Field Engineer at Tethys Robotics

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

We are a Startup located in the center of Zürich that builds underwater drones. Our field of expertise is the development of highly integrated compact systems tailored to the challenges of turbid waters with high currents and complex environments – a distinction that designates us as pioneers in the underwater landscape. 

From facilitating search and rescue missions to transformational advancements in industrial inspection, our technology pushes the boundaries of what is possible beneath the waves. We are on the hunt for talent that can propel our hardware capabilities to even greater heights, by contributing to our team's energy, knowledge, and skill. Join us, as we explore the depths and redefine underwater exploration. 

We are supported by the Wyss Zurich Translational Center (Wyss Zurich), a joint accelerator of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, which was made possible by a generous donation from the Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. hc. mult. Hansjörg Wyss. The mission of Wyss Zurich is to drive the clinical translation and technology transfer of outstanding scientific discoveries into new therapies for patients and breakthrough innovations in the emerging fields of regenerative medicine, robotics, and medical devices/bionic technologies. Wyss Zurich brings together some of the world’s leading experts to form multidisciplinary teams, pooling their knowledge and expertise.

Job description

As a field engineer at Tethys Robotics, you work tightly with R&D and our external partners. You will analyze, test, and improve our system on all levels for all conditions with methods you develop. Doing so, you will master our robots, understand the technology that makes us unique and present this to our partners and customers worldwide.  

In your role you are responsible for the following tasks: 

  • Field testing the newest features and developing test methods to support reaching product readiness by piloting and experiments 
  • Performing demos and trainings of our robot with partners and customers in all waters in Switzerland and abroad 
  • Performing external service jobs with the drone, by piloting, collecting data and creating reports 
  • Creation of manuals and guides to the robot 
  • Close collaboration with R&D in system data analysis and system evaluation for quality management 

Profile

  • Education: Technical background (BSc, MSc) in Mechanical-, or Electrical engineering, Computer Science, Physics or similar 
  • Travelling: Open to travel. Global. On short notice, 1-3 days, ~1x per month 
  • Practical Experience:  
  • Sensor & system data analysis 
  • System testing  
  • Quality Management 
  • Customer relations & sales 
  • Teamwork: A team-player that flourishes in a fast-pace ever-changing startup environment 
  • Personality: Charismatic engineer 
  • Traits: Waterproof on land and at sea 
  • Demeanor: Attentive and patient interaction with customers and retaining the joy of teaching under pressure and in stressful conditions 
  • Independence: Ability to work independently and deliver exact and high-quality results 
  • Pragmatism: A pragmatic and solution-oriented approach to work  
  • Languages: Business fluent in written and spoken German and English.  
  • Technical: Programming skills in Python and proficient with Unix 

desired qualifications and experience: 

  • Proficiency in an additional language to German and English (e.g. French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese) 
  • Experience in projects with ROS 
  • Experience with Game Engineers / C# / Unity 
  • Experience in piloting of drones 

Workplace

Workplace




We offer

  • An early seat on the boat that brings modern robotics into the underwater industry 
  • Opportunity to develop your professional career and grow with the company 
  • A competitive compensation package 
  • A modern office in the center of Zurich  
  • Benefits as an ETH Zurich employee 
Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter of reference / work certificates 
  • Bachelors / Master's degree and certificate

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about Tethys Robotics and Wyss Zurich can be found on the websites Tethys Robotics and Wyss Zurich. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jonas Wüst under jwuest@ethz.ch

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter of reference / work certificates 
  • Bachelors / Master's degree and certificate

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about Tethys Robotics and Wyss Zurich can be found on the websites Tethys Robotics and Wyss Zurich. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jonas Wüst under jwuest@ethz.ch

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.