Aircraft Simulation Engineer

Travel Required: Approximate amount of travel in role 30%

Position Type: Full time

Company Profile

L-3 Technologies is a $15billion a year business with over 45,000 employees worldwide.

Headquartered in Crawley, UK, L3 Commercial Training Solutions division is L3’s global provider of truly-integrated pilot training, resourcing and systems solutions for the global, commercial aviation arena; employing 1200 people across locations in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Thailand.

Advanced Technologies and Training Excellence

L3 CTS is fully committed to supporting our customers’ ambitions and visions. Our totally scalable, innovative solutions to diverse training, resourcing and simulation challenges are unpinned by a commitment to the customer, quality and safety.

Uncompromising Customer Experience

The qualities that have enabled us to support our customers so successfully to date, thrive within our dedicated team: flexibility, a drive to innovate and desire to establish true partnerships with our customers.

Primary Purpose of the Role

The purpose of the job as a Senior Engineer, specialising in the avionics technical domain is to provide or support the system design, software modelling, development, integration, test and delivery of the avionics simulation components of our aircraft training devices.

This potentially covers the full life cycle from requirements analysis through to customer acceptance and regulatory approval.

The simulations may range from new aircraft types through to legacy types. The simulators will often be brand new devices, but work could also include upgrades to existing in-service training devices.

The work could include simulator and computer architecture definition and design, software development, aircraft and avionics data analysis, the development of in-house models and the integration of software and hardware, the re-host, retarget and integration of third-party software and models from aircraft manufacturers and equipment vendors, software configuration management, programme integration and delivery, plus baseline management.

Tasks can range from original design all the way through to post-delivery support and technical warranty issues.

This role is within the Aircraft Simulation Group which is made up of the following areas: - Avionics Systems, Environment, Aircraft Systems, Instructor Operating Station, Legacy systems

L3 CTS believes strongly in supporting and investing in its employees’ professional development and runs a Professional Development Scheme (PDS) accredited by the following leading institutes, RAeS, IMechE and IET. The PDS is carefully structured to cater for both developing and experienced staff and will support and guide engineers through their professional development.

Due to continued growth, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Engineer to join the multi-disciplinary and dynamic Aircraft Simulation Group.

The successful candidate will be working in a very challenging environment which focuses on continuous improvement of our processes, products and customer deliveries.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks will involve, but not limited to:

  • Analysis of aircraft and equipment manufacturer’s data
  • Software design/modification using appropriate software languages
  • Integration of software and hardware systems
  • Validation and verification of design implementation
  • Testing, fault finding and problem rectification
  • Interfacing with customers and aviation regulators
  • Customer acceptance support (in-house & on-site)


At Senior Engineer level, it is expected that responsibilities will include:

  • working unsupervised
  • training and mentoring of graduate engineers
  • development of novel systems of medium complexity
  • planning and directing the work of others
  • supporting bids and technical proposals
  • performing peer reviews of others’ work, including code, design & document reviews


Person Specification

Essential Skills and Experience

  • An appropriate degree or equivalent (with mathematics, science or engineering content) or a minimum 8 years’ appropriate experience in industry
  • Typically, at least 4 years’ technical experience in the skill, discipline and/or domain associated with the avionics functional area
  • Good C/C++ programming skills.
  • An individual with drive, enthusiasm and can-do attitude coupled with the ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated the ability to work unsupervised
  • Strong verbal, presentation, written communication and inter-personal skills.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience in real time software / firmware programming and integration.
  • Experience in development lifecycles, systems engineering, formal testing, and verification & validation.
  • Experience of CVS and Git.
  • Will have demonstrated a high degree of technical expertise, problem solving skills, and innovation for areas of medium complexity of novel developments
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Application deadline: Jul 31 2019






Airline Solutions
Job Type
Simulation Engineer
Crawley, UK
Start date(s)
May, 05.01.2019
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