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13 Mar 2019

Full-timeEngineering Project Manager

Auterion AG – Posted by Auterion Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Job Description

Engineering | Zurich, Switzerland | Full-time

Who we are:

Auterion is the largest open source drone software company and is a leader in a movement that is bigger than itself. The company builds the open source operating system for commercial drones on top of PX4, the most widely used flight controller for drones. Our mission is to connect the community of developers, contributors, and companies creating better technology the open source way. Auterion is co-founded by Lorenz Meier, creator of Pixhawk, founder of PX4 and named MIT Innovator 35 under 35, and Kevin Sartori, UC Berkeley MBA and drone industry expert from Silicon Valley.

What you tell your family you do:

I'm building the world’s largest open source drone ecosystem by making sure all engineering projects deliver and are running on time like a Swiss watch. No, I will not deliver you a pizza with a drone (yet)!“

What you really do:

As an Engineering Project Manager at Auterion you will lead, manage, and inspire engineering teams developing a state-of-the-art flight stack and cloud solution. As a hands-on leader, you’ll help the team fulfil technical, operational, and business requirements. You will own project management of multiple projects comprising Auterion engineers and community developers. You will play a key role in helping Auterion deliver its products in time and on budget.

In detail you will:

  • Work closely together with the Co-founders and Head of Engineering on scoping the projects, aligning budget and timelines.
  • Define, track, analyze, influence, communicate and own key metrics of simultaneous engineering efforts.
  • Draw up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project and making sure that each stage of the project is progressing on time and on budget
  • Be the connection point between the product managers and account managers and the engineering and customer support team internally.
  • Apply state-of-the-art Project Management standards and monitor progress and performance against the project plan.
  • Own and present the engineering project plan to all stakeholders internally and keeping everyone at the company updated on the progress.
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams.

We would love to hear from you if:

  • You have at least 4 years relevant experience as software engineer.
  • In addition, you have at least 2 years relevant experience managing a software engineering team.
  • You have a solid technical background, ideally a degree in Electrical, Computer/Software Engineering or similar fields from a great institution.
  • You have worked the latest technologies: Robotics, Drones, IoT, Edge Computing, Computer Vision, Real Time MCUs.
  • You are motivated by being part of a young startup with the ability to work in a fast-paced, iterative, innovative environment, managing multiple simultaneous efforts to drive them to completion. We will really challenge you on this!
  • You are assertive and are a critical thinker and are able to challenge the status quo with your new plan.
  • Your intrinsically motivated by getting things done and you are able to lead your project to completion.
  • Experience in managing an open source community is a plus.

What you will find at Auterion:

  • A well-funded Silicon Valley style startup in the heart of Switzerland in Zurich’s bustling city life as well as near the natural beauty of the country and – of course – the Swiss Alps.
  • A highly motivated and passionate team that has a 10-year long track record of driving the global drones ecosystem to the next level.
  • Concrete learning and development opportunities and the chance to independently drive your area of responsibility and further grow the role.
  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website

Job Categories: Project Management. Job Types: Full-time. Salaries: Competitive.

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