Senior Autonomous Systems Engineer

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

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Apr 29

This position involves architecture and implementation of the embedded software at the heart of the next generation of the Joby Aviation aircraft. The engineer will play a key role in a small, fast-moving team and have input to conceptual system design and implementation of embedded software for control of an autonomous, electric-powered, fly-by-wire aircraft.


  • Develop reusable, high quality and high-fidelity algorithms for aircraft navigation, surveillance, and safety systems, including mathematical modeling, simulation, and performance validation.
  • Design multi-sensor configurations for obstacle detection.
  • Develop, implement, and verify radar simulation systems.
  • Analyze simulated and real-world radar data at different levels.
  • Write software for simulation, prototypes, and production systems.
  • Work closely with the flight test team to collect large data sets.
  • Post-process massive and incomplete data to create labeled training and testing datasets.
  • Confer with data processing or project managers to obtain information on limitations or capabilities for data processing projects.


  • PhD in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics.
  • Experience in the design, analysis and implementation of signal processing and mathematical algorithms.
  • Proficient in programming in Python and/or C++.
  • Experience implementing probabilistic estimation theory, Nonlinear optimization, and Filtering.
  • Experience with tracking or estimation algorithms.
  • Experience with high rate data processing.
  • Familiarity with source control with git or other.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills to collaborate with other engineering disciplines

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $126,100 - $168,200. The compensation package offered will be determined by location, 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 Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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