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Systems and Equipment DER

Full-time | Posted On: 9/2/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 4-7 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects.

This position will work closely with multiple design engineering and test teams to ensure designs comply with all federal airworthiness regulations. This position requires a solid understanding of aircraft systems, system development and industry-specific certification processes. It is preferred that this individual currently be an FAA DER. However, other delegation holders (i.e. ODA, foreign CAAs, etc.) and engineers that have the necessary experience to immediately apply as a DER will be considered as well.
 
 
Responsibilities
  • Determining and interpreting the certification basis and establishing compliance strategies – including means and methods of compliance
  • Developing, reviewing, and approving certification-related documents, including 
    • Issue Papers, Special Conditions, Equivalent Levels of Safety, etc.
    • Certification Plans and Summaries
    • Test Plans and Reports
    • Design and Analysis Reports
    • Requests for Conformity, Statements of Compliance
  • Working with and mentoring multiple engineering teams with a mix of aerospace and non-aerospace backgrounds to
  • Establish relevant design development and certification plans that will support Type Certification
  • Convey and document requirements in a way that clearly breaks down the regulations and guidance material
  • Develop engineering specifications for electrical systems and equipment
  • Review designs, develop solutions, and ensure compliance with the airworthiness standards
  • Planning out test campaigns, overseeing test article fabrication, and witnessing tests in order to demonstrate that applicable designs show compliance with airworthiness standards
  • Interfacing with certification authorities as required (FAA, EASA, etc.) 
Requirements
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Mechanical Equipment) or able to immediately apply to become one
  • Previous FAA certification experience with electrical systems and equipment
  • Expert-level understanding of design standards and verification methods for electrical systems and equipment
  • Expert-level understanding of RTCA/DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment 
  • Basic knowledge of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP4761, and SAE ARP4754A
  • The ability to question traditional assumptions in the application of regulations, guidance material, and engineering specifications
  • The ability to read, review, and create technical schematics, engineering specifications, and engineering drawings
  • At least 10 years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience
  • A Bachelor of Science in an applicable engineering discipline
  • Proficient in English
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Able to relocate permanently
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 experience preferred
  • Experience in testing including instrumenting, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results
  • Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards
  • A private pilot certificate or higher
  • Familiar with Dassault Systèmes engineering and management tools like CATIA and ENOVIA

Senior 3DX Developer

Contract | Posted On: 9/28/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Aurora, Colorado | WORK EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years
JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently looking for a 3DEXPERIENCE Developer with extensive 2019X or ENOVIA V6 experience, to be part of the development team which is helping to deliver world class applications, services and technologies that create emotion and value to end users. This company is at the forefront of 3D technology and constantly raising the bar for 3D modelling and design. The position is mostly remote, however it will require 50% travel to Colorado.

Responsibilities of the 3DX Developer  
  • Design and build class leading software solutions for the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. 
  • Implement software solutions for mid-market and large enterprise, which includes infrastructure, installation, design, development, prototyping, customizing and implementing ENOVIA and 3DEXPERIENCE solutions. 
  • Interact with customers to understand needs, requirements, processes and challenges.
  • Provide guidance by understanding the core products capabilities and functions.
  • Work closely with software architects to lay out functions and specifications.
  • Monitor application health and provide recommendations for improvements.
Requirements



  • 3-5 years of experience with 3DEXPERIENCE 2018X or 2019X or ENOVIA V6. 
  • Basic understanding of CAA/C++, MQL, Java, Javascript, EKL and Object Oriented development skills as well as understanding of HTML.
  • Ability to execute the full software development lifecycle including developing requirements.
  • Able to make configuration changes (and maybe customization) in 3DX 2019X for topics such as Program Management, Change and Configuration and BOM views. 

