Airware is hiring a

Software Engineer, Ground Control Station

San Francisco, United States

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, 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
  • Design and develop software enabling efficient communications between GCS and multiple 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

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
  • Experience with plugin frameworks
  • Customer-facing development approach
  • Previous work with reactive programming
  • Experience working in fast-paced startup environments with quickly-evolving user stories and requirements
  • Aerospace or UAV experience
  • Experience working with safety critical software

How to Apply and What to Expect:

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 with the right person at Airware.

Be prepared to have a detailed technical discussion with a member of our team over the phone or via video chat. Be prepared to spend a half-day at our office with the Airware team.

About Airware:

Airware offers complete enterprise drone solutions that are built on the Aerial Information Platform, so that aerial data becomes an extension of a company’s existing data management systems. Airware’s comprehensive set of technology enables enterprises to plan, capture, and analyze aerial data, all within an enterprise workflow.  Based in San Francisco, Airware has built a cross-disciplinary team of experts in aerospace, robotics, geospatial, hardware, software, and cloud. Founded in 2011, Airware has raised more than $70 million to date from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Next World Capital, First Round Capital, Google Ventures, GE Ventures, and Intel Capital.

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