Software Airworthiness Engineer

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
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# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


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About GaN:


The mission of Geeks and Nerds (GaN) Corporation is “to deliver innovative and superior services and technology solutions for our customers, Nation and community.”


We are seeking an exceptional candidate for Software Airworthiness Engineer for our government services division. 


GaN is an employee-owned ESOP company.  We believe the success of our corporation is directly tied to the well-being and success of our employee-owners.


We have been recognized as one of the Top 100 Companies in the United States by the US Chamber of CommerceTechnology Business of the Year by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and a BBB Ethics Award recipient. Our Founder, Dr. Kim, has been recognized as the Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year, IEEE Professional of the year, and Entrepreneur of the year. In addition, our innovative culture has produced over 10 U.S. Patents. Our proven track record of success is only made possible by our extraordinarily talented and dedicated employees.


Join us and become an owner of an exciting company with an important mission!


Job Overview:


GaN is hiring a Software Airworthiness Engineer to provide in-depth technical software expertise to assist in updating internal processes and procedures and perform independent software evaluations of currently fielded software at the Systems Simulation, Software and Integration (S3I) in Huntsville, AL.


  • Primarily review Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) deliverables pertaining to software development processes, software integration, and software testing.
  • Capability to understand RTCA/DO178C standards and principles.
  • Verify OEM deliverables are in compliance with RTCA/DO-178C, MIL-STD-882E, and Data Item Descriptions.
  •  Participate in customer meetings such as Stages of Involvement, Software Readiness Reviews, Formal Qualification/Performance Verification Testing, and Technical Interchange Meetings.
  • Understanding of software engineering and development principles, in particular, have a general knowledge of source code, software development life cycles (i.e. Agile), and hexadecimal/binary numbers.
  • Configure memorandums that effectively communicate compliance issues with the documents and standards listed above, along with engineering malpractices, discrepancies, and ill-advised methods that can present potential flaws and risks in the software, hardware, and overall system development.
  • Excellent communication to provide thorough reasoning and explanations for comments against deliverables under review and be able to support decisions when explaining to customers and superiors. 


Requirements (minimum):


  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience (years of experience can be used in lieu of degree)
  • Aviation and airworthiness background/knowledge 
  • Must have rotary aircraft experience
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills for effective interaction with customers and co-workers.

Special Requirements:


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must possess active Secret Security Clearance


Equal Opportunity Employer:


Geeks and Nerds Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. Geeks and Nerds Corporation participates in E-Verify.



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