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Senior Navigation Research Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Hayward
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

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 Sr Navigation Research Engineer will be responsible for the development and implementation of navigation algorithms for our autonomous aircraft. This role consists of delivering a robust software solution that uses innovative sensor technologies and algorithms to enable safe and efficient operation of our autonomous eVTOL. What you can do:

  • Participate in navigation tasks including system trade studies, component modeling of inertial measurement units (IMU), global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), camera, radar, LiDAR as well as simulation of navigation algorithms, particularly Bayesian filters
  • Propose and evaluate architecture concepts, perform architecture and technology trade-off analysis
  • Developing toolbox for novel navigation methods and algorithms
  • Designing and prototyping novel concepts for integrating sensor data in Supernal applications for positioning and mapping
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to develop and integrate complex hardware/software systems
  • Implement research prototypes for evaluation and testing
  • Contribute to architecture concepts, concepts of operations, and technology trade-off analyses
  • Analyze, source, and select sensor solutions for use in the navigation system
  • Review latest research papers and EASA/FAA reports, guidelines, engineering briefs, etc
  • Write and publish research papers to represent Supernal position
  • Present and speak as Supernal representative in various forums, conferences, standard organization meeting and meetings with authority
  • Give technical presentations and provide technical support to Autonomy/Engineering teams as well as external stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or other related fields
    • Minimum 5-8 years' experience in sensor signal processing and sensor fusion algorithms (An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this role)
    • Experience with GNSS aided inertial navigation system and performance analysis of navigation systems and navigation state error estimation with knowledge of optimal state estimation filters such as Kalman Filter and Extended Kalman filter (EKF)
    • Knowledge of how to develop and integrate state estimation algorithms for localization, calibration, mapping, or SLAM applications in robotic systems
    • Experience developing algorithms which fuse many sensor modalities is a plus
    • Knowledge of agile software development practices
    • Experience with Embedded devices
    • Understanding of working in a regulatory environment
    • Experience with highly automated systems
    • Deep understanding of classical and modern navigation methodologies
    • Proficiency in C vital
    • Strong proficiency in modern software development workflows and practices, including version control, build and test systems, and peer review
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • 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 Degree or Ph.D. preferred
      • Proficiency in C+ and Python desiredAny 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: (see below) This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: Supernal, Hayward , Senior Navigation Research Engineer, Engineering , Hayward, California

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