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Camp Six

Embedded Software Engineer at Camp Six

Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area · Full Time

Camp Six is developing an aerial freight transportation network. Powered by unmanned aircraft designed to deliver 500 lb. of payload 500 miles away, we believe better transportation will boost lives in every remote corner of the globe.

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Job Description

Our embedded software engineer will be responsible for designing, programming and testing the onboard flight controller of our vehicle. An ideal candidate is obsessed with quality, reliability and safety, excited to see their code at work in the air, comfortable with the full ownership of a firmware / hardware stack. They also enjoy working in a small and agile team of passionate people with different expertise.

In the first month you will:
- Meet the team and the aircraft
- Participate in flight testing as ground crew
- Lead the choice of flight controller hardware for the first commercial generation
- Design the general software architecture with redundancy and handover schemes

In the third month you will:
- Have successfully implemented and tested a bare-bones flight controller with basic autopilot and communications capabilities
- Have designed or have supervised the design of the onboard electronic boards
- Have seen your autopilot code working on a real test flight

In the sixth month you will:
- Have successfully implemented and tested the software redundancy schemes and emergency procedures necessary for highly reliable operations
- Have incorporated sensors to monitor the health of the onboard electrical and mechanical systems
- Actively support the testing campaign

In the first year you will:
- Support deployment teams for our first commercial operations
- Chaperon your code on tens of aircrafts delivering vital goods to customers

Required experience and skills:
- Extensive experience designing, implementing, testing and pushing embedded software into production and operations. This also includes design of failsafe and emergency procedures, sensor filtering and failure detection
- Advanced C++ and MCU programming skills
- Experience with code reviews, unit testing, version control and collaborative coding methods
- Experience with architectural design of avionic systems, including multiple redundancy and choice of hardware
- Experience with electronics and sensors, including writing drivers for I2C, SPI, CAN and serial instruments
- Knowledge of control systems and communications methods

Bonuses:
- Experience with PCB design
- Experience designing and tuning control systems
- Experience with flight autopilots
- Experience with GPS hardware and data
- Experience with communication systems

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What We're Building

Camp Six is developing an aerial freight transportation network. Powered by unmanned aircraft designed to deliver 500 lb. of payload 500 miles away, we believe better transportation will boost lives in every remote corner of the globe.

Camp Six Team

Clement Gires
Founder and CEO of Camp Six. Founded Local Motion, which exited to Zipcar. Studied at Stanford, and in France before that.
Hannah Droesbeke
Founder and CTO of Camp Six. Co-founded chefjerome (now Alkemics), systems engineer at Areva. ME MSc from Stanford, Ecole Polytechnique in France.
Seth Weil
Mechanical Designer, Aerospace Engineer, Olympic Athlete, Drone Enthusiast, Skydiving Coach, FAA Rigger, Base Jumper

Camp Six Investors

Ash Patel
Managing Director at @Morado Venture Partners. Former EVP, CPO and early engineer at @Yahoo.
Jeff Schox
Patent Attorney. Stanford Professor. First investor @Twilio. Early investor @Cruise Automation.
Jennifer Gill Roberts
Co-Founder of Grit Labs: funding AI+Robotics startups: @Rhumbix @Camp Six @Tortuga Agricultural Technologies @Pneubotics @LumosTech ,VC at Sevin Rosen
Eric Chen
Founder at @OVO Fund (Seed Fund) Partner @Equilibrium Investments (Real Estate Fund) Venture Partner at @WI Harper Group (US-China VC) Co-founder @Tiny Prints Early employee @E2open
Xavier Gury
Xavier is graduated with honors from (ESIEA) He launched his 1st company at 19 yo. He worked and invested in Europe, Asia and USA. He's based in San Francisco