Backend Software Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA

Founded in 2015, Acubed is the Silicon Valley innovation center of Airbus. As a global leader in aerospace, Airbus aims to make things fly. Our mission is to provide a lens into the future for the industry, transforming risk into opportunity to build the future of flight now.

At Acubed, we strive to propel innovation to market faster, broaden the talent pool in emerging aerospace careers and simultaneously help drive a culture change across Airbus.


The Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing (ADAM) project seeks to accelerate Airbus’ transition towards digital design and manufacturing. The team is uniquely positioned to identify and innovate on emerging technologies with collaborators in Silicon Valley and across the globe. ADAM provides a platform to drastically reduce aerospace product lead-times and production costs. Through our tool-agnostic framework, we integrate existing and newly developed software solutions. We provide easy-to-use tools to design and automate processes in aerospace manufacturing.

The Opportunity 

Your role as a Software Engineer (Backend) will be to assist the Engineering Manager in delivering high value projects  with a focus on speed, quality and cost. You are comfortable using supplied data to make informed decisions regarding implementation of software use cases, and enjoy working in an agile work environment, where quick delivery, constant testing and iteration are the norm. As our projects are “outside-the-box” by design, you are someone who will naturally seek, investigate and implement creative solutions to challenges and obstacles that emerge.


  • Develop, document and maintain architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems
  • Contribute from a security and software engineering perspective during the design of software systems
  • Develop code and integrate complex software components into a fully functional system
  • Create software verification plans, test procedures and test environments, executing test procedures and documenting the results to ensure software requirements are met
  • Participate in code and architecture reviews as required
  • Create presentations and code documentation to communicate ideas & developments with internal and external stakeholders
  • Aggressively pursue program-specific tasks and issues identified by the ADAM team


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and at least 3 years of progressively ambitious work experience and a demonstrated track record in software engineering and testing
  • Experience using programming languages such as Python and Java
  • Strong knowledge of web services (REST) and transfer protocols (HTTP, FTP, SOAP)
  • Experience in creation of web-accessible Application Programming Interfaces
  • Experience in creating web services from legacy applications
  • Experience with database design and implementation, more specifically with PostgreSQL
  • Excellent communication, presenting issues and ideas in a simple  and prioritized manner 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in manufacturing environments
  • Experience in production planning, scheduling and simulation
  • Familiarity with C/C++/C#/Fortran
  • Experience in Unity3D, Unreal and/or Gazebo
  • Experience in CAD tools (Catia, Autocad, etc.)


  • Exceptional PPO medical, dental and vision benefits 100% of premiums covered for employee and their family/dependents
  • Generous PTO of 5 weeks (6 weeks after two years) in addition to 11 national holidays and unlimited paid sick days 
  • Professional development reimbursement or $15,750 for flight training
  • 3 months paid parental leave from Day 1
  • Employee discounts through Airbus Tickets @Work, gym subsidy/membership and more

* Note that Acubed does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.