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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. 

Bell Helicopter - Flight Test Dynamics Engineer


Bell Helicopter is seeking a FLIGHT TEST DYNAMICS ENGINEER.  This position is located at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland and supports the Bell Helicopter MV-22 Osprey Flight Test Program.  Data analysis includes spectral, harmonic, and time history analysis of airframe and drive system for determining airframe, avionics, engine, and drive train loads and vibration. 

Job Field: Engineering

Primary Location: Patuxent River, Maryland, United States

Schedule: Full-Time

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: First Shift

Job Posting: 12/07/2017, 7:07:15 AM

Please click on the career link here and apply for requisition #258639, or visit us online at http://bellflight.com/careers

Position Responsibilities

  • Prepare test plans.
  • Support flight tests. 
  • Analyzing flight test data.
  • Prepare test data summaries and reports.
  • Represent the Bell Structural Dynamics Group in pre- and post-flight test meetings, telemetry room monitoring, instrumentation review and data analysis.


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering – or similar discipline – is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

Position Requirements:

  • Opportunities are available in multiple labor grades based on proficiency and experience.
  •          Five (5+) years of experience in structural dynamics is preferred.  Experience with helicopters and flight testing is strongly preferred.
  •          The position requires an understanding of instrumentation and vibration test equipment. 
  •         A dynamics background from course studies or work experience is required.
  •          Position requires 5% to 10% travel, as needed. 
  •       The selected applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security classification. 
  •           Must have the availability to work overtime as required in flight test environment. 
  •          The position requires excellent organizational, technical, verbal, and written communication skills.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.  This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)., non-US persons selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to export-restricted information.  The ITAR/EAR defines a United States person as the United States Citizen, United States Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 

Textron (and its subsidiaries) participates in E-Verify.  We will provide the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. 

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