Engineering Project Manager

Auterion Published: June 14, 2019
Zurich, Switzerland
Job Type


Engineering | Zurich, Switzerland | Full-time

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.

Please apply for this role through our Careers page:

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