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Software Test Engineer

Reliable Robotics

Reliable Robotics

Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.
As a Flight Software Test Engineer at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the flight application software team. This team is responsible for building the embedded application software that computes the vehicle navigation solution, calculates the guidance commands, and drives the automated flight controls to fly the aircraft. You will drive the flight test verification processes ensuring that the product is safe to fly and provide a high-fidelity training environment for the flight-test crew.
In your role as a Flight Software Test Engineer, you will shape the integrated verification procedures to ensure the flight application software meets all design and performance expectations. You will support the release and verification process for flight software, a critical function of our flight test program. You will work in a highly collaborative environment and coordinate multiple engineering teams across the company as you develop test plans, execute tests, investigate issues, and drive problems to closure. You will also have the opportunity to develop automated test cases and frameworks, build test analysis tools, and improve our hardware-in-the-loop testbed capabilities. This is a hands-on role, involving the maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting of test and simulation equipment.

Basic Success Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience testing integrated hardware/software product or mission-critical systems
  • Fluent with C/C++ and Python
  • Strong technical, organizational, problem-solving, and root-cause investigation skills
  • Excellent documentation and collaboration skills

Preferred Criteria

  • Previous experience managing software release, verification, and change processes
  • Experience developing robotics or other safety critical software
  • Previous experience developing automated test cases
  • Demonstrated ability to build or maintain a hardware-in-the-loop test environment
Flight Software links together the mechanical, avionics, algorithmic, and embedded worlds to actually make the airplane fly. The core nature of the role offers the opportunity to interact with teams and components across the entire automated aircraft and to specialize in the areas most exciting to you.
As a Software Verification Engineer at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the Flight Application Software team. This team is responsible for the development, release, and verification of the application software running on the flight computer. You will work closely with the hardware-in-the-loop (HITL) test environments and the simulation team developing the software infrastructure that enables automated and manual tests. You will help develop and maintain essential test tools for the company, and direct HITL verification and validation activities to ensure our product is safe, successful, and meets certification requirements.
The estimated salary range for this position is $156,500 to $211,500/annual salary + cash and stock option awards + benefits. At Reliable Robotics, we strive to provide competitive and rewarding compensation based on experience and expertise, as well as market conditions, location, and pay equity.
In addition to base compensation, Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers, and a casual work environment.
Reliable Robotics does not presently sponsor candidates for employment visas. In order to comply with export control regulations applicable to our technology and products, all candidates for this position must reside in the United States and be “U.S. persons” for purposes of the Export Administration Regulations (i.e., a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as refugees or granted asylum in the U.S.) or otherwise eligible to access our technologies without an export license.
At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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