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Manager, Engineering - Hybrid

REQ: REQ-140712 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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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: 

Manage a team of highly skilled Software Engineers in an Agile environment to design, develop, and deliver cutting edge software solutions that enable file delivery to and from the Aircraft. Partner with a team of software managers working together to deliver a suite of software solutions that represent Panasonic’s In-Flight Platform, including both airside and ground-side elements.

Software Engineering                                                                                                                            

  • Manages and directs department activities, assigning, coordinating, and reviews work of software engineering subordinates, to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test
  • Analyzes technology trends to identify new product
  • Manage the development of test methodologies, plans, and
  • Manage technical development to ensure compliance with product definitions including environmental
  • Makes or reviews decisions regarding technical approaches or product designs with staff input considering resource allocation and time schedules for product or department
  • Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine feasibility, cost effectiveness and customer demand for new and existing
  • Manage the development of test methodologies, plans and


  • Hire, train, develop and appraise direct
  • Participates in forecasting operating costs of department and performs preparation of budget requests

The salary wage 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. The minimum hourly wage for this role will be the greater of the posted range, or minimum wage for the location where the employee will be working, subject to local minimum wage requirements.   

What we’re looking for: 

  • Ability to design, develop, code, test, debug and implement 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.
  • Highly proficient in designing and developing requirements from specifications, oral instructions, or preliminary sketches.
  • Advanced 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 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.
  • 4 year degree, preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, or other Technical Degree or 9 years relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 5+ years experience in software development
  • 2+ years supervisory, team lead, or project leader experience.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and Internationally up to 15% of time.

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 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.

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-140712 Engineering

    • Irvine, CA, United States
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