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Avionics Software Engineer Lead

Avionics Software Engineer Lead

Req No. 
2017-3316
Job Locations 
US-CA-Mojave
Category 
Engineering
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
The Spaceship Company
Classification 
Exempt

More information about this job

Who we are

Who we are

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 350 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 a talented and motivated Avionics Software Engineering Lead to join our Avionics Team. The ideal candidate will have experience with safety-critical software development programs in aerospace or similar field. We are looking for someone who can lead a team of 5-10 engineers and enjoys working in an embedded software environment, with an emphasis on safety-critical aerospace projects.

Your Mission

  • Lead and manage the TSC Avionics Software Engineering team of 5-10 software engineers
  • Manage and develop software engineering design assurance processes
  • Develop and maintain avionics software applications through the complete software lifecycle
  • 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
  • Participate in risk management meetings

What you bring

Required Knowledge/Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Software Engineering or a related engineering discipline from an accredited universiy, or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • Experience leading a software engineering team developing flight software
  • Experience with safety-critical software projects
  • Experience with C and C++ embedded software

Desired Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience with VxWorks
  • Experience with VHDL and/or Verilog
  • 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

Professional Requirements:

  • 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)

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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