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Manager – Connectivity Satellite Network Software Engineering

REQ: REQ-143817 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Our new global headquarters is conveniently located in Irvine, CA near John Wayne Airport in the Park Place development. For our onsite and hybrid employees you will be able to enjoy amenities such as access to many restaurants and shops, running trails, a fitness deck, outdoor seating, dry cleaning, car wash, free garage parking, car charging stations, shuttle service for train commuters, outdoor games like bocce, horseshoes, gaming tables, pickle ball, and basketball. For more information on Park Place visit     
Who We Are:    
Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!         How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills and more.   If you want to learn more about us visit us at
And for a full listing of open job opportunities go to        Job Summary:  
Satellite Network Engineering Manager will lead and provide valuable RF, IP and software, engineering, and operations team. The engineering manager will work in conjunction with Panasonic Avionics Corporation Satellite Capacity, Product Line Management, and lead team of network Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). This includes leading staff towards continuous improvement in relation to satellite network updates, diagnosing/fixing system performance, mitigating operational issues network problems and testing new hardware/software deployments.      
What you will be doing:       
  • Contribute, adapt, and learn whatever is technical necessary for successful multi-orbit deployment and engineering sustaining, which includes GEO and newly added LEO.
  • Works on systemic complex issues with minimal supervision and lead SMEs who should require minimal supervision.
  • Participate with members of management in the design and development of complex products and analysis of customer (Panasonic Avionics Corporation) requirements.
  • Primary lead for systemic and high profile escalated RF satellite & network issues requiring Tier4 level of deep-dive analysis or collaboration with software/hardware aircraft antenna subject matter experts.
  • Sustaining RF Design, analysis, build and test/trial activities. Perform RF product engineering sustaining, analysis, evaluation, prototype build, and testing of systems.
  • IP Network design, build and test/trail activities.
  • Help generate and update Design, Development, and release schedules internally and externally in conjunction with Newtec / ST Engineering, SBS, Eutelsat/OneWeb and other system vendors providing major component to PAC’s aero mobile system.
  • Provide technical guidance for operations Tiers 1 thru 3, while collaborating with adjacent Engineering, Product, Satellite Capacity and Business Unit teams.
  • Thorough understanding of usage and impact of technical RF components, parameters and translations like RF antenna gains/amplification, Tx/Rx line losses, modcods, PSD compliance limitations, EIRP, bandwidth, symbols & chip rates.
  • Work on ground network issues and provide timely response to customer escalations.
  • Assist with monitoring of ground & satellite network upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches in conjunction with ground & satellite engineering group.
  • Monitor ground & satellite network utilizing supplied tools and systems; provide reactive and proactive support based on interpretation of the tools.
  • Assist with all ground network, satellite, applications & engineering operations.
  • Manages and directs department activities. Assigns, coordinates, and reviews work of software engineering subordinates, to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.
  • Analyzes technology trends to identify new product enhancements.
  • Manage the development of test methodologies, plans, and procedures.
  • Manage technical development to ensure compliance with product definitions including environmental requirements.
  • Makes or reviews decisions regarding technical approaches or product designs with staff input considering resource allocation and ensures alignment with project plan.
  • Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine feasibility, cost effectiveness and customer demand for new and existing products.
 The salary range of $126,000 - $211,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.    Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location.    
What we are looking for:  Required: 
  • BS EE or 4-year technical degree is required (i.e. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Physics, Mathematics). MSEE preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience with satellite systems and/or RF engineering or software engineering.
  • 2+ years supervisory, team lead, or project leader experience.
  • Cabin avionics and In-flight entertainment experience highly preferred.
  • Proven experience w/ satellite system design and end-to-end SATCOM operations. 
  • Proven experience with IP network design and operations. 
  • Satellite Link budget familiarity, RF analysis, and G/T footprint coverage areas. 
  • Knowledge and familiarity with: 
    • DVB-S2, SCPC, TDMA and iDirect/Newtec MxDMA (HRC & MRC)
      • Newtec modems including both system operations and air interface.
    • Wireless technologies (GSM, 3G, 802.11, …).
    • Antenna theory and design.
  • Understanding or APIs and Scripting for guiding software system engineers in writing basic to advance scalable APIs or script code (PHP, Python, etc.) to abstract specific source data for analysis or business needs.
  • Working knowledge of designing, development, coding, testing, debugging and implementing technical projects for the fabrication, modification and evaluation of new or existing software solutions or products.
  • Proficient with commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the Software Engineering field.
  • Agile software development and DevOps skills preferred.
  • Ability to facilitate organizational transformation to support business strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive ownership and accountability in delivering quality products on time to customers.
  • Ability to develop and implement test methods and procedures.
  • Ability to work in a diverse, fast paced, ever changing environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership, people and team building skills. Ability to effectively resolve staff issues as they arise.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with proactive attitude.
  • Ability to effectively communicate between several departments within the global organization.
  • Outstanding communication skills and demonstrated ability in developing and delivering complex business and technical presentations for senior management.
  • Ability to introduce new technologies to improve cost, environmental and other product requirement constraints.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills required to meet design and qualification requirements.
  • Ability to receive assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
  • Proven ability to direct and coordinate staff in developing solutions to technical problems that require extensive investigation and clarification.
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
Our Principles:    
Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude        What we offer:    
At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.    
  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive unlimited PTO. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year plus a paid company-wide shut down in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year.    
  • Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.    
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1    
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.    
Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporation.    #LI-WS1    

REQ: REQ-143817 Engineering

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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