Internship in Propulsion

Do you want to deep dive in the fast-growing industry of drones and get a rewarding experience within a dynamic startup environment?

At Flyability, we believe that robots should be sent in hazardous places and dangerous situations instead of putting humans in danger. To support our belief we created Elios, the world’s first collision-tolerant flying robot that for the first time allows entry to complex and indoor spaces. Joining Flyability is not just taking on a new job, it is seizing the opportunity to improve the life of millions of people and build the future of robotics.

To complete our creative and dynamic team in Lausanne, we are seeking a

Intern in Propulsion (6 months)

Starting date : Early 2019


For this hands-on position, you will join the Flyability Propulsion Lab, working on the propulsion system of our next-generation UAVs. You will support us in tackling the many propulsion related challenges and help us push the boundaries of what UAVs can do in indoor environments. From batteries and speed controllers to motors and propellers, this is a very broad field indeed, which allow us to tailor the job description to your interests and competencies.


  • Design and implementation of testing jigs and prototypes
  • Performing experimental components testing and post-processing the acquired data
  • Benchmarking components and suppliers


  • Good theoretical and practical electrical engineering skills
  • Basic knowledge of the aerodynamics of flying vehicles
  • Experience in the conception of prototypes and functional samples
  • Practical prototyping skills such as 3D printing, soldering, and CNC
  • Previous model planes/drones experience is a big plus
  • Knowledge of MATLAB, Solidworks, Altium, etc
  • Experience in data acquisition is a big plus
  • Eye for details, independent mindset and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Very Good level of English. French or any additional language is an asset

Flyability is a young Swiss company that values autonomy and thorough leadership. Every day, you will have the opportunity to share your ideas and contribute to solving challenging problems. We all pull on the same rope and each voice is important to move forward.

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