Join the Avion family

Avion focuses on Full Flight Simulator design, manufacturing, and operation. Avion enables airlines to train at their home base, giving them complete control of the training schedule. This way, airlines can cut costs and CO2 emissions and have a well-rested flight crew. In other words: it benefits economic, environmental and social sustainability targets.
In early 2023, Avion entered into an agreement with an Indian Flight Training Company to supply eight Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulators. The new center is scheduled to open in July 2023, with two Avion A320 simulators being shipped to India and certified by the Indian civil aviation authority, DGCA. The remaining six simulators will be built and delivered in about eighteen months.
Avion is also ramping up its R&D activities by developing a Full Flight Simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, developing new functions like lesson plans, debrief tool and software updates for the Airbus A320 simulator. To support the enhanced R&D program, Avion will expand its team in the coming months.

About the job

Avion is looking for a Systems Architect to oversee the design, development and integration of simulator instrumentation and software systems for the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 MAX Full Flight Simulators.
The Systems Architect defines all design resources needed to ensure the successful and timely release of new products and running projects. Leads the product development and oversees the product delivery process and design process of Avion’s Full Flight Simulator Products. The Systems Architect determines the need and recommends the services of external suppliers (e.g., industrial design, prototyping services, specialized test services, etc.).


• Design, development and integration of simulator instrumentation and software systems in line with internal and industry standards and regulations.
• Leading the simulation software development team, including the training, coordination and support of individual staff members.
• Collaborating with the Mechanical and Electrical Lead Engineer and other stakeholders to define and refine project requirements.
• Assess functionality and coherence of the integrated technologies (Software, Visual, Control loading, Motion, Sound, Electrical, Mechanical) in the system.
• Works closely with the sales department on client bids to ensure that customer requirements are translated into a viable technical end product meeting industry and serviceable standards.
• Structures the overall system integration activities leading to testing, acceptance and qualification of new products.
• Provides 2nd line (ticket) support in case of software- and/or instrumentation issues and ensures that structural deficiencies are translated into renewed design principles.
• Identifying and mitigating potential technical, planning and budget risks.

Required skills and experience

• Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or related field.
• In-depth knowledge of full-cycle product development for either Airbus or Boeing aircraft simulation, preferably on Full Flight Simulator products.
• Experience with the development of QTGs.
• Experience writing Acceptance Test Manuals (ATMs).
• Solid understanding of aircraft data communication protocols (ARINC 429, 708, etc.).
• Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically and creatively.
• Experience leading a team of developers and guiding them through the software development process.
• Strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to work closely with a diverse group of stakeholders.
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Strong work ethic: comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company environment.
• Ability to translate high-level functional requirements and technical specifications into working products.
• Strong experience in software development, with a focus on architecture and design.
• Working experience with Matlab Simulink, C++ and other programming languages.

Desirable skills and experience

• Knowledge of mechanical and electrical design principles.
• Experience with designing and manufacturing electronics, including PCB design principles.
• Experience with CE, UL or equivalent product certification to comply with machinery directives.
• Deep understanding of the differences between certification standards (EASA, FAA, ICAO, etc.).
• A background in Systems Engineering is a plus.
• Thorough understanding of real-time simulation, distributed computing and multi-threading.
• Understanding of data structures in memory and network protocols such as UDP and TCP.
• A high-level, general understanding of full-stack web and mobile application development, cloud computing, containerization, and orchestration technologies is considered beneficial.


This job position is based at our office in Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands.

Become a part of the Avion family

Working at Avion means having a challenging job in a successful and entrepreneurial environment where initiative and a high degree of freedom in acting are basic principles. Working together within and between teams is essential for our success. Likewise, we cooperate closely with our partners and customers to achieve the best results. You will have significant influence and responsibility for the outcome of technically challenging projects.
Avion will create the conditions that enable you to truly grow as a (technical) specialist. We will do so by providing support, training and opportunities to further develop your talents in a stimulating & inspiring environment.
Avion is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage people of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. At Avion, we are committed to having an inclusive and transparent environment where every voice is heard and acknowledged. We embrace our differences and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success. 
Do you think you meet the criteria, and are you up for a new challenge? WFS PRO takes care of the hiring process for this position. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Maurice Taks, +31(0)615341393. If you want to apply, please send your resume to

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