UAV R & D Engineer

Engineering and R & D · Vaughan, Ontario
Department Engineering and R & D
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Company Profile

"Reimagining the Way You Deliver". Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) is a publicly traded, disruptive, pioneering, technology company focused on designing, developing and implementing commercially viable, drone-based logistics systems for government, commercial, industrial & retail customers globally. The Company’s patented, fully-integrated hardware/software platform is used as a managed service in a SaaS business model. Drone Delivery Canada is commercialized, operational and early-stage revenue-generating, with a robust sales funnel of global prospects.


Our people are at the heart of the innovation process and joining us means you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate! We are seeking entrepreneurial, smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping our team bring leading drone technology to businesses globally.




DDC is looking for a person like you to fill the UAV R&D Engineer role. You will make a difference to DDC and the Engineering team as you navigate the following duties and responsibilities: The UAV R&D Engineer will be responsible for integrating software & related technology to ensure proper operation of all components of the UAV solution.



  • Drive the development and integration of detect and avoidance (DAA) systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
  • Participate in the analysis, development and design phases of the solution
  • Support the integration and deployment of all aspects of the solution
  • Ensures system validation and testing through the use of predictive validation methodologies in concept, design and product validation stages in a lab environment
  • Responsible for driving product quality through process including producing, and preparing technical documentation, management briefings / log reports
  • Provide technical systems expertise
  • Testing systems and debugging/resolving technical issues.
  • May actively participate in Field Operations to evaluate technologies for the applicability for specific use cases (10%)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in aerospace, computer, electrical, mechanical or mechatronics engineering or computer science
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in an engineering or related position
  • Hands-on experience integrating common perception sensors (such as cameras, radar, lidar or sonar) with embedded systems for mobile robotics applications
  • Experience analyzing sensor data to assess system performance
  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python, and/or C/C++/C#


Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in aerospace, computer, electrical, mechanical or mechatronics engineering or computer science
  • Working knowledge of robotics concepts needed for detect and avoidance systems such as perception, state estimation, and motion planning
  • Working knowledge of communication protocols, signal processing, radio frequency (RF), and / or electromagnetic interference (EMI)
  • Knowledge & understanding of common UAV configurations such as multirotors and conventional helicopters
  • Knowledge, industry experience and / or certifications in general or unmanned aviation
  • Experience with aircraft collision avoidance systems such as radar, TCAS, FLARM or ADS-B

Behavioural Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Able to identify, break down and solve a variety of difficult technical tasks
  • Results oriented and able to complete tasks on deadline with minimal supervision
  • Disciplined, well organised and detailed in documentation
  • Strong organizational skills, including an ability to prioritize activities and work with limited supervision
  • Ability to make good decisions using sound, professional judgment
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Ability to analyze data and produce actionable conclusions
  • Hands-on experience with electronics, embedded systems, autopilots, or robotics
  • Results oriented and able to complete tasks on deadlines
  • Integrity, Empathy and commitment to excellence
  • High attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Exemplary communication skills, verbal and written


Hours of Work, Work Environment and Potential Travel

  • 37.5 hours per week and some overtime occasionally
  • 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Some travel within Canada required


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: DDC requires certain roles to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns about this policy and how it may apply to your candidacy.

Diversity & Inclusion

DDC is committed to the creation of an exceptional work environment wherein we maintain values of mutual respect, integrity, dignity, and inclusivity; and encourage the open exchange of ideas and opinions. We are an equal opportunity employer that evaluates applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please inform the recruiter. This ensures that the appropriate accommodations are in place at time of your interview and before you begin your employment.

DDC is located in Vaughan, Ontario. We acknowledge that the land on which we work is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis Nation. We also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.

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  • Location
    Vaughan, Ontario
  • Department
    Engineering and R & D
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience