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Senior Software Engineer, Flight Systems

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Software Engineering
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Senior Software Engineer, Flight Systems

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


We are looking for a talented Software Engineer with exceptional C++ skills to work on our core Flight Framework that flies our aircraft! This is the framework that powers all the software systems on the aircraft.


The successful candidate will be designing clean C++ APIs used by all of the numerous computers on the aircraft and will also be improving the distributed computing framework used by all the computers. Additionally, you will work with system engineers to decompose equipment-level requirements into high-level and low-level software requirements in compliance with DO-178C. You will design, implement, and test flight-critical software components with C++ as well as integrate these into the larger system.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineering and 7+ years of full-time experience. An advanced degree and 5+ years industry experience will also be considered.
  • Expert knowledge of C++
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming methodology, multi-layered system architectures, and creating clean APIs, APIs that are independent of the OS (operating system)
  • Demonstratable knowledge of multi-threaded systems
  • Experience with modern integrated development environments and debuggers
  • Willingness to be flexible and learn new technologies
  • Ability to work inside of a hybrid team (office & remote).


  • Experience with or knowledge of DO-178B/C, particularly writing low-level requirements
  • Expert knowledge of distributed computing frameworks/IPC
  • Demonstratable proficiency in other SW languages such as: Python, C#, C, SQL
  • Experience using git version control
  • A positive attitude and a passion for aerospace!

Please still apply if you don’t meet all items in the desired section! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse and effective workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $120,400 - $191,900/yr. The compensation package offered will be determined by location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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