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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 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!

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Job Openings

  • Application Developer--Windows

    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

    • Prior work in C# and excitement about working with WPF and the MVVM pattern
    • Enthusiasm for leveraging the latest open source technology and architecture
    • Experience implementing complex UI designs
    • Understanding of unit testing and test-driven development

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Experience with Android application development
    • Customer-facing development approach
    • Previous work with reactive programming
    • Experience working in fast-paced startup environments with quickly-evolving user stories and requirements
    • Game and/or web development experience

    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! Apply here!
  • 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. Desktop applications to configure and control unmanned aircraft, and a cloud data management system to collect, store and analyze data, are critical elements in transforming drones from flying robots into viable business tools. The Automation Engineer will help build and maintain a platform that ensures test and deployment operations for these systems are reliable, intuitive, and automated. 

    Sample projects

    • Build and maintain test automation framework(s) to run and report on functional and integration tests against web services, database backend and desktop applications
    • Write additional tools to:
      • Collect, store and analyze data
      • Report on results and performance
      • Tie build, test and deployment systems together
    • Work with the development teams to ensure Airware products 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

    • Python
    • C++/C#/.NET
    • JavaScript/CoffeeScript
    • 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

    • Microsoft UI Automation framework
    • Node.js
    • Worked with AWS, GCE or other IaaS providers
    • Built 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! Apply here!
  • Automation Engineer - Flight Systems

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Create frameworks and tools to help put our autonomous aerial systems through the wringer.

    Airware’s next-generation commercial drone systems are built on a full stack, state-of-the-art, homegrown hardware and software architecture, including microcontrollers running real-time embedded firmware, mission-critical flight systems, ground control software, and cloud data management. The Automation Engineer will help build and maintain a platform that ensures Airware’s test and deployment operations are reliable, intuitive, and automated. Although this is primarily a software development position, the ideal candidate will have experience working on embedded systems.

    Responsibilities

    • Build and maintain a test automation framework used internally to write and run functional and integration tests on target hardware
    • Write tools to:
      • Manage and analyze data
      • Tie build, test and deploy systems together
      • Interact with lab hardware and measurement systems
      • Manage and control simulation software
    • Work with other development teams to ensure Airware products can be automated
    • Gather needs and requirements from the hardware, software development, and test teams to improve existing tools or create new ones

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Expert at Python
    • Experience with C/C++
    • Experience with 3rd-party APIs and tying systems together
    • Has solid troubleshooting, debugging and documentation skills
    • Comfortable working with, configuring and managing software processes on embedded hardware and Linux
    • Takes the initiative and is self-driven

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Built test automation frameworks for embedded or distributed systems
    • Knows Robot Framework, JIRA, Stash/Git, and latest CI/CD systems such as TeamCity
    • Familiar with JTAG, I2C, CAN

    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! Apply here!
  • Developer Evangelist

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Enable the developer community and inspire app development on the first platform for commercial drones.

    Software has migrated from PCs to the web to mobile devices. Up next are apps for autonomous aerial systems -- commercial drones! Airware has created the first commercial drone developer platform, and we’re ready to start evangelizing to the world how apps for aerial robots can be used to solve real-world business and environmental problems.

    The mission of the Airware Developer Evangelist is to promote adoption of the Airware platform for commercial drone app development.  You’ll wear two hats: one inside the office as our API product manager, and the other outside the office as you travel the world winning over the hearts and minds of developers and building the commercial drone developer community.  Internally, you’ll ensure developer-facing products (APIs, SDKs, docs, support, etc) are truly meeting developer needs.  Externally, you’ll foster and promote community engagement, partner relationships, and a vibrant solutions ecosystem.  

    Our development environments span: web, desktop, phone/tablet, and yes, flying robots!  Ideally, you’ve got experience with web APIs, Linux, Windows, mobile SDKs, and C/C++.

    Sample Projects

    • Guide the development and launch of our SDK, web API, and developer portal by defining features and roadmap. Expand the vision for our developer products.

    • Be the voice of the developer within Airware. Collect customer feedback to assist Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Sales teams in identifying customer needs to refine our products. Be the SDK/API Product Owner in an Agile environment.

