Mobile Engineer - Cross Platform

Redwood City
Truly autonomous drones are a new product category that demand a new kind of mobile experience. Forget complex joysticks and awkward tilt-controls: we are crafting completely novel interactions that leverage Skydio’s onboard intelligence to empower a much broader, more diverse audience of drone users from action enthusiasts to insurance claims adjusters to first responders.

How you'll make an impact:

    • Build on the shared core which powers all of our our iOS and Android apps, our mobile SDKs, and even the Beacon.
    • Define and implement cross-platform APIs to bridge between novel UI elements and the Skydio Autonomy Engine.
    • Accelerate overall product development with features that empower all engineers to confidently keep mobile apps current.
    • Work on big investments like combining the best 3D rendering technologies with Skydio’s unprecedented real-time scene awareness.

Useful skills:

    • Fluency with core C++ language features and development in a Linux environment.
    • Enough Python experience to be dangerous.
    • Experience building apps for both iOS and Android.
    • Excitement about building a performant, robust engine to power the mobile experience of flying a drone.
    • Appreciation for the value of code-review and other collaborative development practices.

Technology stack:

    • Our iOS and Android codebases are primarily written with Swift and Java respectively, using standard UI tools provided by each platform.
    • Both apps run our C++ mobile core, an extension of the Skydio Autonomy Engine, which centralizes logic for much of the pre-flight and in-flight experience.
    • We use Djinni to easily define complex APIs that bridge the C++ core with the iOS and Android codebases.
    • A Python-based data specification system imparts simple extensibility to hardened, type-safe C++ mini-engines.
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