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Panasonic Software Engineer in Irvine, California

Panasonic Avionics takes entertainment and connectivity to new heights. We’re the world’s leading supplier of (IFEC) inflight entertainment and communications systems that allow passengers access to live TV, movies, music, interactive games, maps, and much more! We’re also expanding our award-winning connectivity network into the LEO space.

We are looking for a motivated, driven, and collaborative Software Engineer with experience in embedded software development to join a talented team that conducts research, design and development of software running on Linux OS to power our latest products.


  • Design, implement, integrate and verify software applications and tools using C\C++ under Linux.

  • Enhance, optimize and improve efficiency and robustness of the current software.

  • Participate in requirements analysis, architecture and design processes

  • Collaborate with multiple development teams

  • Review, evaluate and analyze test plans and procedures

  • Support system test programs, analyze results and improve overall system quality

  • Lead and provide technical guidance to engineers, designers and support personnel

  • Participate in a complete software development lifecycle using Agile methodologies.

  • Oversee and manage deployed system performance and in-service performance with intent of recommending and guiding solutions to satisfy our customers.

  • Participate in development and leadership of appropriate architecture solutions and enhancements for planned system deployments and improvements.

  • Participate in the full SDLC ( Software Development Life Cycle ) system from requirements gathering to Production deployment to supporting production.


  • Strong proven experience with C/C++, Golang, Python, Javascript or similar languages.

  • Deep knowledge and experience in real time multi-threaded software.

  • Proven experience in development under Linux.

  • Proven experience in socket programming, IPC and PUB/SUB architecture (Kafka/MQTT).

  • Experience and Hands on Skills with AWS Products such as Data Lake, Kinesis S3 Firehouse, Cloud Storage S3, Cloud Functions, Pub/Sub, App Engine, Cloud SQL, EC2, ECS, Lambda.

  • Experience and Hands on Skills with Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Experience and Hands on Skills with Database such as MySQL/MariaDB, No SQL or similar.

  • Experience and Hands on Skills with Gitlab and CI / CD Pipelines or similar.

  • Deep understanding of the networking protocols TCP/UDP/IP/HTTP/SNMP/DHCP/DNS and familiarity with VLANs and basic switching and routing concepts.

  • Solid knowledge of programming fundamentals-algorithms, data structures, design patterns

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in an agile team practicing SCRUM software development principles.

  • Proven experience in CI/CD (continuous integration / continuous deployment) and TDD (test-driven software development).

  • Demonstrated engineering communication expertise including clear and concise written and verbal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to take a lead, break down software tasks and mentor less experienced team members.


  • Knowledge of C++14/17 and later is desirable

  • Strong knowledge of all things REST, HTTP, AJAX, JSON, WebSockets and network programming.

  • Familiarity with satellite networks, antenna systems and related communication protocols is desirable

  • Familiarity with software development aviation processes (AS9100/DO-178C) is desired.

  • Experience in Embedded Software is desired.

  • Experience in a SDET ( Software Development Engineer in Test) like role is desired.

  • Experience working with third party vendors and remote development teams is desired.

  • Cloud certifications (AWS - CCP, SAA or equivalent) is desired.

  • Agile / Scrum certification or proven experience practicing Agile software development principles is desired.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering or equivalent of 10 years of proven experience. Master’s degree is preferred.


  • Ability to travel to domestic or international locations as required, up to 5% of the time

The salary of $107,000 - $180,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives. The minimum hourly wage for this role will be the greater of the posted range, or minimum

Our Principles:

Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude

What we offer:

At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.

  • We offer flexible remote work options depending on your role. Where possible, we offer fully remote or hybrid work opportunities.

  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive unlimited PTO. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year plus a paid company-wide shut down in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year.

  • Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.

  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1

  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.

All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19. Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporation.