UAV Experts in the Heart of San Francisco

Join the Airware Team

Airware is building the Aerial Information Platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, including Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

Job Openings

  • Automation Engineer - Cloud/UI

    Create test frameworks to put our autonomous aerial systems through the wringer.

    Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform extends beyond embedded hardware and software to include desktop applications to configure and control unmanned aircraft as well as our Airware Cloud Platform, connecting everything together.  The Airware Cloud plays a critical role in transforming drones from flying robots into viable business tools.

    Responsibilities

    • The Automation Engineer will help build and maintain a platform that ensures test and deployment operations for front end and backend systems are reliable, intuitive, and automated

    • Write additional tools to:

      • Collect, store and analyze data
      • Report on results and performance
      • Tie build, test and deployment systems together
      • Integrate with other SaaS like SauceLabs, AppliTools, etc.
    • Work with the development teams to ensure Airware products are testable and can be automated
    • Gather needs and requirements from the software development and test teams to improve existing tools or create new ones

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Strong JavaScript background
    • Building and/or testing REST APIs
    • Relational and key/value data stores such as PostgreSQL and Cassandra
    • Using Selenium to test asynchronous web applications and APIs
    • Solid troubleshooting, debugging and documentation skills
    • Takes the initiative and is self-driven

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Node.js
    • AWS, GCE or other IaaS providers
    • Building or maintaining test automation frameworks for cloud systems

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers over phone or Skype to walk through your previous projects and write some code.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, write some more code, and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation autopilot platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

    Apply for this job here!
  • Engineering Internships - Summer 2016

    Interested in being an engineering intern at Airware? Send us your resume and details, any specific interests and links to your projects to learn more!

    About our Internships 

    Engineers at Airware work on plenty of unsolved problems requiring complex solutions. As an Engineering Intern at Airware, you’ll contribute directly to our core product on a variety of projects, collaborating alongside our engineering team in a multi-disciplinary environment. You'll use your software design, analytical problem solving, and programming skills to build software for a first of its kind commercial drone OS and development platform. You will be researching and developing solutions to some of the most challenging technical problems in existence.

    Examples of multiple disciplines within our engineering org:

    ·      Web development with Scala, Go, NodeJS, and similar technologies

    ·      Hardware, firmware, embedded systems, Linux

    ·      Software development with C, C++, Python, functional programming languages, software API’s, SDK’s

     

    Responsibilities

    Specific responsibilities vary by project area. Depending on your background and experience, you could find yourself working with the team in one or more of the project areas below:

     

    Software Engineering – Ground Control Station

    • Create an elegant, user-friendly interface to allow the user to safely fly and land multiple types of aircraft

    • Determine how to detect and represent obstacles and hazards--from terrain elevation to nearby aircraft

    • Join the flight testing team to operate the GCS in the field, evaluating usability and efficiency for typical missions and tasks--collect internal and external user feedback and propose interface design improvements

    • Build clean MVVM architecture that will be compatible across a variety of platforms

      

    Embedded Software Engineering

    • Architect and implement a real-time messaging framework for efficiently passing data between local and remote software processes.

    • Write low-level hardware drivers to read sensors (like gyros and accelerometers) that interface with high-level algorithms (like inertial estimation filters).

    • Optimize the execution of safety-critical processes running within a real-time embedded operating system, juggling Flash, RAM, processing and timing constraints.

    • Develop a system data logger that interfaces with the real-time messaging framework and records key flight telemetry and system fault data.

     

    Software Engineering

    • Architect and implement a real-time messaging framework for efficiently passing data between local and remote software processes

    • Architect and implement a state machine that coordinates the mode sequencing between our flight core (autopilot) and the other dependent components in our distributed system

    • Develop a system data logger that interfaces with the real-time messaging framework and records key flight telemetry and system fault data

     

    Web Development

    • Build a web-based, front-end application that gives access to telemetry, media, and other information through our APIs

    • Display aircraft flight paths in real time on a map

    • Improve user experience by optimizing interactions with data and media in the app

       

    About You

    You should have a genuine passion for your craft, solid programming capabilities and an insatiable curiosity about technology and how things work. You’ll build upon your solid foundation in computer science, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering in order to gain a deep understanding of our product and projects and continually improve upon them. We focus on being a collaborative team of engineers who have solid technical chops and an eye for quality.

