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Senior Flight Test Solution Engineer

Alpharetta, GA-Flexible Location

Company description:

Zodiac Data Systems Inc is a U.S. company, but a wholly owned subsidiary of the Safran/Zodiac Aerospace group, that designs and manufactures antennas and equipment for on-board and ground telemetry, embedded data treatments, data acquisition, data recording, satellite control and remote sensing.
Job description:

ZDS Inc. - Alpharetta, GA – is currently expanding its team with a Senior Flight Test Solution Engineer to support solution development and engineering support of ZDS products and services. This is an opportunity to join an established company that is growing strong (over 25% in 2017) with lots of opportunity for the senior flight test engineer to define the strategic direction for success with impact on the customer approaches, solution/product strategy, product technology roadmap, and win strategies. This job can be based in Alpharetta, GA or can be home based anywhere in the continental U.S..

The successful candidate will have experience with telemetry and the data acquisition unit market, and will provide nationwide customer service support for ZDS products. He/she will be an integral part of establishing a close link between ZDS Inc staff and systems design personnel for enhancing external customer knowledge and acceptance of ZDS Inc products and solutions. Travel can be up to 50% with expected annual travel to Cologne, Germany; Paris, France, and Normandy, France for liaison with factory teams.


Mission details :

He/she will provide product definition with the engineering teams in Europe, coordinate cyber-security evaluations, assist in environmental and EMC qualifications, and support telemetry solution design in response to RFI, RFQ, and RFPs. He/she will be responsive to customer mission requirements, align Zodiac discriminating solutions with customer requirements and otherwise support technical solution development for customer flight test applications.

Your profile:

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Masters in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science (preferred not required)
  • Positive outlook and desire to do what is best for the customer.
  • 7 years of system/board level experience designing and developing high end, high speed embedded platforms including bus topologies, CPU, and memory interfaces.
  • Knowledge of RF/Microwave design techniques, implementation, and measurements
  • Working experience with schematic entry tools and high speed test/measurement equipment
  • Data Acquisition Unit solution experience.
  • Understanding of Flight Test Operations
  • U.S. Government Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain one.
  • Self Motivated and the ability to work in self directed environment.


Elements for Success:

The successful candidate will be a team player able to share knowledge, learn from others, support other groups within the organization, and mentor junior engineers. The candidate will demonstrate skill and ability to analyze and develop innovative solutions to complex problems and have an ability to communicate effectively at the highest levels. Viewed as expert in field within the corporation.

ZDS is looking for an ambitious candidate willing to serve as a key contributing individual to the success of our growing company.

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