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Manager, Systems Engineering - Safety Critical Flight Controls

202256 Requisition #

Moog’s Aircraft Group has been offering Superior Engineering and Advanced Technologies to the global Aircraft Market for over six decades. Bill Moog’s invention improved the technology for Fly-by-Wire flight controls used in today’s modern aircraft. 

We have an immediate opening for a
Systems Engineering Manager to lead the Systems Engineering team at our Corporate Headquarters in East Aurora, NY.

Here’s what to expect on a day-to-day basis:
  • Manage execution of work by teams and team members through monitoring progress, providing technical direction, and problem solving solutions. 
  • Mentor direct reports in all aspects of Systems Engineering and Engineering career development. Model Systems Engineering industry best practices, as well as Moog core values, to promote development of world-class Systems Engineering talent. 
  • Supervise Team Leads and team members providing goals, feedback and recognition and developing bench strength through career planning and progression. Actively demonstrate Performance Management of resources to optimize skills and capabilities. 
  • Support new business initiatives though trade studies, concept development, proposal responses, and customer presentations. 
  • Manage the product development capacity and planning process through active recruiting and retention of skilled employees. 
  • Manage the advancement of the product development process by providing technical support, developing tools and infrastructure, facilitating learning and continuity across teams. 
  • Participate with other Systems Engineering Managers and the Systems Chief Engineer, as a member of the Systems Engineering Leadership Team. This team sets direction for, and develops processes for, the Systems Engineering department. It also provides technology leadership by maintaining an active R&D technology roadmap, supporting R&D activities, optimizing the interplay between product technology, tools and programs, and, facilitating technology collaboration with other technologies. Provide technical expertise and guidance to a systems engineering team and/or cross-disciplinary engineering team working on flight control actuation technology and/or integration of flight control actuation systems

 At a minimum, you'll need to meet these qualifications:

  • BS in engineering, MS preferred 
  • 15 years professional Engineering experience with demonstrated progression in inspiring and leading technical teams (14 with a Master’s or 12 years with PhD)
  • Demonstrated excellence across all Systems Engineering domains, to include requirements new business/concept development, requirements development/allocation, system design and analysis, integration and test, and anomaly resolution/root cause investigations
  • The desire/ability to get things done through others – coaching and mentoring along the way
  • Critical thinker, adept at relationship building and leading through influence
  • Due to program requirements, the Systems Engineering Manager must possess or be able to obtain a US DOD Secret Security Clearance
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience in Safety Critical Aircraft Control Systems and/or Actuation Systems design, development, integration, and certification
  • Functional management experience
  • Familiarity with Agile / Lean methodologies and Systems Model Based Engineering

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran


About Moog, Inc.:

Our company began in 1951 with Bill Moog’s invention, the servo valve, a device which became the heart of high performance motion control systems. Today, Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of motion control parts and systems.


Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, we proudly serve customers in more than 90 countries. Our operations extend to more than 27 countries and our talented, global workforce is nearly 12,000 strong.


Our company is organized into five operating groups: Aircraft, Space and Defense, Industrial, Medical Devices, and Corporate. Our high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. What sets Moog apart is our commitment to creating high-performance solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.


But it's more than technical excellence that defines us. Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our employees enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture of trust. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. 

Moog is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at 844-367-5787.

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