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    Serves as a Computer Engineer for System Oversight Division, BASOO Branch, Certification Program Management Section, AIR-861.

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    This position serves as a Computer Engineer in Aircraft Certification Service. He/she plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer. Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and practices to software development assurance using RTCA DO-178 B or C and subsequent versions as adopted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and practices to Airborne (or complex) Electronic Hardware (AEH) assurance using RTCA DO-254, and subsequent versions as adopted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In addition, he/she will have highly complex specialized assignments throughout the range of engineering technologies to include systems, equipment, propulsion, advanced integrated avionics and advanced fly-by-wire flight controls, to support civil aircraft certification projects.

    He/she may also be required to provide software and AEH assistance for other offices throughout the Aircraft Certification Service. Provide computer software and AEH advice to engineers and participate in the evaluation of certification applicants' software and AEH design work based on certification requirements, special conditions, applicable rules and regulations, and good design practices. Identify and analyze discrepancies or inadequacies and major problems encountered. Resolves these problems, or modifies the project through recommended changes or other appropriate methods.

    He/she investigate and analyze accidents, failures, malfunctions, and performance problems, maintenance problems and service problems, and to recommend corrective actions. Resolves all, but unique, technical problems without the intervention of a manager or a more experienced engineer.
    Provide advice and guidance on software and AEH certification policy and technical concerns to experts in industry, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), foreign civil aviation authorities, the National Transportation Safety Board and other interested parties.

    Participate in local and national continuous improvement teams and provide computer software and AEH advice representing the FAA at a variety of industry meetings where he/she is considered a senior technical expert for software and AEH certification and for continued operational safety (COS) of products using software and AEH. Will assist the Aircraft Certification Service national policy offices in developing policy, guidance, and training for all products.
    Provide analysis and evaluation of engineering issues concerned with the development of international and domestic regulations, technical standard orders (TSO), policies, and procedures for the design, development, and type certification of advanced, state-of-the-art aircraft components, systems, and equipment that are generally applicable to all types of civil aircraft.

    Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. He/she develops new or revised office processes and procedures to facilitate the implementation of national directives and guidance material. Work closely with Standards Staff and other offices to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of these regulations and guidance material.
    Provide oversight of the Designated Engineering Representatives (DER) and Organization Designation Authorizations (ODAs) in software and AEH certification areas and supports the DERs and ODAs through seminars and on an individual basis.

    Participate in Type Certification Board meetings as the technical authority in software and AEH certification, assuring critical are adequately addressed in the certification process. Be assigned to Aircraft Certification audit teams as a technical advisor.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0854 Computer Engineering

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