Aircraft Certification and Integration Engineer

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - Los Angeles, US - CA - Remote, US - CA - San Diego Ref #10866 19-Nov-2021

Job description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities
In this role, you will manage engineering projects to deliver satellite communications system equipment and services for airline connectivity, along with technical support. Your responsibilities will include: ensuring customer technical requirements are met for the integration of satellite communication equipment (including modems, antennas, power supplies, radomes, and passenger user interface software) onto aircraft platforms; ensuring the integration hardware and software is installable, and supportable; ensuring technical communication between internal teams, suppliers, and customers; ensuring successful on aircraft testing and prototype installations; and developing and maintaining technical documentation. In this role you will work directly with the customer, the FAA/ODA and the engineering integrator to design and implement and maintain an STC approved in-flight connectivity installation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply your project engineering and communication skills to a multi-function engineering team with both verbal and written interactions between the customer, partners, and Viasat senior leadership

• 5+ years experience, 2-4 years in project and/or systems engineering
• Ability to oversee all engineering disciplines in a project such as mechanical, electrical, software, etc..
• Experience working on multi-disciplined FAA/EASA STC certification projects. 
• Experience interfacing with FAA ACO, ODA, DER, DAR’s etc. 
• Experience with systems requirements management and communication to multiple parties
• Ability to manage technical risk
• Highly Organized individual with excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills. 
• Ability to perform project and resource planning.
• Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline
• Ability to travel up to 15% - 20%

• Master’s degree in an engineering discipline
• Experience with aircraft systems, avionics, and wiring
• Experience with system integration and on aircraft testing. 
• Understanding of 14 CFR PART 25/26/145 to develop approaches to address certification challenges and manage certification of STC projects
• Experience with change control and document management processes
• Knowledge of satellite communication, LAN and WAN networking
• Experience with VSAT or mobile satcom technologies
• Experience with IP networking , WiFi systems and traffic management
• Experience working with or at minimum an understanding of RTCA-DO-160/178
• Experience working with or at minimum an understanding of ARINC 429/600/791

If the Federal Executive Order for Government Contractors becomes effective, this role may require vaccination.  In such instance, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated no later than applicable deadlines, which are unknown at this point.  Viasat will strive to give individuals as much notice as practicable if a vaccine mandate becomes applicable to this role

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%





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