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Application Software Architect

Company: Supernal
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Software Architect is responsible for the aircraft embedded avionics computer application architecture. The role collaborates with other engineering colleagues, teams, customers, and contractors to test and evaluate aircraft technologies. The embedded applications for the Supernal avionics will be based on automatic code generation from models, both for the logic and the displays. The Software Architect will help with the design of the high-level structure of the applications and the interfaces with the software infrastructure.

What you can do:

  • Design and implement guidelines/procedures for the development of embedded safety-critical avionics application functions
  • Manage the technical implementation of the avionics application architecture by the software team
  • Develop requirements for the embedded applications and application architecture
  • Develop some of the embedded avionics applications
  • Assist in building a lab for the testing and integration of the avionics applications and systems
  • Work directly with simulated, laboratory, and field test data to debug the system
  • Produce documentation in support of avionics systems certification to required standards
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree Engineering or other related fields
    • A minimum of ten (10) years industry experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Experience in avionics application software certification, either military or civilian
    • Experience with modeling tools (Matlab/Simulink or SCADE Suite)
    • Experience in building/using an integration test lab for avionics testing/qualification
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality You may also be able to contribute:
      • Master's or Ph.D. in engineering or another related field preferred
      • Ability to program with Matlab, Python, or C/C++ for tool development/modification (GUI experience is a plus)
      • Experience with civilian aircraft development processes (ARP-4754, ARP-4761, DO-178C, DO-254) a plus
      • Experience with display generation tools (any of iData, VapsXT, SCADE Display, GL Studio) a plus Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

        The pay range for this position is:
        $192,400 $289,120 USD

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Keywords: Supernal, Walnut Creek , Application Software Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Walnut Creek, California

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