Senior Staff Engineer - Systems Engineering

General Electric   •  

Grand Rapids, MI

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 31 days ago

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Role Summary:
Senior Staff Engineers for Systems Engineering are responsible for the design, development, and deployment of the overall systems. In the position of Senior Staff Engineer, you will perform and provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of complex hardware / software for aviation-based systems. You will also lead and mentor teams to mature their capabilities.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Senior Staff Engineer will demonstrate domain expertise and skills throughout the Systems Engineering life-cycle. You will provide technical guidance to other personnel supporting complex projects and or tasks with demonstrated leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. You will be performing in a role that requires strong analytical, problem solving, written and oral communication skills. You must be self-motivated, willing to learn, detail-oriented, and able to work collaboratively with others in a process centric environment.

Additionally, as the Senior Staff Engineer, Key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain expert level of product knowledge and application while mentoring more junior systems engineers
  • Develop system architectures
  • Provide design and specification development support to consultants, integrators, and distributors
  • Collaborate with the development teams to establish solution architectures for our product suite and the needs of our customers
  • Respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs / RFPs
  • Support Sales activities with technical presentations, requirements definition, and architecture for proposals
  • Listen to, understand and convey customer requirements
  • Provide technical oversight to ensure developed solutions satisfy customer and business requirements
  • Co-develop technical roadmaps
  • Proactively initiate engagement with support groups for review concurrence and compliance in Hardware, Software, Quality Assurance, Safety, Reliability, Maintainability & Testability, Manufacturing, and Test
  • Travel to project sites to perform start-up, integration, and training services
  • Document all aspects of the project details and maintain a constant communication flow with support groups, management and executives to ensure all stakeholders stay current
  • Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the company mission, values, and financial objectives
  • Maintain professional business relationships within internal support organizations and target accounts
  • Provide status of ongoing projects and future projects
  • Identify customer's needs and sales opportunities to help future growth


  • Master's Degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 5 years of developing system architectures derived from customer requirements including military applications
  • OR
  • BS in Engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 10 years of experience in an engineering role (including developing systems
    architectures and development throughout the entire systems engineering life-cycle)


  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites to perform start-up, integration, and training services

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Solid understanding of Avionics power, data bus, and other electrical interfaces
  • Ability to perform system design trade-off studies
  • Knowledge of embedded processing technologies including micro-controllers, micro-processors, and system-on-chip devices
  • Read architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings and have a solid understanding of electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Effective communication, Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience in Stores Management Systems (SMS), Flight Data Recorders (FDR), Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR) and Health Usage Management Systems (HUMS)
  • Experience within the hardware domain and embedded software design
  • Proven track record with Project Management skills and product development
  • Experience working on projects with a requirement for RTCA/DO-254, RTCA/DO-178B/C, DO-160 or equivalent
  • Familiarity with Military interface and environmental standards such as MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-810
  • Experience with engineering tools such as Dimensions, DOORS, or Enterprise Architect

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    Locations: United States; Michigan; Grand Rapids

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