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Aircraft seat development Engineer

Mobile , Alabama

Job Category: Aerospace

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3025

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we’re a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible to deliver fully qualified seat designs that meets the technical, weight, schedule, quality and cost targets of the program.
  • Manage the General Requirements for Equipment & System Suppliers (GRESS) deliverables for the program, including determining the applicable GRESS items for seats, maintaining the action item log, aggressively pursuing action holders to close actions, and providing complete transparency to stakeholders.
  • Prepare and lead Initial Technical Coordination Meetings (ITCM), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR) and major milestone meetings with Airline Customers, Suppliers all relevant stakeholders per development milestones.
  • Define/Validate Interfaces to the aircraft including development of customized modules installation requirements (including validation of both structural and system interfaces). Validate module interface points and update Customized Technical Specifications as appropriate.
  • Analyze Change Requests designs based on customer, manufacturing and/or design requirements.
  • Guide and perform qualification and verification and validation of seats including release of the Declaration of Design Performance (DDP). Ensure that the design is fully certified and all the necessary data for validation, test and certification delivered is in accordance with Program milestones.
  • Initiate, monitor and manage Supplier Improvements and Transformation Projects to drive performance and to ensure supplier's compliance to Aerospace client requirements and processes.
  • Develop supplier performance KPIs, identify risk and opportunities and prepare Supplier Performance Ratings for Corporate Reviews
  • Create solutions to identify supplier organization and process improvements.
  • Support Procurement in developing or updating new contracts, and the Extended Enterprise team in supplier technical assessment and DOA criticality.
  • Provide a clear communication link between the vendor(s) and the Aerospace client team.




  • Bachelor's degree (B.S) from a four year college or university in engineering or similar related subject area is normally required or equivalent education and experience.


Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

  • Minimum 7 years' experience within the aviation industry with at least 3 years' experience in aircraft cabin engineering and/or seat development process, and knowledge of associated seat design, certification and qualification requirements.
  • Familiar with Quality process improvement processes and toolkits (Practical Problem Solving, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA, etc.)
  • Experienced in CAD Design and proficient in Catia V4/V5 preferred.
  • Familiar with Google Suite Products (Docs/Slides/Sheets/etc.)



ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.