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Sr. Autonomy Software Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Fremont
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Autonomy SW engineer is responsible for the design, development and verification of software and algorithms for aircraft flight automation -including navigation, perception, path planning, contingency management, lost link, user interface and DAA. This role also responsible for generating both high and low level requirements, performing peer reviews, developing unit and integration test plans and completing verification and validation.

What you can do:

  • Develop software and algorithms for aircraft flight automation, including Navigation, perception, path planning, contingency management, lost link, user interface, and detect and avoid
  • Build software tools for simulation, log analysis, automated testing, and development prototyping
  • Generate both high- and low-level software requirements, implement software algorithms, perform peer reviews, develop unit and integration test plans, and perform verification and validation of autonomy software
  • Participate in the software architecture and design process of modular systems for embedded, desktop and hosted environments
  • Analyze field reports, flight logs, fault analysis and bug reporting to ensure continued improvement of safety critical software
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers working on software, algorithms, middleware and simulations
  • Participate in R&D and Proof of Concept development activities for the demonstration and maturation of advanced autonomy functionality for our platform
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field
    • 5+ years' experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Experience developing embedded software for aviation, automotive, or robotics applications
    • Experience with highly automated systems
    • Strong proficiency in C required
    • Experience with model based, code generation tools (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink, SCADE)
    • Experience with DOORS, Rhapsody, and requirements-based design
    • Experience in simulations and verification methodologies
    • Experience with ISO 26262, DO-178C, or other safety-related software and product development processes
    • Proficiency with Git, Linux and embedded RTOS(s)
    • Strong proficiency in modern software development workflows and practices, including version control, build and test systems, and peer review
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality You may also be able to contribute:
      • Master's degree preferred
      • Knowledge of C and Python preferred Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: Supernal, Fremont , Sr. Autonomy Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Fremont, California

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