About Us

Moonware is a venture-backed startup enabling the next generation of aerial mobility with automated and sustainable airfields. We’re building an integrated ecosystem of AI software and smart vehicles that optimally connect ground crew, aircraft, and ground support equipment to efficiently service flights. 

Our long-term vision is to handle aircraft autonomously from touchdown to takeoff, providing seamless aircraft turnarounds for a streamlined airport experience.

Moonware was founded with the belief that multimodal air transportation will become the prime mover of people and goods during the 21st century. From eVTOLs that will ferry passengers between cities and suburban areas, to supersonic aircraft shaving travel time between continents, we are ushering in a new air and space age that will further globalize humanity.

Airports and the hubs uniting these modes of transport will need to evolve to meet this new modern demand for air travel. In spite of the current advancements in aircraft technology, the infrastructure and ground processes that will enable these new aerial ecosystems to happen are largely outdated.

We are builders hailing from Tesla, Waymo, NASA, Google, Uber and Corvette, leveraging years of product development experience in aerospace, automotive, and robotics to revolutionize the airfields of tomorrow.

Software Team

Moonware’s software team is building the OS for aviation ground handling operations.

HALO is our first product, an airside software operating system designed to streamline aircraft turnaround management by seamlessly coordinating both crews and equipment to service flights on time. Specifically, our platform automates the scheduling and dispatching of ground crews using mobile devices in real time and uses IoT to track GSE across the airside. HALO’s core optimizer fuses flight information, vehicle position and ground crew tasks together to create optimal dispatches, and incorporates smart routing to navigate ground crews efficiently across the airfield. 

Real-time task allocation and dynamic vehicle routing are examples of features that take place in the cloud, effectively replacing the current use of radio and paper. These time-sensitive operations are migrated over to digital infrastructures that can process the large datasets necessary for task & equipment allocation along with their inherent complexities.

This approach enables us to collect large amounts of data that is virtually absent on ground vehicle whereabouts and movements, interactions between ground handling agents, and service time punctuality. Furthermore, by collecting ground data from different airport hubs, we can build robust machine learning models that take into account airfield traffic patterns and airport-specific constraints. We can then use this data to inform where the greatest bottlenecks in ground operations are occurring and how these processes can be augmented by ‘last-mile’ ramp services with autonomous GSE. This is what we call laying the bridge to airfield autonomy.

About the Role

We are looking for a Head of Software with full-stack experience, who will be entering a hands-on senior development role, with potential long-term program management opportunities for our software team as we grow. 

Your near-term responsibilities will include:

  • Architect v2 of Moonware’s software — a cloud-based, scalable software stack capable of ingesting digital information streams in real-time such as:
    • Airline flight data (ADS-B or other)
    • Vehicle telemetry data 
    • Vehicle maintenance and inventory management software
    • Ground crew task scheduling data 
    • Air Traffic Control squawks, radio feeds
  • Improve our core optimization engine over time with data science or ML-based approaches
  • Define integration of software blocks including data ingestion pipelines, core optimization engine, internal data aggregations (performance metrics), and front-end visualization
  • Own API development and release
  • Determine appropriate database and cloud solutions

Your long-term responsibilities could include:

  • Own the long-term development roadmap of HALO
  • Spearhead hiring for Moonware’s initial software team and grow it over time 
  • Contribute to ideating and deploying the core technical architecture of the next generation of automated airsides

This role might be for you if:

  • Aerospace, autonomy, and robotics excite you
  • You like to rapidly iterate, learn on the fly, and wear many “hats”
  • Are looking to have meaningful impact in an early-stage startup
  • Love leading technical teams in developing complex solutions for clients
  • You have a strong CS and optimization background (5 years or more)
  • Proficient in Python, node.js, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, C#
  • Experience with writing SQL-based applications such as MySQL, MS SQL or Oracle
  • Experience working with Linux or similar OS
  • Experience building scalable applications (web applications or back-end services)

Nice to haves:

  • Aerospace experience (aircraft OEMs, airlines, or aviation ops in general)
  • Embedded software engineering or IoT experience
  • Data science or algorithms development background
  • Hardware integration or autonomy experience
  • B2B client interfacing and product development experience