Embedded Systems Engineer - UAS Sensors, Avionics, and GNC

730 Lincoln Lake Ave Lowell MI 49331
OrbOS - Software /
No Degree Required – Portfolio Required
In – Person
OrbOS is the software backbone to Orb’s mission, humanitarian aid aerial logistics. In this position you will work closely with the OrbOS lead and Electrical Engineering team to develop and integrate SOSA aligned sensor payloads and avionics with UAS and aircraft. You will contribute to big picture decision-making and have a very tangible impact on the mission. May be required to travel for demonstrations.


    • Proficient C/C++ embedded programming.
    • Has implemented networked sensors.
    • Has implemented common sensor fusion techniques.
    • Has implemented edge computing on small microprocessors.
    • Experience in multi-threaded programming.
    • Can make architecture decisions for computing across multiple processors.
    • Can implement a testing framework and linter.
    • Experience across SCRUM roles.


    • Delivered at least one edge or IoT product to market.
    • Python/Micropython/CPython familiarity.
    • Comfortable making hardware purchasing decisions.
    • Has worked on UAS.
    • Has worked on projects under a government contract, SBIR/STTR, OTA/OTP.


    • Organized
    • Humble
    • Self-starter
    • Excellent communicator
    • Motivated to learn new skills
    • Passionate about Orb’s mission
    • Interest in Aviation
$80,000 - $120,000 a year
Most engineers come to Orb to join an early team with unprecedented freedom to build the world's largest humanitarian air force. We have a healthy standard equity rate that vests after one year. We see this as our long-term "inheritance" and salary as our immediate provision to execute on our "magum opus".
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