Profession aviation ground systems engineer
Aviation ground systems engineers are in charge of supervising the maintenance of the equipment of the airport, for example, the visual aids, airport electrical systems, luggage systems, security systems, pavements, drainage, maintenance of unpaved areas and equipment and vehicles.
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- Investigative / Realistic
- Realistic / Investigative
- Hardware architectures
The designs laying out the physical hardware components and their interconnections.
- Global navigation satellite system performance parameters
Know the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) performance parameters, and the requirements that an GNSS system should possess in specific conditions.
- Levels of software testing
The levels of testing in the software development process, such as unit testing, integration testing, system testing and acceptance testing.
- Ground segment
Know the ground-based infrastructure necessary to support the operation of satellites, including the operation of spacecraft in orbit; receive and process satellite data.
- Analyse software specifications
Assess the specifications of a software product or system to be developed by identifying functional and non-functional requirements, constraints and possible sets of use cases which illustrate interactions between the software and its users.
- Utilise computer-aided software engineering tools
Use software tools (CASE) to support the development lifecycle, design and implementation of software and applications of high-quality that can be easily maintained.
- Work in an aviation team
Work confidently in a group in general aviation services, in which each individual operates in their own area of responsibility to reach a common goal, such as a good customer interaction, air safety, and aircraft maintenance.
- Use ICT equipment in maintenance activities
Maintain or fix equipment by using information technology equipment such as monitors, computer mice, keyboards, storage devices, printers or scanners.
- Carry out research on ground systems
Conduct research on ground systems and hardware; research the fields of encryption, networking, and mass storage.
- Test ground system performance
Develop test strategies for complex software and hardware products; include troubleshooting and system support; calculate system performance.
- Solve ICT system problems
Identify potential component malfunctions. Monitor, document and communicate about incidents. Deploy appropriate resources with minimal outage and deploy appropriate diagnostic tools.
- Measure software usability
Check the convenience of the software product for the end user. Identify user problems and make adjustments to improve usability practice. Collect input data on how users evaluate software products.
- Supervise maintenance activities in airports
Supervise airport staff during operational and maintenance activities such as aeroplane refuelling, flight communications, runway maintenance, etc.
- Read 3D displays
Read 3D-displays and understand the information they provide on positions, distances, and other parameters.
- Execute software tests
Perform tests to ensure that a software product will perform flawlessly under the specified customer requirements, using specialised software tools. Apply software testing techniques and tools in order to identify software defects (bugs) and malfunctions.
- Possess visual literacy
Interpret charts, maps, graphics, and other pictorial presentations used in place of the written word. The graphics used vary from process to process; therefore, the professional must have sufficient knowledge of the field in order to follow and use the information presented.
Common job titles
- Systems engineer
- Systems engineer (#616887)
- Operations research/systems analysis (orsa) analyst
- Sr systems engineer ii
- Systems engineer ii
- Sr systems engineer i
- Systems engineer iii (flight operations – test operations)
- Senior systems engineer