Systems Engineer IV

Crane Co.

Lynnwood, WA

Crane Aerospace and Electronics has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer IV at our Lynnwood, WA location.

About Crane:

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Located in the epicenter of United States aviation manufacturing, our Crane Aerospace & Electronics Lynnwood, Wash., facility delivers industry-leading aerospace & defense power and fluid solutions. Our products are rugged enough to fly 5 billion miles from Earth on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft and innovative enough to be featured on Eviation’s Alice all-electric aircraft. You’ll join a group of aerospace professionals committed to engineering excellence and work in a community tucked between the idyllic Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains. Start the next chapter of your career with Crane Aerospace & Electronics!   

Job Summary:

The Systems Engineer IV is a senior contributor who works highly independently and uses originality, ingenuity and established procedures to perform engineering duties in researching, planning, designing, and developing products for use in the Aerospace or Electronics marketplace. The Systems Engineer IV specializes in complex technical matters, works within a collaborative Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment, and is responsible for multiple independent tasks

Essential Functions:

  • Work effectively with all functional groups to achieve product performance and cost targets. Build quality and manufacturability into the design. Define/understand/comply with company and regulatory guidelines to assure a safe operating environment.
  • Support continuous process improvement activities including Kaizen, 5S practices to ensure an organized and efficient working environment, and personal development.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with verbal and written English for technical reports, presentations, analyses, or other communications at the appropriate level throughout the organization.
  • Understand, decompose, and define product and process requirements to support product development, sustaining and R&D.
  • Plan, estimate, prioritize, and manage work activities to support meeting project schedules and budgets.
  • Utilize experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Produce thorough and accurate design and development work of suitable complexity that meets all customer specifications and company requirements for schedule, cost, producibility, quality, and reliability.
  • Utilize proficient problem solving processes, documentation, tools and analyses to quickly and effectively identify root cause and corrective actions to technical challenges and/or issue in support of product development and product sustaining assignments
  • Generate and review product development documentation including proposals, technical reports, procedures, correspondence, etc. necessary to satisfy customer and program requirements.
  • Self-directed and motivated while working and communicating effectively within a team environment that consists of several engineering, operations, quality, and business disciplines.
  • Mentor junior engineers and others in the area of expertise.
  • Provide support of IPT activities in collaboration with other technical, operations, quality, and business disciplines.
  • Contribute to all Systems Engineering aspects (architecture and components) from initial product research, architecture definition, requirements definition, requirements validation, systems verification, management and flow down to functional engineering groups
  • Experience leading system development activities following industry recognized processes (e.g. ARP4754)
  • Lead the development of System Safety analyses such as reliability predictions, Failure Modes and Effect Analyses, Fault Tree Analysis, Common Mode Analysis and Single Event Upset analysis (ARP4761)
  • Participate in the certification compliance activities of essential and critical level control systems for aircraft applications
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 8+ years of relevant work experience
  • Education/Certification: BA or BS Degree in an engineering discipline. Masters or PhD preferred.
  • Knowledge:
    • Experience of system development following industry recognized processes (e.g. ARP4754)
    • Familiarity with DO178, DO254 and DO160
    • Knowledge of the general principles involved with the development of Transformer Rectifier Units, Power Conditioning Units, DC-DC Converters, Magnetics, Battery Chargers, Landing Gear Control and Indication Systems, Door and Slide Control and Indication Systems and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.
    • Understands Systems Engineering principles, including interpreting and writing requirements, system architectures and designs
    • Knowledge of requirements management, validation and verification.
    • Familiarity with multi physics modeling and simulation (i.e. Simulink)
    • Familiarity with circuit analysis and power supply topologies
    • Familiarity with Software development lifecycle
  • Skills/Abilities
    • Working knowledge of requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS) highly desirable
  • Eligibility Requirement: This position requires access to controlled data or information and therefore only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). 

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment
  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE
  • May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes
    • Requires work with small to medium size hand and power tools
    • Occasional travel to customer and outside test lab facilities for technical interchange meetings, design reviews, product testing support, and to attend technical seminars
  • May need to travel domestically and internationally (up to 10%)
  • Standing: 10% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
  • Sitting: 90% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
  • Lifting (in pounds): up to 20 pounds
  • Pushing (in pounds): up to 20 pounds
  • Mental/Visual: use of computer, calculator, filing cabinets
  • Workspace: cubicle/desk/lab

Top Benefits:

Salary range: $147,000 to $174,000. Several factors contribute to actual salary, including experience in a similar role or performing comparable job responsibilities, skills, training, and other qualifications. Some roles may be eligible for participation in performance-based bonus programs. 

As a team member at Crane Aerospace and Electronics, you’ll enjoy:

  • Benefits: Health care, dental or life insurance starting the first day of the month
  • Time Off: 15 days of paid time off that start accruing your first day at Crane and 12 paid holidays per year.
  • 401k Retirement Plan: 401k plan with company match
  • Education Reimbursement: eligible after 90 days of employment

You can see a list of our benefits at or visit our website at for more information on our company and great opportunities.

We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes.  We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.

In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check.  FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.