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Staff SEM Hardware Development

Company: Thales Group
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Irvine, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world's largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

We are currently looking for a Staff Solution Engineering Manager to join Thales in Irvine CA, or Melbourne, FL. The Staff Solution Engineering Manager (Staff SEM), with minimal supervision of the Program/Project Leader, leads various teams of engineers and technical staff in the development and management of advanced in-flight entertainment Products and Systems, aircraft communication systems, and supporting systems. They are accountable for one or more projects of significant complexity and/or cost that are of high significance to the enterprise. They are responsible for delivering a quality product/system that meets both the technical and customer requirements. The Staff SEM performs project-level scheduling, reporting, and financial tracking of the projects, working across various functional groups to accomplish goals. They are capable of locating inefficiencies and making improvements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead multi-discipline project teams in the development and fielding of aircraft entertainment and connectivity products

  • Ability to work with all levels of management internally, externally, and cross culturally

  • Responsible for leading all engineering activities related to project success

  • Responsible to ensure overall project success including cost, schedule, and technical performance

  • Generate and maintain execution plans, schedules, and supporting budgets for projects

  • Guarantees commitments to the project including satisfaction of stakeholders requirements within constraints provided by the Hardware Development team and the Project Design Authority

  • Identifies and staffs projects with the proper skill sets from within the engineering pool needed to ensure Bid / Project / Product delivery

  • Provide the programmatic and technical interface to key subcontractors

  • Optimizes technical work by organizing HW and System engineering reviews and participating to those of lower level solution elements from design to validation and acceptance

  • Tracks competitiveness KPI, performs root cause analysis of problems and conduct associated corrective actions (Performance initiatives) at his/her level

  • Responsible to Design, Develop and Qualify the Solution (DDQ), specifically: o Build the Development Strategy o Produce and Tailor the System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) o Formalize requirements (Sol) o Design the solution - Products or Systems Job Description Company Confidential When Completed 2 NORAM Job Description Form 02/2021 o Develop the solution through preliminary (PDR) and critical (CDR) reviews o Support qualification/certification and final acceptance

  • Other duties as assigned by the employee's manager.

  • Exercise Expected travel between less than 10% domestic and international

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in field with 8-12+ years of experience or Master's degree in related engineering discipline, computer science, mathematics, or technology field with 5+ years of experience equivalent working experience with an engineering or science background.

  • In-Depth Knowledge of HW/Product Development process as well as Qualification/Certification Processes.

  • Experience with financial tracking methods and tools

  • Strong analytical abilities

  • Headcount/budget management

  • Logical approach to problem solving

  • Good communicator to both internal and external customers

  • Ability to multiplex among several projects

  • Experience with financial tracking methods and tools

  • High level of proficiency in MS products such as Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Project

  • Ability to motivate and deliver results

  • Self-starter / Team leader / Mentor / Coach

  • Is flexible and adaptable to different environments

  • Is able to use situational leadership skills to work collaboratively and influence key stakeholders

  • Takes decisions in uncertain and ambiguous contexts

  • Able to understand complex situations, create appropriate strategies and simplify them for execution

Preferred qualifications:

  • PMP certification or equivalent

  • A minimum of 8 years' experience as a program/project manager in the aerospace, communications, or IT industry

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in electronic, software, and or mechanical systems/design development

  • Minimum 3 years' experience managing a multi-disciplined engineering team

  • Previous experience in planning, implementing, and leading engineering programs and projects

  • Understanding of software development methods and electrical/mechanical design

  • Networking, SATCOM, and/or communication systems design experience

  • Experience in IFE/Commercial Aviation with respect to Product Development, Qualification, Certification and New Product Introduction

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

Keywords: Thales Group, Irvine , Staff SEM Hardware Development, Other , Irvine, California

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