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Director of Engineering, Sky-Hero

  • Axon
Brussels, Belgium
  • Axon
Brussels, Belgium

At Axon, we’re on a mission to Protect Life. We’re explorers, pursuing society’s most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.

Life at Axon is fast-paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you’ll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.


Axon Air provides software, hardware, and services to make Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (more commonly, "drones") accessible for public safety. Axon recently acquired Sky-Hero, the leading Brussels-based provider of tactical UAVs and UGVs, focused on indoor use by elite tactical teams in law enforcement and military special operations.

As the Director of Engineering of Sky-Hero, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of our drone, robotics, and AI technology. You will lead a team of hardware, embedded software, and mechanical engineers and collaborate closely with other cross-functional teams to design, develop, and optimize our drones and robotic products. Your deep technical expertise, leadership skills, and strategic vision will be instrumental in achieving our company's goals.


Location: Brussels, Belgium

Reports to: Senior Director, Product

  • Hands-On Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of engineers responsible for the design, development, and testing of drone hardware components, including flight controllers, sensors, and communication systems AND roll your sleeves up and get directly involved in developing designs and making architecture decisions;

  • Innovation: Drive innovation in drone, robotic, and AI technology by staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and emerging technologies. Identify opportunities for technological advancements and lead the development of new hardware solutions;

  • Team Management: Recruit, mentor, and manage a team of engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. Set clear goals, provide regular feedback, and support their professional growth;

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other speciliazed teams within Axon to ensure seamless technology integration into our drone systems. Work closely with product management to align engineering development with the company's product roadmap;

  • Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain rigorous quality assurance processes to ensure the reliability and performance of our robotic devices. Identify and address any issues or defects;

  • Budget and Resource Management: Manage the engineering budget, allocate resources efficiently, and track project progress to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget;

  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that our robotic devices meet relevant regulatory standards and certifications. Work with regulatory bodies as needed to obtain approvals and certifications.


  • Bachelor's or Graduate degree in engineering, computer science, or other STEM field;

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in embedded engineering, preferably with complex electronic systems;

  • Proven track record of successfully launching and managing high-volume hardware products throughout the lifecycle, to include end of life;

  • Strong technical background and understanding of electrical systems, embedded software and engineering principles;

  • Exceptional leadership skills with ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders and drive successful outcomes without direct reporting authority;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a data-driven approach to decision-making;

  • English proficiency required, French and or Dutch are a plus;

  • Bonus: previous experience with drone hardware components, including flight controllers, sensors, and communication systems.


  • Competitive Base Salary;

  • 30 Vacation Days per Year;

  • Annual Bonus Eligibility;

  • Restricted Stock Unit Eligibility.

Benefits listed herein may vary depending on the nature of your employment and the location where you work.

Don’t meet every single requirement? That's ok. At Axon, we Aim Far. We think big with a long-term view because we want to reinvent the world to be a safer, better place. We are also committed to building diverse teams that reflect the communities we serve.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they check every box in the job description. If you’re excited about this role and our mission to Protect Life but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The job description may change or be supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Some roles may also require legal eligibility to work in a firearms environment.

Axon’s mission is to Protect Life and is committed to the well-being and safety of its employees as well as Axon’s impact on the environment. All Axon employees must be aware of and committed to the appropriate environmental, health, and safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Axon employees are empowered to report safety concerns as they arise and activities potentially impacting the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes justice, advances equity, values diversity and fosters inclusion. We’re committed to hiring the best talent — regardless of race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances — and empowering all of our employees so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or special need that requires assistance or accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Axon will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.
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