics Design Engineer

Bell is seeking a self-motivated Avionics Design Engineer to join Bell’s Innovation Team and support the development of new and novel products and platforms. The systems requirements associated with the integration of vehicles in urban environments, including Air Taxi and Product transportation/delivery are challenging and exciting. The emerging concept vehicles provide opportunities for systems engineering, simulation and test of configurations and technologies that will shape the future of aviation. This position will be part of a diverse team of engineers capable of executing in a fast-paced environment.

The Avionics Design Engineer is responsible for (but not limited to) supporting the following:

  • Developing system requirements, architecture, and interfaces with other aircraft systems.

  • Coordinating with avionics system suppliers in the development, integration, and testing of displays, flight instruments, communication and navigation systems, sensor and sighting systems, integration with vehicle management and vehicle health systems, and integration with mission systems.

  • System and software design, requirements management, systems specifications, interface management, system safety assessment, verification and validation testing in desktop simulation environment and systems integration labs, aircraft flight test, and aircraft/system qualification and certification.


* Education Requirements: *

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (or closely related field) is required

* Position Requirements: *

  • Experience at all levels will be considered with a minimum of 2 years specific experience with avionics systems integration, development, and testing. At least 5 years experience is preferred.

  • Preferred experience in military platform avionics integration.

  • Familiarity with model based systems engineering

  • Familiarity with hardware and software open architectures (JCA, FACE, HOST, etc).

  • Familiarity with RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-810, RTCA DO-178, RTCA DO-254, SAE ARP4754A, SAE ARP4761, 14 CFR Part 27 and Part 29 for commercial and military qualification and certification of aircraft systems, and multiple data protocols.

  • Experience with creation of system specifications, requirements traceability, and verification.

  • Preferred experience with Enovia, DOORS, and Serena Dimensions

  • Creation of system architecture and wiring schematics. Preferred experience with schematic creation using CHS Mentor Graphics.

  • Generation of System Safety Assessments, Failure Hazard Analysis, and Certification and Test plans.

  • Specific experience with some or all of the following components:


  • Comm, NavComm, Weather, Radar, FLIR, Dig Flt Bag, HUD, HMD, Cockpit Switches, Keyboards, Video Recording,

  • Weapons, Electronic Warfare, Digital Battlefield, CVR/ FDR, Mission / Weapons Computers.

  • Experience with avionics development and testing in a systems integration lab

  • Experience with aircraft installation, functional testing, and troubleshooting

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Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Flight

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 271435