Software Architect

| Greater LA Area
THE PURPOSE:
 
 
The successful candidate will lead the architecture development, having technical oversight of the 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 focus of the role is technical: defining the optimal architecture with which to build a complex system. A candidate with the right experience can also manage of the development team but this is not essential
 
THE ROLE:
  • Creating an asset management system. A web based automated application the reviews a safety checklist (similar to a pilots checklist)
  • Further develop the architecture for VHO's operational control system, refining and decomposing it to ensure it meets our functional and non-functional requirements
  • Own the architecture and decide which technologies to use
  • Justify architecture choices through reviews, demonstrating how they produce an optimal 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

Optionally, lead a team of software engineers to develop the system

 
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
  • Up to date knowledge of which technologies to deploy
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Proven experience building or architecting high-reliability software systems
  • Proven experience building or architecting soft- or near-real time software systems
  • Experience with integration of asset management systems
  • 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 modern software stacks - LAMP & MEAN preferred
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience building or architecting software systems for use in transpiration systems (airline/rail)
  • Role will becoding, full stack development preferred, familiarity with cloud based services.
  • Experience with databases, pub/sub and queue messaging architectures
  • Experience using or creating low-latency communication protocols
  • Understanding of performance tools, metrics and benchmarks
  • Expertise with automated testing practices - unit, integration, and end-to-end V&V
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
 
 
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 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

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day. Full showers, towels and lockers. On-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

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