As a member of a technical student orgnaization at NTNU, you will find yourself at the center of a highly motivated group of students, as well as at the most visible edge of the student body. While you will get many opportunities to connect with companies and potential employers, you will also have a place to meet other like-minded people, and a place to lower your sholders close to campus.
In a position at Vortex NTNU, you will contribute to our endeavour to become the leading national student organization on all things maritime robotics. Currently, we are developing an untethered Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, as well as an Autonomous Surface Vehicle.
These are the following groups we have, which you can deliver an open application for:
- Embedded Systems (Hardware / Software)
Do you have any other skills that you think we could use? Contact us!
As part of the marketing team you are responsible for everything related to how Vortex appears externally. A critical part of our operation is reliant on good external relations, sponsors relations, and outreach. The marketing group adds value to everything we do, and is integral to our income streams. The marketing group has a lot of freedom to market how they want, and we are excited to invite bold and creative individuals to apply, so that we can take our profile to new levels. We are looking for people interested in everything that might be relevant, such as graphical design, animation, web-design, video editing, photography, and social media content creation.
If you have any more questions regarding Marketing positions at Vortex NTNU, contact our Project Manager, Marjan Kianiani at email@example.com
If you have any more questions regarding any Hardware positions at Vortex NTNU, contact our Technical Lead, Tina Harildstad at
Every physical structure in our drones is the result of the excellent work by our mechanical team! If you are hands-on and wish to contribute to our drones in a very physical way this might be for you.
As a member of the mechanical team you will be responsible for all physical structures in our drones. This includes the entire process from concept design to prototyping and assembly of the final product. To do this you will be 3D-modelling, waterproofing, 3D-printing and machining, as well as assembling the individual pieces to a finished drone.
The electronics group is responsible the power distribution, wiring and communication buses in our drones. And waterproofing of course!
As part of the electronics team you will either design PCBs, utilize waterproof connections to enable power distribution and communication across different modules, and be responsible for embedded systems design. In addition, you will learn how to solder and be responsible for putting together PCBs once they have been designed.
The Embedded Systems team is the bridge between software and hardware.
Its focus is to make sure that the low-level software is able to communicate with electronic systems without problems and lets us monitor the status of various systems which are present on the drones. Embedded Systems members need to be centered on writing robust and error-free programs, as low-level software is especially difficult to debug. This year, the team is going to be working with hydrophones and microcontroller units (MCUs) to create an acoustic multilateration system to be able to estimate position of an underwater sound source, as well as other projects.
The Vortex software stack is the result of many years of software development, and we are looking for new members eager to contribute to this!
As a software member, you will have many paths to choose from, all with a variety of tasks. This includes control systems design, SLAM, computer vision and object detection, embedded software design, and underwater acoustic communication.
You will learn how to use the Robot Operating System with Python and C++ to develop code for a highly advanced and robust platform, and how to test, deploy and verify your code as part of a software team!
If you have any more questions regarding Software positions at Vortex NTNU, contact our Technical Leader Software, Benjaminas Visockis at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Autonomous Systems team is responsible for designing and implementing the guidance and navigation stack of our maritime drones. You will learn how to fuse sensors such as GNSS, UGPS, DVL, and IMU to get reliable position and orientation estimates of a robot. In addition, the team is tasked with developing various mission planning schemes to complete tasks in a robust manner during our various competitions. Being a part of Autonomous Systems will get you to work closely with advanced estimation- and control theory to enhance localization and maneuvering of the drones.
The members of Perception are responsible for how well the drones perceive their surroundings. Our drones are mounted with various sensors to detect obstacles, points of interest, and competition objectives in the environment. As a member of Perception, you will have the chance to work with sonars, lidars, and stereo cameras, and use various algorithms on the sensor data. The drones utilize image & pointcloud processing, machine learning, and statistical analysis to perform object detection and tracking both above- and underwater. Becoming a part of perception will allow you to push these sensors to their limits and comprehending when they are trustworthy.
As a member of DevOps team, you are responsible for developing automated build and test systems, making sure that we are always ready to integrate new features and deploy drones without issues. You will collaborate closely with other software teams to improve the way we manage our source code, and the rest of our digital infrastructure. You will also have the responsibility to restructure our software platform to meet future demands, involving containerization, virtualization, cloud services, on-site infrastructure, networking and more.