Flight Software Architect

Protingent • Kent, WA 98032

Posted 1 day ago

Job Description


Position Title:  Flight Software Architect

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire opportunity with our client in Kent, Washington for an experienced  Flight Software Architect.

Job Requirements:
  • Define flight software architectures to build robust real-time safety-critical software systems
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to define software requirements, architectures, and designs
  • Oversee development of rapid prototypes to prove out concepts and quantify technical risks
  • Oversee development of fault tolerant flight software responsible for the overall command and control of an autonomous lunar landing vehicle
  • Drive requirements for development and test of board support packages for embedded platforms
  • Oversee development of simulation of target environment to accelerate development and integration testing
  • Oversee efforts to integrate software components, create and run unit tests, validate on Hardware-in-the-Loop and release real-time embedded solutions
  • Coordinate with hardware, control and system engineers to plan, develop, and lead system verification and qualification, to ensure software products that meet system requirements and safety-critical standards
  • Lead and contribute to production of technical documentation for software architecture, design, verification plans
  • Leading and mentoring other hardware and software development engineers on the team
  • Plan and manage schedule, resource, and personnel assignments

Job Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, aerospace, or related field
  • 10+ years of software development experience including 3+ years of experience of software project management
  • Demonstrated software development skills in real-time embedded systems, particularly in C/C++
  • Experience designing, deploying and supporting one or more complete flight control systems or systems of similar complexity
  • Experience in full lifecycle software development of real-time embedded system, including system design and analysis, requirement capture and development, software implementation and verification, system integration, qualification, and releasing.
  • Experience in build automation, continuous integration, configuration management, verification, deployment of software
  • Experience managing project requirements, priorities, scope, schedule, resources, cost and reporting
  • Highly organized team player with excellent technical written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of resourcefulness from their previous assignments.    
  • Applicants must qualify as a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, permanent resident, refugee or asylee.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
  • Experience designing and developing software for space flight applications
  • Experience interfacing with controls software written in C/C++/Simulink
  • Experience with time and space partitioned real-time software systems
  • Experience in definition of integrated avionics and software environments, including Hardware-in-the loop facilities
  • Experience with software development in mission and safety-critical environments, such as DO-178 compliance
  • Experience with Embedded Linux, GNU toolchain, Python, MATLAB/Simulink, real-time operating systems, serial communication
  • Experience with fault-tolerant design and fault-tolerant communications
  • Experience interfacing with FPGAs in an embedded system
  • Understanding of the trade space for electrical and digital components for Space Applications
  • Experience with Guidance, Navigation and Control software integration in an embedded system, and familiarity with flight sensors and actuators
  • Leadership experience in an aerospace R&D environment.
  • Experience in a small company and/or startup environment.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Job Details

Location:  Kent, WA 98032

Employment Type:   Full-Time

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