Senior Software Engineer - Mobile Platform

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 Team:

  • Skydio’s Autonomy Engine is powered by an extensive C++ and Python codebase, which our mobile applications leverage to build user facing features
  • Native Android code is primarily written in Kotlin, with some legacy Java classes

About the role: 

When a drone understands its surroundings, it can respond to a much richer set of input commands, allowing a user with a mobile device to communicate with the drone at a much higher-level than before. We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer who is excited to help design, develop, and polish native mobile applications for the most powerful real-world tool of our generation.

How you’ll make an impact: 

  • Build advanced drone user facing features, integrating low latency communication with drone and cloud 
  • Design and improve our user facing video streaming and augmented reality features
  • You are a team player that can work cross-functionally with technical and non-technical stakeholders to build the best in class drone control applications

What makes you a good fit:

  • 3+ Years Professional Work Experience with C++ or Python
  • Previous experience in of one or more graphics APIs such as Vulkan, OpenGL, Metal
  • You have worked with the Android NDK to build graphics rich user experiences
  • Problem-solving skills with an emphasis on debugging C++ code
  • Experience with low latency network communication
  • Proficiency in Linux environment

Nice To Haves:

  • Proficiency in Kotlin and general Android ecosystem (i.e Android Architecture Components and MVVM design pattern)
  • Have shipped mobile apps that integrate with IoT devices or robots
  • Experience with Bazel build system

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $170,000 - $215,000*. 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.

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