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Firmware Engineer


Altavian Inc. is hiring a Firmware Engineer interested in the design and testing of equipment and systems for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Altavian is expanding its industry-leading expertise in Unmanned Systems by producing aircraft and associated software in-house.


  • Assist in researching, developing, designing, and testing the embedded firmware of autonomous flight systems.

  • Integrate a range of microcontrollers, environmental sensors, and inertial sensors to meet the system standards necessary for UAS commercial application.


  • US Citizen (Export Control/ITAR/EAR) or Green Card Holder

  • Ability to be approved for security clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field, or related area, or equivalent experience

  • 1-5 years of experience

  • A detail-oriented individual with a strong sense of responsibility and intrinsic motivation

  • Sound principles in embedded firmware development and design

  • Excellent programming skills and practice with C and C++

  • Excellent debugging skills

  • Clear and concise documentation practices

  • Comprehension of aircraft systems, as UAS development is an interdisciplinary field. This entails the basic concepts of general aircraft systems: flight, ground-to-air communications, power management, etc.

  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively in a multidisciplinary engineering team comprised of mechanical, aerospace, electrical, and computer engineers


  • Experience developing, maintaining, and supporting embedded software run on a commercial product

  • Familiarity with either Visual Studio or Atmel Studio

  • Familiarity with C#, .NET frameworks, and WPF application development

You can and will excel in this job if you communicate well in a small team environment. If you’re meticulous in your work, testing, and documentation. If you enjoy the small-business atmosphere. If you’re motivated by working for the off-brand, non-corporate challengers. If you enjoy being involved in burgeoning technologies and innovation. If you enjoy company barbecues.



Altavian Inc. is located in Gainesville, FL and has been building unmanned aerial systems (UAS) since 2011. We design and manufacture high quality drones to carry the best sensors into the toughest environments. Our extensive history includes working alongside organizations including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and the U.S. Army. We embrace open architectures in our systems design to bring proven commercial concepts to Group I UAS. As an original equipment manufacturer of UAS, we are at the forefront of new American engineering and manufacturing technologies.



We are a small company that takes care of and supports its employees as they take on new challenges. The foundation of our company is the drive to build superior UAS through engineering excellence. You can expect diverse challenges that will require you to be agile and innovative in your work. You can also expect to be on a small team that strives to meet these challenges together. UAS development and the UAS market is still young and constantly changing. Your work will be varied and innovative by nature.


Our goal is to put you in a position to successfully meet your challenges as a part of our team and family including a competitive benefits package and up to a 4% 401(k) match.