Cutting-edge technology. Intellectual stimulation. Meaningful work. And a company culture that's second to none. We're looking for talented engineers in the roles below. If you're the best at what you do, come join us.

We are a small team of multi-talented engineers with interests in embedded design, radio, security, and aviation. We value diverse backgrounds and thinking, involvement in open source communities, and ensuring that engineers are equipped with high-quality tools and continuing education. Existing team members hail from UCSD, MIT, the US Air Force, and the US Navy.

All positions are on-site in San Diego, CA, with optional light travel. To apply for any position, please email with a resume and a project portfolio.

No recruiters, please.

Current Open Positions

Software Defined Radio Engineer


  • Stay current with the state of the art of software-defined radio software platforms and techniques.
  • Develop, optimize, and maintain RF signal processing software on ARM and x86 platforms.
  • Support internal analysis tools used by hardware, reverse-engineering, and operations teams.
  • Work in a team environment, leveraging version control systems, issue trackers, and messaging tools.


  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering in a small team environment.
  • A well-developed portfolio of past software development, composed of some mixture of professional work, open source contributions, and personal projects.
  • Proficiency with modern software development practices, using tools such as Git, GitHub, continuous integration servers, etc.
  • Good understanding of communication systems, including TDMA, OFDM, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.
  • Experience with Matlab, Python, and/or C/C++ for algorithm development, modeling, and simulation.
  • Experience with SIMD vectorization, such as NEON or SSE.
  • Familiarity with SDR software such as GNU Radio, RFNoC, liquid-dsp, or libhackrf is a plus.
  • Experience with Ettus Research hardware is a plus.
  • Experience with design and evaluation of RF systems including electronic warfare, radar, spectrum sensing, and communications.
  • Self guided, displaying a diversity of skills and strong initiative.

Embedded Reverse Engineer - Senior Level

If you love tearing apart binaries, reversing custom protocols, and developing tools to abuse functionality, then SkySafe would like to hear from you! We are looking for Senior Level REs that are excited about reverse engineering embedded devices and related drone technologies. Come join our small team of San Diego based hackers who enjoy daily free lunch, full health coverage, wellness benefits, snacks, and flexible work hours.

We’re continuing to grow the world’s leading team on drone security. If you would like to learn new skills and poke around interesting systems, while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in an entirely new industry, then SkySafe might be right for you!


  • Stay on the forefront of drone product development, releases, and hobbyist communities.
  • Research capabilities and features of new systems, worldwide.
  • Analyze hardware and software components, protocols, and data formats.
  • Produce and maintain internal documentation of system features and interfaces.
  • Stay current with embedded reverse engineering techniques.
  • Work in a small team environment, leveraging version control systems, issue trackers, and messaging tools.


  • Experience reverse-engineering hardware and software systems.
  • Research capabilities and features of new systems, worldwide.

Useful Skills

  • Vulnerability Research, Fuzzing, Exploit Development
  • IDA Pro, JTAG, GDB, and other debuggers
  • ARM, PPC, MIPS and other embedded architectures
  • RTOS implementations
  • Protocol analysis
  • Binary exploitation, cracking, etc.
  • Proficiency with software-defined radio frameworks and instruments.
  • Experience with radio communication systems, modulation techniques, error-correction algorithms, etc.
  • Experience with a range of embedded protocols, including USB, ethernet, I2C, SPI, CAN, etc.
  • Experience in wireless system standards and technologies including OFDM, MIMO, CSMA-CA, WLAN, GSM, and LTE.

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