     

    Qualifications

    Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or above in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related technical field.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree program with the intent to return to the program
    • Solid grasp of computer science / engineering fundamentals
    • Knowledge of hardware, software, system architecture, or web architecture
    • Strong problem solving sensibilities
    • Excellent programming skills (C, C++, Java, Python)

     

    About Airware

    Airware is building the Aerial Information Platform for commercial drones, comprising of hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, funded by some of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

     

     

    Apply for this job here!
  • Engineering Internships - Winter 2016

    Interested in being an engineering intern at Airware? Send us your resume and details, any specific interests and links to your projects to learn more! The Winter 2016 Internship will run 12 weeks, January through March.

    About our Internships 

    Engineers at Airware work on plenty of unsolved problems requiring complex solutions. As an Engineering Intern at Airware, you’ll contribute directly to our core product on a variety of projects, collaborating alongside our engineering team in a multi-disciplinary environment. You'll use your software design, analytical problem solving, and programming skills to build software for a first of its kind commercial drone OS and development platform. You will be researching and developing solutions to some of the most challenging technical problems in existence.

    Examples of multiple disciplines within our engineering org:

    • Web development with Scala, Go, NodeJS, and similar technologies
    • Hardware, firmware, embedded systems, Linux
    • Software development with C, C++, Python, functional programming languages, software API’s, SDK’s

     

    Responsibilities

    Specific responsibilities vary by project area. Depending on your background and experience, you could find yourself working with the team in one or more of the project areas below:

     

    Software Engineering – Ground Control Station

    • Create an elegant, user-friendly interface to allow the user to safely fly and land multiple types of aircraft
    • Determine how to detect and represent obstacles and hazards--from terrain elevation to nearby aircraft
    • Join the flight testing team to operate the GCS in the field, evaluating usability and efficiency for typical missions and tasks--collect internal and external user feedback and propose interface design improvements
    • Build clean MVVM architecture that will be compatible across a variety of platforms

      

    Embedded Software Engineering

    • Architect and implement a real-time messaging framework for efficiently passing data between local and remote software processes.
    • Write low-level hardware drivers to read sensors (like gyros and accelerometers) that interface with high-level algorithms (like inertial estimation filters).
    • Optimize the execution of safety-critical processes running within a real-time embedded operating system, juggling Flash, RAM, processing and timing constraints.
    • Develop a system data logger that interfaces with the real-time messaging framework and records key flight telemetry and system fault data.

     

    Software Engineering

    • Architect and implement a real-time messaging framework for efficiently passing data between local and remote software processes
    • Architect and implement a state machine that coordinates the mode sequencing between our flight core (autopilot) and the other dependent components in our distributed system
    • Develop a system data logger that interfaces with the real-time messaging framework and records key flight telemetry and system fault data

     

    Web Development

    • Build a web-based, front-end application that gives access to telemetry, media, and other information through our APIs
    • Display aircraft flight paths in real time on a map
    • Improve user experience by optimizing interactions with data and media in the app

      

    About You

    You should have a genuine passion for your craft, solid programming capabilities and an insatiable curiosity about technology and how things work. You’ll build upon your solid foundation in computer science, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering in order to gain a deep understanding of our product and projects and continually improve upon them. We focus on being a collaborative team of engineers who have solid technical chops and an eye for quality.

     

    Qualifications

    Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or above in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related technical field.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree program with the intent to return to the program
    • Solid grasp of computer science / engineering fundamentals
    • Knowledge of hardware, software, system architecture, or web architecture
    • Strong problem solving sensibilities
    • Excellent programming skills (C, C++, Java, Python)

     

    About Airware

    Airware is building the Aerial Information Platform for commercial drones, comprising of hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, funded by some of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

     

     

    Apply for this job here!
  • IP Counsel

    Manage and identify IP for cutting-edge drone technology.

    Airware is innovating technology in an emerging market and we need an Intellectual Property Counsel to ensure that our inventions are protected.This person will contribute to the success of our IP strategy by developing and maintaining the company’s patent portfolio. Our IP Counsel will drive strategy, processes and management of Airware’s IP assets, building and managing IP that supports Airware’s technology goals within the operation of commercial drones.

