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Software Engineer - Data Engineering
ForeFlight, LLC
Austin / Houston / Portland, ME / Remote (US), United States

Job Title

Software Engineer - Data Engineering

Job Description

ForeFlight is looking for a software developer to join our Data Team. This person will assist with expanding and maintaining our aeronautical data processing pipeline for charts, plates, and documents.


  • Telecommuting is OK
  • No Agencies Please


We are looking for someone who has experience with and enjoys writing Python. Experience with one or more other programming languages is a plus. 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. Junior candidates and recent Computer Science grads are encouraged to apply.

In addition to Python, we make extensive use of relational databases (Postgres and SQLite) via object-relational mappers (SQLAlchemy) and good old fashioned SQL. We deploy on AWS using technologies such as EC2, ECS, RDS, S3, and Cloudfront. We make use of GIS software including GEOS, GDAL, and QGIS. We use macOS, Linux, Docker, Git, and even a little Bash. Experience with any or all of these or similar technologies is a bonus.

A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue their private pilot license, is a plus.

About the Company

ForeFlight produces the best-selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known for our exceptional software user interface design and responsive, knowledgeable customer support team. ForeFlight Mobile, our flagship application, was named Aviation Consumer's 2011 App of the Year and received Flying Magazine's Editors' Choice Award for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Our app was featured in the “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We love shipping.


  • Health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flight training reimbursement.

Contact Info

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