Autonomy Engineering Summer Intern

Mountain View, CA
about 1 month ago

Job Description

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 looking for an autonomy engineering intern to work closely with leading subject matter experts and apply real-world solutions to make aviation safer and more efficient through autonomy. You will join an integrated project team that builds the core fly-by-wire and vehicle autonomy systems. You will be contributing to the development of fundamental decision making algorithms and simulations to enable autonomous flight of our airplanes.
Depending on your skill sets and areas of interest, your work will focus on some or all of the following below:
- Perception and Estimation: Resolve real-world robotics problems in one or more of the following areas: computer vision, radar sensing, sensor fusion, state estimation, and tracking.
- Planning and Guidance: Develop and validate path planning algorithms that utilize trajectory optimization, reasoning under uncertainty, system dynamical models, and environment or airspace constraints.
- Multi-Vehicle Planning: Research, develop, and validate algorithms for fleet scheduling and deconfliction.

Who you are:

  • Passionate about aviation and the future of transportation!
  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player 

What you have done:

  • Experience with MATLAB, Python and/or C/C++.
  • Hands-on engineering experience in university programs/courses in the areas of planning, perception, and decision-making.
  • Have been a part of team projects in a discipline related to controls, software, perception, planning, guidance, signal processing, or data fusion.


  • You have led a project resulting in your code actually controlling a vehicle.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor/Master's/PhD program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited college/university
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must live in the US at both the time of application AND at the time the internship begins
  • Must be either a rising Junior, Senior or Graduate student in college
  • Must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, transcripts are required
  • Must be an enrolled student at both the time of application AND at the time the internship begins
  • Must be able to work 40 hours a week for 12 weeks (full-time 3 months)
  • Must be able to work pacific standard time (PST)

Compensation and Benefits:In addition to offering a great work environment and the opportunity to be part of the team making electric autonomous flight a reality, at Wisk, we offer excellent total rewards which include a competitive base salary, annual bonus, long term incentive, 401K, health benefits and much more.  
Job Type: Full-timePay Range the Company expects to pay: $25 an hour
We are headquartered in Mountain View, CA, and have a satellite office in Atlanta, GA. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision (company pays 100% of employee premium), and flexible time off. On top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as employee referral bonus, commuter assistance, charitable giving match, and many more.
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.