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Director of Software Development


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Director of Software Development

Director of Software Development

Wingtra , Zurich, Switzerland
Software Engineering

About Us

Join the Wingtra team and become part of this fast growing startup from ETH Zurich! With our convertible aerial robots, we aim for a positive impact on a global scale. The Wingtra 1 is a tool that improves search & rescue chains, inspects linear infrastructure, protects large wildlife areas and increases agricultural efficiency.

We want to bring this first convertible aerial robot to market. For that we are looking for intellectually curious leaders and dedicated team players who drive Wingtra forward. People at Wingtra are enthusiastic about what they do, learn fast from each other and demonstrate a high degree of empathy. Working with us, you will receive a competitive package composed of salary and phantom stocks.


As Director of Software Development you are responsible for bringing the working prototypes to a product in 2017. In this exciting phase, you will have the responsibility to organize and develop our team of talented software developers to bring them to their full potential. You help your team members to define the right priorities and clear roadblocks for them. Having an overview and aligning multiple projects running in parallel should come natural to you. You will be the architect of large and complex embedded code bases. You ensure agile development practices and appropriate testing both in simulation and real world flight tests. After delivering our first product, you will integrate advanced algorithms to deal with wind and visual perception. Joining the Wingtra team, you will have a personal impact on the new technology developed as well as the organization itself.


  • +3 years of experience as lead software engineer
  • Fluent in C++, preferably robotics related
  • Track record as software architect leading and scaling a team of software developers
  • Track record deploying agile development practices including version control, code review and continuous integration
  • Background in engineering or computer science
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Honest, humble, and self-motivated


  • Experience with app development (mobile, Android), UX design, QT framework, path planning, system identification, non-linear control, EKFs, UAVs, telemetry systems, photogrammetry, M2M data collection
  • Experience in flight testing experimental UAV software and electronics
  • Prior experience in a team growing fast from 20 to 50 or more engineers
  • Familiar with PX4 flight stack, QGroundControl, ROS, POSIX
  • +6 years of relevant experience

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We are a company that values diversity and seek to have a balanced team of women and men. We specifically encourage women to apply to this position.

Added: 22. November 2016