Powertrain Software Engineer - San Carlos

Joby Aviation is seeking talented software/embedded firmware engineer to join our powertrain team. This engineer will work closely with hardware designers and system architects to develop, test and improve system-level behaviors, with a focus on fault response and mitigation, for mission-critical components—including battery, inverters, power distribution and avionics.

  • Collaborate with electrical engineers to identify sources and mitigations for hardware level failures
  • Implement high-level control algorithms
  • Create models and simulations to test responses to faults and abnormal behaviors
  • Write requirements, participate in DFMEAs, and create and execute test and validation plans

  • Extensive experience with complex network-based systems
  • Expert knowledge of object-oriented programming methodology and multi-layered system architectures
  • Strong understanding of hardware from an embedded software engineer's perspective 
  • Great communication skills
  • B.S. in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechatronics, or similar field; or, a very strong portfolio of designed and implemented embedded software 

Desired Experience:
  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • 2+ years of working experience in relevant industry, whether aerospace, ground vehicles, drones, etc.
  • Experience working on safety-critical systems or software
  • Exposure to regulatory certification
  • Knowledge of and experience with real-time operating systems
  • Knowledge of and experience with communication protocols including I2C, CAN, SPI, UART, etc.
  • Experience with DFMEA/ Failure Analysis / Fault Trees
  • Strong understanding of modern micro-controller and microprocessor architectures such as ARM Cortex
  • Experience with modern integrated development environments and debuggers
  • Experience with distributed version control systems (GIT) and collaborative software projects
  • Hands-on experience with test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, voltmeters, etc. 

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