Are you an engineer within the aeronautics sector? Welcome to Switzerland!

Are you an engineer within the aeronautics sector? Welcome to Switzerland!

Do you have experience in the aeronautics industry and find new UAV-technique exiting? Do you have a passion for innovation and feel ready to try your wings outside of Sweden? Have you wondered why people confuse Sweden for Switzerland? We are now offering a unique possibility as a lead avionics systems engineer that will bring you to UMS Skeldar in Switzerland. An expanding company in a growing market will surely open many doors for the curious and fearless. At UMS Skeldar you will work with ground breaking technology that really makes a difference, take your shot and dare to develop yourself outside the boundaries!

Information om uppdraget

Academic Work is on behalf of our client UMS Skeldar in Switzerland looking for a lead avionics systems engineer. We have noticed that the specific competencies and motivation needed at UMS Skeldar is often found here in Sweden. The company is expanding fiercely and is strengthening the department in Möhlin, Basel, where there is currently a dynamic team of 30 coworkers working in R&D with the future of UAV:s and RPAS (Remotely Piloted Air Systems). The city of Basel is located by the Swiss border to France and Germany, here you can conveniently choose between living on the idyllic countryside or in the buzzing city. Basel's special location offers short train journeys to endless new experiences and cultures. This position is a long term placement for one year or more, so you will have plenty of time to overeat cheese or perhaps climb the Toblerone mountain, Matterhorn.

UMS Skeldar is a joint venture between UMS Aero AG and Saab AB founded 2016. The company has specialized on all activities in the development chain behind UAV:s and RPAS. The products are adapted to civilian as well as military use, and new application areas are continuously found. As a lead avionics systems engineer at UMS Skeldar in Switzerland you will have responsibility for the development and integration projects for all avionics and electrical systems. You will participate in the whole process, from developing prototypes to the final delivery, and thus see how your work affects the product. The products, as well as the work processes, often change in a company where innovation is deeply rooted in the floors. For a taste of the V-200 Skeldar, checkout the video below or visit the website here.

Academic Work is responsible for the recruitment process but the candidate that proceeds will be employed directly by UMS Skeldar.


As a lead avionics systems engineer you will work with several systems associated with the UAV:s. You will push the development of the systems forward and make sure they are fully functional in the products. Your work will include requirements analysis, using the V-model, and you will take on the role as lead engineer throughout the whole development process ranging from design and production all the way to the test flight.

The role offers varied types of work, and there are possibilities for you to affect how the role is shaped. If your main strength lies in your technical knowledge there will be guaranteed challenges in the technically heavy projects, whereas another exiting possibility is to grow in the team leadership position. Your journey at UMS Skeldar has many possible outcomes, a steady flow of new challenges and projects give rise to new tasks and areas of responsibility.

The position suits an engineer who is looking for development in the aeronautics industry at an innovative and expanding company. You thrive in a work place with high ambition, change prone environments and a strong team spirit, where you will constantly challenge yourself and drive your work forward. We give you the opportunity to realize this at UMS Skeldar. You will get the chance to work abroad with three different countries within short distance, experience new cultures and gather priceless life experiences. UMS Skeldar will solve work permits and temporary housing to simplify your process.

Vi söker dig som

We are looking for an experienced system engineer with a background in avionics and aerospace projects. Therefore, we want you too:
  • Have a university degree in aerospace, electrical or system engineering (or similar).
  • Have a few years of experience as avionics systems engineer, or a similar role, as well as experience in the aerospace industry.
  • Be fluent in English, both spoken and written. Skills in German and/or French is extra qualifying.
  • Have a great curiosity and will to develop in an international organization.
Experience in management of complex development projects internally and with product suppliers will be an advantage. Furthermore knowledge in aviation standards and certification processes is also extra qualifying.

As a person, you are fearless and curious by being comfortable in taking action and trying out new ideas. You are responsible and deliver solutions to problems. In addition to this, we want you to be highly cooperative and enjoy teamwork with a positive attitude. Because of the change prone environment, it is also very important that you are flexible. We will focus especially on your personal traits.

Other information
  • Start: As soon as possible, with respect to notice
  • Work extent: Full time, permanent employment
  • Location: Möhlin, by the city Basel in Switzerland
  • Contact information: Frida Andersson, 013-470 96 09.
  • Apply by pressing the Apply here button below. Our selection process is continuous and the advert may close before the recruitment process is completed if we have moved forward to the screening or interview phase.
  • We do not handle applications through e-mail, but if you have questions about the position you are welcome to email us at and we will answer during office hours. Please write the advert title in the subject and paste the advert link in the mail. For general considerations about your applications/our recruitment process, we are often available in our chat function on our web during weekdays. Feel free to contact us there!

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Om arbetsgivaren

UMS SKELDAR is a Joint Venture between UMS Aero Group and Saab AB producing leading Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions. Through a very active research and development program UMS SKELDAR offers solutions to a wide array of military defense, civilian security, and maritime sections globally. Working at a small company like UMS SKELDAR gives a certain charm to all the positions and roles, as everyone has full insight in the business. We work as a tight team and always support one another. We value trust and will give you large responsibilities together with great opportunities for development. Our coworkers are important to us, at UMS SKELDAR you can combine the work and social life.