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We build drones and drone components to make people safer, more informed, and more productive

System Software Engineer

$110k – $170k • 0.05% – 0.3%
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Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced software engineer to help develop our drone payload product, called Axiom. You will also be responsible for working with customers integrating Axiom into their UAV.


  • Develop Axion SDK
  • Develop Axiom APIs
  • Work with customers on integration
  • Develop documentation to support customer integration
  • Contribute feedback from customers to incorporate into our product


  • 5+ years of software development
  • Ubuntu, C++
  • Px4 (preferred), APM, MavSDK, and Mavlink
  • Systems engineering
  • Understands EE interfaces
  • Experience with drones required
  • Snapdragon/ Qualcomm experience preferred
  • Yocto experience highly preferred

What We’re Looking For

You should be capable of solving extremely challenging problems at least twice as fast as your peers. We are mildly interested in your education, experience, and previous employers. We are exceptionally interested in your portfolio of projects demonstrating initiative and passion for topics areas relevant to Vantage. These projects should show your ability to push technical limits to achieve extraordinary results with limited time and budget. We will also be interested in your ability to contribute to a culture of passion for excellence, taking bold risks, accepting failure, and improvising as needed until the project is wildly successful. Please make sure to include anything you believe is relevant to this in your initial contact.


You can expect competitive startup salary, generous equity, a satisfying and fast-paced work environment, talented co-workers, and a product you will be proud to be involved with.

About Vantage Robotics

Vantage creates UAVs for commercial and government customers including the US Army, Ford, CNN, and Stanford University. Our first product, Snap, was the first UAV to enable safe and legal commercial flight over people. The company won Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge and has been recognized by TechCrunch, Wired, Quartz, and USA Today, amongst many others. We are one a select few companies selected for the Short Range Reconnaissance Program, a $200M project to create the next generation portable drone for the Army. The company has strong backing from industry luminaries, respected VCs, strategic commercial partners, and the DoD. We are a team of Stanford engineers, Darpa Grand Challenge winners, IDEO and Volkswagen alums, roboticists, mechanical engineers, and pioneering software developers. We're also ardent kite surfers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, dancers, competitive gamers, surfers, and pilots. We work to achieve ambitious goals, but also work to achieve rich lives.

Vantage Robotics at a glance

We build drones and drone components to make people safer, more informed, and more productive

Vantage Robotics focuses on Hardware, Defense, Consumer Electronics, and Drones. Their company has offices in San Leandro. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Vantage Robotics has raised $9M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2019 at a valuation of $17M.

You can view their website at https://vantagerobotics.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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