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About Us: 

Xwing is on a mission to build the world’s smartest, cleanest and most advanced aviation system. We're transforming the way airplanes fly— so regional air mobility will be radically safer, more efficient, more accessible and more sustainable than ever. 

Our work begins with converting today’s cargo aircraft into remotely-operated self-flying airplanes so every regional route can be serviced frequently and reliably— so every person in every corner of the world can have improved access to all the goods and supplies that are essential and important to them. Beyond the cargo market, we plan to expand our technology safely and scalably to other areas of commercial aviation. 

Founded in 2016, Xwing is an aviation technology company based in Northern California with offices in San Francisco and Concord, CA. Xwing was recently named Fast Company’s Top Most Innovative Transportation Companies and featured in TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions List of 2021 after completing the world’s first fully autonomous cargo flight with a remote crew supervising the flight from the ground. 

Backed by strategic investors, Xwing has raised over $57 million in venture funding to date, and is partnering closely with the Federal Aviation Administration towards becoming FAA-certified. 

Follow our journey towards building a smarter, cleaner and better aviation system for all. Visit to learn more, and see all available positions under “Careers” to join our rapidly growing team. 

Who We're Looking For:

Xwing is seeking an experienced systems engineer to facilitate the development of complex hardware- and software-intensive systems. You’ll get to work with a world-class engineering team in autonomous transportation and aerospace. Responsibilities and compensation commensurate with experience.   

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensure that all systems developments are coordinated and balanced to function as a cohesive whole
  • Engage with key stakeholder to collect, elicit, derive, write, analyze, harmonize, and manage system requirements
  • Work with system architect to define system diversity, redundancy, etc. to meet requirements, including sourcing components and working with key vendors
  • Define and conduct trade studies and functional analyses
  • Facilitate and support verification and validation activities such as writing test procedures
  • Facilitate or conduct system safety analyses such as FHA, FTA, FMEA, etc. and be responsible for ultimate safety of Xwing’s products
  • Manage high-level technical risks
  • Support the development/deployment of our configuration management tool
  • Interface with other engineers (hardware, software, safety) to track and analyze system progresses.  

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant  industry experience
  • Professional systems engineering experience, preferably in aerospace and/or autonomy
  • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field
  • Effective at working in a multidisciplinary team and communicating across stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-pace environment 

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Experienced with development and test processes supporting aircraft certification (ARP4754, DO-178C, DO-254, DO-160G);
  • MS/PhD in a related field (CS / ME / AE / EE)

Employment terms:

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (EAR / ITAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Employer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, employer complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employer expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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