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Sr. Software Engineer - Avionics Center of Excellence

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Reston
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.The Avionics Center of Excellence is a "super-powered" organization, bringing top talent to answer some of our most ambitious engineering questions. Its mission is to champion engineering best practices and drive common solutions across all avionics product teams at Blue.As a Lead Software Engineer within the Avionics Center of Excellence, you will be part of a collaborative team of experts that specializes in the verification of safety and mission-critical software. You have a strong desire to learn new systems, challenge the status-quo and improve software products. Your attention to detail, passion for finding software errors, and relentless commitment to a culture of safety will contribute to successful spacecraft missions.Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the business unit product groups to identify gaps and opportunities related to software verification
  • Harness your deep proven experience to provide expert level advice on the verification of safety/mission-critical embedded software
  • Lead a software engineering team toward successful verification of software, while coaching and mentoring junior-level engineers
  • Contribute to the development of a common software verification strategy, including methodologies, processes, and infrastructure
  • Review and refactor software requirements and designs for verifiability and uncover requirement gaps
  • Author requirements-based test cases to meet DO-178 normal and robustness conditions
  • Develop software verification plans and checklists
  • Identify and build the software test environment and infrastructure, leveraging readily available Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) environments and test tools where appropriate
  • Author test procedures and test scripts
  • Participate in Agile stand-ups as needed by the product groupsRequired Qualifications:
    • Passion for getting people into space and back again safely
    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or related discipline
    • 8+ years of aerospace, space, or defense industry experience
    • Experience developing or verifying safety/mission-critical software under DO-178B/C Design Assurance Level (DAL) C or higher
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Experience interacting collaboratively with software development teams while maintaining objectivity and independenceDesired:
      • Previous experience leading or managing a team of engineers
      • Experience with Model Based Development (MBD) auto-code tools such as MATLAB Simulink
      • Experience developing or verifying Real-Time Operating System (RTOS), Board Support Package (BSP), or middleware software
      • Experience developing and deploying software test stations
      • Experience with FAA Stage-of-Involvement and certification audits
      • Experience with tools such as DOORs Next Generation (DNG), Gitlab, SVN, Docker, Jenkins, Docker Compose, Packer, Kubernetes, Ansible
      • Experience writing code in PHP, Python, C and/or C++Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $150,544-$220,798Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $163,725-$240,130Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $163,725-$240,130Other site ranges may differExport Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

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