    Our IP Counsel will work closely with our Engineering and R&D teams to identify patentable inventions, and understand our business priorities and challenges in order to incorporate those inventions into a comprehensive IP strategy. He or she will also collaborate with our financial, business development and market experts to assess the commercial value of each innovation and evaluate further investments in protecting that property. He or she will prepare and file high quality, strategic patents and ensure innovation is continuously identified and captured through the IP protection process.  He or she will also work with outside counsel to prepare trademark applications and manage the trademark portfolio.

    Sample projects

    • Collaborate with engineers to identify and assess patentable inventions
    • Provide guidance regarding the patentability of inventions under review
    • Prepare and file high quality, strategic patents
    • Assign, efficiently manage and review work performed by outside law firms
    • Work with team to understand our business priorities and challenges in order to incorporate those into a comprehensive IP strategy

    Necessary skills and experience

    • Experience managing very early stage IP capture, harvesting, categorization, prioritization and protection
    • Experience working with in-house IP processes at a technology company
    • Experience preparing and e-filing U.S. patent applications
    • Experience in all aspects of IP due diligence, including freedom to operate and validity opinions
    • Bachelors Degree in EE or CS or a related field, or significant software or hardware experience
    • JD degree
    • Admitted to practice and in good standing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • Admitted to practice and in good standing in California

    Beneficial skills and experience

    • Experience managing IP at a tech startup
    • Experience with preparation of foreign patent applications
    • Experience with managing trademark prosecution and copyright issues
    • Experience with robotics
    • Admitted to California State Bar Association

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed discussion with our R&D team about your experience.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation autopilot platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

     

    Apply for this job here!
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  • Lead Software Engineer, Server

    Build the software powering application development on Airware’s Aerial Information Platform. 

    Airware is developing the world's first extensible aerial information platform for commercial drones, creating a rare opportunity for an experienced, product-focused engineering professional. You’ll build API’s and SDK’s for 3rd party application development in a distributed, loosely-coupled airborne system, and work with the team building the app store and the deployment management capabilities for apps run on our Aerial Platform. You'll build a robust foundation for managing an application ecosystem that enables our aerial robots to solve real-world business and environmental problems.

    Ideally you’ll have expertise in one or more areas and apply your skills right away, with the ability to learn and ultimately contribute to a variety of projects we have in engineering, including:

     

    Sample Projects

    • Design and build a robust application marketplace enabling third party app development and integration into our platform
    • Design and implement API’s and SDKs on the ground and in the sky to enable application development by 3rd parties 
    • Develop sample applications with the team using the APIs and SDK and related libraries and protocols
    • Work with early developers of commercial drone applications on how to best leverage our SDK and platform

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Demonstrated experience building, testing and shipping commercially available software products
    • Ability to provide technical leadership to a team on projects  
    • Demonstrated ownership of project deadlines and deliverables
    • Knowledge of a variety of languages is desired and encouraged: we like Python, Erlang, Java, Ruby, php, javascript, Scala, and others
    • Previous development and release of APIs and SDKs, preferably RESTful and related messaging protocols such as MQTT
    • Familiarity with Protocol Buffers, MsgPack, or JSON
    • Experience releasing multiple versions of a software product and iterating features based on customer feedback
    • Customer facing ability - understanding the "developer as the customer"
    • Expertise in Linux (Ubuntu) process management and sandboxing
    • Knowledge of Linux packaging and distribution systems
    • An appreciation for test driven development and for creating clear, thorough documentation
    • Strong analytical problem solving and debugging skills

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Familiarity with low bandwidth, high latency, intermittent communication protocols
    • Embedded Linux development experience
    • Robotics experience (ROS or similar)
    • Experience developing high reliability software
    • Pub-sub architectures and message Queueing systems. 

     How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers at our office in SoMa or in a Skype session. If possible, this will include discussing the source code of a project you've worked on.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, write some code, and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation autopilot platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers

     

     

    Apply for this job here!
  • Lead UAV Operator

    Demo the newest commercial drone systems for Airware’s customers and partners. Plan, fly, and deliver aerial data for a variety of applications that are enabled by Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform.

