Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Operations Software Designer 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 senior software engineer with user interface experience to join us in developing exciting and revolutionary passenger hospitality 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 passenger experience system for a new certified commercial aircraft

The Role

  • The designer is a member of an integrated product team and is responsible for designing the human interface aspects of the following capabilities:
  • A mobile app (primarily a prototype for discussion with partners, includes booking, flight status, aiding passengers with interfacing to onboard amenities, etc.),
  • The portion of the passenger hospitality system that will allow hospitality crew to get relevant passenger information by flight, pass information as needed to other ground systems.
  • The communications interface with the aircraft intercom system that allows the hospitality crew to talk to passengers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the human interfaces to our inflight hospitality services
  • Develop APIs to be used in interfacing the inflight hospitality software systems with the other FOC and communications systems.
  • Work with systems engineering to define requirements and behaviors for the inflight hospitality software system
  • Work with product design to develop inflight hospitality crew user experience and user interfaces
  • Develop the processes and select tool chains that the passenger services team will use to develop software systems


  • BS in CS, AE, ME, EE, or equivalent, minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Mobile App development experience
  • Experience in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, REST, RPC, Websockets, SVG, or Canvas)
  • Experience with one or more backend environments (Node.js, Django, or similar) and frameworks (Expressjs or similar)
  • Experience building and scaling APIs (OpenApi or similar)
  • Experience with automation tools (Webpack or similar) and unit testing (Jest or similar)
  • Customer focused and passionate about usability
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL database systems (Mongodb, BigQuery or similar)


  • Keen interest in aviation or prior aerospace development experience
  • Experience in a hybrid data infrastructure environment (on premise + cloud)
  • Demonstrated experience releasing and maintaining customer-facing applications
  • Passionate about automation and development efficiency


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
    Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Operations Software Designer
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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