Come fly with ForeFlight.
Device Connectivity Engineer (C++, Objective-C)
ForeFlight is looking for a senior software engineer to join our Device Connectivity team. This team is responsible for implementing the ForeFlight Connect platform (foreflight.com/connect). This involves interfacing with data-link devices; processing weather, traffic, flight plan, position, and attitude data streams; and formatting these products for display within ForeFlight’s applications.
Technically, this person must have proven experience with iOS, a strong command of C/C++ and low-level application development, and experience with weather data processing and GIS/mapping systems. Professionally, this person has a track record of completing projects independently, is driven to execute, seeks advice and direction from team members when needed, and plows ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.
This position is based in our downtown Austin, TX office. We will consider relocation reimbursements for workers with a track record or significant prior experience in this domain. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with matching, and flight training reimbursement.
Skills & Requirements
- Multithreaded TCP/IP and UDP networking
- Experience with graphical weather formats and processing
- Experience integrating hardware through either Bluetooth, Apple’s External Accessory Framework or Wi-Fi
- Experience developing low level driver and other reusable hardware abstraction SDKs and APIs
- SQLite or equivalent database experience a plus
- Health and dental benefits.
- 401(k) matching with immediate vesting.
- Performance based bonuses.
- Flight training reimbursement.
About ForeFlight, LLC
ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.
We are known for our exceptional software user interface design and responsive, knowledgable customer support team. ForeFlight Mobile, our flagship application, was named Aviation Consumer's 2011 App of the Year and received Flying Magazine's Editors' Choice Award for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Our app was recently featured in the “Dreams” iPhone commercial.
Our downtown Austin office is located at 621 E 6th St, just a short walk from the MetroRail station. We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test. We love shipping.
If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code. If you are a recent graduate, please include a copy of your transcript. In your cover letter, please indicate any aviation experience and list any relocation preferences or constraints.