Careers At ADB Safegate

Systems Engineer

Department: Engineering Services Group- Projects
Location: Columbus, OH

ADB Safegate leads the world in smart solutions that help airports handle more aircraft, safely and efficiently, from approach to departure. Our products and services can lift any airport's performance from approach, runway and taxiway lighting; to tower-based traffic control systems; to intelligent gate and docking automation.

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic people with the passion to support our vision and help to change the future of aviation. We are now offering a fascinating position as a Systems Engineer to join our team.

The Systems Engineer is responsible for performing configuration, validation, deployment, testing, and archival management of both commercially available and proprietary industrial control system software configurations. They set up computer hardware and communication equipment as required for testing and debugging software, working closely both with internal and external customers.

Essential Functions

Project Engineering Support

  • Support project lifecycle from production release to customer acceptance.
  • Manage assigned milestones, deadlines and tasks.
  • Interface with project engineers and customers to assist in software design, development, testing and troubleshooting.
  • Effectively communicate project status to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

Bid Preparation Support

  • Provide input for estimating the resources and schedule requirements needed to achieve project tasks.
  • Provide support for the preparation of technical written submittal packages for custom projects.

Configuration of Software Systems

  • Create and modify PLC Ladder logic diagrams
  • Programming of HMIís utilizing industry standard HMI packages (Factory Talk View, Wonderware, Win CC) and other proprietary HMIís
  • Program, troubleshoot, and maintain Siemens and Allen Bradley PLCís 
  • Perform complex configuration of ADB Safegate proprietary software.
  • Perform complex configuration of commercially available software and systems.
  • Perform configuration management of complex sets of data utilizing commercial source control systems.

Testing and Validation Support

  • Utilize software standards and processes to produce and execute test plans.
  • Perform both in house, field testing, and customer validation testing.
  • Responsible for debugging advanced product and related products.

Training and Presenting

  • Generate quality software documentation, technical documentation for computer system specifications and operator manuals.
  • Utilize training standards and processes to produce internal and customer training programs.
  • Responsible for generating software training classes for customers or internal employees.
  • Responsible for communicating and promoting company image to the airport lighting industry during customer field trips.

Supervisory Requirements

There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Engineering Technology (EET) or Computer Science (CS) or Computer Engineering Technology (CET) or equivalent degree.
  • Five (5) - seven (7) years of related experience.
  • Possession of a valid driverís license.
  • Must maintain an insurable driving record.
  • Must pass any required BCI and FBI Background Check.
  • Fluent English (oral and written communication skills).
  • Maintain familiarity with FAA Advisory Circulars and understand the airfield lighting industry and product lines.
  • Maintain familiarity with ICAO Advisory Circulars as required for international projects.
  • National and international travel at a minimum of 20-30% of the time.
  • Travel periods may exceed 7 days at a time.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

Must be able to lift, carry, pull and/or push up to 40 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job will generally be performed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADB Safegate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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