Flight Simulation Engineer

Reliable Robotics

Reliable Robotics

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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 Flight Simulation Engineer at Reliable Robotics, you will be a core contributor to the design and development of the simulation platform that enables autonomous operation of highly complex systems. Our simulator drives our development, verification, and certification activities, powering everything from high fidelity hardware-in-the-loop testbeds to massively-parallel Monte Carlo scenarios running in the cloud. It provides fast and accurate feedback on the behavior of our system through a wide variety of flight plans, environmental conditions, and system faults.
We are seeking a candidate who is interested in expanding any or all aspects of our simulation software, including framework performance, flight dynamics modeling, hardware emulation, and simulation-based test infrastructure.
In your role as Flight Simulation Engineer, you will lead projects to develop a robust, deterministic, and scalable software simulation framework to accelerate testing of safety-critical systems. You'll work closely with stakeholders, including flight software, guidance/navigation/control, and hardware test engineers to expand our simulation system. Your work will improve the simulation's core architecture, including performance, reproducibility, and flexibility. You'll evaluate and drive key project decisions while mentoring team members to improve their own skills.

Basic Success Criteria

  • 5+ years of experience developing simulation system software in an aviation, automotive, or comparable environment
  • Experience validating simulation models against system test data
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record working with and leading cross-functional teams to drive results

Preferred Success Criteria

  • 7+ years developing software in C or C++
  • Experience developing software and simulations for embedded, high performance, or safety critical applications
  • Experience modeling aircraft dynamics
  • Experience developing and validating aerodynamic databases
  • Experience working in a DO-178 environment
  • Experience developing products from concept to launch
Every new feature implemented at Reliable Robotics runs in simulation before it touches an airplane. In this role, you can be a key architect and implementer of that simulation system. You'll be involved in projects across the company to enable their path to production.
Must be willing to travel 10% of the time.
The estimated salary range for this position is $162,500 to $248,500/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.
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to work@reliable.co