Embedded Systems/Software Engineer

  • Fotokite
  • Zürich, ZH, Switzerland
  • 08/01/2020
Full time Big Data Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

Fotokite develops autonomous, high-endurance tethered aerial systems for public safety. Fotokite systems are used by firefighters to gain fuller situational awareness arriving at a scene, by rescue teams to coordinate a response to a large-scale disaster, and as a key enabling system in many other scenarios.

We are seeking motivated and experienced Embedded Systems Engineers to join our growing R&D team in Zurich, Switzerland. The ideal candidate is highly experienced in the development of embedded software on resource-constrained microcontrollers for robotic applications.


  • Implement firmware, drivers, systems and frameworks for micro-controllers, sensors and actuators
  • Participate in the full embedded software life cycle, including design, implementation, code reviews, testing, verification and validation
  • Collaborate with firmware, flight-controls, electrical and mechanical engineering teams on the development of new features and the testing and improvement of existing features

Technical Skills:

  • Excellent embedded-C/C++ programming skills
  • Experience with bare-metal firmware development
  • Experience developing on a small-footprint RTOS (e.g. FreeRTOS/ChibiOS)
  • Experience developing low-level drivers for sensors and actuators
  • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop debugging
  • Experience using oscilloscopes and other common electrical engineering tools for hands-on debugging
  • Knowledge of embedded programming and debugging best practices
  • Experience with static code analysis & verification is highly beneficial

Non-technical Skills:

  • Willingness to show initiative and tackle problems across the full embedded stack
  • Very good communication skills in English both verbally and in writing
  • Team player willing to review and document code