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Systems Architect

Avionics, Transportation & Defense

Location: Poway, CA, アメリカ合衆国

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for developing, documenting & presenting architecture and technical concepts for Avionics, Transportation & Defense systems & sub-systems. Good analytic and communication skills are essential, as interaction with both customer and internal technical personnel is required. Duties also include review of customer specifications, mapping of hardware/software solutions and responsibility for overall system design integrity. Sensitivity to cost effectiveness with a good business sense for competitive designs is essential.

Your duties

• Support Bid and Proposal preparation with detailed design concepts and technical leadership • Research and recommend cost effective COTS and/or custom board level solutions in support of customer requirements. • Participate with Product Managers, Sales personnel and Engineering personnel in developing/specifying design concepts. • Lead customer and internal design review meetings. • Fully document design concepts with supporting data. • Generate cost estimates for both recurring and non-recurring elements. • Make recommendations for risk reductions for technical solutions, schedules and cost. • Collaborate with Kontron engineers in the design of software structures for real-time embedded products using Linux, VxWorks, or Windows. • Create system block diagrams with sufficient detail for use in specifying specific hardware components and system interfaces. • Generate detailed compliance matrices relative to customer specifications. • Follow product development process as documented in Kontron's ISO 9001 quality manual.

Skills required

• MS or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Systems/Software Engineering, with 15 or more years’ experience. • Working knowledge of embedded computing devices and associated technologies. • Excellent working knowledge with input/output devices, bus standards & related technologies for MIL Aero and Avionics applications - VME, VPX, PCI, USB, SATA, I2C, 1553, ARINC429, etc. • Working knowledge of IP data switching/routing and VLANs, in HPC / HPEC System designs. • Working knowledge of Wireless networking and WAP architectures • Signal Processing and Real-Time software experience is a plus. • Experience with systems packaging solutions for the rugged military market including Conduction Cooled and Convection cooled enclosures. • Ability to write summary reports, clearly and concisely. • Working knowledge in embedded computer system architecture design and design trade-off studies. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point & Project

Our offer

To apply, email your resume directly to, referencing job code SYSA. Please include your current salary and your salary expectations. If you need any assistance in applying for a position with Kontron America, please email or call Human Resources at (858) 677-0877 and direct assistance will be provided. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol “KBC”. Kontron America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage Minorities, Females, Disabled and Veterans to apply.

Interested? Then apply right now.


Kontron America Human Resources
HR Contact for USA
Erin McCaffrey
14118 Stowe Dr.
Poway, CA 92064

Tel: 858-677-0877

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