Project Wayfinder is building scalable, certifiable autonomy systems to power self-piloted aircraft applications throughout Airbus, from small urban air vehicles (aka air taxis) to large commercial airplanes. Our team of experts is driving the maturation of machine learning and other core technologies for autonomous flight; we are creating a reference architecture that includes hardware, software, and a data-driven development process to allow aircraft to perceive and react to their environment. Autonomous flight is transforming the transportation industry - our team is at the heart of this revolution.

Sr. Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure
Sunnyvale, CA

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will report to the Head of Infrastructure at Wayfinder.  Our infrastructure team is responsible for the systems that enable us to deliver quality software at scale. In this role, you will work with our machine learning, software, and hardware teams to develop and maintain the infrastructure required for our engineers to create and validate software, hardware, and machine learning models.


  • Work with our machine learning, software, and hardware teams to understand what they are building and how they are building it
  • Lead the implementation and maintenance of our CI/CD pipelines, including unit test, integration test, and build
  • Work with our whole team to ensure that we follow best practices and develop a consistently high quality codebase across the project
  • Participate in the development of our software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop systems with the primary intent of automating the entire software validation process


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in software engineering
  • Experience with highly automated modern software development practices and tools
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, well-structured, and well-documented code in Python
  • A flexible, pragmatic attitude to contribute across various efforts as needed

Strongly preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or others)
  • Experience with build systems (Jenkins, Bazel, Maven or others)
  • Familiarity with tools, processes, and development strategy for RTCA DO-178C certification
  • Familiarity with flight simulation, computer vision, or machine learning


  • Daily lunch and snacks, happy hours; social outings
  • Exceptional PPO medical, dental and vision benefits 100% covered for employee and their family/dependents
  • Generous PTO of 5 weeks (25 days) in addition to 9 national holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement for professional development or $15,000 for flight training
  • 3 months paid parental leave from Day 1
  • Employee discounts through Airbus Tickets @Work, gym subsidy & more

A³ by Airbus is the Silicon Valley R&D outpost of Airbus. The mission of Airbus is to make things fly. Our job at A³ is very simple: we seek to disrupt Airbus (and the competition) before anyone else can. And in the process, we are setting out to build the future of flight.

At A³, we execute projects and foster partnerships. Projects are ambitious, risky and time-constrained undertakings that culminate in a demonstration at convincing scale—something that’s more than a mere prototype, but somewhat short of a product.

A³ develops technology partnerships enabling us to work within the Silicon Valley ecosystem to meet project objectives while connecting our parent company to new developments and the talent here. We also strive to partner with different elements of Airbus to serve as transition targets and sponsors of projects that emerge from A³.

A³ by Airbus is an equal opportunity employer in every category. The data is incontrovertible that diversity leads to better teams, better performance, and better results. Consequently, we actively seek candidates of all genders, backgrounds, and experiences.

All job offers at A³ are contingent upon the candidate passing an export control check.