Job Description GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Perform software engineering tasks related to the design, implementation, test, and validation of autonomous aircraft flight control software, and higher level autonomy functions here at KUAS. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Flight Control Software Engineers. Each successive level of Flight Control Software Engineer builds on job functions listed for the previous level(s) of Flight Control Software Engineer. Software architecture definition. Design and implement operator interfaces, autonomous logic algorithms, waypoint following, and path generation algorithms. Support subsystem testing and verification. Flight test planning, execution, and analysis. Support various hardware/software design, test, troubleshooting, and documentation activities. Derive subsystem requirements and specifications. Analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation. Prepare formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e.test procedures, technical reports, etc.). Prepare and present design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers. Support customer training activities. Foreign and domestic travel to support flight test activities. Flight Control Software Engineer I Performs simple engineering tasks as assigned by their manager.Flight Control Software Engineer II Performs moderate engineering tasks as assigned by their manager. Acts as lead engineer as required for various contract deliverables. Presents design review and technical interchange material to major customers. Develop analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation. Provides onsite support during various test activities. Mentors Level I Flight Control SoftwareEngineers. Supports business development efforts in preparation of proposals. Flight Control Software Engineer III Performs complex engineering tasks as assigned by their manager. Supports program planning of engineering activities through detailed scope definition. May act as System Engineer to help communicate top level requirements to subsystems and determine proper verification and validation methods. Reports progress on engineering efforts to technical leadership. Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Flight Control Software Engineers. Establishes and maintains best practices for design, analysis, and testing responsibilities held by the Guidance, Navigation, and Control group. Mentors Level I-II Flight Control Software Engineers. Flight Control Software Engineer IV Provide oversight to the Flight Control Software group to help prioritize and delegate group work given the company's programmatic requirements. Manages the engineering team's effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task. Acts as key liaison for programs (both internal and external) on all matters having to do software development, design, and verification. Stays current on the "state-of-the-practice" through training and industry involvement/exposure, and mentors the Flight Control Softwaregroup with this knowledge. Mentors Level I-III Flight Control SoftwareEngineers. Other Job Functions: Other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: No Experience and Skills KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Demonstrated strength in one or more of the listed technical competencies. Understanding of flight control logic and automation. Ability to create a runtime environment for autonomous functions. Knowledge of software development process. Knowledge of object-oriented programming. Knowledge of software architecture design. Demonstrated focus on customer satisfaction. Demonstrated strong communication skills. Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards. Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors. Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary. Ability to adhere to workplace rules. Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship) PREFERRED SKILLS: MATLAB and Simulink experience strongly preferred. Familiarity with C/C++ software is strongly preferred. Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred. Understanding of autopilot flight control design is strongly preferred. Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred Familiarity with software configuration management systems is preferred. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Each successive level of Flight Control Software Engineer builds on the identified education and experience qualifications listed for the previous level(s) of Flight Control Software Engineer. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Flight Control Software Engineer I Requires BS degree in Engineering (Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred). Relevant experience and/or coursework preferred. Flight Control Software Engineer II Requires BS degree in Engineering (Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred). 3 + years related experience in related engineering discipline. Flight Control Software Engineer III Requires BS degree in Engineering (Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred). 6 + years related experience in related engineering discipline. 3+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry. Flight Control Software Engineer IV Requires BS degree in Engineering (MS Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred). 11 + years related experience in related engineering discipline. 6+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry. WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and or manufacturing environment. Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time. Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key phones). Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers. May work extended hours or weekends. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 10-25% May be required to support flight test activities, new business development, and customer maintenance occasionally.