Engineering Manager

Role Overview

Location: SF or Remote

Aloft (formerly Kittyhawk) makes it easy to manage a drone program that’s safe, compliant, and reliable. Our platform is comprised of easy-to-use mobile apps, desktop tools, and an API that keeps teams flying safe and their data organized. Companies use Aloft to manage their fleet, fly missions, and capture data.

Since our founding in 2015, Aloft has powered more than 2M commercial drone flights across all seven continents. We’re an FAA Approved UAS Service Supplier and the provider of the B4UFLY app.

What you’ll bring to the team

  • 5+ years of hands-on technical development experience
  • 3+ years of experience managing cross-functional engineering teams
  • Experience in running the day-to-day scrum process for an engineering team
  • Experience in recruiting and developing a high-performing culture
  • Experience programming in PHP, Java, Kotlin, React, and/or Swift
  • Possess a mix of highly technical coding experience and an effective people coach


  • Experience working in high growth venture-backed startups
  • Experience working with IoT related companies
  • Contribute to open-source projects/libraries
  • Blog, teach, mentor or help others learn outside of your data to day work

What you’re responsible for

  • Drive great execution, work with the team to set clear goals, and deliver against them
  • Implement and operate an effective process and best practices for a fast-paced environment
  • Champion engineering excellence and culture, establish metrics for regular assessment and improvement
  • Invest in our future and help build the Aloft engineering brand through blogs, conferences, and open-source projects, etc.

You’ll fit in well if

  • Thrive in a collaborative engineering environment
  • Want to build a reliable and safety-first product
  • Excited to solve new problems
  • Enjoy working with a growing team of engineers who share your love of well-written code
  • Can lead by example to spur the team to reach the company’s goals

What We Offer

Competitive startup salaries, full benefits, flexible vacation, and equity are just starters. We’re offering a chance to help build a massive company in one of the most interesting industries in the world today.