    • Attend and present at events - meetups, hackathons, conferences. Help plan our developer conference and developer-focused marketing campaigns.

    • Engage and build relationship with developers, face to face and online. Help our customers build their products.

    • Guide our doc team with examples, tutorials, and sample code on our dev portal to showcase the capabilities of our SDK/APIs. Write how-to’s and blog posts.

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Plenty of experience as a developer, ideally on desktop, mobile, and web.

    • Advanced development skills on at least two of the following is a must: C/C++/C#, Android, Python, REST/JSON.

    • Passion for building applications, helping a community build apps, and seeing customers succeed with your product. Strong networking and follow-up skills.

    • An extrovert who loves to present new technology and show people what they can do with technology.  Excellent oral, written and public presentation skills.

    • Ability and willingness to travel about 30%, and up to 50% during peak times, to partner, and customer sites, as well as to events with significant developer audiences.

     

    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.

    More on Airware: http://bit.ly/KM7zHL

    Airware does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.

    Apply for this job here! Apply here!
  • DevOps / Release Engineer

    Help automate the build and release processes for our autonomous aerial systems.

    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. Software infrastructure at Airware is run as a service to enable developer productivity across all software engineering teams (hardware, embedded software and cloud). We are responsible for building resilient and predictable infrastructure to enable rapid development of both embedded and cloud software. 

    The Software Tools & Release Engineer will be responsible for the release process and tooling that will stitch together releasable and testable SW pieces for our flying robots.

    Sample projects

    • Design an end-to-end Continuous Delivery system for the Aerial Information Platform.
    • Create an out-of-the-box development environment to maximize new-hire productivity from day one.
    • Applying software artifact repository best practices to current software projects.
    • Develop a software release promotion process to efficiently ship quality software.

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Strong grasp of Computer Science fundamentals
    • Experience in automated deployment of internal software
    • CI/CD (Jenkins, TeamCity, etc.)
    • Expert in Python 
    • Strong knowledge of C++
    • Experience with Configuration Management systems (Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, etc.)
    • Experience with releasing packaged software for embedded, enterprise or cloud systems
    • Strong knowledge of artifact repository systems (Nexus, Artifactory) and artifact promotion processes
    • Experience with one or more of the following build systems: make, cmake, boost, ant, maven, sbt, gradle
    • Proficient in Git.  Experience with Git Flow is a plus.
    • Must be able to describe experience automating build and release systems.

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Experience with monitoring tools (Ganglia, Nagios, Icinga, NewRelic, Splunk, Sumo, Loggly, etc.)
    • Strong knowledge of git branching best practices
    • Experience deploying applications to public cloud systems i.e. AWS, Rackspace, Google Cloud Platform
    • Knowledge of Golang 
    • Understanding of the NodeJS build system
    • Experience building Docker containers for i.e. cloud environment or creating a repeatable dev environment

    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 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! Apply here!
  • Director, Hardware Engineering

    Interested in leading a team tackling a unique problem space? Drone tech meets modern web tech - help build the hardware that is at the core of our commercial drone technology.

    A rare opportunity has opened for an engineering leader to join our team focused on our hardware. Our ideal candidate will be a technically credible, natural leader who will innovate and ship awesome products alongside a team of hardware engineers. On the technical side, this role will provide you with the opportunity to drive the development of our hardware  from initial design through field support. On the leadership side, you'll be able to lead a team in a critical area of our roadmap.

    What you'll do

    Lead and continuously develop a team of high caliber hardware engineers. You'll be able to participate in technical work while mentoring and guiding the team.

    • Understand and translate business and product needs to ensure they are aligned with team priorities, deliverables and schedule
    • Program management and scheduling in an aggressive startup environment to allocate team resources and to confidently commit to product release dates
    • Lead by example, both operationally and technically, encouraging hardware engineering best practices
    • Take part in shipping of product, create and review hardware designs and stay ahead with the latest technologies in your domain
    • Play a key role in architectural and strategic decisions as the product evolves, collaborating across teams (firmware, production operations, core software, flight controls, test and integration) to drive product development

    Experience we need

    • Proven success in an engineering leadership role on a high performing development team
    • Our product spans multiple disciplines and relies heavily on software. Not only are you an experienced hardware engineer, but ideally you’ve got experience writing firmware.
    • Strong product focus, with a proven history of building, shipping and maintaining hardware with stringent size, weight, and power constraints; strong coupling with firmware; and high reliability requirements. You’ve successfully taken a product from initial concept to volume manufacturing.
    • Fantastic problem solving abilities
    • Skilled in motivating teams and fostering career growth
    • Degree in electrical engineering or similar is desired

    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 video call 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 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! Apply here!
  • Director, Human Resources

    Airware is looking for an experienced HR professional to support our growing staff in San Francisco.

