At Skyborne Technologies we are passionate about hybrid UAVs, and their present and future applications. We are a start-up business based in Brisbane, Australia and looking to expand nationally and international to deliver quality hybrid UAV products for both consumers and commercial industries. 

If you would like to be a part of our small and focused teams that combine passion and innovation, please see our 'Current Opportunities' for a position that may be for you!

Current Opportunities

Embedded Systems Engineer

Hemmant, Brisbane — Full Time — Systems Engineering — $95k - $120k

Skyborne Technologies is a small, innovative start-up company that spun-off from the $70 million AUD HiFIRE / SCRAMSPACE hypersonics programs. Skyborne was formed in 2014 and has a combination of PhDs and experienced aerospace engineers.

Skyborne Technologies is developing the first small, armed, tactical man-portable UAS. The Cerberus GL is the next generation small tactical UAS class, providing a multi-role capability with aerial fire support.

Job Description

  • Take the lead on the UAS firmware/software systems for Skyborne.

  • Knowledge of and experience with UAS or other aerospace systems will be to your advantage. Small elite team, high levels of autonomy, accountability and a flat leadership structure. Great travel opportunities and exciting work.


  • Manage the flight software at a high level, developing an existing RTOS (real time operating system) platform

  • Work with the GNC (Guidance Navigation and Control), RF Communications, Electronics and Ground Control System Engineers and integrate systems from a software/firmware perspective

  • Take an active part in the systems design process, adding input where required from a software integration perspective

  • Integrate devices such as laser rangefinders, motion gimbals, radios using various communications protocols as necessary (Ethernet, SPI, UART, RS485 etc)


  • Australian Citizenship for security clearances.

  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Mechatronics or Software Engineering.

  • C++ / Linux experience essential.

  • Demonstrate previously designed, Real Time Operating Systems and firmware projects.

  • Five plus years experience (can include PhD years) or high GPA and solid evidence of practical ability.

The vetting process involves a phone interview, a face to face meeting and (if shortlisted) a whole day of assessment.