Flight Sciences V&V Engineering Group Head II

Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Flight Sciences V&V Engineering Group Head II in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

What you will do:

As a front-line leader, refine and execute Validation and Verification processes for our Flight Control software as well as other onboard critical systems.  Work with our Flight Dynamics Team as well as other groups to assure consistency and knowledge sharing across programs and tasks while executing to program schedules.  Experience with both DO-178C and ARP 4754 are desired, as tasks will support both levels.  Experience with airplane dynamics and systems interactions and effects are desired.

  • Executing V&V Tasks and Activities: Leading the execution of verification and validation tasks, employing appropriate methods and tools to confirm the system’s performance and reliability with a blended approach of automation and manual testing.
  • Developing a V&V Management Plan: Crafting a comprehensive plan outlining the strategies, methods, and activities for effective verification and validation of Flight Sciences related items. 
  • Influence Software Design, Documentation, and Requirements: Provide guidance and best practices for verifiability of the design work.
  • Identifying V&V Requirements: Determining the specific verification and validation requirements to ensure the system’s functionality, reliability, and compliance with established standards.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Documenting the V&V processes, results, and findings, and providing detailed reports and metrics to stakeholders and project teams.
  • Ensuring Compliance: Verifying that the Flight Sciences systems comply with specified standards, performance criteria, and user expectations, ensuring appropriate functionality and reliability.
  • Optimization: Enhancing testing processes to ensure appropriate evaluation and validation of system functionalities and capabilities.
  • Collaboration: Working closely with design and test teams to ensure that testing insights are integrated into development and operational strategies.
  • Testing: Test efforts will include box level, desktop simulation, and lab testing.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Understand the value and importance of both software and airplane system level testing to support both DO-178 and ARP 4754 activities.  Work to find opportunities to reuse artifacts at multiple levels.
  • Lead a team of V&V engineers and effectively influence key internal and external stakeholders
  • Help develop and shape both Company and Directorate processes and ensure activities are performed efficiently and in accordance with both purposes.
  • Manage multiple V&V projects in parallel utilizing resources efficiently to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the V&V processes are effective, appropriate, and agile.
  • Support and protect project timelines and milestones.
  • Support development of System Requirements to ensure they are appropriate and testable.
  • Support and guide validation activities.
  • Support proposals for team budget.
  • Provide direction/oversight for contract support executing validation activities for software validation/assurance from initial validation through on-going periodic reviews, including validation contributions to product-based periodic reviews if needed
  • Maintain a continuous, deliberate focus on organizational relationships.
  • Develop and maintain perpetual, long term knowledge growth and group capabilities through training, and mentoring.
  • Recruit and retain engineering talent, conduct interviews, and make staffing selections.
  • Other related duties as assigned or required.

Desired Skills

Experience in DO-178 and ARP 4754 verification and validation activities

Experience with airplane system level testing in both a desktop and lab environment



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Engineering or related curriculum required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. 13 years Engineering experience. 8 years specific technical discipline. Experience credit considered for related advanced degrees limited to 2 yrs with Masters and 4 yrs with PhD in field applicable to this job. 5 years supervisory or broad managerial responsibility.

Position Purpose:

Leads a multi-disciplined group of engineering employees with diverse skills. Utilizing creative and mature engineering judgment, manages complex engineering problems by directing subordinate employees. Determines program objectives and requirements, organizes and estimates work scope of programs and projects.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Develops and administers organizational unit schedules, tasks, and deliverables, sets performance requirements, estimates work scopes, ensures quality of delivered product, and monitors budget performance.
  2. Manages directly, or through subordinates, employees that perform similar or related tasks; establishes performance expectations, conducts performance appraisals, salary management, and participates in development, training, and counseling of employees.
  3. Responsible for establishing and executing objectives that support both short and long term goals.
  4. Conducts briefings for senior level management and conducts technical meetings for internal/external contacts and customers.
  5. Acts as an advisor to subordinate supervisors or staff members to meet schedules and resolve complex technical or operational problems. .
  6. Directly participates in functional projects; must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.

Additional Functions:
  1. Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies. .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. The level of managerial skills and abilities appropriate for this grade may be established by each discipline.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills and the ability to gain the cooperation of others.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 218786

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 07/31/2024 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream will consider employment visa sponsorship, if applicable.



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