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Virgin Hyperloop One

Virgin Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop One, is a transport system company.

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Job Description


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


* 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


* 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


* 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


* 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.

To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Hyperloop One does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Virgin Hyperloop One employees or any other company location. Virgin Hyperloop One is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About Virgin Hyperloop One

Virgin Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop One, is a transport system company.

321 employees
Virgin Hyperloop One

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