• Avionics Software Quality Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Who we are

    Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization.

    Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


    Our Values

    TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

    Your Mission

    TSC is seeking a talented and motivated Avionics Software Quality Engineer to join our Quality Team. The ideal candidate will have experience with safety-critical software development programs in aerospace or similar field. We are looking for someone who can improve and/or automate existing processes, as well as create new processes for future compliance.


    Required Knowledge/Experience

    • Experience with safety-critical software projects following DO-178
    • Experience with C and C++ embedded software
    • Experience writing documentation IAW AS9100

    Desired Knowledge/Experience

    • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink
    • Experience with LabView and National Instruments instrumentation
    • Experience with the Atlassian software project management suite including JIRA, Stash, Confluence, and Crucible


    • Continually improve the software quality assurance program to ensure software safety and reliability
    • Work closely with the Avionics Software team to develop avionics flight software
    • Actively monitor software applications through the complete software lifecycle
    • Actively participate in code reviews, requirements development, internal audits, and other software-related development activities
    • Review product design documentation to ensure that requirements stated are correct, unambiguous and verifiable
    • Monitor program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program problems and ensure efficiency of operations
    • Participate in risk management meetings

    What you bring

    Educational Requirements:

    Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or technical discipline from an accredited university, or equivalent combination of work experience and education 


    Professional Requirements:

    • 4 or more years of safety-critical software development programs in aerospace or similar field
    • Experience with embedded system hardware and software
    • Experience with DO-178, CMMI, and AS9100
    • Strong organizational and written communication skills
    • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)


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