Project Wayfinder is building scalable, certifiable autonomy systems to power self-piloted aircraft applications throughout Airbus, from small urban air vehicles (aka air taxis) to large commercial airplanes. Our team of experts is driving the maturation of machine learning and other core technologies for autonomous flight; we are creating a reference architecture that includes hardware, software, and a data-driven development process to allow aircraft to perceive and react to their environment. Autonomous flight is transforming the transportation industry - our team is at the heart of this revolution.

Product Architect
Sunnyvale, CA


As a Product Architect, you will report to the Chief Engineer at Wayfinder. Our products rely on state-of-the-art hardware and software built for the aerospace industry. You will work to define high level system requirements, design functional architectures, and specify certifiable software and hardware architectures to implement those functions. Working at the intersection of architecture design and certification, we expect you will bring strong experience in some of these areas and be willing to dive deeply into learning the others.


  • Drive definition of Wayfinder product system- and high-level requirements
  • Specify and perform top-down design from functional architectures to software and hardware system architecture
  • Ensure compliance of design with ARP4754
  • Lead validation & verification at system requirements level


  • Bachelor degree in aerospace engineering, electronic and computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline
  • 8+ years of professional experience in the aerospace industry, with emphasis on hardware and software system architectures involving avionics, sensors and/or other onboard electronics equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to design system architecture from customer’s needs and/or high level requirements for systems related to traffic alert, collision avoidance, flight management, and/or navigation systems

Strong preference:

  • Knowledge of ARP4754 and ARP4761
  • Experience in system design, requirements management, design compliance, validation and verification
  • Knowledge of certification standards such as DO-160, DO-178, DO-254


  • Daily lunch and snacks, happy hours; social outings
  • Exceptional PPO medical, dental and vision benefits 100% covered for employee and their family/dependents
  • Generous PTO of 5 weeks (25 days) in addition to national holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement, professional development or $15,000 for flight training
  • 3 months paid parental leave from Day 1
  • Employee discounts through Airbus Tickets @Work, gym subsidy & more

A³ by Airbus is the Silicon Valley R&D outpost of Airbus. The mission of Airbus is to make things fly. Our job at A³ is very simple: we seek to disrupt Airbus (and the competition) before anyone else can. And in the process, we are setting out to build the future of flight.

At A³, we execute projects and foster partnerships. Projects are ambitious, risky and time-constrained undertakings that culminate in a demonstration at convincing scale—something that’s more than a mere prototype, but somewhat short of a product.

A³ develops technology partnerships enabling us to work within the Silicon Valley ecosystem to meet project objectives while connecting our parent company to new developments and the talent here. We also strive to partner with different elements of Airbus to serve as transition targets and sponsors of projects that emerge from A³.

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