Senior Electrical Engineer

Austin, TX
At Skyways we are building a new form of air transportation. Some people call it the flying car. We believe fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles represent a unique opportunity to move things and ultimately people in new, more efficient ways. Our strategy to get there is completely different from the rest of the industry.

Skyways is a startup based in Austin, TX. We are backed by some of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley including YCombinator. Although we consider ourselves early-stage, we already have vehicles in production and in the hands of paying customers (see here and here). Come join us and work on a transportation revolution to advance our civilization!

We are growing and are looking for a talented Electrical Engineer to join our team. The right engineer has an expert level of Electrical Engineering knowledge and Robotics experience, as you will be the one who helps us take our already incredible aircraft to new heights (recruiter pun there, apologies).



  • take ownership of multiple electronic systems, both in the air and on the ground
  • develop hardware and firmware hand-in-hand to produce a complete functional product
  • develop and re-spin PCB designs
  • develop, test, and validate prototypes with production scaling in mind
  • communicate with vendors, contractors, and manufacturers of electronic components and assemblies
  • investigate and resolve anomalous equipment in the lab and in the field

To be the right candidate for this role, you must have the following experience:

  • minimum BS in Electrical, Computer, or Aerospace Engineering (if you have Robotics experience, we will consider any Eng major)
  • 5+ years of robotics experience
  • 2+ years of experience with DC power Systems
  • working knowledge of implementing at minimum CAN and I2C hardware and firmware
  • proficient with Altium, EAGLE or other standard EDA tool
  • hands-on experience with LiPo/LiIon batteries, including charging and BMS usage
  • knowledgeable in the use of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and power supplies to test and troubleshoot circuits

Having some of this experience is important to us, but not required:

  • We'd really like for you to have hands-on experience with LiPo/LiIon batteries, including charging and BMS usage
  • Preferred experience in the aero/aviation field
  • BMS or motor controller design
  • experience with RF (VHF, UHF, SHF) TX/RX device integration and troubleshooting
  • mechanical CAD and 3d printing experience
You should be excited about things that fly and new fundamental ways to go from A to B. You aren't 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.

We have a lot of great things to do that require an amezing EE. If you have this background and experience, please send an email to our Head of Talent directly - her email is

Our team is comprised of makers and doers! We would love for you to show us your projects! Videos and photos go a long way!

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