Virgin Galactic

  • Avionics Software Engineer

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Engineering
    US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    2019-5435
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Classification
    Exempt
    Location : Location
    US-CA-Mojave
  • Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned 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 500 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.

    Your Mission

    TSC is seeking a talented and motivated Avionics Software Engineer to join our Avionics Team. The ideal candidate will have experience with software development programs in aerospace or similar field. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in an embedded software environment, with an emphasis on safety-critical aerospace projects. 

    What you bring

    Required Knowledge/Experience

    • Experience with aerospace software projects following DO-178
    • Experience with C and C++ embedded software
    • Experience with bare metal and RTOS software
    • Experience with VHDL and/or Verilog

     

    Desired Knowledge/Experience

    • Experience with VHDL and/or Verilog
    • Experience with opengl based GUI software development
    • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink
    • Experience with VxWorks, FreeRTOS and python
    • Experience with LabView and National Instruments instrumentation
    • Experience with the Atlassian software project management suite including JIRA, Bitbucket (Git), Confluence, and Crucible

     

    Responsibilities

    • 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

     

    Educational Requirements:

    Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering or a related engineering discipline from an accredited university, or equivalent combination of work experience and education 

     

    Professional Requirements:

    • 4 or more years of software development programs in aerospace or similar field
    • Experience with safety critical embedded system hardware and software
    • Experience with FPGA hardware and software
    • Experience with real-time operating systems
    • Strong foundation of fundamentals of electrical engineering
    • Strong organizational and written communication skills
    • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

     

     

     

    Personal Requirements

    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 commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will be able to work easily with senior management of the Company, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Management USA, Virgin Management UK to contribute as an equal to the commercial and strategic discussions and decisions of the Group.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

     

    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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