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Embedded Software Engineer


About Swoop Aero

Swoop Aero was founded to transform how the world moves essential supplies by making access to the skies seamless. We were the first company globally to deliver a vaccine using a drone under a commercial contract. Since then, we’ve expanded globally, transforming the health supply chain with drone logistics operations in 6 countries.

The work we’re doing is shifting the future of healthcare. We are having an immediate impact on the lives of people, who live within the communities our operations are conducted in. We’ve got big plans to shift the paradigm in both developing and developed markets alike. We integrate air transport using drones into the first and last mile of the health supply chain, to make access to healthcare available everywhere.

To deliver on our goal we’ve built the world’s leading platform for seamless drone logistics, and to extend our reach we partner selectively with organisations across the globe who want to leverage our platform at scale to deliver genuine impact.

To do this, we’ve brought together a team of eternally optimistic and resourceful doers to tackle these seemingly insurmountable problems – and make it happen.


About the opportunity:

Swoop Aero has several embedded IoT devices, including the aircraft, pod docks (chargers), and live camera stream pod (Lookout Pod). These all connect up to the AWS IoT platform.

For example, our Lookout Pod maintains a persistent connection via 5G/4G technologies and uses AWS’s IoT SDK to communicate gimbal commands and stream a live video feed.

We use Buildroot to cross-compile our device’s OS with all drivers and dependencies. To guarantee a high level of security and integrity of the software on each device, we additionally use a read-only encrypted file system.

We are seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to join our passionate team of Software Engineers who are dedicated to building technology that creates genuine, positive, global impact. Specifically, we are looking for an engineer with 1-2 years of industry experience to primarily lead the expansion of our visual-based capabilities using our Lookout Pod. This includes integrating high-end camera systems that produce accurate orthomosaic maps and 3D meshes of various areas of interest. You will require a broad skill set that includes a deep understanding of operating systems and communication protocols, alongside experience in using tools and frameworks to implement robust solutions rapidly.

As key members of the Technology team, you will have the freedom to proactively seek out ways to use technology to increase the effectiveness, performance, and usability of our product to support both our customers and internal staff operations. Working closely with our Embedded Software Lead, you will ensure software engineering best practices are maintained and create high quality device-level features on a 2-week sprint cycle. You will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing our system documents and collaborating with others to ensure cohesive designing interfaces.


What you will bring to the role:

Experience in the following areas is highly valuable:

What we can offer you:

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