This opening is for a Drone Engineer to contribute to system development, testing, deployment, and ongoing support. In this position, you will work alongside Planck team members to rapidly iterate on new features and capabilities, perform debugging and test functions, and help drive innovation at the company.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Support software and test engineers in guidance, navigation, and control development Perform testing in simulation, in the indoor flight cage, and at outdoor test ranges Design and execute experiments, collect and analyze data, and deliver results Calibrate and configure software and hardware systems for test and delivery to customers Support the integration of embedded systems onto unmanned aircraft for customers, which may involve domestic and international travel Generate system documentation, test reports, integration guides, and user manuals Develop embedded software, including flight control code, messaging interfaces, and networking.

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About Planck

Planck Aero is an innovative startup based in San Diego, CA. We’re seeking enthusiastic and talented people to support time-critical challenges and product development. Planck Aero delivers enhanced capabilities for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, aka “drones”) in government and industry through intelligent navigation solutions that enable autonomous flight from moving vehicles and vessels on land or at sea. Planck Aero offers a collaborative environment with a strong focus on hands-on technology development and real-world field testing.

We offer great medical benefits, 401k program, flexible paid time off (PTO), optional travel, and emphasize a sustainable work-life balance.

At Planck we value diverse perspectives, which drive innovation and problem solving. Diverse perspectives come from individuals with unique backgrounds, especially those underrepresented in STEM fields. These individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.