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Date Posted Dec. 05, 2023 Job ID 5822080003
Job Description

Software Process and Standards Engineer

Irvine, CA


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 Software Process and Standards Engineer generates and manages the DO-178C Plans and Standards for the Supernal vehicle, including but not limited to the PSAC, SDP, SRP, SCMP, SCS. The role owns and drives the interaction with the certification authorities (FAA, EASA) to achieve certification in 2028. This role is supported by other members of the avionics software team who will provide details to be written in the Plans and Standards.

This position will be required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What you can do:

  • Creation of the DO-178C Plans, including but not limited to Plan for Software Aspects of Certification, Software Development Plan, Software Requirements Plan, Software Quality Assurance Plan, Software Verification Plan and Software Configuration Management Plan
  • Creation of the DO-178C Standards, including but not limited to Software Coding Standard, Software Modeling Standard, Software Design Standards, and Software Requirements Standard
  • Technical interaction with members of the software development team, software requirements team, software verification team, etc.
  • Production of other documentation to support the software plans and standards
  • Manage the software certification with the certification authorities (FAA, EASA): SOI1, SOI2, SOI3, SOI4, etc.
  • May require up to 10% of domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a software certification environment and/or software systems (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Familiarity with avionics systems and software
  • Familiarity with software certification
  • Familiarity with software quality assurance
  • Preferred experience with software requirements
  • Preferred experience with avionics requirements
  • Preferred experience with regulatory authorities (e.g., FAA)
  • Preferred experience with IMA systems
  • Preferred experience with hardware certification (e.g. PHAC, DO-254)
  • Able to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

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, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a 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:

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).

Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.

The pay range for this position is:
$133,120$186,160 USD

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