Virgin Galactic

Avionics Software Engineer

Company The Spaceship Company
Category Engineering
US-CA-Mojave
Req No.
2020-5869
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 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 highly motivated and ambitious embedded systems software engineer with a strong foundation in programming in C and C++ with hands on experience with software development for embedded targets. The idea candidate will also bring in a strong problem solving skill, an inquisitive mind, and an insatiable desire to learn. As part of the Avionics software team, you will design, develop and test the software for SpaceShipTwo, Whikeknight Two and future vehicles.

Your Mission

  • Own one or many software projects and become the expert answering to the department and the vehicle leads
  • Design, implement and document software solutions supporing program goals.
  • Support software verification activities by providing clarity to the requirements and implementation to the verification team
  • Actively participate in code reviews, requirements development, internal audits, and other software-related development activities
  • 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 and computer engineering
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills
  • 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
  • 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
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

 

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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