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Drone (UAS) Engineer


Website Joulea

About Us

Joulea is a startup building a software platform that reduces energy consumption in commercial buildings, which account for 40% of total energy consumption in the United States. We use aerospace engineering lifecycle principles to uncover energy inefficiencies in commercial buildings in order to reduce overall emissions. Our solutions increase overall asset performance and values while reducing operating costs for commercial building portfolio owners and operators. We are an ATDC portfolio company backed by wemarathon with offices at ATDC in Midtown Atlanta.

Job Description

We are looking to add a UAS Engineer with a wide range of experience. You will work closely with the Founder, aerospace engineering masters and PhDs, MBAs, and other postgraduate-level subject matter and industry experts. You will play a key role in shaping our technology platform from the ground up. This is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself and work with a team dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint within the United States, and eventually, the world!


  • Design and develop path planning and navigation solutions for UAS
  • Integrate camera systems and sensor specifications into path planning algorithms
  • Integrate photogrammetry software specifications into path planning algorithms
  • Develop endurance models for UAS
  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes, and technologies to own and solve problems from end-to-end
  • Collaborate with modeling and machine learning group to optimize data collection and processing
  • Assist in development of UAS platform capabilities
  • Plan and conduct UAS flight testing and experimentation


  • Self-starter that is comfortable working in ambiguous environments
  • Creative and innovative mindset, with a willingness to try new things
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Solid attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Bias towards strategic analysis and critical thinking

Minimum Experience

  • BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, Robotics, Computer Science or related field with 5+ years industry experience
  • Experience using Python
  • Experience using version control tools like Git
  • Experience with a variety of UAS platforms
  • Experience with path-planning and navigation algorithms
  • Experience with optimization and modeling techniques

Preferred Experience

  • MS or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, Robotics Engineering or related field
  • Experience with photogrammetry and computer vision algorithms and software
  • Experience with ROS
  • Experience with C++
  • FAA Part 107 Certification

To apply for this job email your details to careers@joulea.com