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Vigilant Aerospace Systems is currently hiring a Java developer.

This is a contract-to-hire position for a rock star developer who wants to make a national impact at the frontiers of robotics, drones, automation and flight safety.

Java Developer Job Description:

Vigilant Aerospace is looking for a Java software developer to join our ambitious startup team. We need someone who likes hard problems, is eager to learn in an innovative environment and wants to make a national impact at the frontiers of robotics, drones, automation and flight safety. We are a startup company developing avionics and control software based on technology licensed from NASA. This system is a central component of the US effort to allow drones to fly in the national airspace. It will improve flight safety for both manned and unmanned aircraft, change the way air traffic is managed in the US, and allow drones to be integrated into air traffic control. We are looking for a rock star developer with solid Java application design, architecture and development experience to help us take our NASA prototype software to the next level. In addition to writing awesome software, you’ll have opportunities to learn about next generation air-traffic control protocols, radio control interfaces, autopilots, micro-radars, machine vision and a wide range of other cutting-edge technologies.
Developing & Commercializing Products:
You’ll help us commercialize the prototype, improve the interface and functions, and then help us migrate onto new platforms and develop new products. Our goal is to deliver an outstanding user experience that leads our industry and to have a national impact on flight safety. We work at a fast pace in an exciting and rapidly growing industry.
Company and Office Location:
Our office is in Midtown Oklahoma City, close to many of the coolest restaurants, coffee shops and startups in the state. We’re an entrepreneurial company that values quality code, innovative thinking and resourcefulness. We are backed by a local venture capital firm and have great industry connections (licensed NASA technologies!!). The company is led by a serial entrepreneur with multi-million dollar exits. If this sounds like the right place for you, call the number below and leave a message with exactly (a) your name; (b) four sentences on your software development experience; (c) three sentences on why you are a good fit for this job; (d) two sentences on why you want to work with us; (e) your phone number; (f) your email address, spelled out twice; and (g) your favorite JVM language other than Java.
Java Developer Requirements
• Background in Java application development including systems architecture and desktop application development with an emphasis on quality user experience • A good approach to code architecture that prioritizes reliability and maintainability above all • Ability to work independently or on a small distributed development team • Expertise to hit the ground running with a high degree of initiative and independence • Ability to work to time estimates and routinely deliver agile development cycles • A strong sense of ownership and pride in quality code and a quality product Details: This position will start as a contract position with an intention to hire a top-performing developer as a full-time employee in the near future. Full-time employment includes benefits and paid vacations. RECRUITING NUMBER: (405) 697-0885 Share this post as a PDF: Currently Hiring – Java Developer – Vigilant Aerospace

About Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Vigilant Aerospace is the leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The company’s product, FlightHorizon, is based on two NASA patents and uses data from multiple sources to display a real-time picture of the air traffic around a UAS and to provide automatic avoidance maneuvers to prevent collisions. The software is designed to meet industry technical standards, to provide automatic safety and to allow UAS to safely fly beyond the sight of the pilot. The software has won multiple industry awards and the company has had contracts and users at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and with a variety of drone development programs. Visit our website at

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