Migration/Integration Architect

Contract | Posted On: 9/28/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Aurora, Colorado | WORK EXPERIENCE: 4-7 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently seeking a Migration and Integration Architect with recent ENOVIA or 3DExperince skills to be part of the development team which is helping to deliver world class applications, services and technologies that create emotion and value to end users. This company is at the forefront of 3D technology and constantly raising the bar for 3D modelling and design. The position is mostly remote, however it will require 50% travel to Colorado. Interested candidates should be familiar with application installation and management, deploying product upgrades and migration of customer's PLM information system as well as troubleshooting. 
Responsibilities of the Infrastructure Architect
  • Validating technical prerequisites (software/hardware) in the customer environment and compliancy with company product.
  • Deploying product upgrades and migration of customer's PLM information system.
  • Operating and maintaining products on customer's site.
  • Auditing and proposing solutions regarding the main customer operational issues.  
  • Writing installation, operation and migration guides dedicated to the customer IT team.
  • Performing assessment and recommendations for PLM infrastructure design, PCS tuning and monitoring.
  • Defining and leaded performance scalability and testing projects.
  • Installation and upgrade of R2018x, R2019x 3DEXPERIENCE platform suite including up to date fixpacks.
  • Troubleshooting platform issues including FCS, DBDI and CloudView.
  • License server installation, license monitoring and management.
  • Define platform architecture, file storage setup, mounts setup (flexclone) , data store setup and user group setup.
  • Trigger and monitor regular activities including clean environment restart and indexing.
Requirements
  • 5 Years or more experience migrating 3DX Software or Integrating 3DX Software with Other Software
  • Experience with recent 3DEXPERIENCE software releases.
  • Experience with XPDM exchanges and/or EKL Scripting. 
  • Proficient with CAA/C++, MQL, Java, Javascript, EKL and Object Oriented development skills and knowledge of code change management tools like git.
  • Strong SQL skills and understanding of relational databases.
  • Strong systems knowledge along with knowledge of 3DEXPERIENCE\ENOVIA-PLM/VPM standards and methodologies.
  • Familiar with Agile PLM software and/or Microsoft Biztalk. 
Benefits

3DX DevOps Architect

Contract | Posted On: 9/28/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Aurora, Colorado | WORK EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years
JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently looking for a DevOps engineer with extensive 3DX experience, to be part of the development team which is helping to deliver world class applications, services and technologies that create emotion and value to end users. This company is at the forefront of 3D technology and constantly raising the bar for 3D modelling and design. The position is mostly remote, however it will require 50% travel to Colorado.


Responsibilities of the 3DX Developer  
  • DevOps experience in the context of 3DExperience software deployment.
  • Design and build class leading software solutions for the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. 
  • Implement software solutions for mid-market and large enterprise, which includes infrastructure, installation, design, development, prototyping, customizing and implementing ENOVIA and 3DEXPERIENCE solutions. 
  • Interact with customers to understand needs, requirements, processes and challenges.
  • Provide guidance by understanding the core products capabilities and functions.
  • Work closely with software architects to lay out functions and specifications.
  • Monitor application health and provide recommendations for improvements.
Requirements



  • 3-5 years of experience with 3DEXPERIENCE 2018X or 2019X or ENOVIA V6. 
  • Solid understanding of the complete systems and software development lifecycle. 
  • Experience with Agile methodology.  
  • DevOps certification. ?
  • Ability to execute the full software development lifecycle including developing requirements.
  • Able to make configuration changes (and maybe customization) in 3DX 2019X for topics such as Program Management, Change and Configuration and BOM views. 

