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Software Manager


Altavian Inc. is hiring a Software Manager to oversee software development and projects related to the development of Small Unmanned Systems and technology. Altavian is expanding its industry-leading expertise in Unmanned Systems by producing aircraft and associated software in-house.


  • Manage the research, development, design, and testing of embedded firmware for autonomous flight systems.

  • Set and build goals and objectives for the software development on projects.

  • Coordinate closely with different departments to troubleshoot and fix embedded issues.


  • US Citizen (Export Control/ITAR/EAR)

  • Ability to be approved for security clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering or a related field

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing engineering projects

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

  • Experience with procedural and object-oriented languages, especially C and C++, respectively

  • Experience developing embedded software

  • Experience debugging expansive source code

  • Familiarity with popular software development approaches, such as Agile, Waterfall, etc.

  • Familiarity with robust code architecture and design patterns

  • Ability to implement, document, and enforce a programming style guide

  • Clear and concise documentation practices

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

  • 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 managing small teams on multiple projects

  • Experience working on drones/small unmanned aircraft

  • Expertise in unmanned systems and components or related field

  • Willingness to work flexible hours to fulfill project obligations on limited time frames

You can and will excel in this job if you communicate well in a small team environment. If you possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and documentation skills. If you enjoy the small-business atmosphere. If you’re motivated by working for the off-brand, non-corporate challengers. If you enjoy being around some damn cool technology and innovation. If you enjoy company barbecues.


About Altavian

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.


Why working at Altavian is different

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.