Senior Avionics Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • AVIONICS
  • USA
  • Posted 5 months ago
  • US Citizenship or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Company Details

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 400 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.

Our Values

TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

Who You Are

TSC is seeking an accomplished embedded systems software engineer who is a strong individual contributor and also enjoys mentoring and coaching teammates. The ideal candidate will have hands on experience with safety-critical software development in multiple programs in aerospace or similar field. You will bring significant experise in architecting, desiging and developing embedded systems for safety critical applications. You will have an opportunity to contribute to the design and development of the software for the avionics for SpaceShipTwo, Whikeknight Two and future TSC vehicles.

Your Mission

  • Develop and maintain avionics software applications through the complete software lifecycle
  • Mentor junior colleagues and help troubleshoot problems across multiple software projects across multiple platforms
  • Design software solutions for vehicle level issues utilizing multiple software subsystems
  • Actively participate in code reviews, requirements development, internal audits, and other software-related development activities
  • Monitor program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program problems and ensure efficiency of operations
  • Contribute in continuous improvement of the software development and integration process within the department
  • Participate in risk management meetings

What you bring

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering or a related engineering discipline from an accredited university, or equivalent combination of work experience and education
  • Strong foundation of fundamentals of electrical engineering
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills
  • 4 or more years of safety-critical software development programs in aerospace or similar field
  • Experience with embedded system hardware and software
  • Experience with FPGA hardware and software
  • Experience with real-time operating systems
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
  • Experience with safety-critical software projects following DO-178
  • Experience with C and C++ embedded software
  • Experience with VxWorks
  • Experience with Xilinx RTOS
  • Experience with VHDL and/or Verilog

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink
  • Experience with LabView and National Instruments instrumentation
  • Experience with the Atlassian software project management suite including JIRA, Bitbucket (Git), Confluence, and Crucible

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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