Senior System Safety Engineer

Full-time | Posted On: 9/21/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for Systems Engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. The Senior System Safety Engineer will organize and lead a team of system safety engineers to support aircraft development through certification and into service, developing the necessary tools and processes along the way and interfacing with other departments and the certification authorities as required. The most important traits are attitude towards the project, hard work ethic and being able to self-manage and learn new skills.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Generating and reviewing safety assessments and analyses at the aircraft, system and equipment levels:
    • System-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA)
    • Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA)
    • Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA)
    • System Safety Assessment (SSA)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Particular Risk Analysis (PRA)
    • Common Mode Analysis (CMA)
    • Zonal Safety Assessments (ZSA)
    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Generating and reviewing certification plans and reports.
  • Coordinating with certification authorities. 
  • Generating and managing safety-derived requirements through the development life cycle.
  • Developing and maintaining a safety event database to be used in safety analyses and operational service.
  • Identifying safety-derived maintenance requirements and reviewing Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to ensure safety compliance into service.
  • Generating and reviewing Master Minimum Equipment List to ensure safety compliance into service.
  • Mentorship and leadership of multiple junior engineers.
Requirements
  • Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering discipline - Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace preferred.
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • 5+ years of FAA certification experience, including certifying complex, integrated aircraft systems.
  • Expert knowledge of Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP 4761, and SAE ARP 4754A.
  • Working knowledge of RTCA/DO-178C and RTCA/DO-254.
  • Experience with aircraft reliability and maintenance programs.
  • Able to read and review technical schematics and engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
 
Desired:
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  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) or Candidate DER for Systems and Equipment (Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment) Safety Analysis.
  • Whole-aircraft certification program experience - Part 23 and/or Part 27 preferred. 
  • A good understanding of aviation software development and system communication protocols. 
  • Experience with RTCA/DO-178 and RTCA/DO-254 planning and execution.
  • Experience with MSG-3 aircraft maintenance programs.
  • Experience using STPA methods on complex systems. 
  • Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards.
  • Familiar with Dassault Systemes engineering and management tools.
  • Private pilot certificate.

System Safety Engineer

Full-time | Posted On: 9/21/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for Systems Engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. The System Safety Engineer will support aircraft development through certification and into service, by generating and reviewing system safety assessments and analyses and interfacing with other departments.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Generating and reviewing safety assessments and analyses at the aircraft, system and equipment levels:
    • System-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA)
    • Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA)
    • Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA)
    • System Safety Assessment (SSA)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Particular Risk Analysis (PRA)
    • Common Mode Analysis (CMA)
    • Zonal Safety Assessments (ZSA)
    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)  
  • Generating and managing safety-derived requirements through the development life cycle.
  • Developing and maintaining a safety event database to be used in safety analyses and operational service.
  • Identifying safety-derived maintenance requirements and reviewing Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to ensure safety compliance into service.
  • Generating and reviewing Master Minimum Equipment List to ensure safety compliance into service.
Requirements
  • Bachelors or higher degree in Engineering discipline - Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace preferred.
  • Able to read and review technical schematics and engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
 
Desired:
  • 3-5 years of relevant industry experience.
  • FAA certification experience, specifically certifying complex, integrated aircraft systems.
  • Experience using STPA methods on complex systems. 
  • Experience with 2X.1309 analyses and guidance material – such as Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP 4761, and SAE ARP 4754A
  • A basic understanding of aviation software development and system communication protocols.
  • A basic understanding of RTCA/DO-178 and RTCA/DO-254.
  • Familiar with Dassault Systemes engineering and management tools.
  • Private pilot certificate.

Systems and Equipment DER, Mechanical Systems

Full-time | Posted On: 9/21/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects of mechanical systems and equipment. 

This position will work closely with multiple design engineering and test teams to ensure designs comply with all federal airworthiness regulations. This position requires a solid understanding of aircraft systems, system development and industry-specific certification processes. It is preferred that this individual currently be an FAA DER. However, other delegation holders (i.e. ODA, foreign CAAs, etc.) and engineers that have the necessary experience to immediately apply as a DER will be considered as well. This position requires the engineer to be a full-time, direct employee of the company located onsite.
 
