Stratolaunch, LLC Staff Software Engineer in Mojave, California
Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch test platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to utilize the capabilities of the Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft and air-launch test vehicles to enable development of technologies that may not exist otherwise.
Stratolaunch strives to create technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.
To achieve these great efforts, Stratolaunch is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to develop and test flight software on an autonomous rocket-powered air-launch vehicle. This position also includes software development and implementation of other segments of the Stratolaunch architecture, which could include hardware-in-the-loop, ground support equipment, and other software/hardware test.
You are responsible for the design, development, meeting requirements, performing verification activities, and test execution for software projects. You must be comfortable with component/system development and integration.
This position will include evaluation of a broad range of technical data. Candidates must have an aerospace development background and relevant experience in aerospace systems integration.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Develop and test new flight software architectures in support of advanced rocket-powered air-launch vehicle systems
Develop software throughout the stack from high level test software to embedded flight code
Collaborate with stakeholders to understand challenges and develop software requirements and solutions
Perform test procedure development and test execution
Perform requirement verification activities
Contribute to hardware integration with the development of interface documents
Support various lab/bench hardware tests with custom software
Support integration of the air-launch vehicle systems with the carrier aircraft
Perform design and/or analysis to support component development
Provide technical guidance for projects within the larger program
Evaluate risks and contribute to risk mitigation plans to determine if the risks are appropriate and risk mitigation are adequate
Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems
Travel, as needed, to support projects
Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of and experience with embedded software engineering and one or more of these disciplines: avionics, electronics, aircraft and/or launch vehicle integration
Experience with developing and testing real-time deterministic mission-critical embedded systems
Experience with requirements development, with a focus on interface management
Excellent written communication and software documentation skills
Experience with risk management
Ability to communicate technical challenges and provide interface guidance to varied audiences to develop airborne and ground support systems. Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals
Experience with serial communications, software test, and computer networking
Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities
Air-launch vehicle software development experience
Experience with flight computer and/or vehicle management computer software development, test, and integration
Experience with hardware-in-the-loop software development, test, and integration
Experience with safety-critical software development Experience with government agencies
Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies
Experience with work management tools such as JIRA
Automated testing experience
Experience in Java, LabVIEW, Matlab/Simulink
Strong software development skills, particularly in C/C++, Python
Linux OR other RTOS (Xenomai, VxWorks, INTEGRITY, Deos, LynxOS, etc.)
Knowledge of communication standards and protocols RS422, UDP/TCP
Source control tools, Git, SVN, etc.
MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Engineering software tools
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 8-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special remarks regarding work environment
This position is located in Mojave, CA
Some travel (<10%) may be required
Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.
Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees' and applicants' time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.
Job Category: Engineering