Collins Aerospace

Avionic Equipment System-Engineer (f/m/d)

Collins Aerospace

From the smallest details to the highest pursuits, Collins Aerospace is dedicated to redefining aerospace.

With our customers, we relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry. And, every day, we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

Together, we chart new journeys and reunite families. We protect nations and save lives. And we explore the unknown.

We believe in the power of intelligence and partnership to guide our customers into the future.

The paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form propel us all higher again and again.

We are constant in our evolution.

We are connected to our customers—always.

We are compelling as we boldly step forward.


2730 West Tyvola Road
Charlotte NC 28217-4578 USA

Who we are:

At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

Our site in Heidelberg has the following core competencies:

  • Avionics Systems

  • On-board electronics for land vehicles

  • Products for the aerospace industry

We have established ourselves as a leading supplier of customized electronics solutions for the aerospace and defense industries. Collins Aerospace in Heidelberg supplies integrated navigation and communications systems for a wide range of military applications and is a global leader in satellite reaction wheel technology.

We are redefining aerospace.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of aerospace equipment development with a multitude of functions and links over time in a holistic way in accordance to engineering V-model

  • Designing of systems and assemblies, taking into account functional, cost, weight and installation aspects

  • Definition and coordination of technical requirements for the development tasks assigned

  • Recognising difficulties that arise and ensuring compliance with specified development goals

  • Definition and execution of Verification & Validation (V&V) methods and procedures

  • Creation and check of schedules, set priorities, defining interfaces

  • Working as a cross-functional role within a global work environment


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in either Electrical-, Computer-, Systems-, Communications- or Aerospace-Engineering or equivalent

  • NATO-citizenship due to work on classified projects

  • Enhanced knowledge about aerospace equipment / Line Replaceable Units (LRUs)

  • Experience in:

    • Coordination of other engineering domains, e. g. Hardware, Software and Testability

    • Test execution and documentation/integration

    • Problem solving within given boundary conditions

    • Requirements capture

    • Application of DO254 / DO178B/C / ARP4754 standards

    • Usage of the following tools: DOORS and/or JAMA, ALM, MS Office, SVN

    • Project Management

  • Familiarity with typical avionic signal standards e.g.:

    • MIL-Bus 1553, ARINC 429, RS232, Ethernet

  • Specific skill set out of at least one of the named areas:

    • Knowledge in Human Factors/MMI/HMI

    • Expertise in aircraft networking architectures, Flight Deck Systems, Flight Management Systems, Maintenance Systems

    • Competence in Safety Analysis

    • Familiarity with CNS/ATM, ADSB, TCAS or GPS, Inertial Navigation/Attitude Heading Reference System

    • Familiarity with Flight Control Systems or Tactical Data Link, Air Data or Cockpit Data Entry Devices

  • Fluent English language skills

  • Good communication skills to management and team

Be part of our team:

  • Multicultural team

  • Industry-specific pay

  • Balancing work and family life

    • Opportunity to work from home up to 50% of the working time

    • Flexible working times

    • 30 days of paid vacation

    • Special leave: up to 8 days to care for children or other dependent persons

    • Rest and nursing areas

  • Women’s network for mutual support

  • Local Ethics & Compliance Officer

  • Global career opportunities

  • Culture team to support a pleasant working atmosphere

  • Company sponsored pension plan

  • Corporate health management

  • Company canteen with health-conscious meals

  • Internal and external training opportunities to promote continuous learning and development

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