Opportunity : Autonomous Drone Swarms

  • Last Update:2023-01-02
  • Version:001
  • Language:en


  • Title: Autonomous drone swarms
  • Location: Lille (possibility of accommodation), Plovdiv (Bulgaria) or remote
  • Type : full time
  • Position: developer
  • Duration: internship (3-6 months) / alternance / hiring
  • Reference :Offer-2023-Drone-Developer


We are involved in several R&D projects with swarms of autonomous drones (quadcopters, fixed-wing drones) whose navigation uses the edge computing system SlapOS (https://slapos.nexedi.com/) and an IPv6 mesh network with multicast capabilities (https://re6st.nexedi.com/). We have deployed formation flight strategies based on distributed programming and real-time communication (https://www.open62541.org). These flight strategies are first tested with a 3D swarm simulator.

We are looking for developers interested in any of the following topics:

  • Capture and analysis of flight telemetry for flight strategy optimization
  • Massive flight simulation and strategy optimization using artificial life
  • Extending SlapOS for real-time capabilities
  • Adaptation of the 3D simulator to new environments close to reality

This position requires a good knowledge of English in order to integrate in an environment of European partners.


  • Contribute to an open source edge computing architecture for drone swarms
  • Strengthen the real-time support in SlapOS
  • Strengthen the 3D simulation of swarms
  • Deploy a big data system for flight strategy analysis and AI/VL


  • Fullstack and devops development (Python, buildout)
  • Front-end development (BabylonJS + vanilla JS, preferably 3D, game development) 
  • Contribution to complex free and open source software solutions
  • Learn IPv6 multicast and OPC-UA networks



About Nexedi

Nexedi is one of  the leading European open source and free software publishers in Europe with a portfolio of open source solutions of more than 15 million lines of code. Our customized software solutions run at Airbus, Stellantis, Sanef and other enterprises around the world. We participate in industry-leading research projects, try to build Rapid.Space, a fully open cloud provider and lobby for Europe's independence with regards to cloud and communication technologies as well as the use of Free Software. 


We would be happy to hear from you, so drop us a line (along with your CV) at jobs(at)nexedi.com and we will get in touch with you.

Nexedi SA
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