Software Engineering Manager

Embedded Avionics

Posted on 4/30/2024

Merlin Labs

Merlin Labs

51-200 employees

Autonomous flight technology for aircraft

AI & Machine Learning
Food & Agriculture


Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
  • Proven experience as a software engineering manager or team lead within an avionics or embedded systems environment.
  • Strong background in programming with C++, Python, and Model-Based Development tools like MatLab.
  • Extensive knowledge of the DO-178c certification process.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with a focus on optimistic servant leadership and team empowerment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, or a related field.
  • Lead a team of embedded software engineers in the development and certification of avionics software systems.
  • Promote a culture of open communication and continuous improvement that encourages innovation and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering teams, project managers, and stakeholders to align technical solutions with business goals.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and verification of new software solutions, ensuring compliance with DO-178c and other relevant standards.
  • Guide the team in building dual-use software for commercial and military platforms.
  • Manage the complete software development lifecycle, from planning and design through implementation to testing and maintenance.
  • Provide technical leadership and direction while also empowering team members to take initiative and ownership of their projects.
  • Drive the recruitment, training, and development of team members, fostering a team that is technically proficient and highly motivated.
  • Ensure that project milestones are met and align with the overall business objectives.

Merlin Labs is at the forefront of autonomous flight technology, focusing on improving safety and efficiency in the aviation industry. Their configurable software can be adapted for any aircraft type, supporting compatibility with national airspace systems under the supervision of an onboard human safety pilot. This company promotes a culture of technological advancement and safety prioritization, making it an exciting place for professionals passionate about innovation in aviation.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Boston, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


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