Delta Airlines

Principle Avionics Engineer

Delta Airlines - Posted 1 month ago
$130k-260k/year  + Equity


Atlanta, GA

Aeronautical engineer
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
83k employees

Aeronautical engineer Job description

Predictive Technology Engineering (PTE) at Delta’s Technical Operations currently seeks a Principal Avionics Engineer to support aircraft modifications related to data acquisition and download. This position will report to the Product Manager, Connected Aircraft Engineering and will support the ACMS Software Engineer as an SME for aircraft data availability and troubleshooting. Additionally, this position will be responsible for all documentation and substantiation for projects requiring aircraft modification including the installation of Delta Air Lines's next-generation Connected Aircraft Systems.

  • Support the ACMS Software Engineer with troubleshooting ACMS-related issues and data requests
  • Create installation documentation related to aircraft data acquisition hardware and software to support fleetwide updates
  • Evaluate new technologies and provide recommendations to leadership
  • Provide support and technical knowledge to other business units as necessary
  • Be an industry technical leader in Connected Aircraft Systems and effectively develop and communicate the Delta Air Lines Connected Aircraft Systems strategy. 


  • Candidates for this position should have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 8 years minimum relevant experience 
  • Internal candidates must be performing satisfactorily in their current positions. Also, if you are currently in an engineering role, you must apply to your same grade level 
  • The previous airline, military, OEM, or MRO experience with commercial aircraft is strongly preferred  
  • Must be willing to travel as required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Embrace diverse people, thinking and styles  
  • Consistently make the safety and security, of self and others, the priority 
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the date of hire to be considered for a U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Demonstrates that privacy is a priority when handling personal data.
  • Embraces a diverse set of people, thinking and styles.
  • Consistently makes safety and security, of self and others, the priority.


Delta's Four Essential Behaviors provide us and the organization with clear expectations for leading at Delta and embodying our mission that No One Better Connects the World.  

The following qualifications are centered around those behaviors:  

Unlock Potential 

  • Carefully listen to others to understand their perspectives and concerns
  • Able to digest information quickly and accurately to provide solutions  
  • Convey perspectives from external stakeholders to increase the team’s capabilities 

Go Beyond

  • Develop guidelines and requirements to offset or eliminate immediate and long-term effects due to negative impacts on Delta and its internal and external stakeholders  
  • Provide feasible solutions that are innovative, but practical, to solve difficult technical problems  
  • Use data, mathematical tools, past experiences, and good judgment to reduce ambiguity  
  • Able to manage and accept changes in work scope, priorities, and goals 
  • Able to maintain a detailed orientated approach to work tasks despite changes to business priorities 


  • Demonstrate to the team and leaders that assigned tasks are completed based on the set timelines and established goals 
  • Communicate, clearly, the goals and benefits of proposed solutions  
  • Demonstrate an understanding between team and organization objectives  
  • Identify initiatives and/or objectives to internal customers to increase intradepartmental productivity  
  • Familiarity and experience with ARINC 834 and 834A specifications.
  • Familiarity and experience with ARINC 615, 615A, 641, 645-1, 665, 835-1, and 827.
  • Familiarity with the domains of the aircraft. 
  • Familiarity with using IP Connectivity links for supplemental operational purposes and associated ANSP guidance
  • Familiarity and experience with ARINC 759
  • Familiarity and experience with ARINC 429 and 717 data structures.
  • Familiarity and experience with the regulatory path for utilizing onboard user-modifiable software
  • Familiarity and experience with edge computing.

Chart the Course 

  • Ability to independently remove small roadblocks and assist team or leadership with larger obstacles  
  • Identify objectives and communicate when additional resources are required to complete objectives with senior-level team members  

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