Robotics Software Engineer at DASH Systems

| Hawthorne, CA
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Why This Job Exists
The cornerstone of precision aerial delivery is the ability to navigate an autonomous vehicle
from air to ground. We are looking for a candidate to join our software team and accelerate
development of our autonomous vehicle software.
As part of a small hardware and software team you will be responsible for the design and
implementation of autonomous navigation and behavior of our cutting edge precision delivery
vehicles. You will interface with software engineers and hardware engineers to implement
control and navigation algorithms, state prediction, sensor fusion and other robotics software
challenges. Your contributions will play a key role in commercializing advanced aerial delivery
technologies. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment while
contributing technical expertise, demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and
attention to detail.
What We Are Doing
At DASH we are building the future of aviation enabled logistics where one-day deliveries
anywhere in the world are just as possible, convenient, and cost effective as mailing a package
down the street. We accomplish this feat by commercializing aerial delivery technologies.
Simply put we build the system that allows any airplane, helicopter or drone to safely,
effectively, and legally land cargo into an area smaller than a helipad. To achieve this goal we
are advancing the state of the art in precision aerial guidance while tackling unique engineering
and aviation challenges. Founded in 2017 we have put our systems to the test delivering
thousands of pounds of supplies for hurricane relief. We land the package not the plane.
Key Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience working on robotics or high reliability systems.
  • Proficient with C++ and Python in Embedded or Linux based development environments.
  • Proven understanding of data structures, algorithms, concurrency, and code optimization
  • Experience in one or more of the following: motion planning, perception, localization, mapping, controls, and related system performance metrics.
  • Understanding of concurrent programming and memory management in bare-metal, RTOS, or Linux-based environments.
  • Understanding of robotics algorithms and real-time systems.
  • Resourceful, flexible, and adaptable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS).
  • Experience programming for embedded and physical devices.
Job Duties
  • Develop advanced localization, guidance, navigation, and control behaviors for autonomous precision aerial delivery systems.
  • Source, qualify, select, and validate a variety of perception sensors
  • Work closely with the Hardware and Test teams to ensure a smooth integration of validated systems.
  • Work closely with your team and the entire organization in a fast-paced, highly-communicative, iterative development process.
Benefits and Opportunities
  • Ownership and autonomy to tackle complex and groundbreaking new concepts in aerospace design
  • Chance to participate in aviation operations, flight training and aircraft ride-alongs in Southern California!
  • Conveniently located at private hangar next door to Space X & Tesla at Hawthorne Airport
  • Full Benefits, dental, vision and PTO (For a full benefit offering, please visit our Built In LA Profile) 
  • Stock option grants
  • Full time position
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • MAVLinkLibraries
    • ROSFrameworks
    • PX4Frameworks
    • MailChimpEmail

An Insider's view of DASH Systems

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office vibe in the DASH hangar is friendly, ambitious, and non-aggressive. Everyone is very welcoming and works well together.
Any conflicts that arise are resolved in a very professional and respectful manner. The vibe at DASH is great because of everyone's enthusiasm for aerospace, entrepreneurship, and the startup lifestyle.


Head of Business Development

What makes someone successful on your team?

Natural curiosity, a drive to build things that work and solve problems in novel ways, and being a great, collaborative teammate are skills that will take you far on the software team at DASH.


Director of Software

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working at DASH has afforded me continuous growth opportunities in Engineering Design, the product we are designing has been a fun and interesting problem to engineer around. Being a part of this team that is diverse in both people and experiences has been the most valuable part of my time with DASH.


Senior Hardware Engineer

What are DASH Systems Perks + Benefits

DASH Systems Benefits Overview

Ownership and autonomy to tackle complex and groundbreaking new concepts in aerospace design
Opportunity to work on a small team
Open door policy
Chance to participate in aviation operations, flight training, and aircraft ride-alongs in Southern California! Conveniently located at private hangar next door to Space X & Tesla at Hawthorne Airport
Full Benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, and unlimited PTO
Additional Benefits: One Medical, SoFi, Rocket Lawyer, Live Health Online, Rightway, EmpowerDX, Petplan
Stock option grants

Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,750 per calendar year for individuals and $5,000 per calendar year for dependent care.
Disability Insurance
Short Term Disability: Guardian 60.00% to $2,500 per week Long Term Disability: Guardian 60.00% to $12,000 per month
Dental Benefits
Guardian Dental Standard Plan, Guardian Dental Value Plan
Vision Benefits
VSP Vision Standard
Health Insurance Benefits
Anthem HMO 30 (So CA), Anthem HMO 30 (Nor CA), Anthem PPO 250, Anthem PPO 500, Anthem HSA 2800, Nevada Only PPO Plan, Kaiser HMO 15 (Nor CA), Kaiser HMO 15 (So CA), Hawaii Only Plan.
Life Insurance
Guardian Flat to $50,000
Pet Insurance
Discounts on pet insurance.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Offered with Mass Mutual
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax account for parking and transit
Company Outings
Team outings have included Catalina Island, overnight cabin stays, and virtual Family Feud,
Stocked Kitchen
Kitchen is stocked with unlimated snacks (healthy & non-healthy), quick meals, coffee, sparkling water, redbull.
Some Meals Provided
DASH frequently hosts team dinners and team lunches, especially when we stay late. We want our team to know we appreciate them.
We have parking directly next to our office
Pet Friendly
DASH is pet-friendly!
Relocation Assistance
DASH offers relocation assistance, temporary housing, some moving costs, and travel expenses reimbursement.
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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