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

Electrical 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

Robotics Technician

Robotics technician to assemble, test, maintain and repair drones and the associated landing & charging stations. You will work with robotics and mechanical engineers in production development of an autonomous drone system.

This position is open to internships.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepare and plan the assembly of a small batch of systems at a time
  • Build, configure and test the newly assembled systems
  • Prepare manufacturing plans for larger volume productions
  • Design and execute flight tests
  • Advise on improvements to assembly and testing procedures
Qualifications
  • Experience with with building and flying quadcopters
  • Experience with the PX4 flight stack desired
  • Experience in soldering cables, plugs, SMD components
  • Precision, attention to detail and diligence required
  • Bachelor or masters degree in a relevant field preferred
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

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

Integrations Engineer

We are looking for an integrations developer to design, implement, and test customer and sensor integrations for our fully-autonomous drone-in-a-box system. You will work with backend and cloud engineers in the development of software components and microservices to provide custom integrations and APIs for our system.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design, develop, and maintain a custom API for our system
  • Design, develop, and maintain RESTful, MQTT, etc. services and APIs for custom customer integrations of our system
  • Document integrations and provide integration templates
  • Discuss system integration needs with customers and find and develop solutions
  • Define and implement integrations with third-party security sensors
  • Design and develop authentication procedures for all integrations
  • Be involved in the design and development of system features and feature APIs
Qualifications
  • Strong programming skills in JavaScript, Node.js, and other API technologies
  • Familiarity with the installation, configuration, platform operations, and troubleshooting of API products
  • Experienced in API design, BaaS, Advanced proxies, Analytics, Developer Portal, and creating RESTful API patterns
  • Hands-on experience in building MVC based web applications using JSP/Struts framework
  • Bachelor or masters degree in a relevant field
If you feel you can help integrate our system with lots of other devices and services – 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

Camera Engineer

We are looking for a camera specialist to work with camera manufacturers in order to design and manufacture custom camera payloads for our fully-autonomous drone-in-a-box system. You will work with engineers and management to define and identify the requirements for the custom camera systems and develop a road map for future product designs.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop camera functional and performance requirements
  • Negotiate with camera manufacturers to develop a camera system
  • Validate camera performance and quality
  • Act as a bridge between the development team and the camera manufacturer
  • Design and maintain the system architecture of a complex embedded system
  • Write embedded software in support of drone operations and camera controls
  • Develop tools to update deployed systems in the field
  • Integrate tools for remote system monitoring and health assessment
Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge in the domain of camera technology and optics
  • Experiences with camera manufacturing process and/or lens testing automation in the factory
  • Experience with working with camera manufacturers
  • Knowledge in camera image quality tools and methods
  • Familiarity with types of IQ artifacts (noise, blemishes, color errors, etc)
  • Familiarity with camera and module calibration
If you feel you can greatly improve our existing camera system – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Digital Mapping Engineer

We are looking for a digital mapping engineer to design aerial mapping procedures for our drone, implement an automated pipeline for 3D reconstruction, and optimize the 3D maps for use in our front and back ends of our fully-autonomous drone-in-a-box system. You will work with camera and backend engineers in the development of software components and microservices to provide a complete mapping solution for our system.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop automated mapping flight procedures for a fully autonomous drone
  • Implement a pipeline to automatically process the mapping images and convert the outputs of the 3D reconstruction process to formats needed by the system
  • Optimize the mapping outputs for front and back end use
  • Define and implement processes required for interfacing to a third-party processing engine
  • Write software and microservices that will run in our cloud service
  • Be involved in the design and development future mapping needs
Qualifications
  • Strong background in mapping and GIS application engineering
  • Experience with 3D reconstruction, mesh files, point clouds, and orthomosaics
  • Experience with 3D graphics (OpenGL and GPU programming, shaders) and accelerated computing
  • Hands-on experience in building cloud-based mapping tools
  • Strong programming skills
If you feel you can improve our map generation procedures – get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

Cloud Dev Ops Engineer

We are looking for an engineer to develop, deploy and maintain our operational infrastructure for our production and testing environments. Understanding of cloud service providers, server maintenance, reliability and security are a must.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design, develop and deploy our cloud stack on Google Cloud or AWS
  • Maintain high uptime and perform system regular system updates
  • Knowledge and experience to maintain server-less architectures,  cloud functions and object storage
  • Estimate, project and maintain a budget for costs of all cloud operations
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of engineers
Qualifications
  • Loving, living and breathing Linux and command-line tools
  • Understanding of containerized services, orchestration and deployment tools i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm, etc
  • Knowledge of security practices and implementations for cloud environments
  • Extensive experience with Google Cloud and/or AWS services
  • Ability to write and understand bash, python, perl and other scripting languages
If you feel like you can help us build secure, fast and reliable cloud services, get in touch: jobs@sunflower-labs.com

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