Flight Software Engineer

Talyn is pursuing a vision to reshape aerial transportation. We are developing long-range electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passengers and cargo. Talyn’s architecture achieves significant payload, range, and speed benefits over competitors. We achieve this by using our staged aircraft architecture which includes a very efficient electric fixed wing aircraft that can be released and caught mid-air with our separable VTOL vehicle. An animation of the system can be seen at www.talyn.com.

We are currently flying subscale prototypes and look forward to tackling the hard challenge of making mid-air separation and docking of aircraft a reliable reality by building a team of dedicated experts to help enable its success across multiple market segments. This position will be focused on the design, build, and test of our next prototypes, multi-hundred-pound aircraft, and future iterations.


  • Design, implementation, and testing of critical flight software components along with the verification of integrated flight control systems.
  • Implementation and analysis of the flight state machine.
  • Design of fault detection and response for critical flight software components.
  • Development of prototypes to confirm design decisions.
  • Development and maintenance of tools and tests for automatic verification of the flight software integration.
  • As Talyn is a startup, you will be expected to wear many hats, get your hands dirty with the hardware, and make critical design and business decisions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficiency in C++ and Python.
  • Experience and in-depth understanding of networking protocols.
  • Self-starter with high accountability suited to work in a dynamic startup atmosphere
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills as required to solve problems
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical issues and risks to a broad audience
  • Ability to foster and maintain a positive and enjoyable working environment for themselves and the team
  • Must be willing to work full time on-site with the team in Los Angeles, CA

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with critical control systems.
  • Experience with realtime operating systems.
  • Experience with vehicle communication busses.
  • Demonstrated experience with the design, testing, and deployment of flight software on flight vehicles.
  • Experience running system level architectural trades.

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.