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Front End Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

At Skyways we are building a new form of air transportation. Some people call it the flying car. We believe fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles represent a unique opportunity to move things and ultimately people in new, more efficient ways. Our strategy to get there is completely different than the rest of the industry.

Skyways is a startup based in Austin TX. We are backed by some of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley including YCombinator. Although we consider ourselves early-stage, we already have vehicles in production and in the hands of paying customers. Come join us and work on a transportation revolution to advance our civilization!

Note: most of our jobs are local in Austin TX, with the notable exception of software related roles.

We are currently looking for a Front End maestro/maestra to join Skyways Software Engineering team. This critical role will build the front end applications that are used by Skyways and its customers. If you're excited about having a massive impact being the first Front End SWE at a growing tech startup and build novel user experiences, we encourage you to apply!


  • Architect and code responsive front ends that serve as user interfaces for our fleet of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Code and maintain Skyways' ground control station (GCS) and other internal software applications
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and ensure responsiveness of applications across device platforms
  • Be the voice of the front end for the Skyways Software Engineering team, collaborate to implement new and innovative features, enhancements and solutions and fix any website bugs or issues that arise
  • Maintain a clean codebase by doing code reviews, writing tests, utilizing CI
  • Ship software to production on a regular basis

Required skills/experience:

  • BS in Computer Science plus 3 years experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a small company/startup coding customer facing front end applications
  • Highly proficient in Javascript (REACT, Electron), CSS and HTML
  • 3+ years coding mockups and wireframes into elegant and responsive interfaces that meet customer’s requirements
  • A proactive nature that drives code production, asks questions and thinks about how your code fits into the greater picture of Skyways today and into the future

Bonus Skills and Experience

  • Experience working deeper in the code stack (backend)
  • C++ or Python experience
  • Experience with software running on a UAV or robot or other autonomous vehicle
  • Experience in aviation - big plus if you have experience with flight controls and flight theory
  • UI design/project management experience