Avionics Software Certification Expert

Xwing is seeking an entrepreneurial candidate to develop embedded software for autonomous aviation. You’ll get to work with a world-class engineering team in autonomous transportation and aerospace.

About us: We’re an early-stage, San Francisco-based startup working to increase human mobility by developing autonomous flight capability for small passenger aircraft. Our team consists of hands-on passionate individuals with experience from the foremost aerospace companies and academic institutions. We all share a drive to build exceptional products that challenge conventional thinking. Learn more at xwing.com

  • Lead certification efforts for embedded software
  • Write and implement company's Plan for Software Aspects of Certification (PSAC)
  • Design and develop embedded autonomous flight software
  • Derive low-level requirements from high-level use cases
  • Define and write automated test harnesses
  • Provide technical input and direction on software and hardware stacks
  • Provide guidance on system architecture
  • Ensure that system fulfills functional and safety requirements
  • Ensure that system fulfills performance requirements, including real-time guarantees
Required qualifications:

  • University degree in engineering or equivalent professional experience
  • Solid understanding of embedded real-time systems
  • Expert knowledge of DO-178B/C
  • Successfully  ran programs through FAA certification to DAL-A or B
  • Strong knowledge of DO-254
  • Comfortable with quantitative risk assessment methodologies
  • Ability to work in a team and coordinate with other engineering teams per company priorities
  • Ability to challenge conventional thinking in a fact-based and professional manner

Desirable qualifications:

  • Development experience with ARP4754, ARP4761, ISO-26262 
  • Experience with System Safety Assessment
  • Experience in formal software verification
  • Experience with model-based design

 Employment terms:
To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (EAR / ITAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Employer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, employer complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employer expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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