    The Demo Pilot and Field Technician will plan and coordinate flight demonstrations of Airware’s product features for clients, partners, media, and VIPs. You’ll be responsible for representing the Airware vision for how aerial data collection with commercial drones should be carried out. As pilot-in-command, you’ll be expected to manage all aspects of a flight demonstration, from pre-flight inspections on the aircraft, to setting up the payload, to flight planning and execution, and post-flight processing of collected data. In addition, you’ll be working closely with our sales and marketing teams to organize demo events for new product launches, media days, industry conferences, and tradeshows.

    Responsibilities

    • Plan flight operations: ensure everything is ready and tested on time, coordinate regulatory permissions, generate flight paths to properly collect aerial data.
    • Onsite preparation: validation flights, set up sensors, set up ground control points for aerial surveys.
    • Demoing solutions: complete pre-flight checklists, fly aircraft and collect aerial data.
    • Validate aerial data: locally post-process collected data and present / discuss results with customers.
    • Perform maintenance on aircraft, as necessary.
    • Travel around the US/world flying UAVs, being on time when and where needed. Pack and ship aircraft and equipment, and coordinate customs paperwork and transportation of goods.
    • Provide feedback to product and engineering teams.

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Building, testing, and operating commercial UAVs
    • Able to evaluate the quality of acquired aerial data
    • Basic post-processing techniques for aerial data
    • Excellent RC piloting skills, on both fixed-wing and multirotor aircraft
    • Ability to work hands-on with small UAV systems, including assembly, disassembly, testing, and troubleshooting
    • Ability to travel 40% of the time
    • Comfortable in a customer-facing role
    • Excellent attention to safety

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Private or commercial pilot license
    • Operating UAVs in a high-pressure, high-stakes environment with no room for error
    • Experience flight testing aircraft as part of a flight test team
    • Sales and marketing experience

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and cloud services. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

    Apply for this job here!
  • Program Manager

    Join the Airware Team

    Airware is building the Aerial Information Platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, including Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Program Manager 

    Align our amazing product development team to revolutionize the commercial drone industry!

    The Airware Program Manager works with engineering and product leadership to define and manage the execution of our product development release plans. You’ll guide our amazing cross-functional development and quality teams to turn those plans into beautifully executed reality. Your laser focus, excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and can-do attitude will be an inspiration to the team and a cornerstone for the success of the company.  

    Sample projects

    • Develop a product release project plan that factors in realistic resource constraints and development velocity, accounts for cross-team dependencies, and delivers as much value as possible
    • Analyze and investigate historical development velocity and bug burn-down data to determine improvements to development and quality process
    • Create automated scripts to scrape, analyze, and publish key project metrics

    Necessary skills and experience

    • Extensive experience managing the development of complex, multi-disciplinary technical products using Agile (Scrum) techniques
    • Experience in Waterfall style project management techniques
    • Experience in blending elements of Agile & Waterfall to best fit the needs of their teams
    • Loves working with cross-functional development teams and bringing them together to deliver something amazing
    • Loves keeping everyone up-to-date with progress toward the big picture in a clear and concise way
    • Tech geek who isn’t afraid to roll up his or her sleeves and dive into details if necessary
    • Master of juggling priorities and personnel resources
    • Fantastic communication skills
    • Project management tools whiz
    • Passion for using data to drive process improvement decisions
    • Engineering or computer science background

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Experience managing both HW and SW projects
    • Experience using JIRA
    • Experience with product roadmapping
    • Experience reporting project status to VP or C-level executives
    • Coding experience with Python or similar languages
    • PMI PMP certification
    • Certified ScrumMaster
    • Agile coaching experience
    • You’ve considered changing your middle name to “Scrum” more than once

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, talk with Engineering and Product leadership, discuss your past experiences, brainstorm some project management situational scenarios, and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and cloud services. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Follow Airware on Twitter: @Airware

    Check out other career opportunities: www.Airware.com/careers

    Or meet the People Behind the Products in a short film series: www.Airware.com/PeopleBehindProducts

     

    Apply for this job here!
  • Python Developer

    Create test frameworks to put our autonomous aerial systems through the wringer.

    Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform relies on software at every level, from real-time embedded firmware to mission critical algorithms and GUI frontends. The Python Developer will do his or her best to break our code and ensure that Airware’s software quality is top notch by testing for robustness and usability. This Engineer will get exposure to the whole stack and be an advocate for quality best practices on our Engineering Team.

