Software Engineer

Austin, TX Remote Hybrid
C++ Python
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 looking for a Software Engineer to join our team. You are excited about things that fly. You are not afraid of tough engineering challenges. 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.

STUDENTS/NEW GRADS: this position requires 4+ years of experience post graduation/internships, intern/new grad openings are posted separately and applying here may misdirect your application to the wrong role!


  • invent, design new systems and go through design review process
  • reason about your decisions based on data (experiments, math/science)
  • maintain a clean codebase by doing code reviews, writing tests, utilizing CI
  • promote software engineering best practices
  • 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)
  • 4+ years of experience with C++ / multi-threaded code, Python or similar scripting language, web based technologies, including debugging, performance analysis, and test design
  • Applied Object Oriented Programming and Unit Testing experience
  • Proficient understanding of probabilistic modeling, linear algebra and statistics
  • 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
Our Software engineers work with our Senior Software engineers to create the best Autonomous UAV solutions. Your code will push to production and you will be able to see it fly (literally) in our test skies over Austin or on ships in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Apply if you want to apply your coding skills to building something you can physically see respond to your code.
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