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Textron Systems - Electrical Engineer III

Electrical Engineer III

Hunt Valley, MD

Travel: 5-10%

Link to Apply: Electrical Engineer III - 263154

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter, Cessna, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems businesses are industry leading developers and integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management and analysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total lifecycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems’ businesses consist of Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, Unmanned Systems, Weapon & Sensor Systems and TRU Simulation + Training.

Textron Systems: Electronic Systems designs and develops test and simulation hardware and software for Electronic Warfare (EW) applications. This includes systems used on the flight line, range or in a lab to simulate enemy radar or missile threats for the purpose of testing aircraft sensors and electronics, or for training a pilot. High fidelity software and hardware design are required to accurately simulate threats in an ever-evolving and expanding electromagnetic threat environment.


Electrical Engineer III’s design hardware solutions for a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity. Applicants will engage in schematic capture and circuit card design. Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware and firmware design, and embedded microcontroller design. Applicants are expected to create, maintain, and follow Interface Control Documents (ICDs), specifications and test procedures for circuit card assemblies and system integration.


  • Solves problems which are varied; may be related to multiple issues, and may not be clear. If no precedent exists, complex problems may require research and analysis of alternatives involving many factors.  
  • May independently determine and develop an approach to solutions.
  • Contributes to and/or ensures the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.
  • Reports status including schedule progress and problems/issues.
  • Schematic capture in Mentor Graphics DxDesigner.
  • FPGA design in Altera and/or Xilinx.
  • Embedded microcontroller design (Atmel, Microchip, etc.).
  • Writing interface control documents, specifications, and test procedures for your designs is expected.
  • Working closely with hardware in a lab setting, and debugging using lab equipment (e.g. Spectrum Analyzer, Digital Oscilloscope).


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years’ experience.
  • Experience with Xilinx and/or Altera FPGAs is a must (we design with both).
  • Ability to work independently, learn new tasks/handle multiple tasks, solve problems, meet deadlines, and show strong self-motivation and initiative.
  • Radio Frequency (RF) or radar knowledge is a plus.
  • Digital signal processing experience is a big plus.
  • Experience designing high-speed serial interfaces is a plus.
  • Experience with embedded C programming is a plus.
  • Experience with memory interfaces (SDRAM, DDR, etc.) is a plus.
  • Ability to obtain a United States Secret Clearance is a must.

You will be part of a highly skilled team and need to interface with other team members, including those of other engineering disciplines. Additional job duties could include systems level requirements analysis, design, and proposal input. You may also be involved in system testing for products you’re a part of and aid with fielding and/or training of the customer. 

Federal Aviation Administration - Flight Test Section Manager

The Federal Aviation Administration has an opening for a Flight Test Section Manager in the Long Beach, CA office.

Some details have been included, please select the following links for further details including responsibilities, educational requirements, required documents, and benefits.  This position may be filled by either a Flight Test Pilot or Flight Test Engineer.


Announcement Job Title Duty Locations Grade Close Date Area of Consideration
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/49753930 Supervisory Aerospace Engineer (Flight Test Manager) Long Beach, CA FV-0861-K May 14, 2018 FAA Employees - Current Federal Employee
0https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497538300 Supervisory Aerospace Engineer (Flight Test Manager) Long Beach, CA FV-0861-K May 14, 2018 U.S. Citizens
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497538400 Supervisory Flight Test Pilot Long Beach, CA FV-2181-K May 14, 2018 FAA Employees - Current Federal Employee
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497538500 Supervisory Flight Test Pilot Long Beach, CA FV-2181-K May 14, 2018 U.S. Citizens
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497539100 Supervisory Flight Test Pilot (Rotorcraft-Helicopter)  Long Beach, CA FV-2181-K May 14, 2018 FAA Employees - Current Federal Employee
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497539200 Supervisory Flight Test Pilot (Rotorcraft - Helicopter)  Long Beach, CA FV-2181-K May 14, 2018 U.S. Citizens


Service: Excepted

Pay Scale & Grade: FV-K (GS-15 Equivalent)

Salary: $121,943 to $188,949 annuallySalary includes locality payment of 30.57%

Appointment Type: Permanent

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Travel Required: 25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status: Yes 

Insitu - Flight Test Engineer 3

Company Description

Insitu, a non-fully integrated subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is an integrated information and technology company, pioneering in the design, development, production, and operation of high-performance, cost-effective unmanned aircraft systems. We exist to pioneer and innovate products and services that positively impact people’s lives and change the course of history. To reach our full potential as a business, we imagine and create much more than products with wings. On a daily basis, our Vision and Mission guide us, while our cultural pillars — Pioneer, Perform, Unite, & Care — inform our decisions in all that we do, and aspire to do.

Job Description

  • Defines test objectives/success criteria and develops test plans and procedures for single air vehicle platform and/or ground equipment.
  • Designs test hardware and systems.
  • Instruments and calibrates test articles.
  • Verifies and validates test requirements to include flight characteristics/mission capability, supportability and manufacturing principles.
  • Provides technical support, proposal content, cost/schedule estimates and instrumentation/ test condition definitions.
  • Directs flight/ground tests and coordinates and confirms test data collection.
  • Evaluates test outcomes.
  • Revises plans or procedures and initiates retests of test points.
  • Coordinates and confirms test article deficiencies have been documented and corrected. Directs test site support and confirms available resources.
  • Evaluates test data and performs an analysis.
  • Authors test reports and makes conclusions and recommendations.
  • May operate test systems and/or instrumentation as needed.


  • Knowledge of air vehicle design and operations
  • Knowledge of operation, integration, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of automatic test equipment associated software, Test Program Steps (TPS) and programming codes.
  • Knowledge of flight test requirements and environment
  • Ability to document flight test and communicate the data clearly to the appropriate audience verbally or through technical reports
  • Ability to prepare test article, conduct a test, monitor progress and record test related data and activities. Maintain test equipment.


  • This job is limited to employees who, in the performance of their assigned work, regularly apply engineering disciplines to the research, design, development, test, and evaluation of company products, facilities, or manufacturing process.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree of Science from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  • Typical experience: 5-8 years in an engineering classification with a Bachelor's degree or 3-6 years’ experience in an engineering classification with a Master's degree.

Additional Information

Equal Employment Opportunity: Insitu’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation and benefits and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated.


Please apply at https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Insitu1/743999668880984-flight-test-engineer-3 

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