    Sample projects

    • Build software test tools and embedded automation frameworks & scripts that help ensure Airware’s systems have top-notch reliability
    • Create plans, tests and tools for requirements verification and product validation
    • Help integrate tools for managing requirements, test suites and defects
    • Develop automated integration of tools used for managing requirements, defects and tests

    Necessary skills and experience

    • Expert-level experience writing Python scripts
    • Familiar with C/C++
    • Strong proponent of test-driven development
    • Solid troubleshooting and debugging skills
    • Comfortable working with embedded hardware and Linux

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Experience and creativity in creating test automation frameworks for unique systems involving embedded systems
    • Experienced with Robot Framework, JIRA, Stash/Git, and latest CI/CD systems such as TeamCity
    • Experienced with JTAG, I2C, CAN bus

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware--This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers over phone or Skype to walk through your previous projects and write some code
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, write some more code, and check out all of our toys

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and cloud services. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

     

    Apply for this job here!
  • Senior Software Engineer - Airborne Server

    Build the software powering application development on Airware’s Aerial Information Platform. 

    Airware is developing the world's first extensible aerial information platform for commercial drones, creating a rare opportunity for an experienced, product-focused engineering professional. You’ll build API’s and SDK’s for 3rd party application development in a distributed, loosely-coupled airborne system, and work with the team building the app store and the deployment management capabilities for apps run on our Aerial Platform. You'll build a robust foundation for managing an application ecosystem that enables our aerial robots to solve real-world business and environmental problems.

    Ideally you’ll have expertise in one or more areas and apply your skills right away, with the ability to learn and ultimately contribute to a variety of projects we have in engineering, including:

    Sample Projects

    • Design and build a robust application marketplace enabling third party app development and integration into our platform
    • Design and implement API’s and SDKs on the ground and in the sky to enable application development by 3rd parties 
    • Develop sample applications with the team using the APIs and SDK and related libraries and protocols
    • Work with early developers of commercial drone applications on how to best leverage our SDK and platform

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Demonstrated experience building, testing and shipping commercially available software products
    • Ability to provide technical leadership to a team on projects  
    • Demonstrated ownership of project deadlines and deliverables
    • Knowledge of a variety of languages is desired and encouraged: we like Python, Erlang, Java, Ruby, php, javascript, Scala, and others
    • Previous development and release of APIs and SDKs, preferably RESTful and related messaging protocols such as MQTT
    • Familiarity with Protocol Buffers, MsgPack, or JSON
    • Experience releasing multiple versions of a software product and iterating features based on customer feedback
    • Customer facing ability - understanding the "developer as the customer"
    • Expertise in Linux (Ubuntu) process management and sandboxing
    • Knowledge of Linux packaging and distribution systems
    • An appreciation for test driven development and for creating clear, thorough documentation
    • Strong analytical problem solving and debugging skills

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Familiarity with low bandwidth, high latency, intermittent communication protocols
    • Embedded Linux development experience
    • Robotics experience (ROS or similar)
    • Experience developing high reliability software
    • Pub-sub architectures and message Queueing systems. 

     How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers at our office in SoMa or in a Skype session. If possible, this will include discussing the source code of a project you've worked on.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, write some code, and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation autopilot platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers

    Apply for this job here!
  • Software Engineer - C#

    Build the cutting-edge human-robot interface for the next generation of commercial drones.

    Airware is designing a beautiful and functional user interface to simplify the complex task of flying unmanned aircraft while maintaining industry-leading safety standards. The Application Developer will primarily design/develop/test features for our customer-facing, cross-platform Ground Control Station (GCS) software. He or she will inevitably touch many other user-facing applications such as the dashboard utility for streamlined aircraft configuration. The Application Developer will own UI products throughout the entire lifecycle, participate in flight testing in the field, and use internal and external feedback to continually improve the Airware user experience.

