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Sr. Embedded Software Engineer Lead



Software Engineering
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

About Us

Skydweller Aero Inc. is a transatlantic cutting-edge aerospace company developing solar powered aircraft solutions capable of achieving perpetual flight with heavy, and powerful payload capacity. Utilizing technology based upon the longest continuous renewably powered flight program in history, this fast-growing startup is developing a new class of unmanned aircraft, providing the persistence of geosynchronous satellites with the powerful sensing capabilities and the flexibility of a large, airborne platform. Skydweller Aero Inc. has World and US headquarters in Oklahoma City and European offices headquartered in Spain.

Job Description

Skydweller Aero is looking for motivated, process-oriented xand creative software engineer lead to join the embedded software team to develop safety-critical code for the UAV and ground station. The job includes full lifecycle development following DO-178C objectives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Software is developed with model-based software tools, and experience with SCADE Suite is preferred. The responsibilities include:

  • Lead/manage local embedded software team
  • Work with Spanish team to meet company software needs
  • Responsible for writing code for UAS command and control
  • Responsible for writing code to interface with modems/radios onboard the aircraft and within the control system
  • Responsible for writing code to interface with payloads onboard the Skydweller UAS
  • Work independently to understand all interface requirements for modems/radios/payloads and write the low-level code to remotely manage these systems
  • Work with other team members to define the overall aircraft networking architecture, communications protocol, and equipment requirements
  • Developing safety-critical and mission-critical software using SCADE
  • Decomposing and deriving software requirements that address safety, security, and performance in addition to baseline functional requirements
  • Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to design efficient, safe code
  • Documenting the software design
  • Support software test and systems engineering in reviewing and updating the design

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree In Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or similar field with 10+ years
  • Demonstrated history in the design, prototyping, and testing of high reliability software with 10+ years experience
  • Experience in the design of flight Critical Software Architectures
  • Experience in leading or managing a team of software engineers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree or PhD in Software Engineering or Related Field
  • 5+ years of experience in aerospace, automotive, railway, or defense industries in embedded software development
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD software development
  • Experience in development under ARP-4754, DO-254, DO-178
  • Extensive Experience in C/C++
  • Extensive Experience with SCADE


  • SCADE Architect/Studio
  • Polarion
  • VxWorks
  • Jira
  • Confluence


  • SCADE Suite
  • C/C++
  • Python

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Company Benefits

  1. Health insurance: We offer health insurance to all FTEs, which can include medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  2. Paid time off: This includes vacation time, sick leave, and personal days.
  3. Flexible schedules: we offer flexible schedules; we help employees achieve a better work-life balance.
  4. Professional development opportunities: we may offer training, educational opportunities, or tuition reimbursement programs to help employees develop their skills and advance their careers.
  5. Stock options: all FTEs after one year of seniority may have the opportunity to receive options as part of their compensation package.
  6. Bonuses: we offer bonuses or other forms of performance-based compensation to reward employees for their hard work and achievements.