Lead - Autopilot software



You will join us as a core team member and lead the autopilot development at F-drones. This is multifaceted and you are expected to build, manage and develop a team as we progress.

The software stack would be based on either PX4 or Ardupilot and you will be responsible to coordinate with Computer Vision, Embedded and Design teams to build robust autopilot software for the targeted use cases. The target is to build an aviation-standard autopilot with features like VISLAM (for vision-based navigation), detect and avoid, multi-sensor based landing system and smart fail-safes. You are expected to develop/modify control algorithms (based on the feedback from various sub-systems) to suit the flight profile and standard operating procedure.

C/C++ will be the main language used across multiple codebases. ROS may be used by other systems like VISLAM etc., Development should follow software certification standards (aviation) and you must establish processes with other teams to ensure that these standards are met. Extensive SIL and HIL simulations must be performed before field testing. Since BVLOS is the main mode of operations, you are required to develop controlling over LTE capabilities.

Your profile

  • Masters in Electronics/Computer science/Aerospace or similar discipline. Exceptional individuals with lower academic qualifications may be considered.

  • More than 3 years experience working on flight control software development

  • Experience in the entire product development lifecycle, and able to prioritise and meet

  • deadlines

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of UAV System Dynamics, Flight Mechanics and

  • State Estimation

  • Experience with PX4 or ardupilot

  • Programming experience in C++, Python, ROS, Linux

  • You preach and put into practice the importance of maintainability, relentless testing and

  • enjoy implementing best practices

  • Know-how of RTOS (multi-threading, multi-tasking, POSIX APIs) is a plus

  • Know-how of communication protocols such as MAVLINK, RTPS/DDS

  • Experience with Arm-based microcontrollers (STM32 F4 and F7 families is a plus) and

  • embedded peripherals (USB, SPI, UART, I2C, CAN, DMA, ADC, timers)

What do you get

We are a fast-growing soon to be global tech startup, a first mover in the space, with a potential to revolutionize maritime last mile deliveries. We are well supported by investors around the world who share a common vision!


This role is located in Singapore, which is one of the best places to live! We embrace flat-hierarchy and you'll get an opportunity to be a leader and chart the company’s strategic directions. You’ll be around a passionate team that offers excellent development opportunities to widen your horizon. You’ll get a chance to make a dent on the universe! Furthermore, we offer a competitive salary, stock options, and career growth opportunities.