The Mechanical Systems and Equipment DER will be responsible for certification aspects of some or all systems and equipment related to:
  • Environmental controls
  • Ice and rain protection
  • Landing gear, wheels, brakes, and tires
  • Doors and steps
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
  • Actuation systems
 
Responsibilities
  • Determining and interpreting the certification basis and establishing compliance strategies – including means and methods of compliance
  • Developing, reviewing, and approving certification-related documents, including 
    • Issue Papers, Special Conditions, Equivalent Levels of Safety, etc.
    • Certification Plans and Summaries
    • Test Plans and Reports
    • Design and Analysis Reports
    • Requests for Conformity, Statements of Compliance
  • Working with and mentoring multiple engineering teams with a mix of aerospace and non-aerospace backgrounds to
  • Establish relevant design development and certification plans that will support Type Certification
  • Convey and document requirements in a way that clearly breaks down the regulations and guidance material
  • Develop engineering specifications for electrical systems and equipment
  • Review designs, develop solutions, and ensure compliance with the airworthiness standards
  • Planning out test campaigns, overseeing test article fabrication, and witnessing tests in order to demonstrate that applicable designs show compliance with airworthiness standards
  • Interfacing with certification authorities as required (FAA, EASA, etc.) 
Requirements
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Mechanical Equipment) or able to immediately apply to become one
  • Previous FAA certification experience with electrical systems and equipment
  • Expert-level understanding of design standards and verification methods for electrical systems and equipment
  • Expert-level understanding of RTCA/DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment 
  • Basic knowledge of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP4761, and SAE ARP4754A
  • The ability to question traditional assumptions in the application of regulations, guidance material, and engineering specifications
  • The ability to read, review, and create technical schematics, engineering specifications, and engineering drawings
  • At least 10 years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience
  • A Bachelor of Science in an applicable engineering discipline
  • Proficient in English
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Able to relocate permanently
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 experience preferred
  • Experience in testing including instrumenting, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results
  • Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards
  • A private pilot certificate or higher
  • Familiar with Dassault Systèmes engineering and management tools like CATIA and ENOVIA

Wiring Systems Design Engineer

Full-time | Posted On: 9/8/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently seeking a passionate mechanical engineer to join our team in Santa Cruz, CA. This role focuses on Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS), working with electrical, manufacturing, and structural engineers to meet design requirements for functionality, manufacturability, integration, inspectability, and maintenance. The engineer will be responsible for designing flight critical wire harness assemblies and electromechanical interconnection systems, as well as creating test plans to characterize, qualify, and validate those designs. This individual must be highly organized and self-driven while possessing a deep understanding of aerospace design standards.
Responsibilities
  • Design electromechanical interconnection systems according to aerospace standards
  • Provide solutions to support and protect wire harnesses
  • Select and source materials, coordinating with vendors
  • Drive engineering BOM created from PLM solution
  • Write requirements and specifications
  • Plan acceptance and qualification tests with test engineers
Requirements
  • B.S. in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • 5+ years of working experience in relevant industry 
  • Excellent problem solving and teamwork skills, working with many people and teams
  • Experience with hands-on design, prototyping, and testing
  • Strong background utilizing PDM
  • Proficiency with CAD, such as Catia, Pro/E, SolidWorks, etc.
  • Familiarity with EWIS aerospace standards, such as SAE AS50881, AC 43.13 Ch.11, ASTM F2639, etc.
Desired
  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • 10+ years of working experience in relevant industry
  • Understanding of ERP/MRP/PLM solutions
  • Experience with Catia, specifically using Electrical 3D Design, Electrical 3D Part Design, Electrical Manufacturing Preparation, Assembly Design, Part Design, and Generative Shape Design

Certification Engineer, Human Factors

Full-time | Posted On: 9/8/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently seeking a skilled Human Factors Certification Engineer to be the focal for concept development and validation, systems integration and certification activities related to Human Factors aspects of the aircraft design in Santa Cruz, CA. This role will serve as the internal Subject Matter Expert as well as the primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies, industry standards groups, and suppliers for Human Factors considerations. The most important traits are attitude towards the project, hard work ethic, and being able to self-manage and learn new skills. Forward thinking will be highly regarded as well. It is preferred that this individual be an FAA DER or candidate.  
 
