Senior Software Engineer/Embedded Systems

FlightWave Aerospace

Santa Monica, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/04/2021
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  • Company Address: , Santa Monica, CA

About FlightWave Aerospace

Developer of energy sources and unmanned aerial systems designed to boost the range and endurance of aerospace vehicles ranging from small UAVs to spacecraft via carbon-free energy sources. The company's technology enables aerial operations in any condition for protecting assets, mapping the environment, or monitoring wildlife, enabling government agencies, private companies, and nonprofits to get more mission for their money.

Job Description

In this role you will be responsible for developing and maintaining software for flight and ground control systems, including control systems and specifically hardware-software interfaces (firmware). As part of a small team you’ll be responsible for identifying challenges, setting schedules & goals, and executing in a fast-paced, startup environment. Applications are numerous, including (but not limited to) guidance, navigation, and control (GNC), communication systems, embedded computing platforms, and imaging systems.


  • B.S. or higher (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely-related field
  • Minimum five years of relevant industry experience with preference to small team / startup environments
  • Proven time management, organizational, and oral & written communication skills
  • Prior, demonstrated experience with hardware-software interfaces in complex systems
  • Prior experience with version control systems (Git) and general software development tools & best practices
  • Prior experience with Linux systems
  • Prior experience with Python programming
  • Preferred experience with the Pixhawk ecosystem including PX4 software development
  • Preferred experience in manned and / or unmanned flight systems

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.