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Software Staff Engineer

Company: Cirrus Aircraft
Location: Duluth
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Cirrus Aircraft's Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet, the world's first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) - the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at cirrusaircraft.com.

Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot's license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the the design, testing, and certification of avionics system and component-level software for FAA certified single engine aircraft. Develop software architecture and module requirements from high-level design objectives. Perform design and analysis of all aspects of system and component-level software and related interactions with aircraft systems and avionics equipment. Generate certification plans and reports to meet 14 CFR Part 23 requirements.

This position is responsible for embedded software development from the ground up on new designs and hardware. Collaboration with electrical and mechanical engineering to achieve fully integrated systems will be required. Experience with small multi-disciplinary teams is a plus.


Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineer, Computer Science, or Software Engineering or equivalent required.
  • 10-14 years' experience in a related field
  • Generating System Requirements, Traceability Matrices, Interface Control Documents, and related design specifications.
  • Proficient with software development tools and methodologies
  • Proficient in C, C++
  • Ability to work both independently and within a cross-functional team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio)

Distinguishing Education and/or Experience:

  • Safety-critical software development and certification (Aerospace, Medical, Automotive)
  • Embedded software development (some hardware background is a plus)
  • Generating all required documentation in support of DO-178C and DO-254 certification activities
  • Requirements Management Software tools and methods: DOORS, Jama, or similar programs
  • Change Management Software tools and methods: Jira, Clearcase, SVN, or similar programs
  • Familiarity with open source tools a plus (GCC, GDB, and other similar programs).
  • Compliance with 14 CFR Part 23 regulations, including DO-178/DO-254 or similar processes

Supervisory Responsibility:


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime hours may be required.

This opportunity is located in Duluth MN, North Dallas TX, or Phoenix AZ East Valley.

Cirrus gives priority to candidates interested in moving to our Duluth headquarters for innovation and activity center of our manufacturing, engineering, and enterprise operations. We will also consider candidates who are interested in working with us from Dallas, TX or Chandler (Phoenix), AZ.

Dallas Texas is the third most populous city (after Houston and San Antonio) and the metropolis of the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth urban area, known locally as the Metroplex. Fort Worth lies 30 miles (48 km) west; other major cities in the metropolitan region include Arlington, Carrollton, Denton, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, University Park and McKinney (home of the 1st remote Cirrus Aircraft Factory Service Center).

Duluth, Minnesota. As the home to our corporate headquarters, Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted "Best Town" by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities, including bicycle and snowmobile trails, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area, Cirrus Aircraft was recently named "Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland" and "Best Workplace Culture" by the Duluth News Tribune readers.

Phoenix Arizona, East Valley. The economic growth and superior quality of life found in the PHX East Valley didn't just happen overnight. From thriving cultural opportunities to amazing recreation areas, the PHX East Valley has developed into the place where individuals want to work, live and play. From pedestrian-friendly downtowns with urban vibes, to small town communities bustling with personality, to the Superstition Mountains where there is wide-open space and urban growth is on the horizon, the PHX East Valley has it all.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Cirrus Aircraft, Duluth , Software Staff Engineer, Other , Duluth, Minnesota

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