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Senior Systems Engineer



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.


  • 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.