Careers

We’re a small but 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.

We are actively recruiting for the following positions:

 

Senior Electrical 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 designing, prototyping, fabricating, testing, and integrating a range of electrical systems into flight hardware and ground control systems. In a leadership role 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) power / battery management, motor / power train, communication systems, small-scale computing platforms, and imaging systems.

Requirements:

  • B.S. or higher (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in electrical engineering, 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, team management, oral & written communication skills
  • Prior experience designing, building, and troubleshooting electrical / mechanical systems
  • Prior experience with Altium (or similar) software for board design and hardware testing procedures
  • Preferred experience with the Pixhawk ecosystem including PX4 software development
  • Preferred experience with power-electronics for battery charging, motor, and power managing circuitry
  • Preferred experience with the Python
  • Preferred experience applied to UAV topics

 

Senior Software / Computer 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. In a leadership role as part of a small team you’ll be responsible for identifying challenges, setting schedules & goals, and executing in a face-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. or Ph.D. 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, team 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 Python programming
  • Preferred experience with the Pixhawk ecosystem including PX4 software development
  • Preferred experience applied to UAV topics

If you are interested and qualified for one of the positions listed, we'd like to hear from you! Please submit your resume and we'll be in touch shortly.
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