Senior Software Engineer, Platforms Tooling and Infrastructure

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

$103.4-188k (annually)

Trucks VC portfolio


Aug 10

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby relies heavily on Docker and Python libraries within our software department and so we are looking for an Engineer with expert Python and Docker skills to join the team. This Engineer will support our flight simulator, build system, the continuous integration and development (CI/CD) environment, and other various tools used by our team. The primary focus will initially be building up and maintaining the flight simulation environment which runs on top of Docker but over time this role will expand to support all of our tools used for simulation and lab environments. 


  • Design and implement Build systems and CI pipelines which support the software team
  • Develop tools to manage complex simulation and lab configurations
  • Maintain existing tools and tooling infastructure 
  • Take ownership of our simulation launching libraries and extend functionalities to improve usability


  • University degree in computer science or computer engineering and 5+ year’s hands-on SW/DevOps role, release engineer, or equivalent industry experience. An advanced degree and 3+ year experience will also be considered.
  • Experience in build systems such as CMake.
  • Basic understanding of C++
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and very detail oriented
  • Expert with Docker and Docker Compose
  • Expert in Python
  • Comprehensive knowledge of networking and experience interfacing with complex network architectures


  • Sphinx, Restructured Text and/or some other self-documenting code constructs
  • Python Poetry or other Python package managers is a plus
  • Familiarity with Linux OS and command line tools


Please still apply if you don’t meet all items in the desired section! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse and effective workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $ 103,400 - $188,000/year. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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