Working at FlightAware

FlightAware is the world leader in flight tracking; we accomplish this with creativity, innovation, dedication, diligence, and integrity. FlightAware is over ten years old, is self-financed, with millions a year in revenue, but still ambitious and with the hunger of a startup.

The Culture

FlightAware's culture has been created around dedication to users and customers while having a good time doing it. There is no bureaucracy to slow down customer response or innovation with the exception of redundancy, and standard tests to ensure reliability and accuracy.

FlightAware supports flex hours for most positions and a business casual work environment. Lunch can be ordered using FlightAware's "LunchAware" system, which supports restaurant voting and cashless transactions. At the end of the day, FlightAware's Houston office has multiple beers on tap and plenty of frosted mugs.

Many of FlightAware's 60 employees hold an FAA pilots certificate and 100% of FlightAware employees have a passion for aviation and the service we provide.


In order to attract the very best, FlightAware offers competitive compensation, a fun work environment, and all the benefits that you would expect from the world's premier flight tracking company.

FlightAware offers completely free medical insurance to full time employees. Employees can purchase additional coverage for spouse and/or children at the nominal cost. New hires have fourteen days of paid time off and traditional paid holidays throughout the year.

All full time employees can enroll in FlightAware's matching 401(k) retirement plan and are eligible for performance-based bonuses.

About us

This profile of us by 37signals is a good overview of who we are. You get top-of-the-line Apple gear and our kitchen is always stocked with snacks and beverages, including a free (!) beer kegerator.

We've been around for a while, but we're still growing like mad. Compensation is very competitive.

Aviation Sales Associate (Houston)

Represent, demonstrate, and sell FlightAware's broad range of innovative commercial services to the aviation industry throughout the United States. Lead the entire sales cycle with aviation businesses from developing your own opportunities through prospecting, networking, and cold calling to supporting existing clients. (more →)

Customer Service Specialist (Houston)

Provide an incredible experience for customers by interacting with them via e-mail, telephone, and FlightAware's online discussion forums. You will serve as a technical support representative, customer service representative, as well as a liasion between customers and the engineering & sales teams. (more →)

Flight-Tracking Developer (Houston)

You'll enhance and expand the core back-end systems that allow our users to interact with and explore our exciting aviation data. (more →)

Front-end (UI/UX) Developer (Houston)

You’ll write front-end code that helps millions of travelers and find ingenious solutions to tricky UI problems. (more →)

Web Software Developer (Houston)

You’ll solve interesting technical problems with other smart developers and write code that helps millions of travelers and their families. (more →)

Software Test Developer (Houston)

You’ll ensure the quality of our flight tracking systems and user interfaces that are used by millions of travelers and their families. (more →)

UI/UX Designer (Houston)

You'll be responsible for creating, refining, and documenting a common design language for our website. You will research and balance the needs of aviation professionals, enthusiasts, and the traveling public. (more →)

Systems Engineer (Houston)

Reliably operate FlightAware's infrastructure. Design and build infrastructure components, networks, and datacenter deployments to support FlightAware's growth. (more →)

Sales Coordinator (New York)

Supporting the sales cycle by finding opportunities, helping execute on leads, implementing advertising campaigns, and supporting employees in the NYC office. (more →)

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