Senior Programmer

Plainfield, IL

Category: IT Job Number: 6912

Our client is the only drone delivery solution that has solved the last inch logistic problems with its patented system that provides a secure and convenient delivery receptacle for both drone and traditional deliveries.

We have an immediate need for a senior programmer that has current, hands-on experience with programming in PX4 (open source) for drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The ideal candidate has adapted PX4 flight controls for more than three (3) custom drone designs within the last two years.  He/she will also have deep experience with C++, and understand the major components onboard a custom business level drone.  The ideal candidate also has experience with drones and/or aviation in general and may be an FAA Part 107 commercial drone pilot.  He/she should be self-motivated and curious about flight controls and unique flight profiles with novel navigation systems as we build something that has never been done before.

This is a contract hire position performing on-demand work with two partner companies building a very specific landing and takeoff profile into a custom quad-copter drone.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Adapting PX4 code to a custom use
  • Programming and debugging C/C+/C++
  • Interpreting flight controls and flight profiles into computer models and then into flight control inputs
  • Balance and synergize two partner companies’ requirements into a single development project
  • Agile development with 3-week sprints
  • Flight test and adapt the code with empirical results
  • Deliver final code with documentation, to include meeting open-source reporting

Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming or related field
    • Masters+ degree preferred
    • Aeronautical degree is a bonus
  • PX4 experience mandatory, with at least three demonstrated custom drone designs and installations
  • 5+ years agile software development experience
    • Scrum master is a bonus
  • Ability to synchronize disparate requirements into a cohesive plan
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) is a bonus
  • Part 107 drone pilot is a bonus
    • Airline/Commercial/Private pilot license is a bonus
    • Radio controlled pilot is a bonus

Our client is an equal opportunity employer.

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