Just typical days at Sunflower Labs
Sunflower Labs is not a typical company. We are building something no one thought was possible until we built it and showed it. And we did it with a tight-knit team, on a budget, and in record time. We are now entering a new chapter for our company and bringing our products to the world at scale. If you think it is going to be hard – you are right. If you think it is impossible – just wait. If you want to help get us there – get in touch.

Our main office is in Zurich, Switzerland, but most of our positions are open to remote employees (assuming you are ok with traveling to Switzerland from time to time)

Open Positions

Head of Manufacturing

As we are getting ready to scale the production of our system, we are looking for an experienced individual who will be responsible managing the entire process of taking our system into manufacturing.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Identifying, evaluating and selecting a contract manufacturer
  • Developing a manufacturing plan and production schedule
  • Managing relationships with key vendors and suppliers
  • Building a team of full-time, part-time or contactors to manage production logistics and quality assurance
  • Working with the product and R&D teams to identify and improve the shipping product
Qualifications
  • Recent, hands-on experience with manufacturing complex hardware products
  • Knowledge of various manufacturing processes and practices
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Bachelor or masters degree in a relevant field
  • Flexibility to travel often and on short notice
If you feel you can organize our manufacturing better than this pool table – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Electronics Engineer

Scaling up the volume will require a skilled team member, to help improve our existing board designs and create new ones.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop electronics for an autonomous drone and base station
  • Arrange prototype production and help component sourcing
  • Bringup and troubleshoot initial prototypes
  • Prepare production documentation and test procedures
  • Track product evolution and suggest potential improvements
Qualifications
  • Experience with electronics development for products
  • High level of proficiency with an EDA tool (Altium preferred)
  • Knowledge and application of best design practices 
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with product certification procedures 
If you feel you can help keep our systems buzzing – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Robotics Systems Engineer

Hands-on robotics software engineer to design and develop software running for the drone and the base station of our security system.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design and maintain the system architecture of a complex embedded system
  • Write embedded software in support of drone operations
  • Develop tools to update deployed systems in the field
  • Organize and coordinate software releases
  • Integrate tools for remote system monitoring and health assessment
Qualifications
  • Strong programming skills in C++ and Python
  • Experience with ROS as well as DevOps and observability tools
  • Experience with the PX4 flight stack desired
  • Bachelor or masters degree in a relevant field
  • Good oral and written skills in English
If you feel you can help take our system to new heights – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Flight Safety Engineer

Robotics engineer to design, develop, and test of flight safety and reliability of a highly autonomous UAV. You will work with backend and firmware engineers in the development of software to monitor and control an autonomous drone and sensor networks.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Derive functional and performance flight safety requirements based on internal and regulatory requirements
  • Implement UAV health and safety checks on embedded targets
  • Implement and validate failover algorithms
  • Design and execute rigorous flight safety tests
  • Advise on safety-critical preventative maintenance monitoring metrics
Qualifications
  • Strong programming skills in C and C++ required
  • Experience with the PX4 flight stack desired
  • Experience with with building and flying quadcopters
  • Experience with developing and testing safety-critical software
  • Bachelor or masters degree in a relevant field
If you feel you can help make our drones extremely reliable – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Frontend Engineer

Web developer excited to design and develop our frontend interfaces . You will work with backend and firmware engineers on a web-based user interface used to configure and control a remotely operated drone.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Development of a web frontend interface capable of real-time controls and video streaming using modern web technologies
  • Experience with developing complex greenfield apps
  • Work on Amazon AWS and/or Google Cloud
  • Understanding of containerized and serverless architectures
  • Developing unit test procedures, running tests, and evaluating test results
Qualifications
  • Strong programming skills in Javascript and Typescript (Python, or Go are a plus).
  • Knowledge and experience with various Javascript frameworks, i.e. jQuery, React, Vue, etc.
  • In-depth understanding of CSS, HTML5, LESS and SASS.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS and/or Google Cloud
  • A strong understanding of system security, encryption, and authentication
If you feel you are the right person to build our apps – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Backend Engineer

Hands-on backend developer interested in developing infrastructure that communicates with an autonomous drone, the frontend, and the cloud. You will further develop and maintain the cloud architecture which stores the user data and makes the deployed systems accessible from anywhere in the world. You will work with frontend and firmware engineers in the development of data storage and retrieval schemas, remote system access and authentication, and cloud data processing and analysis.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Architect complete data storage and retrieval schemas in the cloud for real-time data and video
  • Implement remote access solutions with strong encryption and authentication
  • Implement data proxy solutions
  • Responsible for encryption and authentication
  • Design serverless/microservice architectures
Qualifications
  • Strong programming skills in Node.js, Javascript, Typescript
  • Experience with Amazon AWS and Google Cloud
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with deploying, monitoring and remotely updating cloud and edge services
  • Experience with relational and/or non-relational databases, like Mongodb, Dynamodb, Firebase, etc.
If you feel you can build a globally-distributed backend for customers to access their drones – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Quality Assurance Engineer

Design and implement test and release procedures for our quadcopter, for its landing platform, and for our remote sensor units.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Write, execute, and maintain test procedures for the airframe and landing platform for a quadcopter and for remote sensor units
  • Define release procedures and control acceptance criteria for embedded software components for our products
  • Define quality gates for the engineering change process
  • Perform testing on engineering units and software components to ensure that requirements are met
  • Maintain the feedback loop with the engineers developing the products and make recommendations to improve the overall quality
Qualifications
  • Experience with unit testing and quality assurance of embedded products
  • Experience in test planning, test design, and writing test scripts and test instructions
  • Strong knowledge of modern quality assurance standards and methodologies
  • Knowledge of CI/CD systems
  • Bachelor or masters degree in a relevant field
If you feel you can make our products extremely reliable – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Computer Vision Engineer

We are looking for an engineer to work on our computer vision and machine learning stack by extracting valuable information from our drone’s sensors and use it to improve our remote autonomous security system. 

This position is open to internships.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design and develop computer vision and/or machine learning algorithms
  • Come up with novel product focused ideas
  • Deploy and test your algorithms in the real world on an autonomous drone system
  • Write clean code in Python and/or C++
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of engineers
Qualifications
  • Programming skills in Python and/or C++
  • Experience implementing algorithms in Computer Vision, Machine Learning and/or Robotics
  • General understanding of geometric computer vision
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Robotics or similar
  • A passionate and creative mindset
If you feel like you can make our products more intelligent, get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Radio Engineer

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