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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 Embedded Engineer

Department: Engineering

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Type: Full-time, salaried

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder

Description: In this leadership role you will be responsible for designing, prototyping, fabrication, testing, and integrating a range of software-electrical systems into flight hardware and ground control systems. As part of a small team you’ll be responsible for identifying challenges, setting schedules & goals, and executing in a fast-paced, startup environment. This role will expect you to mentor and manage engineers under hands-on prototyping sprints, while being able to fill in design work as necessary to make the project successful. 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 software / electrical / mechanical systems
  • Prior experience with Python, C++, C
  • Preferred experience with Altium (or similar) software for board design and hardware testing
  • Preferred experience with the Pixhawk ecosystem including PX4 software development
  • Desired experience with power-electronics for battery charging, motor, and power managing circuitry
  • 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

Electrical 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 designing, prototyping, fabricating, testing, and integrating a range of electrical systems into flight hardware and ground control systems. As part of a small team you’ll be responsible for executing in a fast-paced, startup environment. This role will expect you to take a hands-on prototyping approach to iterate through designs quickly. 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 in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely-related field
  • Minimum two years of relevant industry experience
  • Outstanding problem solving, 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

Director of Robotics

Alternate Titles: VP Engineering, Director of Product

Department: Engineering

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Type: Full-time, salaried

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder

Description: In this leadership role, you will be responsible for tightly coordinating between vision and timeline to unlock FlightWave's vision for long-range autonomy. In many aspects this will be a systems-engineering role, however you will be on call to fill in engineering design gaps through mentoring or hands-on contributions across the entire tech-stack at FlightWave. This includes a large variety of disciplines from flight hardware, control software, electrical board layout, and industrial design. You will additionally be responsible for identifying challenges, setting schedules & goals, and ensuring fast-paced progression through critical tasks. Experience and well balanced opinions on project management structure will be expected, as you will be establishing a structure which must survive a significant growth in personnel count.

Requirements:

  • B.S. or higher (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in one of systems engineers, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely-related field
  • Minimum five years of product management 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
  • Preferred experience applied to UAV topics

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