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Lead Airfield Deployment Engineer

Moonware

Moonware

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

About Us

Moonware is a venture-backed startup enabling next generation air travel with automated and sustainable airfields. We’re building an integrated ecosystem of AI software and smart vehicles that efficiently connect ground crew, aircraft, and ground support equipment to efficiently service flights.

Our long-term vision is to handle aircraft autonomously from touchdown to takeoff, providing seamless aircraft turnarounds for a streamlined airport experience.

Moonware was founded with the belief that multimodal air transportation will become the prime mover of people and goods during the 21st century. From eVTOLs that will ferry passengers between cities and suburban areas, to supersonic aircraft shaving travel time between continents, we are ushering in a new air and space age that will further globalize humanity.

Airports and the hubs uniting these modes of transport will need to evolve to meet this new modern demand for air travel. In spite of the current advancements in aircraft technology, the infrastructure and ground processes that will enable these new aerial ecosystems to happen are largely outdated.

We are builders hailing from Tesla, SpaceX, Waymo, NASA, Google, Uber, Aero, Snap, Bird and Corvette, leveraging years of product development experience in aerospace, automotive, and robotics to revolutionize the airfields of tomorrow.

Software Organization

Moonware’s software organization is building HALO, the world’s first Ground Traffic Control platform for airfield ground handling operations.

HALO is an app-based software system powered by AI, designed to streamline aircraft turnaround management, seamlessly coordinating ramp crew and ground support equipment (GSE) to service flights on time. At its core, HALO fuses real-time flight information, vehicle & crew telemetry, and aircraft turnaround operations to create optimal service missions for ground crew.

HALO lays the digital foundation for autonomous operations, acting as the digital brain to coordinate aircraft turnarounds. Where current ground handling operations rely on a collection of archaic tools and disjoint systems, HALO presents the first unified platform for aviation stakeholders to control their turnarounds in a single, common operating picture. Real-time task allocation and dynamic vehicle routing are examples of features that take place in the cloud, effectively replacing the current use of radio and paper. These time-sensitive operations are migrated over to digital infrastructures that can process the large datasets necessary for task & equipment allocation along with their inherent complexities.

This approach enables us to collect large amounts of data that is virtually absent on ground vehicle whereabouts and movements, interactions between ground handling agents, and service time punctuality. Furthermore, by collecting data across different airport hubs, we can build robust models that take into account airfield traffic patterns and airport-specific constraints. We can then use this data to inform where the greatest bottlenecks in ground operations are occurring and how these processes can be augmented by ‘last-mile’ ramp services with autonomous GSE. This is what we call laying the bridge to airfield autonomy.

About the Role

Moonware is seeking a lead for our newly formed Airfield Deployment Engineering team.

We are in search of a talented full-stack engineer with robust communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deploy our products across our customers’ airfields. In this hybrid engineering-product role, you will take ownership of how our core products are deployed and integrated with a diverse range of customer profiles.

Your immediate responsibilities will include:

  • Leading product deployments with our customers, taking ownership of product integrations and launches at airfields around the world.
  • Developing new product features, particularly focusing on requirements provided by customers.
  • Architecting tailored solutions that capture the nuances of a customer’s operation.
  • Defining plugins and custom integrations to enable our core products to integrate seamlessly with customer systems.
  • Managing, integrating, and deploying Moonware hardware systems for field deployments.
  • Collaborating and interfacing with relevant external teams to ensure successful product launches, including training users and managing permissions.
  • Transferring field knowledge back to engineering, forming a tight feedback loop of bidirectional engagement between Moonware’s software team and customers.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in full-stack development.
  • Strong proficiency in Go, Python, SQL, Node.js, Java, JavaScript, and C++.
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases.
  • Experience building & maintaining APIs and microservices architecture.
  • Experience working with hardware systems & sensors.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

This role might be right for you if:

  • Aerospace, autonomy, and robotics excite you.
  • You thrive in environments that require rapid iteration, continuous learning, and wearing multiple hats.
  • You seek to make a meaningful impact in an early-stage startup.
  • You enjoy leading technical teams in developing complex solutions for clients.

Nice to-haves:

  • Aerospace experience (e.g., aircraft OEMs, airlines, or aviation operations in general).
  • Experience in B2B client interfacing and product development.
  • Experience in embedded software engineering or IoT.
  • Hardware integration or autonomy experience.