Senior Software Engineer - MVSS UI

25 days ago
Full time role

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 a Senior Software Engineer to join our team. The goal of a Senior Software Engineer at Wisk is to contribute to the success of all ground station software development activities on an exciting aerospace program.  You will be part of the software team that will deliver the ground station functions.

Why we need you:

  • With that vision in mind, we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our software development team. The goal of the Senior Software Engineer at Wisk is to contribute to the development of the ground station functions that support  the first fully autonomous all-electric aircraft that performs and operates safely in an urban air-mobility environment. 
  • The successful candidate is respected in the aerospace engineering community as a highly knowledgeable and experienced technical leader who has direct hands-on experience developing and building certified aircraft pilot interface systems. In this role, the candidate must be proactive, forward thinking and self-motivated with the ability to inspire and lead by influence a team of like-minded engineers.

What you will do:

  • As part of the software organization, and deployed in to the ground systems team, you will act as a Senior Software Engineer to design, implement, unit-test, and integrate high-quality graphical user interface software that produces avionics displays for an autonomous eVTOL aircraft. 
  • You will design a “window manager” that allows our real-time applications to use third-party middleware to drive avionics displays
  • You will work with human-machine interface (HMI) and UI/UX designers to produce operator avionics displays and Integrate third-party software into a graphics stack that can be used by our applications
  • You will take part in developing software requirements, design, and code to support the ground station system’s goals for the year.  
  • You will support  your team leader and your IPT leader in developing work activities, tasks, and timelines.  
  • You will help support problem solving activities related to your assigned activities. 
  • You will be working closely with the system engineering group to review system level requirements and provide feedback from the  software perspective. 

What you have done:

  • This position requires a BS or MS in computer science or computer systems engineering with at least 5 years of experience working with aircraft cockpit displays
  • You have worked on one or more commercial or defense aircraft development programs.  
  • You have hands-on experience  in developing C/C++ software for embedded safety critical systems
  • You have practical experience using OpenGL or Vulkan, and EGL
  • You have demonstrated ability to develop user interfaces for production systems
  • You have a strong software design skills


  • You are familiar, have, or have experience with 
  • Presagis VAPS 
  • ARINC 661
  • map-based interfaces
  • RTOS concepts and concurrent software design
  • Python or other scripting language
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Practical experience working with safety critical systems with exposure to DO-178C or ISO 26262

Who you are:

  • 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

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 flight lessons, wellness subsidies, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours 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.