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MD Helicopters Inc | Mesa, Arizona
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Job Description


The primary responsibility of this role is to participate in the development of innovative, real time embedded navigation and flight control systems software through the full software development lifecycle, including implementation of Open Systems Architecture (OSA) solutions, in a multidisciplinary avionics and aerospace environment.

Relevant experience in the aerospace industry, as an intern or as an entry-level software engineer, is a plus.


Under the guidance of senior technologists / engineers:

* Support the design, coding, testing and provision of ongoing support for embedded systems software and simulation software to meet technological and customer requirements.
* Support the development of Open Systems Architecture (OSA) solutions across legacy and emerging MDHI platforms.
* Draft software integration and test plans.
* Collaborate across all functional disciplines, including engineering, business development, supply chain, manufacturing, production and program management team members in planning, design, development and initiative execution.
* Support the development of interface definitions in conjunction with the multi-discipline design team and draft interface control documents to record and validate system performance standards and results.
* Support software design reviews to ensure team progress against milestones and to maintain the highest quality level within project schedules.
* Serve on projects as assigned, working with customers to meet deliverables and address and resolve technology or system issues.
* Perform all engineering activities in accordance with applicable regulations and standards (e.g. 14 CFR Part 27 and RTCA DO-178C).


* None.


* Entry level knowledge of C/C++, Linux, Java and object oriented design, real time operating systems and open systems architecture.
* Have aptitude to be successful as an individual software engineer contributor.
* Ability to work in a multi-disciplined Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment is a plus.
* Basic understanding of avionics integration, sensor fusion, vehicle command & control, and/or algorithm development is a plus. This knowledge may come from an adjacent industry, outside of aviation and aerospace.
* Experience with automotive industry software development standards (ISO 26262 & IEC 61508) is a plus.



* Bachelor's Degree (B. S.) in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline. Basic understanding of real time embedded software systems development, including defining and documenting requirements, software design and development, programming, testing and implementation is highly desirable.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Work performed in an office and factory settings.
* Exposure to shop environment such as noise, dust, odors and fumes.
* Occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs.
* Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about facilities.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

MD Helicopters, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.

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About MD Helicopters Inc

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is a helicopter manufacturing company based in Mesa, Arizona. MDHI has been manufacturing the light helicopter of choice for military, government and general aviation customers for seven years. MDHI is offering its MD Explorer® helicopter for the Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program. Proposals to build the LUH were submitted October 20, with a fly-off in December and a final program decision expected in April. MD HELICOPTERS SERVES MILITARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT & FIRST RESPONDERS. MDHI's current customers include the US and international militaries, Drug Enforcement Agency, and law enforcement and medical facilities throughout the country. MDHI's customers come back time after time, because MDHI's helicopters offer superior maneuverability, safety, reliability, durability, and survivability. MD HELICOPTERS' TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE EXTENDS FOR DECADES. MD 500®, MD 520N®, MD 600N® and MD Explorer® helicopters share a common lineage with the MH-6 and AH-6 "Little Birds" of the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the "Night Stalkers." The Little Birds in turn are based on the OH-6 Light Observation Helicopter (LOH), first produced by Hughes Helicopter Company during the Vietnam War. Hughes Helicopter was later purchased by McDonnell Douglas, which in turn merged with The Boeing Company in 1997. In 1999, MDHI, an independent Arizona corporation, purchased the helicopter assets from The Boeing Company. MD HELICOPTERS IS A FINANCIALLY STRONG COMPANY THAT WILL DELIVER ON THE ARMY'S LIGHT UTILITY HELICOPTER CONTRACT. As the Army prepares to acquire 352 new Light Utility Helicopters (LUH), it can look with confidence to the MDHI team to complete the project on time, on budget, and with a superior helicopter that meets the Army's requirements. In July 2005, Patriarch Partners, LLC, a New York-based financial firm with approximately $4.5 billion under management, acquired a controlling interest in MDHI. The transaction ensures MDHI has a solid financial footing with more than enough working capital to manufacture and support the full complement of 352 LUH aircraft. MD HELICOPTERS IS ALREADY GEARING UP PRODUCTION FOR THE LUH PROGRAM. The MDHI production line currently produces helicopters of all three series for commercial and other government customers. The company is significantly expanding its manufacturing capacity to meet projected growth in the general aviation sector. This expansion will give MDHI the ready capability to scale up production in the MD Explorer® line to meet the Army's LUH requirements - an average of 32 helicopters per year - while maintaining its delivery schedule for its commercial customer base. MDHI's subcontractors and suppliers throughout the country are ready to go, and are themselves capable of executing orders of this size. MDHI is committed to assuring that the Army gets the helicopters and the support that it needs, on time and on budget, throughout the life of the contract.

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