ATAK Software Engineer

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

California Salary Range: $90,000 – $230,000 DOE

Job Summary
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.


  • 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


  • 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

Preferred 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 offer is extended, candidate must have the ability to pass a background check and may need to have the ability to be insured by the Company’s Auto-policy. Offer of Employment is contingent upon the results.
  • Based on our work requirements, applicants may have to comply with NOFORN security classification.

Edge Autonomy Benefits

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Matching 401k
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays

Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Edge Autonomy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Continued employment remains on an “At-Will” basis.

Veterans Status
To our veterans and separated service members, you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Edge Autonomy. Edge Autonomy seeks skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to work at Edge Autonomy. Edge Autonomy supports our military and will compensate up to 80 hours of reservist/active duty for our employees.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties, the candidate is frequently exposed to computer terminals, sitting, and standing for long lengths of time. The vision requirement includes close vision, distant vision, and computer vision. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard. These ADA requirements are not inclusive of the performed and responsibilities to be held by the candidate.

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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