Security Research Engineer in Abu Dhabi

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Security Research Engineer in Abu Dhabi

We are looking for Security Research Engineer to work in Abu Dhabi, UAE for Securing End points and E2E Communication between Edge and Cloud (e.g., Smart Cities, Smartphones) while managing privacy.


Working as System Engineer you will be:

  • Responsible for conducting systems tests on secure autonomous systems – using augmented, virtual and model space. This includes planning and executing flight test plans for new software features, electronics, sensors, and payloads in simulation and on the real drone.
  • Working with experts from external, internal and facilities teams to develop the environment to conduct the experiments.


Functional activities:

  • Enable the Systems Testing Team to conduct and measure experiments.
  • Perform hands-on mechanical and electrical integration of new hardware components on the UAVs for testing.
  • Create thorough test plans that reflect the actual working conditions of the UAVs, using innovative tools and programs.
  • Execute these test plans and create detailed documentation and reports of the testing activities.
  • Write scripts to automate tests as much as possible.
  • Write programs to improve the existing software infrastructure of the autonomous UAV, in areas like obstacle avoidance, path planning etc.
  • Closely work with secure autonomous hardware, firmware and software teams in developing the environments for experiments.
  • Facilitate E2E testing of Secure Autonomous and Phone Platforms.



Please note, that we offer for all roles in Abu Dhabi:

  • Medical insurance (including family)
  • Relocation (travel expenses including family)
  • Visa processing
  • Bonus program
  • All salaries earned in UAE are free from income tax (0%)


The software professionals we are looking for should be comfortable with at least some of the following:

  • 5+ years test and verification experience in research and/or advanced technology
  • Experience in ROS/ROS2, Gazebo or game engines like Unity and Unreal is essential
  • Good knowledge of UAV hardware, like Pixhawk, DJI and open-source software like Ardupilot and PX4
  • Hands-on experience in C/C++/Python, a clear understanding of OS fundamentals, strong computer science skills and a passion for keeping solutions safe
  • Experience in integrating, operating, and tuning autopilots on a variety of unmanned vehicles is a plus
  • Excellent hardware troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and operate in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Robotics, Computer Science, Automation or relevant discipline with 5+ years of research or industry experience



At Unikie, you will get to:

  •  Build new solutions for our customers and work with cutting edge technologies?
  • Collaborate along with colleagues who are the top in their field and together with our customers to strive for understanding what they need?
  • Develop and challenge yourself and learn more from experienced software talents?
  • Work with modern technologies and be involved to solve complex difficult challenges our customers might be facing?
  • Have an excellent compensation for your work.
  • Work in a global environment that develops modern, secure solutions for pioneers in their field
  • Work in a flexible low-hierarchy organization that looks after its own
  • In addition to our customer deliveries, we focus on our own R&D, where you can bring your own expertise to if you want to

How to Apply

If this sparked your interest, please send your application to

Our recruitment team is happy to share you more information about Unikie and our open positions, so please drop us a line if you wish to discuss with us before sending your CV or have any questions in mind!


Helsinki (Finland)
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Tartu (Estonia)

Other locations are also negotiable.


Python, C, C++, Unreal Engine, Unity, Embedded systems, ROS, ROS 2, Gazebo, UAV hardware

About Unikie

Unikie, founded Unikie in 2015, is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Finland. We are Finnish forerunner in intelligent, real-time decision-making applications for vehicles, cars and industry. We develop technology that connects sensor data with steering and decision-making based on constant awareness over secure connections. Additionally, we offer consultation for developing customer-specific solutions.

Our annual revenue in 2021 was MEUR 44. Our numbers are growing 500+ software professionals and enthusiasts with a deep internal flame for developing the best technology solutions together with our customers.


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