Senior Systems Engineer

REQ: 1700019 Engineering

  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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Senior Systems Engineer – Panasonic Avionics

We are on the hunt for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Panasonic Avionics team in Lake Forest, CA


As a full-time Panasonic Avionics employee, you will have the opportunity to work for one of the world's largest and most successful companies, but in a small, self-organized team with the flexibility and creativity similar to a start-up environment. We offer a competitive base salary + bonus potential + excellent benefits, i.e. health insurance with monthly employee contributions. and company matching 401K plan.


As the Senior Systems Engineer you will provide technical leadership for the program. You’ll be responsible for creating and making certain technical requirements are achievable and then managing all technical activities to meet the requirements within the cost and schedule constraints of the program.
Provide technical direction and clarification of requirements to the development teams and test personnel. Get to perform system engineering analyses including trade studies, use case development, requirements definition and derivation, interface definition, and requirement validation and verification.
Attend technical interchange meetings with the team members, other program personnel, customers and suppliers, and represent the organization in matters pertaining to the development of the project. Provide document reviews and resolve technical system engineering and integration issues.


  • Perform requirements analysis, requirements definition including allocations to lower level (subsystem, elements and components), requirements management and interface definition.
  • Research, design and develop systems, in conjunction with software and hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of systems engineering, modeling and simulation and analysis
  • Review the technical requirements and determine if the requirements are clear and unambiguous, achievable, measurable and will meet the application intended for the product.
  • Negotiate requirements changes, if required
  • Perform detailed functional and performance analysis for the system, subsystem or system elements and develop related recommendations and technical information for system interoperability and architecture impacts.
  • Research and analyze data, such as vendor products, COTS components, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or applications.
  • Perform detailed analysis and trade studies using the appropriate standards and author briefings, technical reports and strategy papers for senior leadership.



  • 10+ years (as a Systems Engineer) demonstrated engineering leadership experience with proven track record, including experience with communications system engineering.
  • Knowledgeable with satellite and antenna communication technology is required. Basic knowledge of signal radiation and antenna pattern theory is desired.
  • Experience in systems engineering functions including interface definition, requirements management and technical risk management
  • Understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles and theories.
  • Understanding of architectures, margins and allocation of requirements to systems and subsystem levels.
  • Experience in SE process development and deployment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and communicate with all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team
  • Experience with requirement management tool such as DOORS and/or Jama.
  • Familiarity with military, FCC, FAA, and other industry standards.
  • Knowledge of aircraft systems.
Desired Skills
  • A background in telecommunications, wireless and IEEE 802.11 networking.
  • Solid working experience with Linux, Unix, Windows Server 2007/ 2013 operating systems
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet MAC Networking protocols and standards, routing (OSPF, RIPv2,) site to site IPSec VPNs, multicast, testing of IP based Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices, applications and QoS (DSCP values)
  • Experience with the configuration and operation of SNMP,SNMP OIDs, SNMP Traps, SNMP Set/Gets, Netflow and Syslog.
  • Experience with internet optimization products/appliances such as caching, pre-fetch, compression, and others. Experience with Riverbed WAN Optimization products a plus
  • Experience with designing, implementing and managing a complex environment of satellite and wireless network management tools
  • B.S. (MS Preferred) in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Math.

About PAC:
Who We Are: Panasonic Avionics takes entertainment to new heights. We’re the world’s leading supplier of (IFEC) inflight entertainment and communications systems that allow airborne passengers to get their fix of live TV, movies, music, interactive games, maps, and much more! We make traveling on airplanes more exciting!

What We Value:
As an organization, we value people who are motivated and driven. We value a collaborative work environment that enhances careers and positively impacts society. We value our diverse work culture committed to delivering products and achieving high results. Seeing our products bring delight to others is just one way we measure success.

Why You Should Join:
A job is only part of what we offer. See how you can flourish in a career while getting the support and resources from some of the most talented people in the industry. You will work on technology that makes traveling the world that much better. Lastly, you will be rewarded with world class benefits and competitive wages. Come aboard, we’ve been expecting you!

REQ: 1700019 Engineering

  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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