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We are always looking for great new people to join our team. If the positions listed below are exciting to you - please get in touch.

Open Position in Zürich, Switzerland:

Robotics Engineer (Zürich, Switzerland)

Drone software engineer with excellent software development and electrical engineering skills who is motivated to work on drones in a local startup. Responsibilities will include the development of a obstacle avoidance system and drone charging station. You will work with other drone engineers and electrical and aeronautical engineers to develop software for quadcopters.

Responsibilities
  • PX4 flight stack development
  • Develop an obstacle avoidance solution
  • Evaluate sensors and develop algorithms for high precision navigation
  • Work with electrical engineers in the development of custom flight boards and camera gimbal boards
  • Write software and hardware requirements, design descriptions, and test procedures
  • Participate in decisions for the electrical and mechanical design of airframe
  • Develop SITL and HITL simulations
  • Develop an integrated camera solution for both video encoding and computer vision tasks
  • Run tests and evaluate test results
Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience with PixHawk hardware and PX4 flight stack a must
  • Familiarity with working with bootloaders and OTA firmware updates
  • Experience in building stable and well tuned UAVs
  • RC experience preferred
  • Experience with ROS and Gazebo preferred
  • Good oral and written skills in English and German
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Must be flexible and be able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Must have experience in related engineering fields
  • Minimum B.S. in software/robotics engineering
  • 3+ years of experience preferred but not a must

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume or CV to: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Backend/Cloud Engineer (Zürich, Switzerland)

Software engineer with excellent backend and cloud engineering skills who is motivated to work in a local drone startup. Responsibilities will include the development of an embedded server used to communicate with the drone, the sensors, the cloud and the front-end. You will work with other firmware engineers, electrical engineers, and front-end engineers to design a complete backend solution.

Responsibilities
  • Co-architect the API for the server/hive-mind at the center of the system
  • Build robust software that implements the API and performs at scale
  • Optimize design and implementation for low latency and high availability
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Collaborate with designers, electrical engineers, and front-end engineers
  • Write software requirements, design descriptions, and test procedures
  • Run tests and evaluate test results
Skills and Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript, its quirks, and workarounds
  • Experience in server-side programming
  • Experience designing API-first services
  • Experience in scaling web-services, or experience in working on a web-service at scale
  • Good understanding of AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, and Node.js
  • Good understanding of Go is preferred
  • Deep knowledge of the Linux operating system
  • Good understanding of authentication and security principles a must
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Experience with AWS/Google Cloud and cloud computing integration a plus
  • Good oral and written skills in English and German
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Must be flexible and be able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Must have experience in related engineering fields
  • Minimum B.S. in related engineering field
  • 3+ years of experience preferred but not a must

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume or CV to: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Electrical/Power Engineer (Zürich, Switzerland)

Electrical engineer with excellent design and electrical engineering skills who is motivated to work on drones and sensors in a local startup. Responsibilities will include the development of an autonomous drone charging station and support of the development of a drone auto-landing system. You will work with other electrical, aeronautical, and drone engineers to develop hardware and firmware for quadcopters.

Responsibilities
  • Develop electronics for autonomous (possibly wireless) charging of the drone
  • Support the development of a drone autolanding system
  • Write software requirements, design descriptions, and test procedures
  • Run tests and evaluate test results
  • Develop a photovoltaic charging and power management system for distributed wireless sensors
Skills and Qualifications
  • In-depth knowledge of rechargeable battery technologies
  • Strong experience in the design of wireless power transmission systems
  • Experience in the design of battery charging circuits
  • Knowledge about photovoltaics
  • Good oral and written skills in English and German
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Must be flexible and be able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Must have experience in related engineering fields
  • Minimum B.S. in electrical engineering or physics
  • 3+ years of experience

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume or CV to: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Mechanical Engineer (Zürich, Switzerland)

Mechanical engineer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of engineering. Responsibilities will include the mechanical design of a quadcopter and the enclosure design for remote sensors. You will work with designers, and electrical and aeronautical engineers to design the airframe for a drone and the mechanical enclosure for remote sensors.

Responsibilities
  • Mechanical engineering and design of an airframe for a quadcopter
  • Mechanical engineering and design of an enclosure for remote sensors
  • Work with electrical engineers in the development of PCB assemblies, specify keep-out areas, determine component interference, and generate PCB outline drawings
  • Support the generation of Bill of Materials
  • Interface with electrical design engineers, component engineering and manufacturing engineers
  • Collaborate with designers and electrical engineers
  • Responsible for maintaining the CAD library
  • Responsible for the development and execution of environmental testing of enclosure (including temperature, humidity, vibration, etc.)
  • Develop manufacturing processes and assembly instructions
  • Perform structural and thermal analyses as required to support component and system design optimization
Skills and Qualifications
  • Good oral and written skills in English and German
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Must be flexible and be able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Must have experience in related engineering fields
  • Experience with tolerance analysis and injection molding
  • Experience with environmental impact on products and environmental testing
  • Solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science etc.
  • Experience in designing consumer products
  • Minimum B.S. in mechanical engineering
  • 3+ years of experience preferred but not a must

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume or CV to: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Signal Processing/Analysis Engineer (Zürich, Switzerland)

Signal processing and analysis engineer with excellent electrical and software engineering skills who is motivated to work in a local drone startup. Responsibilities will include the processing and analysis of motion, vibration, and audio data. You will work with other electrical engineers and firmware engineers to design algorithms for detection of humans, animals, and cars, and develop machine learning strategies.

Responsibilities
  • Signal processing of motion, vibration, and audio data
  • Research and development of algorithms to extract seismic events from sensor readings
  • Research and development of algorithms to detect and track motion events from sensor readings
  • Research and development of event classification methods
  • Research and development of machine learning algorithms for false positive reduction
  • Possible optimization and development of People- and Face-detection algorithms from live video
  • Write software and hardware requirements, design descriptions, and test procedures
  • Run tests and evaluate test results
Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience with embedded signal processing and analysis
  • Knowledge of sensor fusion and Kalman filter techniques
  • Experience with modern data analytics methods
  • Understanding of seismic vibration signatures
  • Knowledge of machine learning and deep-learning networks
  • Experience with IR motion sensors desired
  • Knowledge of real-time image processing a plus
  • Good oral and written skills in English and German
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Must be flexible and be able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Must have experience in related engineering fields
  • Minimum B.S. in a related engineering field
  • 3+ years of experience preferred but not a must

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume or CV to: jobs@sunflower-labs.com