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Senior Software Engineer, Platforms Tooling and Code Generation

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Software Engineering
Santa Cruz, CA, USA · San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Senior Software Engineer, Platforms Tooling and Code Generation

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz | US-CA-San Carlos
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.


The primary focus of this role will be to build up and maintain our code generation framework as well as our massive JSON database which contains the input to our code generators. Joby relies heavily on code generation within our software department which works by parsing JSON and then running it though our code generation tool which consists of C++, Docker and CMake to generate C++, RST Documentation and other output.


  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of our code generation framework and aircraft database
  • Will work closely with all the software teams which rely on this tool to support their code generation requirements


  • University degree in computer science or computer engineering and 5+ years industry experience. An advanced degree and 3+ years industry experience will also be considered.
  • Expert in Python
  • Prior experience working with databases
  • Experience working with build systems such as CMake
  • 1+ year(s) experience of C++
  • Prior experience with Docker


  • Sphinx, Restructured Text and/or some other self-documenting code constructs
  • Python Poetry or other Python package managers is a plus
  • Familiarity with Linux OS and command line tools
  • Previous experience with code generation methods and techniques
  • Python Jinja2 templating engine

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 past experiences don’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 $136,200-$210,200/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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