Director of Offboard Software Architecture

| Greater LA Area
THE PURPOSE:

The Director of Software Architecture at Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) will lead the architecture development, having technical oversight of the offboard software team and suppliers / partners. The role is pivotal in delivering a ground-breaking operational control system that will give Hyperloop passengers the fast, safe, direct-to-destination service they aspire to, while dealing with real-world events that would otherwise disrupt the service.

He or she will architect the system and lead its development. They will play a full role in the Software leadership team, contributing to the wider design of VHO's operational software, embedding best practices and developing the capabilities of our software teams.

 
THE ROLE:
  • Further develop the architecture for VHO's offboard operational control system, refining and decomposing it to ensure it meets our functional and non-functional requirements
  • Justify architecture choices through reviews, demonstrating how they produce an optimal system solution
  • Work with other engineering teams to:
    • Define functional architectures and produce detailed design specifications
    • Define physical and logical deployment constraints and criteria
    • Define interface specifications, both between systems and between components
  • Define discrete development platforms and appropriate patterns, practices, and tooling
  • Test and validate design choices through rapid prototyping
  • Champion engineering process development across the organization
  • Lead a team of software engineers, driving progress and developing the team’s capabilities
 
THE CANDIDATE:
  • Expert-level skills in software development and software architecture
  • Proven experience designing re-usable software platforms, frameworks, and libraries
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to present complex ideas in user-friendly ways
  • Self starter with strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly self-motivated with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks effectively in a fast-paced start-up company environment
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Proven experience building or architecting high-reliability software systems
  • Proven experience building or architecting soft- or near-realtime software systems
  • Significant experience in one or more object-oriented programming languages
  • Strong understanding of distributed system design
  • Strong understanding of security principles
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English
  • Proficiency with agile methodologies
  • Proficiency with modern coding principles, software life-cycles and deployment practices
  • Understanding of Linux fundamentals
 
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • BS, MS, or PhD Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience as line manager of software engineers (strongly preferred)
  • Understanding of performance tools, metrics and benchmarks
  • Experience building or architecting safety-related systems
  • Experience building or architecting software systems for use in critical infrastructure
  • Experience using or creating low-latency communication protocols
  • Experience with a variety of programming languages and ability to learn new as needed
  • Expertise with automated testing practices - unit, integration, and end-to-end V&V
  • Experience with relational databases, streaming, pub/sub and queue architectures
  • Experience developing using containerization technology
 
 
Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
 
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Location

2159 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a buzz that can't be described. Imagine a group of very smart people, all from different backgrounds and industries, under one roof. All of these people are working on a massive project that could change so much in the world. The impact it will have is huge!

Greg Toroosian

Recruiting Manager

What is your vision for the company?

To transform transportation by breaking the time barrier! At speeds in excess of airlines and with the potential to operate off of renewable grid based power, hyperloop will be revolutionary.

Anita Sengupta

SVP of Systems Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Building hardware for two different and distinct worlds. On one hand there's manufacturing complexities of building the pod, which is an entirely new class of passenger and cargo vehicle packed full of high-tech hardware. On the other, there's the manufacturing challenge of building the linear infrastructure. Each is unique and makes work exciting.

Matt Matsumoto

Manufacturing Process Manager

What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly

Additional Perks + Benefits

Catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day. Personal trainer on-site 3x a week. Full showers, towels and lockers. Corporate Uber account. Onsite barber visits. Dry cleaning service. Stock options with early exercise option.

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