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The Instrument Electronics Development Branch (Code 564) is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Principal Instrument Systems Engineer for the Branch.


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As an Aerospace Technologist (AST) specializing in Avionic Systems in the Instrument Electronics Development Branch, the incumbent will serve as a Senior Instrument Avionics Engineer. The work involves conception, specification, analysis, planning, development, installation, test, modification, and use of avionic systems for both flight and ground applications. This work is concerned with all the hardware and software elements required for avionic systems including system components, component/system interfaces, operating systems and application software. Duties may also include monitoring contractors engaged in this work. You will direct and/or manage the development and design of large, new, and unusually complex avionics technology, equipment, or systems that impact national or international programs and result in major advancement in the state-of-the-art of broad technologies. You will manage avionics systems and subsystem interfaces with other divisions. You will assist in the strategic planning and implementation of flight facility architectures and standards for life cycle integration, verification, and assessment of reliability of avionics systems. Coordinate resolution of inter-divisional subsystem differences and incompatibilities to ensure that consistent avionics designs are obtained with efficient utilization of program resources.

You will serve as a recognized aerospace engineering expert authority, advising and consulting on a national and/or international level. Direct, manage, and conduct special trade studies and analyses of marked importance that significantly impact the engineering field and lead to major modifications or important extensions of current practices, and resolve key problems facing the organization or agency. In addition, you will contribute new designs or techniques that are regarded as major advances or have opened the way for further developments, or have solved problems of great importance to the field, agency or public.