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Staff Software Engineer

USAFull-Time$148K - $170K
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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 Staff Software Engineering Professional to join our team. The goal of a Staff Software Engineering Professional at Wisk is to ensure that avionics software developed per industry standards for FAA certification. You will be part of the Avionics and Onboard Autonomy (AOA) Mission Management System (MMS) Software team that develops flight software.

Why we need you:

  • With that vision in mind, we are looking for a Staff Software Engineering Professional to join our MMS Application Software team. The goal of the Staff Software Engineering Professional at Wisk is to develop flight software per DO-178C and its supplements to build the first fully autonomous all-electric aircraft that performs and operates safely in an urban air-mobility environment. In support of this goal, you will be part of the AOA MMS Software team that develop requirements, design, code via traditional hand written code or utilize the MathWorks products. Your mission is to work with peers to create certifiable flight software.
  • The successful candidate is responsible for developing and delivering the safety critical avionics and onboard autonomy software for Wisk’s uncrewed eVTOL aircraft. The successful candidate will have proven experience working with Systems Engineers to develop avionics system specifications and full software lifecycle development experience governed by safety critical development processes per DO-178C and its supplements, DO-330 and DO-331.

What you will do:

  • As part of the AOA organization, and deployed in a MMS-Software Application group you will act as a Staff Software Engineer for a novel type of aircraft development targeting the autonomous UAM market.
  • You will take part in the development of flight software per DO-178C and its supplements through the full lifecycle processes and activities.
  • You will support peer Software Engineers, Systems Engineers, and other disciplines.
  • You will help support problem solving activities through development of software and integration within the MMS and other systems.
  • You will help coordinate and perform reviews of software lifecycle data.
  • In some areas, you will be working closely with Software Engineers, Systems Engineers, suppliers, and contractors.
  • You will plan and execute mentorship programs for junior Software Engineers.
  • As a Staff Software Engineer, you will help define processes and tools.

What you have done:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Electronics, or relevant engineering discipline.
  • You have worked on various aerospace projects governed by DO-178C and its supplements.
  • You have hands-on experience with developing software requirements, design, code and integration.
  • You have a strong and applied knowledge of complex electronics for safety critical systems.
  • You have 8+ years overall of avionics software development experience, or 6+ years and a Master’s degree.
  • You have a strong and applied understanding of RTOS concepts and concurrent software design.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks and projects that involve peers across multiple disciplines.


  • Experience with any of the MathWorks Model-Based Development tools, i.e., MATLAB Simulink Requirements, Check, Coverage, Code Inspector, Test, Report Generator and/or Polyspace Bug Finder, Coder Prover.
  • You are familiar with reading schematics, basic hardware debugging.
  • Proficient with Python or other scripting languages.
  • Exposure to SysML or UML.
  • Familiarity with industry standard tools such as Jira, Git, Teamcenter, Google cloud base applications.

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.

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