Drone Flight Software and Ground Software Developer
at Windhover Labs

Windhover Labs is a drone software start up company looking for talented developers of safety critical and high reliability software.

We are building a small team of software engineers that will drive the growing commercial drone industry in the direction of autonomous, beyond-line-of-sight operations.  Our product offering has its roots in space flight.  We are working to expand upon our space flight software to bring it into the drone industry by methodically adding the needed capabilities and supporting it with robust ground software systems and industry leading development processes.

We've just been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research contract with NASA and are looking for highly talented, driven, individuals to join our small team of software engineers.  We are a start up company with a big vision and we now have the means to make it happen with the right team.  If this sounds like an opportunity for you, check out more details of our winning proposal at https://windhoverlabs.atlassian.net/wiki/.

Specifically we are looking for a developer that can take on the task of working on the autopilot software port.  The best candidate would have experience with a COTS autopilot like PX4 or Ardupilot.  The initial task will involve porting the autopilot capability into our safety critical environment.  This will include all phases of development (requirements, architecture, design, code, test).  The coding languages we utilize for flight software development are: C/C++, Python.

Along with the flight software we are creating a robust ground system for operations.  The ground environment is built on standard web development toolchains like node.js with Javascript.  The ideal candidate would have experience with YAMCS, but any candidate with strong web development skills and a passion for elegant, robust user interfaces will do well.

Being a small team in a start up environment there will be many opportunities for leveraging other talents and skills as well as growth and learning as we navigate the technical hurdles of a new industry.  

We are offering competitive salary, paid time off, and a benefits package including health care coverage, FSA, life insurance, and 401k.

If this sounds like the work you want to be a part of, we look forward to talking with you soon.