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Senior Systems Engineer (Software) in Christchurch at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

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Job Description

We are looking for a Systems Engineer with a software bias to join our brand new facility near Bournemouth Airport. You will support our Avionics and Electronics team in capturing our valued customer's system requirements and effectively implementing development processes from initial feasibility through to completion whilst ensuring the software development is meeting system requirements.

Our safety critical certified design and development processes (ARP4754, 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 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.

  • Support software development (requirement elicitation, requirement verification) at a system level.

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

  • Support development for system 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 system team lead 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

  • Knowledge of DO-178 and the software development lifecycle

  • Familiarity with software development tools.

  • Modelling experience, specifically in SysML and UML

  • Experience of working in an Agile Scrum environment

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD).

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.


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