Software Engineer, Architect

Department: Engineering

Location: Principal location will be at MassRobotics in the Seaport District of Boston. Secondary locations are in Concord Massachusetts and Burlington Massachusetts.

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 Concord, Massachusetts (planned relocation to Cambridge/Boston in the next several months) and is looking for engineers who are interested in modifying existing code, and creating a new system that is truly open architecture. This position reports to the Vice President, Engineering.

Autonodyne has a standard benefit package and equity will be part of the compensation package.

Position Summary:

As a Software Architect, your principal work assignments will involve defining the software architectures to be used in our future product lines, developing the software, and ensuring these are open architectures that “play nicely” with other 3rd party systems, both hardware and software.

The Autonodyne products are currently a mix of existing product sets and many that are under development or haven’t started yet. We place a strong emphasis on high levels of autonomy and artificial intelligence and continued future success will require a true open architecture. 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.

We will be a focused team of engineers principally 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.


  • Serve as a key member of the engineering team defining and developing the software architecture and kernel to be used in all corporate products
  • Work directly with company leadership to help shape the external capability message as we talk with potential customers
  • If feasible, begin adapting our existing legacy code base to be compatible with open architecture solutions and standards

Skills and Core Competencies:

  • Solid understanding of software architectures and embedded system design
  • Linux kernel development
  • Real-time operating systems
  • Ability to code in C/C++ desired
  • Comfortable in simulation environments required
  • Ability to work in small, tight-knit and agile teams essential


  • BS (or higher) degree in Computer Science or equivalent


  • 3+ years of relevant experience working on true open source and open architecture avionics systems
  • A good candidate will have had experience or interest in embedded system design
  • Familiarity with the existing or emerging defense industry open architecture standards such as OMS, UCI, FACE is desired


  • No travel is expected but should be considered possible.

Other Criteria:

  • Strongly prefer domicile near the Boston/Cambridge metro area
  • US Citizenship required


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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.