Location: 320 Congress Street, Boston MA 02210.
Join a company and be a key part of the Engineering team that provides the hardware, software, and certification platform that brings AI to aviation applications and enables unmanned air vehicles to be used for transportation and other missions.
Autonodyne is a well-funded young company focused on becoming the kernel for unmanned aerial flight. With a world-wide perpetual software license in place with Avidyne that covers $100M in aviation technology IP, expertise in aviation system certification, and a growing customer set, Autonodyne will develop, and if desired by the customer, certify systems and software for civil and defense aircraft that operate without a traditional pilot. While there are many companies providing products and services to the growing UAS market, we already have all of the necessary building blocks and move at higher clock speeds than the competition and are unique in that we are also experts in national and international certification which allows these products to be flown anywhere. Autonodyne is located in Boston, Massachusetts (and has a presence in Concord MA, Burlington MA, Dayton OH, Colorado Springs CO, and greater Los Angeles CA) and is looking for software engineers who are passionate about the UAS/UAV/Unmanned space. This position reports to the Vice President, Engineering.
As a Software Engineer specializing in the Android environment, you will be responsible for designing and implementing various forms of autonomy and artificial intelligence algorithms to be hosted in airborne vehicle Android-based mission computers and control stations. These systems are designed for UAS/UAV/Unmanned aviation applications ranging from small, single-person vertical takeoff and land (VTOL) aircraft to multi-passenger air vehicles of varying design to high speed military drones. The job will entail heavy development of autonomy and bringing AI to aviation applications. The emerging Urban Air Mobility class of aircraft is a focal point as well as many defense-related projects. You should also expect to interact directly with customers and assist in business development efforts.
The Autonodyne products are currently a mix of existing product sets and many that are under development or haven’t started yet. We are under contract to produce a number of innovative/advanced systems to control vehicles via Android devices. Part of the role will include porting a back-end legacy application to the Android platform and then enhance and improve it. The position will require collaboration with cross-functional teams to analyze the design and features.
We will be a focused team of engineers based in the Boston area working on a number of rapid-paced, high-energy programs. In short, you will be at the center of making the products a reality.
- Analyze system objectives to determine the optimum software architectures to apply to the projects that are currently under development and are part of the company roadmap
- Help design the user interfaces that are optimized for the Android environment
- Implement the selected designs in code (likely Java)
- Integrate these software algorithms/code with the rest of the mission management system that is designed to be hosted on the vehicle mission computer hardware and control station system
- Run simulations, as necessary, to validate and enhance system/software performance
- Support flight test, as required
Skills and Core Competencies:
- Ability to code in Java required
- Hands-on experience in the full life cycle of Android application development
- Good knowledge of Android SDKs
- Experience in Eclipse based build systems
- Graphical-intensive coding methodology knowledge preferred
- Computer gaming interests/experience is desired
- Ability to work in small, tight-knit and agile teams essential
- An unstoppable drive to win
- BS (or higher) degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
- We are seeking a mix of experienced software engineers (5-15 years experience) and fresh graduates (0 to 3 years experience) to create the core team
- Experience (or a very strong interest) in UAS/UAV/Unmanned systems and/or robotics, especially in the avionics domain is highly desired
- This position will likely involve travel to customer and non-customer sites principally in North America (10-20%) but global travel is also possible.
- Strongly prefer domicile near the Boston metro area but will consider non-local domicile – relocation to Boston area part of compensation package, if necessary
- US Citizenship required
- Security clearance (active or previous) desired
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Autonodyne provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, family care status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or with respect to any other protected class.