Field Application Engineer - Aerospace & Defense at Wind River Systems

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Location: Chandler, Arizona

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Wind River Systems
Sales • Chandler, AZ
Dallas, Texas


Field Applications Engineer - Aerospace & Defense

Preferred Locations: Dallas, TX, Denver, CO or Chandler, AZ

Please apply if you meet the requirements of this position and if you are an American citizen.

Working with the leading provider of integrated embedded software solutions, you will manage all technical needs of some of the major companies in the Aerospace & Defense industry. You will work closely with a Wind River Account Manager and strive to become the trusted technical advisor of our customers by understanding their business needs and addressing them through Wind River's products, services and expertise. You must have embedded software engineering experience, be capable of understanding the customer's problems, and be able to white board and present technical solutions using our product offerings and services. You should also know and have lived through commercial software Project Development Lifecycles and have a good understanding of project management. Some amount of travel will be required.


  • Manage all technical needs of account utilizing all available resources
  • Utilize available resources to effectively manage customer product life-cycle needs
  • Serve as a single technical point of contact and trusted technical advisor
  • Support trade shows and seminars.
  • Develop territory and regional (multi-site) account plans and execute successfully
  • Listen to customer's needs, architect solutions and present value proposition
  • Provide consistent market feedback to Wind River
  • The ideal candidate will have 5-15 years of embedded software development or solutions architecting experience in the following areas:
    • Real time system architecture and RTOS (e.g. VxWorks, Embedded Linux, etc.)
    • Familiarity with safety and security standards (e.g. DO-178B, IEC61508, MILS)
    • Knowledge of common communication protocols used in aerospace systems (e.g. CAN, SPI, I2C, 1552, RS-429, etc.)
    • Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Bash, etc.)
    • Familiarity with networking fundamentals & network security
    • Extensive experience programming in C/C++
  • Technical Sales and Project Management experience is preferred
  • Experience with Multi-core and virtualization is preferred
  • Good time management and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated self-starter and able to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated project planning and project management skills
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • 5+ years experience the Aerospace and Defense market vertical
  • BSCS or BSEE is required


Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Diversity is foundational for Wind River's business success. We want to be a workplace of choice for all people and we value the unique perspectives offered by a diverse workforce. Wind River does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, age, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status. This principle applies to all areas of employment: recruitment and hiring, training, performance evaluations, promotions and transfers, compensation and benefits, and social and recreational programs.

Wind River desires to be an employer of choice with an inclusive environment for all individuals. As part of this goal and in compliance with various laws and regulations, Wind River provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees. Requests for reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees are examined on a case-by-case basis. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interviewing, hiring or at any other time during the employment process. You can email us at: Please do not include personal medical information in the email.

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