Sr. Flight Controls Systems Software Engineer

Irvine, California
Nov 20, 2023
Nov 23, 2023
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
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 Sr. Flight Control Systems SW Engineer works with the systems lead to establish architecture, define requirements, create and analyze system safety in development of the flight controls systems. This position helps to define the system standard methodologies and system philosophy.

This position will be required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What you can do:
  • Establish and review architecture including hardware, actuator, and sensor decisions in creation of flight-critical flight controls system
  • Aid development of redundancy management system with supplier
  • Partners with team leader to develop and review flight control system requirements process in defining the fly by wire system
  • Collaborate with colleagues on powertrain, avionics, and other engineering teams for flight controls interface
  • Work with certification team to aid in establishing certification basis for flight controls
  • Participate and review system safety analysis to ensure aircraft safety within the flight controls design architecture
  • Participate in system integration with other systems
  • Develop and participate in system level testing of flight control system verification
  • May require up to 10% of domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned
What you can contribute:
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace, electrical, or a relevant engineering field required
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in flight control systems or similar highly integrated and complex systems (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Familiar with system safety including analyzing fault trees, system safety reliability, FHA, SSAs, common mode analysis, zonal analysis
  • Bulk of flight controls experience in fly-by-wire manned and/or unmanned aircraft control systems design
  • Some experience with hardware development of flight control computers
  • Experienced with Flight Controls System (or similar system) integration in the aircraft
  • Experienced with verification of requirements during flight and/or lab testing
  • Strong knowledge in defining, reviewing, and maintaining system requirements
  • Highly collaborative and phenomenal 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
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
You may also be able to contribute:
  • Development standards: Basic understanding - ARP 4761; Good understanding - DO-160 and ARP 4754A; DO 178B/C and DO 254 preferred
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, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a 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 subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).

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 USD

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