Creating a new form of air transportation.

Senior Software Engineer

Austin, TX / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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Charles Acknin
Charles Acknin

About the role

At Skyways we are building a new form of air transportation. Some people call it the flying car, except we have our own master plan on how to get there. We believe autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles represent a unique opportunity to move things and ultimately people in new, more efficient ways. Skyways is an early stage startup based near Austin TX. We are backed by some of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley and beyond including YCombinator. Come join us work on a transportation revolution to advance our civilization!

We are growing and looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team. You are excited about things that fly. You are not afraid of tough engineering challenges, that's what gets you up in the morning. You are willing to work directly on the aircraft and see your creation take flight. You are excited about joining a startup, an extremely fast-paced environment where we get things done.


  • take ownership of some core software-related projects at Skyways
  • invent, design new systems and go through review process
  • reason about your decisions based on data (experiments, math/science)
  • maintain a clean codebase doing code reviews, writing tests, setting up CI
  • promote software engineering best practices, and develop processes for the long term
  • ship software to production (i.e. our aircraft but also network-based applications), systems integration, and be an SRE
  • work with flight ops to test your software and iterate/improve at an insane speed


  • a BSc. or MSc. degree in Computer Science / Software engineering is required
  • be an awesome and friendly individual
  • be highly independent, but also open minded to learn more about our field (your code will fly, it's a big deal) minimum 5 years of experience as a software engineer (C++ / multi-threaded code, Python or similar scripting language, web based technologies)
  • generalist and able to work beyond full stack
  • bonus points if you have basic EE knowledge
  • bonus points for experience in Computer Vision, AI/ML and automation
  • bonus points if you have experience with software running onboard a vehicle/robot
  • bonus points if you have experience with flight controls / control theory

About Skyways

We're creating a new form of air transportation.

Team Size:23
Location:Austin, TX
Charles Acknin
Charles Acknin