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Hyundai America Technical Center Inc.
Date Posted Jan. 20, 2023 Job ID 5482872003
Job Description

Distinguished Engineer, Software Architect

Fremont, California


Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Distinguished Engineer, Software Architecture collaborates across the organization including R&D, Engineering, Test & Evaluation, and Data Platform teams to envision computing software architectures (both cloud and embedded), large-scale data communication, and use of large-scale data platforms serving as a committee member of the CTO architect group.

Scope of architectural influence spans environments from ground operations, vehicle computing/sensor deployment and regional infrastructure involving high performance cloud computing technologies applicable to the eVTOL product. Also, as part of the R&D team, discover/define autonomy systems and candidate architectures required to mature increasing levels of vehicle automation over time. Creates architectural roadmaps, high level diagrams and CONOPS for perception & navigational sensor systems to support hazard avoidance, flight guidance, automation for takeoff and landing, mission planning and contingency mitigation scenarios.

What you can do:

  • Applies Model Based Engineering (MBE) technologies and groundbreaking tools to establish high performance, understandable and rapid deployment of reusable modular eVTOL systems and software components
  • Integrates required Systems of Record to establish and maintain artifacts required for certification standards (e.g., DO-178C, DO-254)
  • Specifies and collaborates with other systems owners to establish high-fidelity Interface Control Documentation (ICDs) in digital form consumable by upstream and downstream stakeholders (e.g., particularly machines)
  • Applies expertise in software languages/libraries, cloud computing architectures, pipelines, networks, AI/ML and collaborative workspace environments to remove key friction points from autonomy engineering and machine learning data driven virtuous cycles. (e.g., applied software using MATLAB/Simulink, Python3, Jupyter, Tensorflow, CV, DSP and Controls Toolboxes)
  • Collaborates with industry leading technology companies in edge computing, cloud computing, mathematical tools and software (e.g., Nvidia, HPe, IBM, Microsoft, Google, MathWorks) to facilitate high performance engineering development environments
  • Applies pilot/engineer real-world experience in collaboration with company flight test pilots to follow through on real-world physics and to envision safe, simple and efficient human-machine interfaces in the AAM environment
  • Sets Autonomy Vision, authors Automation Development Roadmap, CONOPS and other guiding artifacts in alignment with Company goals and entry-into-service objectives for the AAM ecosystem
  • Engages with external partners and suppliers to establish high-level supporting architectures and technologies
  • Build and work out requirements and statements-of-work
  • Works with internal supplier/partner management to establish deliverables, value chains and performance expectations & timelines
  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Control Systems, or related degree
  • A minimum of twenty (20) years of hands-on development experience in the areas of computing software architectures (both embedded and cloud), large-scale data communication, and use of large-scale data platforms (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Prior experience with autonomous or remotely controlled systems
  • Work experience in a similar senior-level position at an engineering department
  • Proven multi-functional experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Familiarity with modeling and simulation tools
  • Experience developing systems and software to high criticality levels (DAL-A/B)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Master’s or PhD degree preferred

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

The job responsibilities of this position require access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export control laws and certain software that can only be used and accessed by U.S. Persons.  Accordingly, this position is limited to applicants that are US Persons, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20),or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

The pay range for this position is:
$254,800$407,680 USD