    Our Director of HR will be a trusted advisor to our team and strive to foster a best-in-class employment experience. For this role, you'll provide ongoing guidance to engineering and non-technical teams, supporting our various phases of growth. Our ideal candidate will develop strategies while being hands-on, implementing programs which help inspire, motivate and develop our staff. Most importantly, you must have a genuine passion for nurturing our culture and promoting our core values including ownership, excellence, building community, and continuous improvement.

    Responsibilities

    Management Training & Development:

    • Coach managers in best practices within areas such as: leadership, communication and feedback, career path, succession planning, performance management, compliance
    • Provide regular day-to-day guidance to managers and staff around ad-hoc employment issues
    • Provide employment related training in a variety of areas including leadership, performance, compliance, etc. 

    Employee Relations:

    • Build and execute strategies for retention and achieve 'best place to work' environment: conducting employee surveys, ensuring effective communication, ensuring effective training is available, incorporating best practices and staying on top of trends 
    • Roll out and manage key initiatives including: performance review program, peer reviews, financial and non-financial recognition programs, etc
    • Plan, kickoff and manage employee team building activities, i.e. company vacations, offsites, Lunch & Learns, brown bags

    Onboarding:

    • Work closely with Talent team to orchestrate new hire orientation schedule and continuously enrich new hire experience
    • Provide comprehensive new hire content and materials, ensuring efficient and productive onboarding
    • Verify completion, compliance and accuracy/reporting of all employee data

    Comp and Benefits administration:

    • Conduct annual bid process for employee benefits, analyze options and make recommendations to executive staff
    • Conduct periodic compensation analysis and make appropriate recommendations
    • Administer employee health and welfare benefits, identify and manage vendors and carriers as needed
    • Organize and administer annual Open Enrollments and renewals
    • Provide company wide communications and employee service on all related plans
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for benefits inquiries for a growing organization
    • Administer our HR tool (Zenefits)  

    Compliance:

    • Guide staff on various employment policies and processes to ensure appropriate legal compliance (EEO, ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, COBRA, etc.)
    • Maintain all internal compliance communications
    • Ensure employee files are in compliance with all requirements of city/county, state and federal programs regulating employment as well as licensing, regulatory and contract compliance
    • Regularly update Employee Handbook and all communication around employment and benefits issues
    • Coordinate the immigration process in partnership with outside counsel

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Significant professional, progressive HR or People Operations experience within high-growth technology startups
    • Background and strong interest in employee and management training (development and delivery)
    • Experienced administering full employee lifecycle from hire to separation; performance management, leaves of absence, immigration, relocation
    • Experience with compensation, stock option and benefits plan administration 
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of compliance issues - federal/state employment law, policies and procedures
    • Willingness and excitement about "getting hands dirty” with regards to day to day HR functions to help employees (benefits inquiries, administrative tasks, setting up new hires, etc)
    • Highly ethical individual, strong level of confidentiality with a natural tendency toward discreetness
    • Strong service orientation with commitment to providing excellent employee experience
    • Approachable, empathetic person with sound judgment and problem solving ability
    • Excellent communication skills: interpersonal, relationship building, consulting, and teamwork
    • Sensitive to and proactively works toward the cultural diversity of employees
    • Highly organized, adaptable, able to flourish in fast-paced startup environment
    • Proficiency with office productivity tools such as: Google Apps, MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint
    • BA/BS degree with emphasis in HR or equivalent combination of degree and experience

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • PHR/SPHR certification
    • Experience with employee performance tracking
    • Experience implementing and administering HRIS
    • International HR experience: EMEA, APAC

    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.

    More on Airware: http://bit.ly/KM7zHL

    Airware does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.

