Senior Embedded Engineer

Palo Alto, CA
Heaviside – Engineering
Project Heaviside is Kitty Hawk’s latest high-performance electric VTOL vehicle. It is designed to be fast, small and exceedingly quiet, taking advantage of new possibilities to free people from traffic.

Here at Kitty Hawk, where a century of aviation practices meets technology breakthroughs and a world-class engineering team, things are looking up. In 1903, the Wright brothers took flight for the first time from the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Our journey started by designing, testing and building all-electric vertical take-off and landing products for work and play. Today, in California, we are building on the Wright Brothers’ legacy to create the next generation of vehicles for everyday flight.

We are seeking a Senior Embedded Engineer lead to work on the embedded operating system, embedded software architecture, IPC, fabric, real-time properties, and testing for our flight computer. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in mission and safety critical real time embedded software development.

Required Experience:

    • BS in CS/CE or equivalent
    • At least 5 years relevant professional experience
    • DO178C familiarity
    • Proven experience with Safety Critical Embedded Systems
    • Knowledge of Embedded C/C++
    • RTOS (SafeRTOS/uCOS/VXWorks/Integrity 178B)
    • Ethernet communications
    • Software Architecture as applied to safety critical systems - time triggered vs interrupt triggered design and task scheduling
    • Requirements based design experience
    • Xilinx Ultrascale+ experience or other hardware applied to aerospace and safety
We are located in Palo Alto and Hollister, with great access to nice outdoor spaces as well as to airports at both locations. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), unlimited PTO days, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches and snacks, flight lessons, happy hours and many more.

Kitty Hawk provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Kitty Hawk abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 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.

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