Software Certification Engineer at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Remote, United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Software & Automation Engineering

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all- electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We are currently seeking a seasoned commercial aerospace software engineer, with experience in full DO-178 Software LifeCycle, to drive software certification activities for our revolutionary new class of all-electric aircraft. You will draw on your background of DO-178 certified software development and certification experience to help lay out a certification strategy, plans and processes, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, like FAA for the new area of eVTOL Certification.

The Software Certification Engineer role is responsible for developing processes and plans that will help execute software lifecycle in a certifiable manner. This would be applicable to all software for Airborne and Ground Based Systems. These certification plans and processes would be aligned with DO-178C for embedded software (various Levels of Failure Conditions ranging from Level A to Level E), DO-330 for Tool Qualification and DO-331 for Model Based Design. As a certification engineer, this role will be responsible for collaboration with external and internal stakeholders, draft program certification plans and help layout processes to support those plans.

The successful candidate will be comfortable with technical discussions with engineers from a range of disciplines and in many cases help the team understand the certification aspects required for software airworthiness.


  • Author and collaborate on software certification plans (PSAC, SDP, SVP, SCMP, SQAP) that are submitted to the certification authorities.
  • Lead the software team during various SOI audits (SOI#1 to SOI#4)
  • Resolve issues and obtain agreement with the certification authority on means of compliance and the submitted documentation.
  • Assist in the development of standards and processes for software lifecycle.
  • Interact with other technical suppliers, as needed, for certification needs of any 3rd party software that may be applicable.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines, such as Systems (ARP4754) and Hardware (DO-254) for coordinated certification strategy.
  • Interact with other project teams at Wisk to keep the overall vehicle vision aligned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in embedded software design and certification for commercial aerospace.
  • Proven software development experience governed by processes for certified safety-critical systems (DO-178, DO-254, ARP4754, etc)
  • Proven certification experience leading teams through multiple SOI reviews (SOI#1 through SOI#4)
  • Experience with safety-critical systems developed to detailed requirements
  • Great interpersonal skills, empathetic, compassionate, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks and projects involving peers across several disciplines


  • Proven success working in a geographically dispersed or remote work environment
  • Experience in ARP4754 and DO-254 certification processes.
  • DER Certification


We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as flight lessons, wellness subsidies, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 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.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Software Certification Engineer
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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