Responsibilities
  • Working with multiple engineering and pilot teams to
  • Establish design philosophies and strategies for Human Factors considerations, including Simplified Vehicle Operations
  • Execute design development activities for Human Factors, including mock-ups, simulators, and user feedback studies
  • Lead certification planning for Human Factors considerations
  • Convey requirements in a way that clearly breaks down the product objectives, regulations, and guidance material into specific and verifiable requirements
  • Review designs, develop solutions, and ensure compliance with company objectives and airworthiness standards
  • Determining and interpreting the certification basis and establishing the compliance strategy – including means and methods of compliance
  • Developing, reviewing, and approving certification-related documents, including 
    • Issue Papers, Special Conditions, Equivalent Levels of Safety, etc.
    • Certification Plans and Summaries
    • Test Plans and Reports
    • Design and Analysis Reports
  • Planning out test campaigns, overseeing test article fabrication, and witnessing tests in order demonstrate applicable design show compliance with airworthiness standards
  • Interfacing with certification authorities as required (FAA, EASA, etc.) 
  • Mentoring junior engineers 
Requirements
  • An expert level understanding of design standards and verification methods for Human Factors aspects of airplanes and helicopters
  • Previous experience with Human Factors aspects of aircraft development
  • Previous FAA certification experience
  • Working knowledge of 14 CFR Part 23 regulations and guidance material
  • The ability to question assumptions in regulations, guidance material, and engineering specifications
  • The ability to read, review, and create engineering specifications and drawings
  • At least 10 years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience
  • A Bachelor’s of Science in an applicable engineering discipline
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
Desired Skills and Experience
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) 
  • Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 experience preferred
  • A private pilot certificate, advanced ratings preferred
  • Experience using a variety of avionics and flight control systems
  • Experience in testing planning, execution, and reporting
  • Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards
  • Familiar with Dassault Systemes engineering and management tools

Systems and Equipment DER, Electrical Systems

Full-time | Posted On: 9/8/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects of mechanical systems and equipment. 

This position will work closely with multiple design engineering and test teams to ensure designs comply with all federal airworthiness regulations. This position requires a solid understanding of aircraft systems, system development and industry-specific certification processes. It is preferred that this individual currently be an FAA DER. However, other delegation holders (i.e. ODA, foreign CAAs, etc.) and engineers that have the necessary experience to immediately apply as a DER will be considered as well. This position requires the engineer to be a full-time, direct employee of the company located onsite.
 
The Electrical Systems and Equipment DER will be responsible for certification aspects of some or all systems and equipment related to:
  • Indicating and Recording Systems
  • Communications
  • Navigation, Guidance, and Surveillance 
  • Energy Storage
  • Electrical Power Distribution
  • Flight Controls
  • Systems Integration
  • Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems
 
Responsibilities
  • Determining and interpreting the certification basis and establishing compliance strategies – including means and methods of compliance
  • Developing, reviewing, and approving certification-related documents, including 
    • Issue Papers, Special Conditions, Equivalent Levels of Safety, etc.
    • Certification Plans and Summaries
    • Test Plans and Reports
    • Design and Analysis Reports
    • Requests for Conformity, Statements of Compliance
  • Working with and mentoring multiple engineering teams with a mix of aerospace and non-aerospace backgrounds to
  • Establish relevant design development and certification plans that will support Type Certification
  • Convey and document requirements in a way that clearly breaks down the regulations and guidance material
  • Develop engineering specifications for electrical systems and equipment
  • Review designs, develop solutions, and ensure compliance with the airworthiness standards
  • Planning out test campaigns, overseeing test article fabrication, and witnessing tests in order to demonstrate that applicable designs show compliance with airworthiness standards
  • Interfacing with certification authorities as required (FAA, EASA, etc.) 
Requirements
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Electrical Equipment) or able to immediately apply to become one
  • Previous FAA certification experience with electrical systems and equipment
  • Expert-level understanding of design standards and verification methods for electrical systems and equipment
  • Expert-level understanding of RTCA/DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment 
  • Basic knowledge of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP4761, and SAE ARP4754A
  • The ability to question traditional assumptions in the application of regulations, guidance material, and engineering specifications
  • The ability to read, review, and create technical schematics, engineering specifications, and engineering drawings
  • At least 10 years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience
  • A Bachelor of Science in an applicable engineering discipline
  • Proficient in English
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Able to relocate permanently
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 experience preferred
  • Experience in testing including instrumenting, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results
  • Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards
  • A private pilot certificate or higher
  • Familiar with Dassault Systèmes engineering and management tools

