Sr Software Engineer

Engineering Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

The Proof-Of-Concept (PoC) team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer who can help us architect and develop the next-generation of in-flight Internet and Entertainment platform:

  • Ideate and prototype next-gen technologies applicable to our software platforms
  • Stay abreast of industry technology advancement and look for tie-in with Gogo’s technology needs and roadmap
  • Mature product and feature architectures ahead of product team implementation efforts
  • Assist with productization of next-gen technologies, acting as an architect and liaison to the downstream product teams
  • Present next-gen technologies at appropriate internal forums to evangelize
  • Work independently and with teams to mature PoC architecture
  • Work independently to develop working and demonstrable PoCs, ideally in a form that can be directly transferred to a downstream product team
  • Informally document PoC efforts to capture thought process and deliverables
  • Navigate existing source code to help understand and appreciate context
  • Work with development and operations team to troubleshoot lab and field issues


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related technology
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in the telecommunications or streaming media industry
  • Strong coding and debugging experience in one of Java, C++, or golang on Linux
  • Strong coding and debugging experience in one of Python or Javascript
  • Experience with agile development backed by devops and build pipeline (e.g., Jenkins CI) tooling
  • Experience with git or other version control system
  • Experience with AWS (or Google or Azure) cloud deployment a plus
  • Experience with full stack development (e.g., node and React) a plus
  • Experience with ElasticSearch a plus
  • Strong communication skills

Gogo is the inflight internet company. Our worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning.

We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled

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