Senior Flight Control Systems Engineer

McGowan Consulting Group, Inc. - Connecticut


McGowan Consulting Group, Inc. provides engineering development services to the MIL/Aerospace industry. In particular we specialize in the development of systems and software requirements, real-time embedded software (C/C++ and Ada) and system and software test procedures for avionics applications. We are currently seeking a Senior Flight Control Systems Engineer located in Shelton, CT.

This is a long term position associated with the design, development, integration, and evaluation of Fly-By-Wire Flight Control Systems with an emphasis on Flight Control System Architecture, Flight Control Software, Control Law Development, Autonomous Control Algorithms, and System Test and Analysis as applicable to flight vehicles. In this role, the engineer will work in all areas of the system development cycle including requirements development, preliminary/detail design, integration and test.

Control, Guidance, Navigation or Autonomy Vehicle experience (preferably in the aviation field). Experience in Systems Engineering in the areas of requirements development/traceability, development, test and risk assessment. Model based design experience. Experience in FAA certification procedures such as DO-178B/C and/or DO-254. Familiarity with the following Software/System tools: Matlab, Simulink, and DOORS.

Basic Qualifications:

3-5 years of Rotary Aircraft flight control experience

B.S. Electrical Engineering or
B.S. Computer Engineering or
B.S. Aerospace Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

5-7+ years of Rotary Aircraft flight control experience

Master's Degree

US Citizenship Required

Job Type: Full-time


  • MATLAB: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Control Law Development: 5 years (Preferred)
  • C/C++: 5 years (Preferred)
  • DOORS: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Rotary Flight Control Engineering: 5 years (Preferred)