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Jr. Server Developer

Austin, TX

Job Description

ForeFlight is looking for a junior software developer to join our Data team in Austin. This person will assist with expanding and maintaining our aeronautical data processing pipeline for charts, plates, and documents.

Technically, this person must have experience with Python. Experience in another programming language such as Java or Javascript is a plus, along with knowledge of frameworks, search, and web services. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear. Junior candidates and recent CS grads are encouraged to apply.

This position is based in our Austin, TX office. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement.

Skills & Requirements

  • Computer Science Degree
  • Strong Python experience
  • 0 - 4 years professional experience
  • Solid understanding of SQL and RDBMS (Postgres / PostGIS / or similar)
  • ORM (SQLAlchemy, Hibernate, etc) a plus
  • Amazon AWS (EC2 / ECS / RDS / S3)
  • Source control, Continuous Integration, Testing
  • Knowledge of another language a plus
  • GIS (GDAL / QGIS) experience is a plus
  • Docker experience is a plus


  • Health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • 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 as a leader in aviation and software development because we build exceptional products and hire skilled employees. Over the last decade, we have not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but serve customers across the world and touch all segments of aviation. Our drive for innovation is why we won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award for Best New Product, received Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award four times, and are featured in Apple’s “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

Our downtown Austin office is located at 1801 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.

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