Xwing Principal Flight SW Engineer

San Francisco CA, Concord CA

Xwing is seeking a Principal Flight SW Engineer to develop autonomous aircraft flight software in compliance with DO-178C standards for requirements traceability, verification, quality assurance, and documentation. You will be joining a world-class engineering team in autonomous transportation and aerospace. Responsibilities and compensation will be commensurate with experience. 

About us: We’re an early-stage, San Francisco-based startup working to increase human mobility by developing autonomous flight capability for medium 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 


Design and implement DO-178C certifiable SW for the following applications:

  • Aircraft automation including autotakeoff, autoland, autotaxi
  • Detect and avoid including sensor processing, sensor fusion, target state estimation, path planning
  • Aircraft system management including fuel, electrical power, lights, de-ice, radio
  • Mission management including mission planning, contingency response
  • Ground control station including UI, data link, air traffic control interface

Set up the development environment for certified code on the certifiable hardware.

Develop and execute DO-178C compliant processes for requirements traceability, verification, quality assurance, and documentation.Required qualifications:

  • Experience with DO-178C process (DAL-A to DAL-C)
  • Experience with the development of DO-178C certified software
  • Experience with C/C++ in an embedded and/or real-time software application
  • University degree or equivalent professional experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Effective at working in a multidisciplinary team and communicating across stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented and methodical while building software 

Desirable qualifications:

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following
  • Control systems
  • Computer vision
  • Tracking and estimation algorithms
  • Path-planning algorithms
  • UI design
  • Communications protocols
  • Networking

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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