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Manager, Systems Engineering (Hybrid)

REQ: REQ-130013 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  

The position: 

Leads a talented group of system engineers to ensure our customers and flying passengers have a great experience with our products and solutions. We are looking for someone that builds trust, is highly accountable, makes good decisions, able to effectively communicate and is authentic. They will coach and guide the team to investigate new technologies, develop requirements, investigate systems defects and be the bridge for the hardware, software and project teams. The position will have direct reports. Come join the PAC systems team

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads and directs department activities, assigning, coordinating and reviewing work of system engineers, to design new solutions and evaluating existing designs.
  • Analyzes technology trends to identify new product ideas.
  • Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine feasibility, cost effectiveness and customer demand for new and existing products
  • Participates in forecasting operating costs of department and performs preparation of budget requests.
  • Administers personnel functions, including recruiting, review and selection and placement of personnel.
  • Plans and establishes schedules and follows up performance against estimates.
  • Provides technical or administrative consultation or advice to peers or the immediate manager in the department, product line, or on projects.
  • Makes or reviews decisions regarding technical approaches or product designs with staff input considering resource allocation and time schedules for product or department activities.

What we’re looking for: 

  • Has a natural desire to solve problems, the more complex the better
  • Must be able to build trust with highly technical skilled staff
  • Should naturally accept ownership
  • Spends time to grow and train the system organization staff
  • Has the ability to make sound decisions by considering all aspects of a situation
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and be authentic in their approach
  • Requires the person to work collaboratively across the organization
  • Likes to have a variety of activities occurring at the same time
  • Proven ability to establish goals, scope, approach, schedules, and manpower to accomplish overall objectives and programs.
  • Ability to perform with only general guidance in the form of objectives established by senior management.
  • Independently determines the best approaches for achieving results.
  • Proven ability to communicate and work with cross-functional departments and groups.
  • Must be able to handle crucial conversations and provide mutual respect with their team and peers.
  • Typically requires evaluation and analysis of administrative or business problems or allocation of resources.
  • Proven ability to direct and coordinate staff in developing solutions to technical problems that require extensive investigation and clarification.
  • A passion for systems engineering, enabling new technologies on airplanes, and/or a passion for aerospace
  • Minimum 6 years of related engineering work experience, preferably in an aerospace systems role.
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in an engineering development environment.

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. 

  • We offer flexible remote work options depending on your role. Where possible, we offer fully remote or hybrid work opportunities. 
  • 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. We also close our offices at the corporate level in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. For operational positions that are expected to work on holidays, we provide additional compensation for hours worked. 
  • Health 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. 


All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.  

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. 

REQ: REQ-130013 Engineering

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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