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Posted on about 2 months ago

Engineering Manager, Tactical Drone Applications


As Engineering Manager, Drone Applications for Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) platforms, you will lead a product-oriented team which focuses on designing, implementing and deploying end-to-end user workflows. With a focus on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) functionality you will deliver state of the art technology for VTOL platforms. You will direct a cross functional team of UI, Flight Control, Embedded and Test engineers to work hand in hand with our drone OEM partners to solve challenging problems and deliver amazing experiences to our customers. Comprehensive relocation package available for the right candidate.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead and manage a team of exceptional engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure high levels of motivation, productivity, and collaboration
  • Develop and execute project plans, ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet or exceed quality standards
  • Drive the development of new features, improvements, and innovations in drone technology to maintain a competitive edge in the market
  • Advise engineers in architectural design decisions and help foster collaboration across different teams
  • Coordinate with external partners and manufacturers to ensure seamless integration of drone systems
  • Implement and maintain robust testing and quality assurance processes to guarantee the reliability, safety, and performance of drone systems
  • Collaborate with engineers to solve complex technical challenges related to drone design, propulsion systems, sensors, and control systems
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including executives, project managers, and team members, providing regular updates on project status, challenges, and opportunities

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in leading engineering teams
  • Experience delivering robotic systems on significant government programs
  • Applies engineering strategies to meet business needs and resolve technical constraints
  • Proficient in C/C++ development on Windows, Android and Linux platforms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to keep a global team fully informed
  • Willingness to travel and meet with end customers including into elevated risk areas
  • Experience working with the QGC and PX4 ecosystem is a plus


  • Flexible working hours & hybrid workplace
  • Stock Options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension plan
  • Car parking
  • Company car for private use (Switzerland only)
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity leave
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flyday Friday - Fly a drone (1/x month)
  • Regular team social
  • Snacks & Drinks

About Auterion

We are building the leading software platform for AI-powered autonomous systems for enterprise and government customers. Our team is supporting the most important missions and solving the most challenging problems.

At Auterion, we bring together the sharpest minds who love to solve the hardest problems. Join a vibrant team built on innovation, openness, and excellence, where you’ll be empowered to develop ideas, collaborate across all levels, and make an impact that matters.