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Flight Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Embedded Flight Software Engineer to join Hermeus, a hypersonic aircraft startup company. As an Embedded Flight Software Engineer, you will work closely with our hardware and systems engineers to design, develop, and implement software for our cutting-edge aircraft systems. You will be responsible for the development of embedded flight software that controls and monitors critical flight systems. You will work in a fast-paced, startup environment with a team of passionate engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain embedded flight software for our aircraft systems, including flight control, navigation, communication, and avionics systems.
  • Collaborate with hardware engineers to ensure seamless integration of software and hardware components.
  • Write efficient, high-quality, and well-documented code that meets the performance and safety requirements of the aircraft.
  • Develop software requirements and design documents.
  • Participate in code and design reviews to ensure high-quality software.
  • Test and debug software to ensure it meets design specifications and performance requirements.
  • Work with systems engineers to develop and execute system-level tests and simulations.
  • Participate in the development of safety-critical software and documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in the embedded flight software field and apply them to our aircraft systems.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation.


  • Bachelor's in Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience in embedded flight software development.
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and experience with embedded flight software development tools and methodologies.
  • Experience with real-time operating systems (RTOS), low-level hardware interfaces (e.g., SPI, I2C, UART, etc.), and software development for microcontrollers.
  • Familiarity with safety-critical software development processes, such as DO-178C or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of avionics systems, flight control systems, and navigation systems.
  • Experience with system-level testing and simulation tools.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Experience working in a startup environment is a plus.
If you are an experienced Embedded Flight Software Engineer with a passion for aviation and safety-critical systems, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced startup environment.
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.