Senior Systems Engineer (Hardware and Verification) in Christchurch at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 6/28/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our brand new facility near Bournemouth Airport. You will be part of our Avionics and Electronics team, capturing our valued customer's requirements and effectively implement development processes from initial feasibility through to completion. 

Our safety critical certified design and development processes (DO-178 and DO-254) combined with mature quality processes (AS9100) means that we offer a range of airborne recording and air data computing products and services which are world-class. As Senior Systems Engineer, you will play a huge part in this success.

The Avionics business unit were recently awarded Silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our dedication to high performance through good people management. We have proven we know what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results.


  •  Provide system architecture definition based on required functionality.

  • Develop and maintain system requirement specifications and system interface design documents.

  • Develop system integration, verification and acceptance test procedures.

  • Participate in system and subsystem integration, verification and acceptance testing and generate appropriate test reports.

  • Support development for system, hardware and software requirements and design to assure system requirements are met.

  • Support qualification activities and develop qualification plans.

  • Provide technical support to subcontracted developments and determine acceptance of subcontracted deliverables.

  • Maintain current knowledge within their area of technical specialisation and ensure the benefit of this knowledge is realised within their design solutions

  • Support continuous improvement of system engineering company processes.

  • Support certification activities for company products.

  • Ensure allocated tasks are completed in accordance with the applicable project plan.

  • To accept technical responsibility for allocated design tasks.

  • To attend and actively contribute to the effective operation of applicable design reviews

  • Working with the chief engineer to co-ordinate the entry and exit criteria of design reviews.

  • Provide mentoring and help develop system engineers.

  • Provide definition of work packages to support project planning and bidding.

  • Generate work package reports for allocated work packages.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of requirements elicitation and knowledge of what makes a good requirement.

  • Proven track record in systems engineering through the whole system development lifecycle.

  • Proven ability to write formal project documentation.

  • Knowledge of validation and verification methodologies.

  • Educated to Degree/HND level in an appropriate subject or equivalent experience

  • Experience with requirements management tools such as DOORS would be helpful

  • Knowledge of ARP4754, DO-254, DO-178 and D-160 would be very beneficial

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the UK/EU through completion of a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) application. In the event information provided on the BPSS application reveals ineligibility to access US export controlled information, any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.