Mission Display Graphics Software Engineer

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

Aug 25

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.


Joby Aviation is a seeking a skilled software engineer to join our team, working to create a fully electric VTOL aircraft. This individual is a generalist (with C++/OpenGL experience), but will initially concentrate on display software running in the cockpit of our aircraft.


  • Designing and implementing the safety critical primary flight and multi-functional displays used in Joby aircraft
  • Gathering requirements from our test pilots and Joby engineers


  • Expert knowledge of object-oriented programming methodology and multi-layered system architectures
  • Expert knowledge of C++ 
  • Expert knowledge in graphics software development (OpenGL, Direct3D, Vulkan or similar cross platform graphics API)
  • Knowledge of and experience with real-time operating systems and embedded systems
  • Experience with modern integrated development environments and debuggers
  • Experienced in continuous integration pipelines: build, test, and report
  • Experience with version control tools such as Git
  • Open mind, with willingness to learn to new techniques and technologies


  • University degree in computer science, computer engineering, physics, mathematics, or similar field; or, a very strong portfolio of designed and implemented applicable software
  • 3+ years of experience working in a related/relevant industry
  • Video game and graphics design or experience designing aircraft primary flight displays
  • Piloting aircraft, avionics hardware, electric cars or similar systems
  • Understanding of DO-178C or safety critical software
  • Knowledge of and experience with real-time operating systems and embedded systems

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