Secure Autonomous Drone Test Engineer Full-time Job2 weeks ago Engineering Abu Dhabi 23 views Reference: 27327
Ensure that the secure autonomous system is fully tested
Closely work with secure autonomous hardware, firmware and software teams in developing the environments for experiments
Organization build-up and technical guidance to engineering team in delivering on their functional activities
Plan and execute test procedures to verify software and system performance at all levels of integration on the vehicle.
Create detailed technical reports to outline the outcome of tests conducted.
Create clear and concise technical documentation on how to recreate system tests.
Keep the drone fleet flight ready for testing newly developed software.
Perform hands-on mechanical and electrical integration of new hardware components on the UAVs for testing.
Create well documented bugs on Jira of issues detected during testing.
Tune and troubleshoot the PX4 flight control software to achieve the best possible performance on the UAV.
Write programs to improve the existing software infrastructure of the autono-mous UAV, in areas like obstacle avoidance, path planning etc.
Debug and configure ROS2 implementation on the companion computer.
Necessary Knowledge and Experience
5+ years test and verification experience in research and/or advanced technology with UxVs
Deep validation and verification knowledge
Hands-on experience in C/C++/Java/Python, a clear understanding of OS fundamentals, strong computer science skills and a passion for keeping solutions safe
Extensive experience with ROS/ROS2 for autonomous swarm UAV develop-ment.
Excellent knowledge of UAV hardware, like Pixhawk and open-source software like Ardupilot and PX4.
Hands-on experience in C/C++/Python, a clear understanding of OS funda-mentals, strong computer science skills and a passion for keeping solutions safe.
Experience with different UAV communication protocols like Mavlink, Ethernet, CAN, UART etc.
Experience in integrating, operating, and tuning autopilots on UAVs is essen-tial.
Good working knowledge of UAV safety regulations and safe working opera-tions.
Ability to learn new skills and operate in a fast-paced and changing environment
Knowledge of ROS/ROS2, Gazebo and other robotics software packages.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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