Staff Software Engineer (Ground Systems - embedded) at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Mountain View, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Software & Automation Engineering

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 currently seeking a staff software engineer with civil aerospace experience to join us in developing exciting and revolutionary ground flight control systems for a new class of all electric aircraft. You will draw on your full life cycle software development experience to be part of a technical team specifying, designing, and implementing the piloting ground systems for a new certified commercial aircraft.

The Role

  • The staff software engineer is responsible for developing and delivering the safety critical ground system software for our fleet operations center. The software will control and monitor our fleet of aircraft. The successful candidate will have proven experience developing requirements and executing design, coding, and integrating safety critical systems software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with systems engineers and peer software engineers to develop the software requirements for the system functionality.
  • Design, implement, unit-test, and integrate high-quality embedded software
  • Troubleshoot software issues and fix defects
  • Perform requirements analysis and author high-level and detailed requirements
  • Write test specifications and integration tests
  • Author scripts and utilities
  • Perform software/hardware bring-up


  • BS/MS in computer science or relevant engineering discipline
  • 7+ years overall embedded development experience.
  • Proven software development experience in requirements, design, coding, and integration phases of development.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in C or C++ for embedded systems
  • Strong understanding of RTOS concepts and concurrent software design
  • Great interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Delivery driven attitude.


  • Proven software development experience governed by processes for certified safety critical systems (DO-178B/C, etc )
  • Experience in ground flight systems development
  • Ability to read schematics and perform basic hardware debugging
  • Proficiency in Python or other scripting language
  • Systems view and detail-oriented, safety-oriented
  • Exposure to computer networking and networking concepts


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 (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and many more.

In order to protect the health and safety of all Wisk employees in the workplace, we are requiring that all employees receive an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 prior to physically returning to Wisk’s U.S. offices. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Staff Software Engineer (Ground Systems - embedded)
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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