Certification Engineer, Mechanical Systems

Full-time | Posted On: 9/8/2020
JOB INFORMATION
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, California | WORK EXPERIENCE: 10+ years
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently looking for engineers experienced with civil aviation certification to join our growing team in Santa Cruz, CA. In this role you will serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert as well as a primary external point of contact with regulatory agencies and industry standards groups for aircraft, system and equipment-level aspects of mechanical systems and equipment. 
Certification engineers will work closely with multiple design engineering and test teams to ensure designs comply with all federal airworthiness regulations. This position requires a solid understanding of aircraft systems, system development, and industry-specific certification processes. It is preferred that this individual be an FAA DER or candidate. The most important traits are the attitude towards the project, hard work ethic and being able to self-manage and learn new skills.
The Mechanical Systems Certification Engineer will be responsible for certification aspects of some or all systems and equipment related to:
  • Environmental controls
  • Ice and rain protection
  • Landing gear, wheels, brakes, and tires
  • Doors and steps
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
  • Actuation systems
 
This position will also be responsible for:
  • Determining and interpreting the certification basis and establishing compliance strategies – including means and methods of compliance.
  • Developing, reviewing, and approving certification-related documents, including 
    • Issue Papers, Special Conditions, Equivalent Levels of Safety, etc.
    • Certification Plans and Summaries
    • Test Plans and Reports
    • Design and Analysis Reports
    • Requests for Conformity, Statements of Compliance
  • Working with and mentoring multiple engineering teams with a mix of aerospace and non-aerospace backgrounds.
  • Establish relevant design development and certification plans that will support Type Certification.
  • Convey and document requirements in a way that clearly breaks down the regulations and guidance material.
  • Develop engineering specifications for mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Review designs, develop solutions, and ensure compliance with the airworthiness standards.
  • Planning out test campaigns, overseeing test article fabrication, and witnessing tests in order to demonstrate that applicable designs show compliance with airworthiness standards.
  • Interfacing with certification authorities as required (FAA, EASA, etc.).
Requirements
  • Expert-level understanding of design standards and verification methods for mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Expert-level understanding of RTCA/DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
  • Previous FAA certification experience with mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP4761, and SAE ARP4754A.
  • The ability to question traditional assumptions in the application of regulations, guidance material, and engineering specifications.
  • The ability to read, review, and create technical schematics, engineering specifications, and engineering drawings.
  • At least 10 years of relevant aviation or aerospace industry experience.
  • A Bachelor of Science in an applicable engineering discipline.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
Desired
  • An FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) – Systems and Equipment (Mechanical Equipment).
  • Whole-aircraft FAA certification program experience, Part 23 or Part 27 experience preferred.
  • Experience in testing including instrumenting, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results.
  • Experience and involvement with industry groups to develop consensus standards.
  • A private pilot certificate or higher.
  • Familiar with Dassault Systèmes engineering and management tools.

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  • I feel truly lucky to have worked with Velocity Consulting Solutions. Having been in the job market for almost 9 months trying to find my next role - the perfect role to help me grow in my career path, which I would not have been able to do without the help of Miguel and Susan. Jeeno Saini-Scrum Master
  • Working with Dawn was great. Her directions were always clear and focused and she is a confident, business savvy leader. She helped advance my career and seems to have a genuine interest in investing in those she manages.Aimee Ketola-Accounting Specialist, Anthony's Restaurants
  • Miguel was an essential asset in my job search. Not only did he take the time to prepare me for interviews, but he also gave me important advice on how to succeed in them. He was a fantastic recruiter and I would recommend him to anyone.Leonardo Valles - Liaison Engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Miguel is a fantastic recruiter, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for Engineering or Tech work.Mark Randa - Design Automation Engineer

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