Engineer, Firmware

San Luis Obispo, California, United States Full-time

Firmware Engineer


Our specialty is landing drones, but our mission is to keep them flying. We are drone enthusiasts and security experts keeping the skies open to all responsible pilots and advancing the potential for drone technology to benefit society. We are dedicated to the design, development, testing, and validation of our unique engineering solutions to mitigate drone threats in the skies over critical environments and operations. As a member of this team, you will be in the forefront of counter-sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems) technology.

Job Description

We are seeking a Product Design Software (Firmware) Engineer who will be responsible for application of firmware and embedded application development skills to provide design, development, and maintenance for WhiteFox products.


  • Competitive salary
  • Company stock options
  • Health, Vision, Dental, Life, and AD&D Insurance
  • Unlimited PTO


San Luis Obispo, CA


  • 4-year accredited degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 0 - 3 years of hands-on experience with embedded firmware development and microcontrollers
  • Strong C, C++ programming language experience
  • Experience reading and understanding electronics schematics
  • Experience with software version control systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience and familiarity with bug tracking tools
  • Must be able to lift 30+ lbs.


  • Experience with ‘Git’ version control system
  • Experience with embedded Linux, Arduino, and/or Raspberry Pi
  • Experience with Python programming language
  • Understanding of RF systems and communications
  • Must be eligible to meet International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) access requirements

About WhiteFox

WhiteFox, a drone airspace security company, is pioneering the safe integration of drones into society. WhiteFox develops products that save lives, protect property, and safeguard privacy.

WhiteFox started as a drone manufacturer—we’re enthusiasts who want them to fly safely and legally. When we realized there were no mechanisms of enforcement to protect against their misuse, we set out to develop a solution. WhiteFox’s mission is to keep the sky open for responsible pilots and advancing drone technology for the benefit of society.

In a constantly changing industry, WhiteFox is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be secure.

WhiteFox Defense Technologies is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse team of qualified individuals. We conduct background checks on all final candidates for the safety of our employees and the health of our company.