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Senior Systems Engineer

Skytran

Skytran

Software Engineering
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

About Us

At skyTran, we are an ambitious team who hates traffic. We are building a breakthrough magnetic levitation transportation technology to reduce commute times by 4x. Our mission is to build mobility that delights riders, connects communities and develops beautiful and livable cities.

Benefits:

  • Health/dental/vision (90% coverage for employees, 80% for dependents)
  • Industry competitive compensation and stock option plan
  • Unlimited time off and sick days
  • Relocation assistance provided if applicable
  • Subsidized Lunch Program
  • 401K
  • Performance management program and career development support
  • Generous holiday schedule
  • Rest Days and Mental Health Days

Job Summary

Be a charter member of the Systems Engineering team, supporting a product destined to revolutionize personal transit. As this visionary company expands, the need for scalable processes and rigor are essential to success. The successful candidate will lead data-driven architectural decision-making and implement scalable processes across requirements management, risk management, testing, interface management, and configuration control.

The applicant will work across a number of talented teams, ensuring the final product is both designed and built as intended. Experience with fast-paced, agile, start-up product development is a plus. Apply out-of-the-box thinking to help this product realize its full potential!

Responsibilities include:

  • Guiding system design and development across all stages of product life cycle.
  • Executing well-defined trade studies to inform critical engineering architecture and Product Definition decisions.
  • Defining, scaling, and implementing model-based systems engineering processes, including:
    • System architecture definition and requirements decomposition
    • Requirements and interface management
    • Risk assessment and mitigation
    • Verification and Validation
  • Developing architectural diagrams and products, such as Concept of Operations
  • Partnering with the Product team to ensure functional and statutory requirements are understood and applied appropriately to the system.
  • Implementing Digital Twin methodologies to transform how skyTran will deploy commercial infrastructure projects

Desired Qualifications

  • 15+ years of work experience in increasing levels of responsibility in systems engineering / systems integration roles.
  • An agile thinker with the ability to add structure and develop scalable, enterprise class solutions.
  • Simultaneously action-oriented and a strategic planner.
  • Experience working in a human-rated / safety-critical industry. Has System Safety analysis experience, including Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA).
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to present technical content to general audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage via influence and development of cross business relationships to drive solution of complex business problems.
  • Direct experience with Tableau, JIRA, SharePoint, PowerBI, DOORS and other internal tools.
  • Familiarity with UML/SysML, Python.
  • Knowledge of Dassault 3DExperience a strong plus.
  • Experience in high growth / startup environments a strong plus.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Is proactive and self-motivated, tackling problems as soon as they arise
  • Values a data-driven approach; someone who can foster rigor and discipline in all that we do, to provide evidence for program success and return on investment
  • Has experience building new processes in a rapidly changing environment
  • Is willing to work outside of normal working hours to complete tasks and coordinate across geographies
  • Has advanced Degrees / Certificates / Certifications in Systems Engineering / Project Management

Why skyTran

We are a tight-nit and ambitious team - our motto is "One Team, One Ride". Everyone is valued for their contributions and has a responsibility to both challenge and support the team. We overcome challenges and enjoy victories together.

Inclusion is a core part of skyTran’s vision, and valuing all voices is a key company value. skyTran is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.