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Senior Flight Controls Systems Engineer

Company: Garmin International, Inc.
Location: Olathe
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Are you a Flight Controls Systems Engineer looking to work on innovative and breakthrough technologies in aviation? We are looking for a full-time Senior Flight Controls Systems Engineer at our World HQ in Olathe, KS (beautiful suburb in the Kansas City area). Our Flight Controls Team leads design and development of the latest and greatest autopilot and auto flight systems like the award winning Autoland and the Garmin Autonomi family of automated flight technologies. If you have experience and interest in avionics integration as well as controls and aerodynamics, this may be the job for you.

Curious about Garmin's broad footprint in Flight Controls for both fixed wing and rotorcraft applications? Check out our systems for yourself here: Business Aviation, Helicopter, General Aviation, and Experimental Aviation. Curious to learn more about Autoland? Check out this article and more on our website.

Other essential functions include:

  • Develops systems requirements for moderately complex autopilot/flight director systems including system performance, system interfaces, architecture, and algorithms
  • Analyzes and tests existing systems to determine transport delays and appropriate control system response
  • Conducts verification and validation testing in accordance with formal or informal test plans
  • Conducts frequency response of servos and systems
  • Participates in flight testing when needed to investigate autopilot issues and performance problems
  • Develops and conducts test plans, procedures, and results for bench and flight test validation in support of FAA certification
  • Determines root cause of problems and recommends design changes
  • Performs regression testing as needed
  • Develops AFCS system wiring
  • Apply Garmin's Mission Statement and Quality Policy and enthusiastically exhibit a desire to see Garmin succeed

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Math, Physics, Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering AND a minimum of 5 years' relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Other requirements include:

  • Experience using MatLab or Simulink design tools
  • Fluency and understanding of C programming language
  • Demonstrates understanding of system architectures and the effects on the control system
  • Pilot's license or demonstrated knowledge of piloting skills and procedures
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Software development experience, including understanding of DO-178C requirements and avionics hardware development experience is highly preferred!

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, age or disability.

Keywords: Garmin International, Inc., Olathe , Senior Flight Controls Systems Engineer, Other , Olathe, Kansas

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