    Sample projects

    • Create an elegant, user-friendly interface to allow the user to safely fly and land multiple types of aircraft\
    • Determine how to detect and represent obstacles and hazards--from terrain elevation to nearby aircraft
    • Join the flight testing team to operate the GCS in the field, evaluating usability and efficiency for typical missions and tasks--collect internal and external user feedback and propose interface design improvements
    • Build clean MVVM architecture that will be compatible across a variety of platforms

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Strong experience in C# and excitement about working with WPF
    • Experience implementing complex UI designs

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Experience working with the MVVM pattern
    • Prior Enterprise B2B experience
    • Customer-facing development approach
    • Previous work with reactive programming
    • Experience working in fast-paced startup environments with quickly-evolving user stories and requirements
    • Prior experience as, or interest in becoming, a Lead

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers at our office in SOMA or in a Skype session. If possible, this will include discussing the source code of a project you made.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, design a user interface or two, and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation autopilot platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

    Airware does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.

     

    Apply for this job here!
  • Software Engineer - Web APIs

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Help build a first-of-its-kind backend aircraft data management system for the commercial drone industry.

    Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform extends beyond flight-related hardware and software. Data management, from collection to transfer to storage to analysis, is a critical element in transforming drones from flying robots into viable business tools. This engineer will play a leading role in architecting, implementing, and deploying an innovative data management system that is tightly integrated with sophisticated autonomous aerial technology.

    Sample projects

    • Build and deploy a cutting edge cloud platform of APIs and services
    • Integrate with 3rd parties providing services such as photo mosaicing, machine learning, and data analysis
    • Build the service that ingests streams of data from our Aerial Information Platform in real-time
    • Build out a data warehouse to analyze large amounts of aircraft telemetry and calibration data

    Necessary skills and experience

    • Building data analytics tools
    • Python, Go or other languages geared toward distributed systems
    • Data/File ingestion
    • Experience with relational and key value data stores (i.e. PostgreSQL and Cassandra)
    • Scaling cloud infrastructure
    • Testing methodology
    • Worked with AWS, GCE or other IaaS providers

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Geospatial Data
    • NodeJS
    • Real-time data streaming
    • Video streaming

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers over phone or Skype to walk through your previous projects.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, write some code, and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation autopilot platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and user interfaces. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

    Apply for this job here!
  • Software Test Engineer - Embedded

    Put our autonomous aerial systems through the wringer.

    Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform is built on a state-of-the-art hardware and software architecture, including microcontrollers running real-time embedded firmware, mission-critical control and navigation systems, and ground station software. You will become a domain expert in the design, development and operation of these innovative vehicles and ensure they meet the highest levels of quality, safety and reliability. Airware is redefining QA in the aviation industry, and you will be at the forefront of that change, working with top engineers from such companies as SpaceX, Intel, and HP.

    Responsibilities

    • Work with product and development teams to understand the system and design creative test cases that will validate it as well as attempt to break it; See features through from implementation to flight
    • Communicate results back to product owners and internal customers
    • Write Python test cases and data analysis for an custom test automation framework
    • Identify and implement process, development and communication improvements

    Necessary Skills

    • Solid Python programming experience
    • Familiar with C/C++
    • Test-minded; Has a unique ability to break things
    • Solid troubleshooting, debugging and documentation skills
    • Takes the initiative and is self-driven

    Desired Skills

    • Experience working with embedded hardware and software
    • Experience with microcontroller protocols like CAN, PWM
    • Experience with Continuous Integration systems

    How to Apply and What to Expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and will help us connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers at our office in SoMa or in a Skype session. If possible, this will include discussing the source code of a project you've worked on.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, write some code, and check out all of our toys.
    Apply for this job here!
  • Sr Software Engineer - JavaScript

    Build functional, efficient, and innovative web interfaces to manage commercial drone systems and operations.

    Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform extends beyond flight-related hardware and software. Giving drone operators online access to data, video, and images is a critical element of transforming drones from flying robots into viable business tools. The Front-End Web Application Developer will play a leading role in architecting, implementing, and deploying an innovative web-based management system that is tightly integrated with sophisticated autonomous aerial technology.

