Role: UAV Engineer

Dufour Aerospace is a young start-up on a mission to revolutionize vertical mobility by developing electric and hybrid-electric tilt-wing VTOL aircraft. We’re looking for people who share our vision and passion to join us on our journey in Switzerland. Working locations include Visp and Zürich.

About the role

We are seeking a passionate UAV engineer to join our team. In this multi-disciplinary role, you will be responsible for requirements analysis, prototyping, hands-on mechanical engineering, power electronics and control systems. In our dynamic startup environment you will need to be adaptable, and there is a great deal of room for growth.


  • Mission and certification requirements analysis.
  • Conception, analysis, and selection of appropriate structural models.
  • Supplier evaluation and communication.
  • Rapid prototyping with advanced fabrication technology (additive manufacturing and composites).
  • Power and control electrical systems prototyping, design and implementation.
  • Ground and flight tests, and data collection.
  • Documentation of design and production.


  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills.
  • Experience in commercial UAV or private model aircraft design and building.
  • Hands-on experience with additive manufacturing.
  • Experience with UAV autopilot software (eg. PX4, Ardupilot, or others).


  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a relevant discipline.
  • Passion for R/C model or drone building and flying.
  • 2+ years of work experience in relevant industry.
  • Experience with aircraft certification processes.
  • Experience with CAD tools.

Dufour Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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