ATAK Software Engineer

Work Location: San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Bend, Herndon, Huntsville, Riga or Possibly Remote
Compensation: Competitive, DOE
Full-Time Exempt Position

About the Position
Edge Autonomy is seeking an experienced software developer to design, implement, and integrate a plug-in for Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) or Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) to enable command and control of Edge Autonomy aircraft and sensors. You will work on a small team that handles the full ATAK implementation from design, coding, SIL test, HIL test, flight test, deployment, and operational support and troubleshooting.
Primary Responsibilities
• Design, Implement, and Integrate a plug-in for ATAK to interface with Edge Autonomy aircraft and sensors
• Write algorithms and user-interface code for ATAK
• Write communications interface code to IP mesh radios connected to ATAK
• Work with the user community and flight test teams to build a graphical user interface (GUI) overlay in ATAK that enables ATAK users to interface with the aircraft in a simple and easy manner to meet their mission needs while maintaining aircraft safety
• Coordinate with the aircraft embedded software team to build a Systems Integration Lab (SIL) and Hardware Integration Lab (HIL) to test and validate the ATAK-to-Aircraft interface

Required Qualifications
• Experience writing code for ATAK
• Experience writing graphical overlays in ATAK
• Understanding of UAS flight operations
• Strong coding skills
• Strong senses of ownership and drive in digging into complex problems

Desired Qualifications
• Understanding of Human Factors design for UAS command and control
• Experience building simple and elegant graphical user interfaces
• Network programming and understanding of the IP protocol
• Experience with modern IP mesh radios
• Experience building a System Integration Lab (SIL) or Hardware Integration Lab (HIL) for Unmanned Aircraft
• Experience supporting flight test

Hiring Requirements:
• If an offer of employment is extended, a background check is required, and the Offer of Employment is contingent on the results.

Edge Autonomy Benefits
• Premium Medical Insurance, including vision coverage
• Dental Insurance
• Paid vacation
• Paid holidays
• Paid sick time

About Edge Autonomy

Edge Autonomy is a leader in providing innovative autonomous systems, advanced optics, and resilient energy solutions to the US Department of Defense, the US Federal Civilian Agencies, allied governments, academic institutions, and commercial entities. Edge Autonomy draws on a 34+ year history of aerospace engineering, advanced manufacturing expertise, and technologically advanced manufacturing.

With our headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA and key production capabilities abroad, Edge Autonomy’s 300+ team members can deliver results at home and abroad. Learn more at

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