    Sample projects

    • Build a web-based, front-end application that gives access to telemetry, media, and other information through our APIs
    • Display aircraft flight paths in real time on a map
    • Improve user experience by optimizing interactions with data and media in the app

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • 6+ years of related professional industry experience
    • Fluency in JavaScript/HTML/CSS
    • Node.JS
    • Knowledge of Front-End MVC Frameworks (backbone, react, angular, etc.)
    • Experience interacting with RESTful JSON APIs
    • Single Page Applications
    • Sensible testing methodology

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • 3D development
    • Mapping interfaces
    • Real-time data streaming
    • Relational/noSQL databases

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers over phone or Skype to walk through your previous projects.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, write some code, and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and cloud services. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

     

    Apply for this job here!
  • UAS Integration Engineer

    Share your expertise in UAS with our internal teams and customers alike to ensure the successful flights of commercial drones leveraging Airware's Platform.

    Our customers are using Airware's platform in exciting ways! As the UAS Integration Engineer you'll work closely with customers to integrate the Airware Aerial Information Platform into their commercial drones. In this highly-visible role, you'll not only be the technical expert, you'll represent our team, our brand and our entire company!

    Responsibilities

    Engineering:

    • Perform engineering design work to integrate our products with customer vehicles for a variety of applications
    • Perform mechanical & electrical engineering integration work on internally used vehicles for R&D testing and pre-product release engineering development
    • Act as a dedicated member of the flight testing team, performing internal testing of our products
    • Incorporate new technologies, especially novel airframes and cutting edge sensors with our platform to enable a world of commercial UAS applications

    Team Collaboration:

    • Own and build best practices for implementation, testing, and support of the platform
    • Be a strong contributor to documenting our processes and practices as we shape the reliable operation of commercial drones
    • Drive collaboration with Airware software engineers, business development, and customer support to weave customer feedback and feature requests into Airware’s overall development lifecycle

    Ensuring Customer Success:

    • Define and execute system acceptance test plans for all our products, from bench-testing through flight testing
    • Work in a hands-on manner to integrate Airware products with customer systems
    • Be a passionate advocate for our customers and partners

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science, or commensurate experience
    • Experience building, testing, and operating small UAS and/or RC aircraft experience -- a necessity
    • Experience integrating, operating, and tuning autopilots on a variety of unmanned vehicles
    • Experience flight testing aircraft as a member of a UAS flight test team
    • Comfortable in a customer-facing engineering role
    • Technical background and experience with:
      • Mechanical system integration
      • Electrical wiring systems
      • Proven ability to effectively execute in a project-driven, time-sensitive environment
    • Motivated and self-starting with strong work ethic and time management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to travel 10% - 30% of the time
    • Passion for engineering excellence and making cool things fly!

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Ability to work hands-on with electro-mechanical systems including assembly, disassembly, testing, troubleshooting
    • Technical background and experience with:
      • Robotics experience
      • Embedded hardware
      • Software / firmware
    • Understanding of computers, programming languages, and scripting for engineering uses (C++, C, MATLAB, Python)
    • Leadership role within a dedicated UAS flight testing team
    • Pilot? You’ll fit right in! Bring your log book. 

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and cloud services. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

    Apply for this job here!
  • UAV Flight Controls Engineer

    Best part of working at Airware? We get to see our work fly!

    Airware Flight Controls Engineers take projects from concept and design to test and flight. You’ll work closely on the development of our autopilot software which is responsible for controlling all aspects of flight on a variety of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Projects range from high-level vehicle guidance logic to low-level control loops and navigation filters.

    Sample projects

    • Design flight path guidance logic in Simulink, lead implementation on real-time embedded hardware, debug using a hardware-in-the-loop simulator and perform flight testing.
    • Utilize advanced control techniques to improve autopilot robustness to a wide range of aircraft types and flight conditions.
    • Implement a high-level contingency manager that makes decisions autonomously during off-nominal flight conditions.
    • Augment the inertial navigation system with a wind speed/direction estimation filter, verifying expected accuracy and numerical stability.

    Necessary skills and experience

    • Experience designing a variety of flight controllers in MATLAB/Simulink, analysis through formal stability criteria, non-linear simulation, and flight testing in the field.
    • Proven ability to implement flight software on real-time embedded systems.
    • Working knowledge of inertial navigation systems and state estimation filters (including Extended Kalman Filters).
    • Ability to analyze flight data and produce actionable conclusions.
    • Hands-on experience with electronics, embedded systems, autopilots, or robotics.

