Swiss based Dufour Aerospace is developing an eVTOL platform based on tilt-wing technology to make future manned and unmanned electric and hybrid electric aircraft a reality. Dufour’s prototypes have already flown many hundreds of flights – both manned and unmanned. The combination of VTOL operation, aircraft design and software development expertise puts Dufour Aerospace at the forefront of Advanced Air Mobility.

Our internship positions target Bachelor and Master students with a minimum commitment of 6 months and a potential interest in subsequently working with us.

Tasks

AeroMini UAV Engineer

We are seeking an intern who is passionate about working on our AeroMini program, a small-scale tilt-wing test platform allowing for fast concept validation. With your interdisciplinary background, you will be building, integrating, and testing various aspects of the current system, as well as implementing improvements. We expect a pragmatic and proactive work mentality, enabling us to efficiently learn about various design and control concepts under real-world conditions.

In our dynamic startup environment, you will need to be adaptable, and there is a great deal of room for growth.

Responsibilities

  • Configuration and setup of onboard systems
  • Evaluation and implementation of new components, such as sensors, actuators, and test equipment
  • Rapid prototyping and integration of hardware, using our 3D print farm
  • Flight Test preparation and assistance
  • Data collection and analysis

Requirements

Required

  • Background in robotics or engineering in general
  • Experience with Python, C++, and Linux
  • Experience with CAD tools and 3D printing
  • Experience with electrical components, soldering PCBs, and wiring harnesses
  • Hands-on problem-solving approach and excellent communication skills
  • Pro-active and pragmatic work mentality
  • Working proficiency in English

Desired

  • RC model flying experience, either as a hobby or previous projects
  • Experience in PCB design in KiCad/Altium is a plus

Benefits

We offer flexible working hours with the possibility to get individual tasks done from home. We fuel our employees with coffee, tea, and snacks and do our utmost to provide whatever enables them to perform their best. Everyone in the company is free to organize or participate in social lunch opportunities and events.

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.