Robotics Programmer

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
Composite Structures
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.


Joby Aviation is seeking a highly experienced and talented individual to improve and optimize our robotic programming activities in our Marina office. As the robotic programmer, you will have overall responsibility for development, implementation, and training of Joby Aviation’s Automated Tape Placement (ATP)/ Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) and Automated Adhesive Dispense (AAD)programming processes and team.


  • Prototype creating and editing  programs that support the large-scale, complex, precision composite aircraft components.
  • Perform process development & optimization (part setup/fixturing, ATP/AFP/AAD strategy/order of operations, tool selection, speed/feed process parameter selection.
  • Identify, select, and procure appropriate tooling for job specific applications (based on part material, geometry, features, tolerances, system rigidity, and equipment capability).
  • Developing standardized best practices for the Joby composite processes.
  • Continuously improve design and production efforts by working closely with the engineering team.


  • Ability to program, operate, and maintain ATP/AFP/AAD equipment.
  • Capable of positively interacting in a team environment.
  • Have strong listening and verbal communication skills.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and pride in doing precise work.
  • Knowledgeable about G-code editing, canned cycles, and integrated probing systems.
  • Must have a basic working knowledge of materials [metals, plastics] and fundamental concepts of mechanics [stress, strain, etc.]
  • Willingness to work outside your comfort zone, in a fast paced non-traditional manufacturing environment.
  • Assembly experience and working knowledge of basic fasteners and hand tools.


  • Experience with HSMWorks/Solidworks, Fusion360, CATIA, and/or Powermill.
  • Experience with macro programming.
  • Experience developing and improving CAM post code.
  • CMM ASQ Certification.
  • Aerospace manufacturing background in advanced composites, machined parts, aircraft assembly and systems integration.
  • Experience programming robotic arms.


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