     

    Apply for this job here! Apply here!
  • Electrical Engineer

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Design hardware...that flies itself.

    Failure is not an option for fully-autonomous, safety-critical, multi-functional UAV flight systems, which is why we’re looking for excellent engineers to design hardware underlying Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform.

    Sample projects

    • Design an 8-layer PCB with a dozen system-on-chips, high-speed memory, analog circuitry, and a power supply including component selection, schematic capture, and a little PCB layout (we have a layout guru)
    • Rapidly prototype and debug complex multi-functional autopilot hardware, employing fine-pitch soldering and rework, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, datasheets, teamwork, and divine miracles
    • Design a payload sensor interface board optimized for cost and form-factor

    Necessary skills and experience

    • Prior work in detailed mixed-signal electrical design involving microcontrollers, sensor acquisition, and power management in Altium Designer
    • Experience with first article board bringup, debugging, and design verification
    • Comfortable coding in C or C++ on embedded systems

    Beneficial skills and experience

    • Responsibility for a product from cradle to grave, owning it from initial design until it’s in a customer’s hands (including field support)
    • Experience with regulatory standards or design in a regulated environment (Medical, MIL-STD, FAA) which requires fulfilling quality systems regulations in the design and development lifecycle
    • Experience designing hardware testing systems for production

    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 and do some design work with one of our engineers onsite or 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 some hardware, 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! Apply here!
  • Embedded Software Engineer

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Design software at the heart of our autonomous aerial technology.

    At the heart of every Airware product is bulletproof software and firmware with extraordinary capabilities. Autonomous aerial systems demand a foundation of embedded software that is reliable, robust, high-performance, real-time, fault-tolerant, expertly-designed and tested to perfection. As an Embedded Software Engineer working on our Flight Core Platform you'll play a key role in designing, implementing, and shipping software and firmware at the heart of our sophisticated autonomous aerial technology.

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

    Sample Projects

    • 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.

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

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Demonstrated experience building, testing, and shipping commercially available software products.

    • Tons of experience in designing, coding, integrating, and debugging C++ software in real-time embedded applications.

    • Exceptional C / C++ programming abilities. Knowledge of a variety of languages is desired and encouraged.

    • Experience working with device drivers and BSPs.

    • Strong knowledge of POSIX compliant systems.

    • Experience developing high reliability software.

    • Knowledge of and experience with best software quality practices, e.g. MISRA compliance, test-driven development, supporting documentation, etc.

    • Passion for working with embedded hardware.

    • Strong analytical problem solving and debugging skills.

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Experience hacking robot or drone software.

    • Experience with more than one RTOS.

    • Experience with board bring-up.
    • Experience with embedded Linux.
    • Familiarity with embedded tools such as busybox, Yocto, LTIB, buildroot, etc.

    • Safety critical software development experience.

     

    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! Apply here!
  • Engineering Internships - Summer 2015

    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

     

    Electrical Engineering

    • Design the hardware interface for a new payload to be integrated onto the Airware platform

    • Perform bring-up of new board designs, writing software to test all hardware functionality

    • Specify and execute design validation testing to ensure production-ready hardware meets all requirements

      

    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!

     

     

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  • Product Designer

    Design 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. Our Product Designer will work with engineers to create functional, beautiful, and tightly-integrated web, desktop and mobile interfaces from concept to storyboard through deployment.

    Sample projects

    • Work with our product and engineering teams to design and implement an interface for laying out and executing a flight plan
    • Design a web interface for operators to interact with data, video, and images from flights
    • Improve user experience by focus-testing customers

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Strong UI/UX design portfolio highlighting Responsive Design, design-in-the-browser and Mobile-First principles
    • Experience in HTML5/CSS/JavaScript 
    • Web Appl UI development
    • Data Visualization/Charting
    • Solid Photoshop skills

    Beneficial skills and experience

    • Desktop UI design
    • Mobile app design
    • NodeJS

    How to apply and what to expect

    • Apply online. In addition to a portfolio, please include a resume and a short explanation of your background, accomplishments 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 team over Skype or in person to walk through your portfolio, highlighting 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, 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.

     

     

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  • Production Lead

    Configure, test and calibrate the next-generation Aerial Information Systems that power commercial drone technology.

