Forward Deployed Engineer (FDE)

Austin, Texas
Software /
Full Time /
Saronic Technologies is a leader in revolutionizing defense autonomy at sea, dedicated to developing state-of-the-art solutions that enhance maritime operations for the Department of Defense (DoD) through autonomous and intelligent platforms.

Job Overview
We are seeking a Forward Deployed Engineer responsible for the deployment, maintenance, and optimization of our autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) for the Department of Defense. You will work closely with our engineering and field operations teams to ensure the seamless integration and operation of our ASV systems in various maritime environments. 


    • Deployment: Travel to designated deployment sites to install, configure, and commission ASVs according to project requirements 
    • Testing and Optimization: Conduct extensive testing and optimization of ASV systems in real-world conditions, ensuring optimal performance and reliability 
    • Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve technical issues related to ASV hardware, software, and communication systems during deployment and operation 
    • Training: Provide training and technical support to end-users, including military personnel and other stakeholders, on the operation and maintenance of ASV systems 
    • Documentation: Create comprehensive documentation, including deployment reports, troubleshooting guides, and best practices, to facilitate knowledge transfer and continuous improvement 
    • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, field operations, and project management, to address technical challenges and drive product enhancements 
    • Customer Support: Serve as a primary point of contact for customer inquiries and support requests, ensuring timely and effective resolution of issues 


    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field 
    • Experience deploying and maintaining autonomous systems, preferably in maritime or defense sectors 
    • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, C/C++, or Java 
    • Strong understanding of networking principles and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, MQTT) 
    • Familiarity with sensor technologies commonly used in autonomous navigation (e.g., LiDAR, radar, GPS) 
    • Willingness to travel extensively to domestic deployment sites (up to 50% travel may be required) 
Saronic does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.