Sr. Systems Engineer

Updated on 5/22/2024



501-1,000 employees

Develops eVTOL vehicles for advanced air mobility



Irvine, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace, electrical, or a relevant engineering field
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in powertrain/propulsion systems engineering field
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience informal requirements capturing
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience with aviation standards such as DO-160; SAE ARP4761, and ARP4754
  • Experienced with system safety, including analyzing fault trees, system safety reliability, FHA, SSAs, common mode analysis, and zonal analysis
  • Experience with the development of electric motors and/or power electronics
  • Experience with motor control algorithms and software development
  • Experience working with software-in-the-loop (SIL) systems
  • Experience working with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems and code generation
  • Coordinate requirement capturing and architectural definitions with Supernal internal partners
  • Fulfill the flow down of requirements to support the supplier’s development of components
  • Perform validation of the requirements using simulation or test methods
  • Ensure Verification activities are defined, implemented, and traced back to EPU requirements
  • Participate in design reviews to validate supplier’s efforts on the development of motor controls algorithms for permanent magnet and induction motors
  • Work directly with engineers to define test plans, verification procedures, and review results
  • Assist with execution of test and verification of control algorithms using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and dyno test bench
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to supplier's EPU system development life cycle
  • Define and mature mechanical, electrical, and communication interfaces with aircraft systems that include airframe, wiring, transmissions, and vehicle management systems
  • Collaborate with suppliers/partners on technical development topics to ensure program milestones are achieved
  • Collaborate with Supernal internal resources to perform System Safety Assessment (according to ARP4761)
  • Coordinate with suppliers on the development of system safety assessment aspects for their scope of work
  • Collaborate with the project management team to establish realistic schedules, budgets, and resource allocation for successful project execution using task management software
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence within the engineering team
  • Ensure documentation of design decisions, system configurations, and testing procedures are accurate and comprehensive
  • Partner with PMO organization to implement build plan
  • Up to 10% of domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned

Supernal specializes in developing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and a scalable, electrified, clean-energy ecosystem for Advanced Air Mobility, leveraging Hyundai Motor Group's automotive manufacturing expertise. The main technologies involved include eVTOL vehicle design and development, as well as ecosystem integration for Advanced Air Mobility.

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Washington, District of Columbia



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