    Airware is building a next-generation platform for commercial drones.  To get our product in the hands of customers, we need top notch production people.  The Production Lead will configure, test, and calibrate finished level printed circuit board assemblies, perform light mechanical assembly, package, and ship our products.  The ideal candidate can perform all work related to production knowing each task accomplished regardless of size or scope will lead to a high quality result and a happy customer.

    Sample projects

    • Build (mechanical assembly), test, and calibrate shippable products
    • Support the entire factory floor; Receiving Inspection,  Functional Test, Calibration, etc.
    • Perform first level failure analysis of field return product

    Necessary skills and experience

    • Understanding of rudimentary features of a mechanical drawing and schematic
    • Ability to understand and follow standard manufacturing documents; test procedures, process instructions, packaging instructions, etc.
    • Familiarity with IPC-610 Electronics Workmanship standards
    • Technical electronics degree or certificate with 5+ years of relevant experience
    • Experience working in a manufacturing environment supporting test fixtures, process improvements, debug of basic systems, etc.

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Experience with NetSuite ERP system and Arena PLM
    • Prior work with Microsoft ACCESS database and/or Excel programming
    • Knowledge of ICT and general electronic test fixture design
    • Previous work with PC based subsystems (testers, label makers, data collection, etc.)
    • Understanding and relevant experience in the fundamentals of soldering a PCB assembly

    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 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.

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  • Product Manager, Application Core

    Own and drive the SDK for the commercial drone industry’s most powerful application computer

    Airware is developing the world's first extensible aerial information platform for commercial drones.  This is a rare opportunity for an experienced SDK product management professional to define the requirements, and help build the development stack that will enable aerial robots to solve real-world business and environmental problems.

    Product Manager - Application Computer

    What you’ll do:

    • Help define the software development stack for our on-board application computer
    • Define the strategy for SDK, tools and framework to enable application development and seamless partner integration onto Airware's Aerial Information Platform
    • Define the roadmap and definitions for our SDK; the tools used to deploy and manage applications and services on our platform
    • Write PRDs, MRDs and other collateral to communicate the vision, strategy, and feature set for the SDK, developer/partner resources, and deployment tools
    • Work with UX, Engineering, and Program Management to deliver releases of the SDK, APIs, and tools to our developers and partners
    • Work directly with third party application developers and integrators to help bring their applications and services to our platform
    • Help to evangelize the SDK/tools to developers and Airware strategic partners
    • Work with Business Development, Regulatory Affairs, and Legal to facilitate on-boarding of third party applications
    • Work with Marketing and PR to communicate features and benefits of developing on the Airware platform to partners
    • Work within the Product Management team to ensure synchronization of developer platform features with other feature development and customer initiatives

    Required Skills:

    • Customer facing experience with technical developers and partners
    • Experience leading a team of developers and documentation specialists
    • Experience working with Marketing and Sales on product requirements generation
    • Proficiency in Linux, C, C++, Python
    • Familiarity with Linux/Ubuntu package management
    • Familiarity with Linux/Ubuntu process sandboxing and resource planning
    • Experience with test driven development

    Desired Skills:

    • Avionics experience (developer/user in this space)
    • Mobile application development
    • SDK development and documentation
    • GIS / mapping experience
    • Sensor payload integration experience (data tagging, sensor fusion, decimation, etc...)
    • Embedded systems s/w and h/w experience
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  • Python Developer

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    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.

    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 front-ends. The Python Developer will do their best to write Python scripts 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 testing and software quality best practices on our Engineering Team.

    Sample projects

    • Develop software test tools and embedded automation frameworks that help ensure Airware’s systems have top-notch reliability
    • Develop test automation scripts that exercise software artifacts running on our embedded platforms
    • Help guide the development of test plans and test cases

    Necessary skills and experience:

    • Expert-level experience writing Python scripts
    • Strong proponent of test-driven development and delivering high-quality software
    • Experienced in a continuous build environment
    • Dreams in Python and REST
    • Solid troubleshooting and debugging skills

    Beneficial skills and expertise:

    • Experience hacking robot or drone software
    • Embedded software development experience
    • Experienced with JIRA, Git, and latest CI/CD systems
    • Experience with C, C++ and CMake
    • Experience and creativity in creating test automation frameworks for unique embedded 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 or a testing framework that you've developed.
    • 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.

