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Senior Avionics Software Project Manager - Embedded Platform Software (787 Dreamliner 777X) - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Company/Organization: GE Aerospace

Position: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 10/12/2023 7:06:02 AM


Job Description SummaryThe Senior Avionics Software Project Manager will be responsible for leading Platform Software engineering teams on key projects. The Senior Avionics Software Project Manager will act as the primary engineering interface with our customers and internal project stakeholders.

In addition to providing expertise in project management and execution, they will also provide technical oversight and guidance to their software teams and global suppliers to successfully complete full-lifecycle embedded software development efforts through DO-178B/C certification.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work on Boeing 777X and Boeing 787 Dreamliner projects!

Are you interested in working with cutting edge technology with some of the best and brightest in the Aerospace industry? If so, our Grand Rapids, MI office is the Megastar location where you will be working side by side with top tier talent!

NOTE: Grand Rapids, MI has been listed as one of the TOP 10 best places to live in the US consistently. Safety, most affordable city in America some of the best schools in the US!

Job Description


The Platform Software group develops embedded software for a multitude of product areas at GE Aerospace across both civil and military markets including avionics computing and networking, flight management, vehicle health and data management, and mission systems. 

Interested in what you will be working on?: Avionics Computing Systems


In this role, you will focus on the following areas of responsibility:


Project Management:

  • Lead a software engineering development team distributed across multiple GE and supplier sites within the United States and abroad to develop Platform Software products.

  • Perform project execution including planning, schedule, cost, technical, risk and quality.

  • Coordinate with customers and internal project stakeholders including Systems, Hardware, Safety, Security, Quality, Certification, and Sourcing.

  • Perform sub-contract management with engineering suppliers.

  • Document aspects of the project details and maintain a constant communication flow with the software team, support groups, and management to ensure all stakeholders stay current.

  • Provide status and metrics.

  • Collaborate with Platform Software Engineering Managers to implement key staffing, technology, reuse strategies, and sponsor process improvements during project execution.

Technical Leadership:

  • Provide mentorship for sub-team leads.

  • Guide project teams through the full software life cycle including requirements, design, implementation, verification validation, and certification.

  • Maintain expert level of product knowledge and application.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited university or college.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in computer software related technology and embedded real-time systems / software development.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in software engineering program execution through the full development life cycle.

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Desired Characteristics:


  • Masters degree in an Engineering related field from an accredited university or college.

Project Management / Technical Leadership

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • Technical leadership experience within a development or research environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead global and/or virtual teams.

  • Experience driving large-scale, global software development efforts.

  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management and Activity Based Management methods.

  • Familiarity with Agile Scrum.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with DO-178B/C avionics software development processes and certification standards.

  • Familiarity with DO-254, DO-297, and ARP-4754 certification standards.

  • Application of Product Line Engineering (PLE) principles and tools to manage software lifecycle artifacts.

  • Application of Lean practices in a software engineering environment.


  • Knowledge of processing platforms, network products, real-time operating systems, and multi-core processor architectures.

  • Demonstrated expertise with ARINC-653 integrated modular avionics (IMA) based operating systems.


  • Strong written and oral communication skills with keen ability to communicate across all levels of the organization.

  • Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to multi-task.

* Up to 10 travel to customer, GE, and supplier sites may be required annually

**The location for this position is Grand Rapids, MI on at least a hybrid basis

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan 

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Bonus Plan Eligible

  • And more!


At GE Aerospace, we invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. As key players in the aerospace industry, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. We’ve got an amazing team of exceptional people helping to solve increasingly complex challenges.  Our Aviation Systems Engineering teams are comprised of diverse and experienced engineers who care about ensuring full-lifecycle readiness as it relates to safety, certification, and quality standards. Our teams are passionate about the aerospace industry and continuously strive to deliver innovate customer solutions through strong project execution, collaboration, and lean problem-solving.  We are passionate about professional growth, developing an inclusive culture, and developing the technical capabilities our customers need.  We seek to enable every engineer to reach their full potential through coaching, mentoring and professional development training.  If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, we encourage you to apply!

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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