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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

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    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

    • Expert at 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
    • Scala, Go or other languages geared toward distributed systems
    • 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!
  • 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 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!

     

     

    Apply for this job here! Apply here!
  • IP Counsel

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Manage and identify IP for cutting-edge drone technology.

    Airware is innovating technology in an emerging market and we need an IP Counsel to ensure that our inventions are protected.This person will contribute to the success of our IP strategy by developing and maintaining the company’s patent portfolio. Our IP Counsel will drive strategy, processes and management of Airware’s IP assets, building and managing IP that supports Airware’s technology goals within the operation of commercial drones.

    Our IP Counsel will work closely with our Engineering and R&D teams to identify patentable inventions, and understand our business priorities and challenges in order to incorporate those inventions into a comprehensive IP strategy. He or she will also collaborate with our financial, business development and market experts to assess the commercial value of each innovation and evaluate further investments in protecting that property. He or she will prepare and file high quality, strategic patents and ensure innovation is continuously identified and captured through the IP protection process.

    Sample projects

    • Collaborate with engineers to identify and assess patentable inventions
    • Provide guidance regarding the patentability of inventions under review
    • Prepare and file high quality, strategic patents
    • Assign, efficiently manage and review work performed by outside law firms
    • Work with team to understand our business priorities and challenges in order to incorporate those into a comprehensive IP strategy

    Necessary skills and experience

    • Experience managing very early stage IP capture, harvesting, categorization, prioritization and protection
    • Experience working with in-house IP processes at a technology company
    • Experience preparing and e-filing U.S. patent applications
    • Experience in all aspects of IP due diligence, including freedom to operate and validity opinions
    • Bachelors Degree in EE or CS or a related field, or significant software or hardware experience
    • JD degree
    • Admitted to practice and in good standing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Beneficial skills and experience

    • Experience managing IP at a tech startup
    • Experience with preparation of foreign patent applications
    • Experience with robotics
    • Admitted to California State Bar Association

    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 discussion with our R&D team about your experience.
    • 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, 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!
  • Join the Team

    Don't see the right job? Send us some background about yourself, what you'd be interested in and why you think you'd be a good fit! 

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  • Principal 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
    • Scala, 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.

     

    Apply for this job here! Apply here!
  • Product Manager (API, Platform)

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Exponentially grow the Aerial Information Platform ecosystem - 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.

    As our Product Manager, you'll promote adoption of our Aerial Information Platform for commercial drone app development and internally you'll help drive product and functionality for our customer and developer ecosystem (APIs, SDKs, docs, support, etc) in a continuous feedback loop.

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

    Responsibilities

    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 relationships with developers, face to face and online. Help our customers build their products.

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

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Cross-platform development experience ideally on desktop, mobile, and web.

    • Demonstrated development abilities in a combination of: C/C++/C#, Android, Python, REST/JSON.

    • Passion for building applications, engaging and helping the developer community to succeed through the evolution of our product

    • A great communicator, networker, and influencer

    • Ability to travel and do what it takes to move the needle; customer and partner meetings, conferences, events

        

    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!
  • Product Manager, Cloud Platform

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    Lead the development of Airware's SaaS platform for Commercial Drones.  Champion a new market and change the way drone technology is delivered to customers and partners.

    Airware's Product group is looking for a proven and knowledgeable product manager to join our team. Our Product Manager – Cloud Platform will participate in defining the strategy of Airware's cloud products and solutions through identifying market needs, defining product plans, and building strong relationships with go-to-market teams. Cloud platforms are a strategic and fast-growing area of our business, and the role of Product Manager is critical to our success.

    Our Product Manager will develop and maintain relationships across a variety of channels externally and across Airware's diverse client and partner base in order to gain and synthesize market insight to build detailed market requirements.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop a deep understanding of market problems and drivers for cloud products and services through market research, productive relationships with customers, and internal sources of market knowledge and expertise
    • Prioritize specific market problems against market and business needs; own requirements definition in support of those market problems
    • Work with sales and marketing teams to develop successful go-to-market programs that enable sales to effectively position our products and solutions
    • Own and drive product go-to-market activities in support of achieving revenue goals for the products and solutions
    • Work closely with Airware's Industry Managers and other Product Managers to identify key product and/or solution gaps within Airware’s cloud platforms and solutions
    • Stay abreast of the competitive environment for commercial drones and related geospatial technology
    • Gather and analyze data from multiple internal channels including product strategy, product marketing, sales and support/operations teams
    • Represent Airware in key industry events and initiatives

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Strong market focus with the ability to synthesize knowledge from multiple external and internal sources, and define priorities that both address market problems and meet business needs
    • Previous experience in a Product Management or Technical Marketing role for commercial cloud-based/SaaS products and solutions
    • Experience with continuous deployment methods
    • Solid understanding of geospatial technology products and market
    • Strong customer orientation, with ability to accurately segment and prioritize the market
    • Knowledge of popular web API's and familiar with REST
    • Programming skills gained from previous work in software engineering
    • Experience building web applications and a strong eye for UX design
    • Ability to guide and work with cross-functional teams, managing multiple projects
    • Experience building user and developer communities
    • Understanding of interrelated hardware and software ecosystems and their customers/partners (i.e. navigation systems, autonomous vehicles, satellite systems)
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field
    • Self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit

    Additional Desired Experience

    • Previous experience as a developer evangelist
    • Experience building eCommerce applications
    • Analytics and Business Intelligence

     

    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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  • 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.

     

    Apply for this job here! Apply here!
  • 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, C++

    Design innovative software that is at the heart of a commercial drone platform.

    Airware’s next-generation commercial drone platform is powered by software. Messaging middleware, SDKs/APIs, and the applications that utilize them are essential in making flying robots that are viable business tools. The C++ Software Engineer will play a leading role in architecting, implementing, and deploying the software that is at the heart of 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

    • Design and implement API’s and SDKs for our application framework
    • 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

    Necessary Skills and Experience

    • Demonstrated experience building, testing, and shipping commercially available software products
    • Extensive experience in designing, coding, integrating, and debugging C++ software
    • Knowledge of best practices in software quality, test-driven development, and documentation
    • Passion for clean coding and sound software design
    • Strong analytical problem solving and debugging skills

    Beneficial Skills and Experience

    • Strong C & Python programming abilities. Knowledge of a variety of languages is desired and encouraged
    • Strong knowledge of POSIX compliant systems
    • Previous development and release of APIs and SDKs
    • Experience hacking robot or drone software
    • Experience developing software for high reliability, real-time embedded applications
    • Experience with MOM or RPC middleware

    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
    • Scala, 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!
  • UI/UX Designer

    This position is located at our new HQ in SoMa.

    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 UI/UX 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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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