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Decoder Software Developer

Flightradar24 is looking for an talented developer to lead the development of our decoder software that receives, interprets and distributes data from aircraft transponders including ADS-B and Mode-S. We operate a terrestrial receiver network of many thousands of devices globally, including our own hosted hardware in addition to volunteers with a variety of alternative hardware. This network is continuously growing as we bring new receivers online to expand our coverage, and today delivers hundreds of millions of data frames every hour.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and maintain Flightradar24’s receiver systems using modern C++ on a Linux platform in order to continue improving our flight tracking coverage and features
  • Apply analytic, algorithmic and signal processing skills to solve software design problems
  • Use your own initiative to drive the receiver roadmap with key improvements and features
  • Liaise closely with electrical engineers designing and improving receiver hardware

Who you are

  • Familiar with common flight tracking hardware and software such as the mode-S beast, RTL-SDR USB devices and dump1090
  • Active interest in aviation interrogation standards including multilateration (MLAT), ADS-B (ES plus UAT), mode-S (DF17, DF18 etc), mode-A/C and more
  • Familiar with semi-embedded software development for e.g. ARM based systems deployed globally
  • Experience with distributed server-side processing of real-time aviation data at a global scale
  • Proven ability to effectively research experimental ideas and complete selected features for production release after evaluation
  • You have at least 3 years of professional software development experience
  • You recognise the value of software best practices such as test-driven development, code reviews, continuous integration, etc
  • Experience with collecting and presenting statistics via simple web interfaces is beneficial (e.g. using python frameworks or similar)
  • Excellent English skills (written and verbal) - Swedish skills are not required for this role

About Flightradar24

With over 2 million daily users, Flightradar24 is the world’s most popular flight tracking service. Our app regularly tops the App Store and Google Play charts and Wall Street Journal refers to Flightradar24 as the "Facebook of aviation". We also offer a wide range of commercial services and customers include many of the largest names in aviation. 

We're constantly adding new services and improving existing products. To help us meet those challenges, we're looking for creative, collaborative and tech-savvy applicants to join us. Benefits of working at Flightradar24 include:

  • Opportunity to impact a service with millions of end users from all around the world
  • Flexible and social work environment with free beverages, fruit, and snacks
  • Modern office in the heart of beautiful downtown Stockholm, Sweden
  • Being part of a diverse team with 15+ nationalities and 5 continents represented


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