Senior Software Engineer - Frontend

San Mateo, California, United States

Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!

About the role:

By combining best-in-class autonomy and cloud-connected real-time visibility, drones are becoming critical and ubiquitous infrastructure that can be deployed and monitored in real time to solve a variety of problems faster, cheaper, and safer than ever before. As a frontend engineer within streaming, you'll be building mission-critical real-time experiences for our pilots and livestream consumers. You will have the opportunity to shape the manual flight experience and work with world class engineers from across the company to incorporate features like AR overlays, 3D map views, and third-party data for situational awareness as we continue to build the world's best platform for real-time remote drone operations.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Collaborate across functions (product managers, designers, engineers) to design and deliver customer-facing product features that enable enterprise use cases on the Skydio Platform
  • Design and implement web front-ends, visualization tools, real-time communications, video streaming, multi-player interfaces for drone applications , and more
  • Focus on frontend engineering efforts while being able to deliver full-stack solutions including backend work as necessary
  • Leverage your experience and best practices to not only uphold but improve Skydio’s engineering standards

What makes you a good fit:

  • You love having fun building great product and enjoy working on systems that involve hardware and software (5+ years of experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in building performant, real-time user interfaces. Direct experience with WebRTC and/or WebSocket preferred.
  • You have experience building and delivering scalable and secure cloud based systems with a high proficiency in modern web technologies. Direct experience with Typescript and React preferred 
  • You are user- focused and love shipping products quickly that solve user problems elegantly
  • You have demonstrated ability to take a concept and systematically drive it through the software lifecycle: architecture, development, testing, and deployment, and monitoring
  • You are comfortable navigating and delivering within a complex codebase

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $170,000 - 258,000*. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

*For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.


At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions),  gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.

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