ForeFlight is Hiring Developers

Update: we have finished this round of hiring, and these positions are no longer available.  Thanks for all of the interest!

The ForeFlight team is growing!  We’re looking for an iOS Developer, a Lead Web Applications Developer and a Lead Data Developer to help us create the next generation of mobile aviation applications.

iOS Developer

ForeFlight is looking for an iOS developer to join our team. This position is for a unique, experienced and technically well-rounded individual with experience building and shipping iOS apps. This person will help us create the next generation of ForeFlight apps.

Technically, this person is experienced in Objective-C and Cocoa development, with a track record of shipping well-designed apps. This person can hit the ground running on iOS 4 and iOS 5 technologies, writing rock solid code with blocks, GCD, and all the acronyms still under NDA. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

This person will be able to point to specific examples that highlight the individuals ability to meet the objectives outlined above, and references will confirm this persons unique abilities.

This person will be well compensated, respected, loved, and made part of the ForeFlight family. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot’s license, is a plus.

If in Houston, Austin, or College Station, TX, this position will be full-time immediately. If in another location, and since the work will be done remotely, this individual will be contract-to-hire in order to evaluate fitness.

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@foreflight.com.  Make sure to include links to apps that you’ve created and any open source projects that you’ve contributed to.

Lead Web Applications Developer

ForeFlight is looking for a lead web applications developer to join our team. This position is for a unique, experienced and technically well-rounded individual with expertise in server-side development.

This person will manage our web applications infrastructure in the cloud; evolve our web applications, tools, and APIs to support current and future initiatives; ensure scalability, security, and fault tolerance; push ForeFlight’s server-side capabilities forward in innovative ways that keep it at the leading edge of mobile flight support apps.

Technically, this person is a language polyglot, unafraid to tackle problems in Java, Python, Scala, JavaScript, and Objective-C. This person views programming languages as tools, not religions. This person believes building and managing applications and servers in the cloud is cake. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

This person will be able to point to specific examples that highlight the individuals ability to meet the objectives outlined above, and references will confirm this persons unique abilities.

This person will be well compensated, respected, loved, and made part of the ForeFlight family. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot’s license, is a plus.

If in Houston, Austin, or College Station, TX, this position will be full-time immediately. If in another location, and since the work will be done remotely, this individual will be contract-to-hire in order to evaluate fitness.

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@foreflight.com. If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code.

Lead Data Developer

ForeFlight is looking for a lead data developer to join our team. This individual will manage and evolve our tools and processes for data aggregation, data packaging, GIS, and geo-referencing tools.

This person will be responsible for running our data import and data packaging tools. ForeFlight aggregates information from sources around the world and packages it into formats and bundles that our apps utilize. This individual will be responsible for operating and improving these tools, with the ultimate objective of being able to provide updated data changes to our applications in near real time.

Technically, this person is a language polyglot, comfortable managing existing tools written in Python and Java, and confident to build additional tools in the same languages. This person is GIS savvy, or capable of quickly becoming GIS savvy, and will be comfortable working with and integrating open source GIS tools into workflows to achieve the company’s objectives. This person is unafraid of the mathematics that belie GIS and GIS toolsets.

This individual will work with raster en-route chart data, point and shape data such as elevation data sets and global airspace information, navigation data, airport information, service provider information, and other data sets ForeFlight will integrate in the future.

An individual that can work out of our Houston, Austin, or College Station, TX offices is preferable. Working remotely will be considered for an exceptional individual. This person will be well compensated, respected, loved, and made part of the ForeFlight family. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot’s license, is a plus.

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@foreflight.com. If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code.