Senior Software Simulation Engineer

Mountain View, CA /
Wisk – Software /
Full-time
At Wisk, we believe that less time getting there means more time being there for the moments that truly matter. We are an urban air-mobility company dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone. Our self-flying air taxi, Cora, will make it possible to skip the traffic and get to where you’re going, faster. Join us to craft a better world by opening access to the sky.

Cora began as a dream. A self-piloting air taxi so personal and so simple it could take the trips we make everyday, the ones that define our lives, and bring them to the sky. We’ve been at work on Cora since 2010, tackling some of the biggest challenges in aviation. Today, that dream is one step closer. Join us in making that dream a reality.

We are seeking a Senior Software Simulation Engineer to join our software and avionics group, which builds the core fly-by-wire-systems. You will design, develop and test our mission-critical aircraft simulation environment which enables validation and verification of mission planning, avionics software and real-time control algorithms throughout the development life cycle.

Responsibilities:

    • Design and develop an advanced flight simulation environment for automated software testing, validation of control algorithms and pre-flight pilot training
    • Improve reliability and performance of simulation software
    • Work with simulation software users to design new features and improve the user experience
    • Own and lead simulation development efforts to support our long-term mission

Required:

    • BS or MS in CS or EE or equivalent, with 8+ years of relevant experience
    • Proficiency in Python, and C/C++
    • Strong software design and development skills
    • Creative approach to problem solving
    • Comfortable working with the physics and math underlying aircraft dynamics, propulsion, etc.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative, and communicate effectively
    • Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization and unit testing

Desired:

    • Passionate about aviation and the future of transportation
    • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
    • Prior experience developing vehicle simulation software (autonomous cars, aircraft, spacecraft)
    • Some exposure to Web application development
    • Some exposure to containers and cloud-based tools
We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 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, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

Wisk Aero 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, Wisk Aero 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.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.