Avion builds and operates autonomous eVTOL drones that deliver vital…

Drone Engineer

$150K - $180K
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

About Avion

Avion builds and operates autonomous eVTOL drones that deliver vital medical supplies to remote areas. Avion is a drone-based digital health platform designed to bridge the gap between remote clinics and urban healthcare infrastructures. By connecting these isolated clinics with sophisticated labs and well-stocked pharmacies in cities, Avion brings a new era of remote diagnostics and prescription fulfillment. Avion ensures the rapid, safe, and efficient delivery of vital medical supplies and clinical samples, even to the most hard-to-reach locations.

Avion's operation uniquely combines cutting-edge autonomous drone technology with digital health platforms. Our drones, built with advanced eVTOL capabilities, ensure seamless take-off and landing capabilities, even in challenging terrains.

Avion's digital health platform serves as the connective tissue between urban health centers and remote clinics. The platform features an intuitive interface, making it easy for healthcare providers to order necessary supplies, track shipments, and even communicate with laboratory and pharmacy staff.

Job Description:

As a Drone Systems Engineer, you will play a vital role in our start-up, contributing to the design, construction, and testing of our medical delivery drone systems. You will leverage your knowledge of aerodynamics, materials, and mechanical systems to build drones that are reliable, efficient, and capable of operating in a wide range of conditions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and Develop Drone Systems: Design, prototype, and manufacture drone systems, including their airframe, power systems, and propulsion systems.
  • System Integration: Work closely with other engineering teams to integrate other components and systems into the drone, such as computer vision, autopilot, and command and control systems.
  • Testing and Validation: Conduct extensive testing of the drone systems to ensure they meet our performance and reliability requirements. This will include both lab-based tests and field trials.
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance: Identify, troubleshoot, and rectify issues with drone systems. Develop and implement maintenance procedures to ensure the longevity and reliability of our drones.
  • Documentation: Prepare detailed documentation of design choices, system specifications, testing procedures, and maintenance protocols.


  • Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in drone or aerospace system design and development.
  • Strong knowledge of aerodynamics, materials, and mechanical systems.
  • Proficiency with CAD software and other relevant design tools. >Familiarity with drone regulatory standards and safety requirements.
  • Excellent problem-solving, team-working, and communication skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, self-directed entrepreneurial environment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience in a start-up environment
  • Experience with medical delivery drones.
  • Proficient in the use of simulation tools. >Hands-on experience with prototyping and manufacturing

As a Drone Engineer, you will play a critical role in our mission to revolutionize medical delivery services. You will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team and contribute to a life-changing product. If you are passionate about drone technology and want to make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

About Avion

Avion is a drone-based digital health platform that connects clinics, labs and pharmacies to provide comprehensive quality health care service in emerging markets.

Team Size:28
Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed
Brook Ayalneh
Brook Ayalneh
Bitiya Samuel
Bitiya Samuel