Avionics Systems Principal Engineer Jobs in Phoenix at Cirrus Design Corporation

Title: Avionics Systems Principal Engineer

Company: Cirrus Design Corporation

Location: Phoenix

Cirrus Aircraft’s Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet™, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS® as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at cirrusaircraft.com.

Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot’s license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the research, integration, testing, certification, and follow-on support of avionics and electrical components and software for general aviation aircraft. Work closely with equipment manufacturers, as well as other systems engineers and test pilots within the organization to establish and refine cross-system requirements for a highly integrated avionics system to help ensure a high quality end user experience with a safe, robust, and intuitive system design.

Supervisory Responsibility:


Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Integration and testing of avionics and electrical systems and equipment, including:

Requirements development and traceability

Research and identification of potential solutions to design objectives

Detail design and installation

Test case development, execution, and troubleshooting on both bench and aircraft

Coordinate design development and system integration within Cirrus and with subcontractors

Generate high quality reports and test plans that will be used to meet FAR Part 23 certification requirements

Generate engineering documentation in accordance with company procedures to develop and maintain type design data for multiple aircraft


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The below requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent) required

14+ years experience with general aviation avionics development/integration

Prior experience with the following is desirable:

Integrated avionics systems (e.g. G1000, G3000, etc.)

Avionics softwar…

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