Sr. Systems Engineer @ Safran - Irvine, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Sr. Systems Engineer

Safran - Irvine, CA

Job description

Want to work with some of the most talented and dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Then Safran is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world. Employing some of the most talented and dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Safran as the place to build a rewarding career while helping create and deliver communications, integration and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It is an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Safran.


Summary of Job Purpose:

We have a Senior Systems Engineering opportunity to join our highly motivated and multi-functional team responsible for designing, developing, and testing pilot control systems, throttle control systems, large actuator, and related flight control products for the next generation of business, regional, military and air-transport aircraft.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support design and test of digital and analog closed loop motor control
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines to create high level functional requirements
  • Generate subsystem-level specifications covering a wide variety of complex aerospace electronics
  • Develop and perform system level verification testing to demonstrate compliance with certification requirements
  • Utilize robust Systems Engineering practices in support of projects assigned
  • Monitor the cost, effectiveness, and reliability of activities and recommend modifications to optimize resources, and ensure that standards are met
  • Manage work-processes, optimization methods, and risk management tools for complex aerospace electronics.
  • Perform analysis at all levels of the product including concept, design, modeling, test, verification, and certification
  • Support technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
  • Interaction with customers, suppliers, and regulatory authorities is routinely

Complementary description

Education / Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline
Requirements capture and management
Systems engineering processes
Good electrical and software understanding
Control laws and modelling with MATLAB and Simulink
Aircraft-related industry standards for systems and/or software development (ARP-4754A, DO-254, DO-178C)
Real-time, embedded systems and processing
The position requires strong interpersonal skills, high degree of comfort with ambiguity, good project discipline, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently.
Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
This position requires use of information or access to hardware, which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee
Fulfill all Environmental, Safety & Health requirements
The position requires strong interpersonal skills, high degree of comfort with ambiguity, good project discipline, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently.
Candidate must be a self-starter, be able to multi-task, manage unplanned events, and take advantage of opportunities and events to achieve results that exceed expectations
Annual Salary Range:$114,000 - $145,000

Job requirements

Skills and Abilities:

  • Engineering & Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine different pieces of information or to form general rules or conclusions. It includes thinking of ways things go together and finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events. This encompasses arriving at an overall conclusion by examining separate facts or examples. Integrity - Being honest and avoiding unethical behavior. The degree to which one is honest in all dealings with others and avoids any hint of ethical compromise. Refers to the tendency to behave in an honest fashion and always tell the truth.
  • Judgment & Problem Solving - Identifies complex problems, reviews related information, and develops/evaluates options and solutions. Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential solutions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Writing - Shows the ability to consolidate technical information using business appropriate language.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking clarifying questions when appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Adaptability & Flexibility - Being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. The extent to which one is comfortable with change and willing to modify behavior accordingly versus being rigid and preferring things stay the same.
  • Analytical Thinking - Analyzes information and complex issues using logic and reasoning. Approaches problems practically and thinks things through before making a decision.
  • Dependability - Demonstrates the ability to follow through on work assignments with little to no further prompting and raises any potential issues found to leadership.
  • Office Software - - Knowledge of computer software to develop/maintain reports, memos, correspondence (e.g., Microsoft Word), presentations (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint), spreadsheets and databases (e.g., Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Access).
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Speaking - Can speak impromptu in addition to at planned presentations and generally speaks concisely and at appropriate times.

Specificity of the job

There is a potential for some domestic and international travel


Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in the supply of solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. The company equips more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 land vehicles and 10,000 aircraft worldwide.


Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years

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