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We create drones to make people safer, more informed, and more productive

Mobile / Firmware Software Engineer

$100k – $150k • 0.05% – 0.2%
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Job Description

Help create the next generation of our flying camera, for some high profile customers. We’re looking for an experienced software engineer to help with the mobile applications (iOS / Android). System firmware (C / Linux) expertise desired due to the close integration between the drone and mobile devices. Your work will be used by thousands of people. It has the potential to save lives and impact national security.

Projects you could work on

- Integrate / support custom (‘C’ based) software framework into iOS and Android app
- Improve our customer facing UI
- Develop new UI for commercial and government clients
- Integrate visual odometry / AR
- Enhance obstacle avoidance and indoor navigation capabilities
- Develop robust precision landing capabilities for integration with a major automaker’s police cars
- Improve application performance
- Propose a new way to improve our product -- and then go make it

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 drones for commercial and government customers including CNN, Stanford University, the US Army, and a big three automaker. Our first product, Snap, was the first drone to enable safe and legal commercial flight over people and has received more waivers from the FAA for this than any drone in existence. 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 of six 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 experienced software folks. We're also ardent kite surfers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, surfers, rugby players, and pilots. We work to achieve ambitious goals, but also work to achieve rich lives.

Contact: jobs@vantagerobotics.com

Vantage Robotics at a glance

We create drones 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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