Systems Architect

Reliable Robotics

Reliable Robotics

Mountain View, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2023
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.
As a Systems Architect at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the Systems team and will report to the Systems & Safety Manager. The Systems & Safety Team is responsible for architecting systems which support novel safety-critical functions, establishing development methodologies for new technologies, and complying with the federal regulations.
As part of an experienced multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to expanding the aircraft's operational and functional capabilities. Your professional experience in system design and development will further strengthen the team's ability to meet rigorous expectations of stakeholders and certification authorities. You will collaborate with members from other groups within Reliable Robotics to architect new and novel systems necessary for unmanned aircraft operations.
In your role as a Systems Architect you will be responsible for the development and architectural design of prototypes and certifiable safety-critical flight systems in a dynamic start-up work environment.

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Define new/novel functions necessary to control autonomous aircraft and manage contingencies
  • Define the relationship between the vehicle, pilot, and support system for remotely operated autonomous aircraft
  • Perform the decomposition of aircraft, system and LRU functions, define the system physical / logical architecture and allocate functionality
  • Perform trades studies to assess performance, complexity, risk, and cost of competing technical solutions
  • Work closely with system and safety analysts to define system architectural features to meet safety and security requirements
  • Derive and validate requirements and interfaces based on the architecture to ensure correct and complete implementation at the next design level
  • Support product development all the way through development up to production, test, and certification
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with other domains within Reliable Robotics and become involved in a broad task spectrum not limited to typical system engineering activities.

Basic Success Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science or Engineering in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or related discipline, or equivalent experience at a minimum
  • Broad experience from several years of responsibility in designing and integrating various complex safety-critical aerospace systems or equivalent technology
  • Demonstrated self starter with the ability to solve problems from first principles
  • Ability to work well independently and cross-functionally across multiple organizations

Preferred Criteria

  • Advanced Degree of Science or Engineering in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to justify novel architectural solutions to regulators
  • Experience certifying flight critical systems, hardware, and software via ARP4754A, ARP4761, DO-254, and DO-178C respectively
We are developing and building high-integrity safety-critical systems for automated flight, and your role is critical to what we do at Reliable Robotics. With the support of the entire team, you will be making key aircraft architectural design decisions to drive our core mission forward.
This role can be remote, or located at our facility in Mountain View, California. Must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time.
The estimated salary range for this position is $158,000 to $247,500/annual salary + cash and stock option awards + benefits. At Reliable Robotics, we strive to provide competitive and rewarding compensation based on experience and expertise, as well as market conditions, location, and pay equity.
In addition to base compensation, Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers and a casual work environment.
This position requires access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to perform in compliance with U.S. export control laws.
All applicants are asked to provide documentation that legally establishes status as a U.S. person or non-U.S. person (and nationalities in the case of a non-U.S. person). Where the applicant is not a U.S. person, meaning not a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful permanent resident, (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or not otherwise permitted to access the export-controlled technology without U.S. government authorization, the Company reserves the right not to apply for an export license for such applicants whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code requires authorization and may decline to proceed with the application process and any offer of employment on that basis.
At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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