Software Engineer, Energy Storage

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

May 3

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.


The role involves developing, testing and deploying embedded drivers and algorithms for the aircraft's energy storage and distribution system. This system is responsible for safely powering the aircraft, managing high voltage systems and providing energy estimates to the pilot and control system. The engineer will be part of a small, fast-moving team and contribute to conceptual system architectural design and implementation of embedded software to ensure safety of an electric-powered, fly-by-wire aircraft.


  • Work closely with different stakeholders to understand battery operating conditions and control limitations, and translate them embedded software
  • Write software for the battery management system
  • Test and deploy battery algorithms
  • Perform data analysis, to support algorithm development and validation


  • University degree in computer science/engineering, robotics, or equivalent
  • Expert knowledge of C++ and Python
  • Knowledge of and experience with real-time operating systems
  • Understanding of modern micro-controller and microprocessor architectures
  • Experience debugging an embedded target
  • Experience with git
  • Strong communication and documentation skills


  • Familiarity high voltage systems
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Familiarity with Ethernet/UDP

Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date. Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances

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