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Sr. Autonomy Systems Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: May 24, 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 Autonomy Systems Engineer is responsible for Autonomy product requirements definition and decomposition, systems design and analysis, systems integration, test, and verification. The engineer works as part of the Autonomy team to develop and mature the automation technologies that are central to the Supernal AAM vision.What you can do:

  • Use MBSE to coordinate ConOps development, requirements definition and decomposition, performing functional analysis, defining system architecture, crafting detailed Interface Control Documents (ICDs), supporting system level trade studies, participating in peer reviews throughout the product lifecycle of design, development, integration, and test
  • Define system level requirements for Autonomy capabilities, end-end behavior, and applicable performance metrics
  • Where appropriate, develop sub-system requirements with sufficient traceability and assist in establishing traceability workflows and tools
  • Along with Aircraft level System Engineering team, codevelop relevant analyses (Eg. SOTIF, Hazard Analysis etc.) in order to develop and define requirements
  • Collaboratively define, negotiate, and document interface contracts between various parts of the software architecture
  • Evaluate Autonomy system failure modes, reliability, and overall safety and Develop verification and validation plans and demonstrate coverage against requirements
  • Creates tools and techniques to optimize, analyze, and validate performance
  • Develop and guide the DO-178C development process effort through all phases of a formal software development lifecycle
  • Work with Standards organizations, regulatory bodies, and research groups to help influence the development and maturation of the AAM ecosystem and technologies
  • Other duties as assignedWhat you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field, or related field required
    • A minimum of five (5) years of related experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Experience with Requirement Management Tool DOORS and MBSE Tool Rhapsody (IBM tool suite)
    • Experience with model based, code generation tools (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink, SCADE)
    • Experience with an embedded programming language (e.g., C, C++, Rust, Ada)
    • Experience with agile software development practices, highly automated systems, regulatory environments, and embedded devices
    • Proficiency with Jira (Agile tool)
    • Strong architectural thinker with attention to detail
    • 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 personalityYou may also be able to contribute:
      • Master's degree in a relevant field preferredAny 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 will 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.Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.The pay range for this position is: $166,400—$232,960 USDClick or visit: to view our benefits!

Keywords: Supernal, Walnut Creek , Sr. Autonomy Systems Engineer, Other , Walnut Creek, California

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