Systems Engineer

United States
Full Time
Main Location
United States
Open jobs
Location: Chicago O'Hare International Airport, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.


When you rely on airlines to connect you in flight, you rely on Thales. In an increasingly fast paced world, we make the unpredictable, predictable by connecting and entertain passengers to make your life better. Combining a diversity of talents, we master the decisive moments that matter to passengers and airlines. Whatever it takes.

Thales Avionics Services Worldwide is responsible for the support and services of avionics aftermarket products and services within the airline industry.  In October 2016, AvioVision was acquired by Thales and renamed AVIO. With that acquisition Thales is able to extend its Electronics Flight Bag offer, ranging from full systems to state-of-the-art applications. The combination of Thales and AVIO capabilities are developing digital solutions for airlines with a broad range of operational applications, leveraging Thales’ expertise in avionics, airborne connectivity, data analytics and ground support platforms.

We are looking for a Systems Engineer to join our team in Chicago, IL as we grow our business and satisfy our customers. With extensive experience in software and hardware, our innovative solutions maximize the efficiency of aircraft and their crew. As part of a team, this US-based position is an essential element in the Americas strategy as we anticipate and execute the growth objectives within our region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creates, defines, analyzes, and maintains overall System requirements of the API’s between the AVIO software and the customer’s systems to populate AVIO software with customer data.
  • Review and maintain documentation of the REST API’s, used by the customer to ensure the Avio development teams follow the current standards.
  • Responsible for working closely with the customer to analyze functional and technical requirements.
  • Contributes to the support of the AVIO software development teams by providing documentation and expertise when required.
  • Contributes to Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Estimates, supports proposals by gathering and delivering information to the Product and Project Team, and support the Project Team in the preparation and delivery of customer presentations.
  • Must be able to evaluate internal and external documentation in order to gather knowledge and build upon the functionalities of AVIO software and related integration elements.
  • The Systems Engineer is customer facing (external & to a lesser degree internal), and he/she must be able to keep communication lines open and clear

    External customers are airlines and their internal teams as well as external entities include data suppliers such as Flight Planning Providers, Weather providers, etc.

    Internal customers include the Product Development Team, Integration Team and the Operations Team.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with minimum 5-8+ years experience or Master’s degree in field with 4+ years experience).
  • A passion for software development and ability to meet changing deadlines, anticipate issues and develop solutions that meet end-user requirements.
  • Strong teamwork skills. Empathetic and able to see big picture while valuing opinions and input from customers and other team members.
  • Strong communicator capable of clearly conveying ideas as well as listening and assimilating information from other sources.
  • Skilled in reading and writing technical files like XML, XSD, JSON, YAML, …
  • Understanding Enterprise Integration Patterns and know how to apply them is considered a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English).
  • Experience in designing REST APIs.
  • Experience in Apache Camel development is a plus.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.
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