Staff Software Engineer - Embedded Systems

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Wisk Aero · Remote (USA)

Software Engineering
Public Infrastructure
Clean Energy
$148,288 - $170,446 Per Year
Posted 3 weeks ago

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!
We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our team. The goal of a Staff Software Engineer at Wisk is to lead software development for Embedded Software. You will be part of the Remote Supervision product team that is responsible for developing the ground software and ground systems that enable one-to-many supervision of multiple autonomous aircraft.
Why we need you
The successful candidate is knowledgeable in all stages of the software development life cycle and experienced in the practical application of modern development practices in developing type-certified aircraft. In this role, the candidate must be a self-starter who enjoys problem-solving and working on ambiguous and complex problems. The candidate is open-minded to different types of solutions, is an excellent collaborator and team player, and can communicate effectively.


What you will do:

    • As part of the Remote Supervision Integrated Product Team organization, you will act as a Staff Software Engineer for a novel type of aircraft development targeting the autonomous UAM market.
    • You will participate and lead in designing and implementing observable safety-critical and non-safety-critical systems
    • You will support the creation of frameworks and tooling to increase developer efficiency and confidence.
    • You will support Systems Engineering in defining and documenting the technical solution and integration efforts with other projects and external partners.
    • You will help define software architecture, physical architecture, and integration plans.
    • You will write code in support of software development activities
    • You will help coordinate integration and testing efforts
    • You will take part in Agile Development processes, cross-functional design reviews, and mentoring
    • You will work closely with other Software Engineers, Systems Engineers, and Suppliers.
    • You will participate in software requirements development process

What you have done:

    • BS in CS, AE, ME, EE, or equivalent, with 8-12 years of relevant experience
    • You have developed embedded software
    • Expert proficiency in C/C++ 
    • Proficient using VSCode, Docker, Linux
    • Proficient in Go, Python, and shell scripting languages
    • Experience in Intel/ARM development 
    • Experience with ARINC 653 RTOS
    • Ability to read schematics and perform basic hardware debugging
    • Exposure to computer networking and networking concepts
    • You have hands-on experience taking a software product from ideation to customer release and maintenance 
    • You have a strong and applied knowledge of complex embedded and Web-based software application design and development 
    • You have a strong and applied understanding of the agile development process


    • Familiarity and application experience with software development governed by processes for certified safety critical systems (DO-178B/C, ISO-26262, etc.)
    • Developed FAA certified software on prior programs/projects
    • Familiarity with ARP4754A, DO-160, DO-178C, DO-254, ARP4761, Part 23/25, regulations, AC XX.1309, or similar standards
    • Software development work for autonomous vehicles, remotely piloted aircraft, or airline operations centers
    • You have been or are interested in working as an Agile Scrum Leader
    • Familiarity in Typescript and React
    • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services
    • Passionate about automation and development efficiency
    • Interested in serving as an Agile Scrum Leader

Who you are:

    • Have a systems view, be detail-oriented and safety-oriented
    • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
    • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
    • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
    • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
    • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
    • You are a positive team player
$148,288 - $170,446 a year
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to offering a great work environment and the opportunity to be part of the team making electric autonomous flight a reality, at Wisk, we offer excellent total rewards which include a competitive base salary, annual bonus, long term incentive, 401K, health benefits and much more.  
Job Type: Full-time
Pay Range the Company expects to pay: $148,288 - $170,446 per year - The starting base salary within this range for this role varies based on factors such as your geographical location, and your relevant job-related experience that is consistent with a business necessity.
We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 11 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching vested immediately, communication allowance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as flight lessons, wellness allowances, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, and much more. 
Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 
Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.

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