recruiting for SwissDrones


Systems Engineer Avionics (a)

buchs, switzerland
Full-time 80% - 100%
5.0 on Glassdoor

We work directly on behalf of SwissDrones and do not charge any agency fees.

What this position has to offer:

  • Become part of the newest development project: SD120
  • An opportunity to shape the future of unmanned aviation 🚁
  • Dynamic and motivated international team 🌍
  • Transparent communication and open feedback culture 🤝
  • Home Office options
  • Worldwide sales in 12 countries

Interested? Then book a call with us now!

Job Summary

Do you want to be part of one of the most advanced companies globally in designing, building, and operating long-range uncrewed helicopters in the most demanding certification category worldwide? The newest development project of SwissDrones, the “SD120”, will have unprecedented range and payload to operate beyond line of sight (BVLOS)! 🚁🇨🇭 

As a recruiting partner of SwissDrones we are looking for you as a Systems Engineer Avionics (a) (80 - 100%) at the location in Buchs, St. Gallen, Switzerland. ✈️🏔️ Become part of and write history in uncrewed aviation by joining your new colleagues in the SD120 development team and look forward to a rapidly growing and international environment where collaboration and entrepreneurial thinking are valued. 🌏🤝

Are you interested? Then arrange an initial interview with us now! 📞

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Work on the future of unmanned aviation at SwissDrones! 🚁

What You Will Be Doing

  • You will work on the technical product development for the new drone, the ‘SD120
  • Improvement and development of the drone avionics, flight controls, electro-mechanical actuation, signal processing and automation 
  • Taking over system design responsibility
  • Technical documentation
  • Creating technical specifications, configurations and wiring diagrams
  • Assembly of components and systems
  • Integration of components in the aircraft and its electrical system
  • Software integration and configuration
  • Testing of the complete drone system
  • Root cause problem solving
  • Managing avionics components and system suppliers
  • Improving SwissDrones processes and procedures

What You Bring To The Job

  • Technical higher education, e.g. in avionics engineering, aerospace engineering, systems engineering or electrical engineering
  • Work experience in hardware integration & specification of flight control and electrical-mechanical actuation for Aerospace Avionics
  • Work experience in software integration & specification of signal processing and automation in Aerospace Avionics
  • Experience with testing and root cause problem solving for hardware and software components
  • High degree of flexibility and working in a dynamic and growing company
  • Willingness to improve company procedures and processes
  • english: C1 – Advanced


  • Experience in one of the major CAD programs
  • german: B2 – Upper Intermediate


You can expect a friendly & helpful engineering team that always supports each other and maintains a very open, respectful and collegial atmosphere. The corporate culture is characterized by flat hierarchies, direct communication, and transparency at all levels. You will be given plenty of room for individual development, both professionally and personally, in an environment that leaves no room for cutthroat competition.

  • Colleagues: 9
  • Team Language: English


An emerging game-changer in uncrewed aviation

Workplace near the famous Swiss ski resorts

Individual work-life balance solutions & flexible working models


Open feedback culture with short communication lines

A transparent career plan & trusting mentorship

Pension Fund

360° insight & 100% involvement development of the drones

25 paid vacation days per year


Well-known, international customers, suppliers & partners

A team of over 30 people from (currently) 12 nations

Good connection to public transport

About SwissDrones

As a leading manufacturer and operator of long-range unmanned helicopter systems, SwissDrones enables safe and cost-effective unmanned aerial intelligence solutions for surveillance, inspection and search & rescue missions beyond visual line of sight.

SwissDrones’ unique twin-rotor unmanned helicopter systems are designed to replace manned helicopters at reduced costs, significantly lower carbon emissions and without putting crews at risk when operating in challenging conditions. The systems allow for integration of high-end sensor payloads and enable long-range, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations both at day and night with a flight endurance of multiple hours. SwissDrones’ aircraft are in operation across Asia, Europe, and North America.

SwissDrones was founded in 2013 and is based out of Switzerland with its headquarters in Zurich and its manufacturing site in Buchs (St. Gallen). It has been named a Top 50 Global UAV Enterprise by the World UAV Federation and a Top 40 Civil Drone Platform Manufacturer by Drone Industry Insights.

  • Industry: Aerospace & defence
  • Founded: 2013
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