Chief Technology Officer – CTO 100% (a)

von: SwissDrones Operating AG | Ort: Buchs SG
N: SwissDronesOperatingAG

What's in for you

  • An emerging game-changer in uncrewed aviation

  • To be part of a high-tech company that is at the forefront of advancing drone technology and innovation

  • A team of over 50 people from (currently) 12 nations and cultures

  • A dynamic, motivated, hands-on and international working environment

  • Transparent communication and open feedback culture with short communication lines

  • Individual work-life balance solutions, flexible working models to support the personal and

    professional ambitions of our employees

  • Unlimited space for entrepreneurial thinking and participation

  • Respectful treatment at eye level, appreciation and equality

  • 20% mobile office option

  • Office space and production facilities with good connections to public transport

  • Well-known and international customers, suppliers and partners

  • Great team events

  • A strong can-do/will-do culture

  • 360° insight and full involvement in the processes and development steps of our drones

  • 25 paid vacation days per year


Role and Responsibilities

  • Member of the Executive Committee, reporting directly to the CEO

  • Responsible for technical product development for the existing product SDO 50 V3 and the next generation product

  • Oversight and active involvement in all technical projects

  • Shape and own all technology aspects of the strategy

  • Line responsibility for the Design Organization and the Production Organization with more than 30 people and growing

  • Leading a multidisciplinary engineering team through the entire aircraft design cycle, which includes concept definition, specification, design, integration, testing, validation, and certification

  • Oversee design processes, including interdisciplinary alignment, optimization, and validation

  • Support, coordinate and facilitate the interface between Design, Production and Sales

  • Lead and oversee quality initiatives in development and production

  • Drive organizational development including supply chain management & quality management

  • Manage relationships with key suppliers

  • Oversee project portfolio of all product development and production related projects

  • Take responsibility in technical feasibility discussions with customers

  • Coach team members, e.g., the Head of Design Organization and the Head of Production


Your Profile

  • Higher education, e.g. Master in aerospace engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering or similar

  • 15+ years of experience in product development in the aerospace industry

  • 10+ years of experience in leading development teams

  • Multiple years of experience in project management

  • Advanced experience in requirements management

  • High degree of flexibility and working in a dynamic and growing company

  • High interest in aviation, technology and organizational development

  • Natural leader, strong people leadership & communication skills

  • Strong commitment to quality and safety

  • Structured way of working

  • Willingness to take on the challenge of driving a fast growing company and actively balancing commercial growth and new developments

  • Proficient in English, both written and spoken



  • Work experience in the uncrewed aviation industry and experience with corresponding regulatory requirements

  • Aircraft Certification experience

  • Experience with rotary wing aircraft

  • Fluency in German


If you are a passionate and capable leader who wants to join a world-class team to shape the future of aerial intelligence, please send us your job application.

N: SwissDronesOperatingAG

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