Principal, Avionics & Electrical Engineer

Job Title

Principal, Avionics & Electrical Engineer

Job ID

ENG 016

Job Location

Albuquerque, NM

General Summary

Leads and /or participates in design projects resulting in FAA certification of new aircraft & aircraft systems. Responsible for charting the future design of Eclipse aircraft avionics architecture. Will lead the efforts to develop, procure, test, integrate, and certify future products for incorporation on Eclipse aircraft both existing and future designs. Other duties include, but not limited to: changing existing design, creating new design in support of minor & major design improvements and providing engineering support to suppliers, manufacturing and other organizational functions. Must be self-starting, able to understand the interactions between engineering disciplines, and able to work cooperatively in a dynamic team-oriented environment. This position caries the responsibility to brief executive management regularly on all ongoing projects assigned to the avionics group.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Effectively manages all AEE projects assigned to the team. Administrative duties include managing new technology roadmap, testing and integration activities, and schedules, mentoring and growing from within our design and certification capab You are the staff expert.
  • Act as project manager / lead for assigned design projects and departmental projects
  • Act as technical lead, liaison and/or support for FAA-related topics, including certification & field support
  • Architect aircraft avionics systems and sub systems for incorporation in the aircraft
  • Provide senior level leadership to department engineers fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Provide expert level leadership with respect to software solutions for RTOS, Embedded, Application, and Firmware, etc.
  • Participate in optimization initiatives, including obsolescence, reliability, affordability, and maintainability.
  • Ability to adjust work approach & schedule based on the project (g. proof-of-concept, flight test, production, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, BSEE or BSCS preferred, or equivalent aerospace or related field work experience
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience developing hardware and software solutions in the aerospace environment
  • Minimum of 15 years aircraft avionics system design including software aspects
  • To be successful as a principal engineer, candidates should have various experiences in leadership roles. A successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent motivation, team leading and the ability to achieve goals and objectives. Leadership experience may also be in the form of leadership / management roles and promotions within past organizations.
  • Expert level knowledge of MS Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Pursuit of excellence to the details surrounding success of a project (i.e. “detail oriented”)
  • Demonstrated project management experience


  • Project requirements management
  • FAA certification experience and knowledge
  • Good technical writing and strong overall communication skills
  • Pragmatic in approach and willing to “lead by example”
  • Familiarity with Siemens Teamcenter Product Data Management (PDM) software

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an individual contributor role without supervisory responsibilities

Work may be performed in an office, warehouse or hangar environment with exposure to noise from aircraft and machinery. Light physical demands associated with an office work environment. May need to lift/move materials up to 25lbs. with or without assistance.

TRAVEL: Minimal travel may be required

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Engineering

SCHEDULE: M-F / exempt position with a minimum work week of 40 hours

SALARY RANGE: $120K – $160K / year

At Eclipse Aerospace, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on the revolutionary aircraft that began the Very Light Jet category of aircraft. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in aviation as demonstrated by the Eclipse Jet winning the 2005 Collier Trophy as that year’s “greatest achievement in aeronautics and astronautics in America”. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to improve on the Eclipse Jets for the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to keep our Eclipse Jets at the forefront of aviation.  Our employees are not only part of history, they continue making history.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. In addition, Eclipse provides a variety of benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401K plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time off (holidays, vacation and sick time)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This position will require successfully completing a post-offer background check which includes a pre-employment drug screen. Qualified candidates with a criminal history will be considered and are not automatically disqualified, consistent with federal law, state law, and local ordinances.

Eclipse Aerospace Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, at this time we are not able to sponsor visas.

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