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a resume, please include a short explanation of your background, accomplishments (links to past projects are always helpful), and what excites you about Airware. This will help us to get a multi-dimensional view of who you are and connect you to the right person at Airware quickly.
    • Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with one of our engineers through a Skype session.
    • Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office to meet the Airware team, geek out with our engineers, design a few control loops, and check out all of our toys.

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and cloud services. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Follow Airware on Twitter: @Airware

    Check out other career opportunities: www.Airware.com/careers

    Or meet the People Behind the Products in a short film series: www.Airware.com/PeopleBehindProducts 

    Apply for this job here!
  • Vehicle Design Engineer

    Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform is designed to be customized for a wide range of aerial data collection tasks. The Vehicle Design Engineer will manage the lifecycle of design, analysis, test, manufacture, and optimization for custom fixed-wing and VTOL airframes tailored for specific application areas. You’ll work closely with several other teams in the process, ranging from Flight Controls to UAV Integration and Flight Test, Application Development, and Manufacturing. In addition to designing new vehicles, you’ll also provide analysis of existing airframes and implement any improvements and optimizations necessary.

    Sample Projects

    • Design a custom fixed-wing UAV, meeting constraints such as minimum endurance, payload capability, and launch/land mechanisms while optimizing for cost, size, manufacturability, and robustness.
    • Evaluate a current multi-rotor UAV airframe and identify relevant design optimizations to address issues related to flight stability, sensor/payload integration, or endurance.
    • Manage the initial setup of a UAV airframe manufacturing process with a selected contract manufacturer, provide feedback and optimizations for the process towards acceptable metrics for quality and scale.

     Responsibilities

    • Layout design of airframes (fuselage, wings, empennages, etc.)
    • Select, test and and integrate electric propulsion systems 
    • Calculate power characteristics / thrust 
    • Integrate sensors
    • Determine stability and control performance 
    • Preliminary sizing and configuration
    • Manage subcontractors for prototyping and manufacturing
    Qualifications:
    • Previous professional experience in aircraft and aerospace design
    • UAV design and flight test experience is highly desired 
    • Strong experience with Solidworks CAD software.
    • Experience with foam molding process and composites works.
    Education:
    • B.S., Aerospace Engineering
    • Pilot's license is a plus

    About Airware

    Airware is building the next-generation platform for commercial drones, comprising hardware, firmware, software, and cloud services. We are a rapidly growing startup, well-funded by two of the world’s pre-eminent technology venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

    We’re a passionate team who believe in ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement. Here you will find the computer hacker, private pilot, laid-back surfer, RC hobbyist, homebrewer, and video game designer. If you thrive on solving challenging problems with a fun group of really bright people, we want to hear from you!

    Check out our other opportunities at www.airware.com/careers.

    Apply for this job here!
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Technologies we use

Our development environments span: web, desktop, tablet, and yes, flying robots! Technologies we use enable autonomous flight, as well as provide data collection and cloud connectivity during and after flight.

This includes C/C++, C#, Linux, Windows platforms and frameworks, Python, Scala, Javascript, Node.js, CSS/HTML, REST, JSON and more.

We also leverage software build & integration tools & DVCS such as TeamCity, Git, etc.

The Benefits at Airware

  • Competitive compensation and equity
  • Paid vacation time
  • Medical, Vision, Dental and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Frequent company trips, local events and team activities
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Catered meals and a kitchen stocked with beverages and snacks
  • Located in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood
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At Airware I get to focus exclusively on the future of drone technology. It’s great to work with a team that’s open-minded and excited about what this space might look like a few years from now. We’re building the foundation for a new kind of UAV, new kinds of software applications, and support for today’s sensors as well as technology nobody’s even thought of yet.

Dr. Hui Li

Lead Research and Development Engineer

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Our team is actively engaged with the FAA and other international regulatory agencies as they finalize new UAS regulations. Seeing this space open up is exciting, and I'm constantly amazed at how many applications are possible in different industries. It’s really fun to work with smart people on these issues, and I think Airware is in a great position to make it all possible.

Jesse Kallman

Global Business Development and Regulatory Affairs

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We’ve been working with a group of medical students at MIT-Gates who are experimenting with using drones to deliver vaccines to remote villages in Africa. Their enthusiasm for the project is contagious, and I love supporting them in the field as they make progress. It’s great to be a part of something like this at Airware.

Stefan Aprodu

UAV Systems Engineer