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Flight Software Lead

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Senior Flight Software Engineer (Flight Software Lead)

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REGENT is building the first electric flying machine that will transport commercial passengers.  With a vehicle that never flies higher than a few meters off the water, we unlock the ability to fly twice as far as an electric aircraft, and certification by maritime authorities which will let us fly first passengers within 5 years.  

We are actively hiring passionate team members who can help us get our vehicle, the seaglider, to market as quickly and safely as possible. We are backed by the world’s best investors: the same investors who are behind SpaceX, Palantir, Boom Supersonic, and more. We have nearly half a billion dollars in provisional orders from some of the industry’s largest operators, and are ready to hit the ground running.

Working at REGENT, you’ll be in a fast-paced environment with exciting new challenges daily and abundant opportunities for growth. Your coworkers are passionate about building zero-emission, high-speed seagliders that will revolutionize coastal transportation. Our small team works collaboratively and across disciplines to safely marry the latest technologies from aerospace and nautical engineering. REGENT offers competitive benefits including healthcare, dental, and vision plans as well as an employee equity incentive plan.

Description

As the flight software lead, you will develop and implement flight software that will ultimately make our seagliders fly! These vehicles will have novel control and autonomous functionality across multiple operational modes: hull-borne, hydrofoil-borne, and wing-borne. This role includes low level implementation of flight control and flight management software, and building a full mission simulation environment.

You will have a leading role in the system architecture and the development of associated tool sets to assist our engineering team to bring the design to life. You will utilize high-fidelity simulations and live-flight testing to verify and validate the software. As the flight controls will be a safety-critical component of the seaglider, software will be developed using RTCA DO-178C processes for design assurance under a SAE ARP4754A aerospace vehicle design process. You will work closely with various engineering disciplines including but not limited to flight controls engineers, systems engineers, and testing engineers. 

As the design matures, you will be involved in subscale and full scale prototype development and testing as well as production craft development, testing, and certification. 

Required Skills

  • Passion for aerospace, strong leadership and organization skills
  • Safety and quality focus
  • 7+ years of experience in applicable aerospace or software field
  • BS/MS in computer science or related engineering discipline
  • C/C++ Embedded software development 
  • Experience developing real-time applications within RTOS
  • Familiarity with CAN, serial, and ethernet communication
  • Experience integrating GPS, INS, and other sensors
  • ICD documentation and development 
  • Aircraft control systems and integrated flight hardware
  • Simulation environment development and operation
  • DO-178C or DO-254 development processes

Recommended Skills

  • Development of safety critical components under ARP4754A and ARP4761
  • System quality through rigorous software test, verification and validation (V&V) techniques
  • Familiar with MATLAB/Simulink/embedded coder tools
  • Familiar with writing test execution and data reduction scripts using MATLAB or similar
  • Prototyping and production software development experience
  • Flight test or sea trials experience
  • FAA pilot’s license or boating/sailing experience

Location

This position can be remote but monthly travel to Boston is to be expected.   You should have flexibility for relocation as the company grows (relocation will be made available).

Other

This is a full time position. US citizen or work permit required

Equal Opportunity

REGENT Craft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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