Systems Test Engineer – Secure Autonomous UAVs in Abu Dhabi

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Systems Test Engineer – Secure Autonomous UAVs in Abu Dhabi

At the moment we are looking for Systems Test Engineer – Secure Autonomous UAVs to strengthen our team in UAE.

Location: This position is based in UAE and remote work is not possible.

General Activities:

  • Responsible for conducting systems tests on secure autonomous systems. This includes planning and executing flight test plans for new software features, electronics, sensors, and payloads on a UAV.
  • Working with experts from external, internal and facilities teams to develop the environment to conduct the experiments.


Functional Activities:

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.


Industry / Domain:

  • Autonomous UAV systems experience – design and development of zero-trust secure autonomous UAVs, UGVs and USVs.
  • Broad understanding of complex systems, protocols, software, hardware, cryptography


The professional we are looking for should have:

  • 5+ years Systems integration or testing and verification experience in UAV or UGV robot systems.
  • Extensive experience with ROS/ROS2 for autonomous swarm UAV development.
  • Knowledge of Gazebo is good but not critical.
  • 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 fundamentals, 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 essential.
  • Good working knowledge of UAV safety regulations and safe working operations.
  • Excellent hardware troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to learn new skills and operate in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



At Unikie, you will get to:

  • Autonomous systems experience – design, development and testing of complex systems like Phones, SOC’s, Networking products and other autonomous systems.
  • Applications and Framework experience – research and/or commercialization of embedded solutions
  • Broad understanding of complex systems, protocols, hardware, cryptography
  • 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 fill the application form below to apply.

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!


Abu Dhabi (UAE)


Python, Embedded SW Development, C, C++, Robotics, Golang, Embedded systems, Testing, RTOS, Pixhawk ecosystem, PX4 Software Development, ROS, ROS 2

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 400+ software professionals and enthusiasts with a deep internal flame for developing the best technology solutions together with our customers.


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