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CAREERS

We’re a small and extremely talented group of individuals with an unusually wide range of skills working together to build a nimble aerospace company. FlightWave aims to take a full aerospace approach to UAV systems. Together, we are experts in aerospace, hardware, software, operations, business, marketing, and sales.

FlightWave is a California based aerospace company that designs, builds, and launches aircraft to help non-profits, private companies, and government agencies leverage our sustainable UAS technology. Our core technology is intended to empower environmentally sustainable, low-cost, unlimited aerial monitoring. From top to bottom, we strive to design and build aerial platforms that allow anyone to generate useful data in clean, efficient ways.

Senior Sales Engineer

Department: Business Development 

Location: Remote + time in Santa Monica, CA

Type: Full-time, salaried

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder 

Description: As a Sales Engineer you are largely responsible for supporting the sales process with technical demonstrations and understanding of customer needs and explanations and building excellent customer relationships. You will be traveling throughout the USA, performing commercial demos and establishing corporate presence at technology trade shows while also delivering training and support to our growing number of customers and partners.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide technical guidance on FlightWave solutions to prospects and customers, working collaboratively with BD/Sales on new opportunities.
  • Growing business with assigned and new customers
  • Supporting customers with technical solutions
  • Establishing and maintaining excellent relations with customers at all levels
  • Works with the BD/Sales team to define and document project scope
  • Create project technical requirements & feedback to Product Development
  • Collaborate with customers to define solutions to customer challenges
  • Develop cost estimates for proposed solutions
  • Work with BD/Sales to answer questions from prospects and customers
  • Will be required to write and review technical project documents, scopes of work, proposals, and budget estimates. 
  • Train users on FlightWave product solutions
  • Develop domain expertise in vertical industry segments
  • Reports into BD/Sales management
  • Domestic travel required up to 20%. 
  • Ability to support customers through the customer lifecycle, This will include troubleshooting hardware and software components

Requirements

  • B.S. or higher (M.S.. preferred) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely-related field
  • Three to five years of relevant industry experience with preference to small team / startup environments
  • Proven leadership, team management, oral & written communication skills 
  • Prior experience designing, building, and troubleshooting software / electrical / mechanical systems
  • Preferred experience with the Pixhawk ecosystem including PX4 software development
  • Desired experience applied to UAV topics

Senior Software Engineer*

*Must include specialization in at least one of the following: Ground Station Software, Flight Control Software, Computer Vision

Department: Engineering

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Type: Full-time, salaried

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder

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

Requirements:

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

Software Design Engineer

Department: Engineering

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Type: Full-time, salaried

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder

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

Requirements:

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

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