     

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  • Senior Software Engineer, Cloud APIs

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Help build and architect a first-of-its-kind 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 and analysis, is a critical element in transforming drones from flying robots into viable business tools. The Principal Software Engineer will play a lead role in architecting, implementing, and deploying an innovative data management system that is tightly integrated with sophisticated autonomous aerial technology.

    Sample projects

    • Architect and build a cutting edge cloud platform of APIs and services
    • Architect a system to allow 3rd parties providing services such as photo mosaicing, machine learning, and data analysis controlled access to customer data
    • 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

    • RESTful API design
    • Architecting software and cloud infrastructure
    • Experience working with Big data
    • Highly concurrent and distributed systems
    • Experience driving technical decisions
    • Relational and key value data stores such as PostgreSQL and Cassandra
    • Impressive Scale
    • Java, Go or other languages geared toward distributed systems
    • Testing methodology
    • Worked with AWS, GCE or other IaaS providers

    Beneficial skills and experience

    • Actor Model Frameworks
    • Geospatial Data
    • NodeJS
    • Python
    • 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 at our office 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, 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.

     

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  • Software Engineer, Application Framework

    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 design a framework for application deployment in a distributed, loosely-coupled system. You'll build a robust foundation for developer-facing APIs, SDKs and the applications using them, continuously improving upon the software framework and applications which enable 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 framework enabling third party app development and integration on our platform
    • Design and implement API’s and SDKs for our application framework
    • Develop sample applications with the team using your framework, API 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  
    • Demonstrate ownership of project deadlines and deliverables
    • Exceptional C and scripting programming abilities
    • Strong C++ and Python programming abilities. Knowledge of a variety of languages is desired and encouraged
    • Previous development and release of APIs and SDKs
    • Experience releasing multiple versions of a software product and iterating features based on customer feedback.
    • Expertise in Linux (Ubuntu) process management and sandboxing
    • Knowledge of Linux packaging and distribution systems
    • Experience with test driven development
    • An appreciation for creating clear, thorough documentation
    • Strong analytical problem solving and debugging skills
    • Customer facing ability

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Familiarity with low bandwidth, high latency communication protocols
    • Embedded Linux development experience
    • Experience developing high reliability software

     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! Apply here!
  • Software Engineer - Cloud API

    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

    • REST APIs
    • Scaling cloud infrastructure
    • Highly concurrent and distributed systems
    • Relational and Key/value data stores such as PostgreSQL and Cassandra
    • Java, Go or other languages geared toward distributed systems
    • Testing methodology
    • Worked with AWS, GCE or other IaaS providers
    • Expert knowledge on one or more web application frameworks (Play, Rails, Express, Django, ASP.NET MVC, etc.)

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Actor Model Frameworks
    • Geospatial Data
    • NodeJS
    • Python
    • 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! Apply here!
  • Software Engineer, Node.JS

    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

    • Knowledge of Front-End MVC Frameworks (backbone, react, angular, etc.)
    • Fluency in Javascript/HTML/CSS
    • Interacting with RESTful JSON APIs
    • Node.JS
    • 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! Apply here!
  • Software Test Engineer - Embedded

    Design tests and write scripts that 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. The Software Test Engineer will ensure that these systems meet the highest standards of reliability and safety.

    Sample Projects

    • 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 for an in-house test automation framework to convert manual cases to automated ones
    • Identify and implement process, development and communication improvements

    Necessary Skills and Experience

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

    Additional Desired Experience

    • Experience working with embedded hardware and software
    • Experience with microcontroller protocols like CAN, I2C, PWM, JTAG
    • Experience with Continuous Integration systems like TeamCity

    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! Apply 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

Working at Airware

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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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At Airware we're building a world-class support organization with unparalleled resources and expertise for our customers to be successful. The Airware Support ecosystem and community will be the place to easily navigate self help, interact directly with multi-channel support in real time, and get expert guidance. I'm excited to work with such a great team of passionate people creating amazing customer experiences.

Stephen Mann

VP of Customer Support

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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