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Software Developer IV

REQ: REQ-135207 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. 

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Responsible for taking a key contributor role in researching, developing, and maintaining complex software system including complex development. Different OS configuration for various hardware architectures as well as verifying hardware through software. High-level architecture development in C/C++, hardware device drivers, networked client-server applications, multiple database driven applications, and network security methodologies. Has specific technical project or product responsibility. Provides mentorship, and/or

technical guidance to engineers on a project.


  • Translates designs into software by analyzing functional specifications and interpreting

complex system design specifications and provides systems engineering support on large scale

systems, major system elements, and/or interfacing systems, requiring extensive

investigation and clarification.

  • Develops functional block diagrams and data/logic flow charts. Develops strategic and

implementation plans for large-scale information systems.

  • Codes, integrates, tests, debugs, and refines the software to produce the required product.
  • Designs complex software tools and subsystems to support software development, test,

and reuse and manages their implementation.

  • Enhances software to reduce operating time or improve efficiency.
  • Develops system architecture and design including software, hardware, communications

and interface requirements.

  • Reviews, evaluates, and analyzes design interfaces. Prepares, reviews, and evaluates

interface documentation, specifications, test plans and procedures.

  • Conducts analysis to define, analyze and allocate requirements. Prepares program-level

and user-level documentation.

  • Supports system test programs and analyzes system testing.
  • Supports strategic system migration.
  • Performs analysis to define, analyze and allocate requirements and conducts analysis of

system requirements and components and performs system audits to ensure all intended

system functionality, operations and performance requirements are achieved.

  • Documents designs in engineering documents including functional block diagrams and

data/logic flow charts.

  • Provides systems engineering support on systems, major system elements, and/or

interfacing systems.

  • Leads and directs the work of others.


  • Expert level of C/C++ programming experience in a Linux/Window environment including TCP/IP network programming and device drivers.
  • Familiarity with network security methodologies a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and make efficient use of given resources such as system lab time and down stream process owners and tasks.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems quickly and efficiently. IFE development involves many systems level issues including real time, performance and reliability requiring understanding of distributed processors in an embedded system environment. Many problems are multi-dimensional requiring nontraditional solutions to fit within the constraints of an embedded system providing highest value to the customer and end user to bring entertainment in an aircraft. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-function teams to achieve positive results for complex projects. Performs as mentor, technical expert and a source of information.
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and provide guidance to other technical positions.
  • Highly proficient in project planning to ensure timely completion of complex, independent tasks or one or more complex projects. Must know, plan for and integrate internal and external dependencies across multifunction.
  • Proven ability to develop technical approach or design, resource, allocation or time schedule on projects.
  • Demonstrated high level of experience providing identifiable technical contributions to the success of a specific product/project.
  • Utilizes specialized knowledge in order to provide recommendations and make decisions in matters of significance to the product and company.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable


  • Expert with commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the Electronic Engineering field.
  • Demonstrated engineering communication expertise including concise written and verbal skills.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering, or

equivalent experience.

  • Advanced degree is preferred.
  • 10+ years of software development experience and 3+ years of Linux application development


  • IFE system development experience is a plus.

 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 aspect of leading our industry is 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 areasonable accommodationbecause 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 customers, 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-135207 Engineering

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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