DevOps Engineer

Mountain View, CA

Zee Aero, a division of Kitty Hawk, is developing revolutionary aircraft concepts, working at the intersection of aerodynamics, advanced manufacturing, and electric propulsion. We are actively building a team of world-class engineers who have experience in fields ranging from power electronics to aerodynamics.

We are currently seeking DevOps gurus to join our software and avionics group, which builds our core fly-by-wire-systems. We are trying to build the world’s best, and most highly-automated software development environment. The goal is to let a small group of engineers quickly develop high-quality, well-tested software, for a variety of fly-by-wire avionics platforms.

You are passionate about the software development workflow, familiar with various modern tools and techniques, and able to identify the biggest areas for improvement and implement them with little oversight or direction. You are are comfortable working in a small team, with an audacious, loosely-specified plan. You figure out what needs to be done, check assumptions, and do it. What is most important is a stated track record and passion for learning.

This position is based in Mountain View, CA, but you will have the option to work from our San Francisco office a few days per week when the project allows.

You will be experienced with some of the below, and want to learn about the others:

    • BS (MS/PhD desired) in CS or EE or equivalent, with 3+ years of relevant experience
    • Embedded software development (preferably with ARM processors)
    • C and C++, and some scripting language (Python, Go, etc.)
    • Electromechanical systems and sensors (servos, motors, shaft encoders)
    • Machine Learning / Deep Learning
    • Experience creating and using Hardware-in-the-loop simulations
    • Certified safety-critical software (e.g. DO178B/C, or equivalent in non-aviation fields like automotive, medical devices, etc.)
    • Highly automated software development processes and modern tools (git, JIRA, continuous integration, etc.)
    • Demonstrated ability to define and implement processes
    • Decision coverage and static analysis tools
    • Experience with or passionate about aviation

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including company equity, medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), unlimited PTO days, 10 company holidays, company equity, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer many perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, IP bonus program, afternoon chocolate, happy hours and many more.

Kitty Hawk provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Kitty Hawk abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.