Aircraft & Ground Software Validation Lead at Zipline

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About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.

About You and The Role

Does aggressively tackling ambitious 10x cross disciplinary projects from early conceptual stages through full field deployment sound like the way you want to spend your time?  Do you cut short circular discussions to run a test or demonstration instead of scheduling another meeting?   At Zipline your work is intended for the field, customers are counting on it today,  so there is no time for ambiguous communication or aiming low.  If building a team, growing the people you work for at twice the rate of  typical “years” of experience, and leveraging your technical skills to drive 2-5x increase scalability in the first 3 months appeals to you, read on.  

Zipline believes access to medical care should not depend on your GPS coordinates. We are at the forefront of a logistics revolution, using autonomous aircraft to deliver just-in-time, lifesaving medical supplies on 3 continents around the world right now, 7 days a week.  Are you interested in building a system that 200 million people will depend on with their lives?

What You'll Do
  • Design and maintain Hardware-in-the-Loop testers
    • Build an extensive suite of system and component level testers for Zipline Aircraft and Ground Software capable of fully automated and unattended testing
    • Work with software developers to increase tester capabilities to enable and support remote development
  • Validate Aircraft and Ground Software
    • Develop comprehensive test plans for Zipline Aircraft and Ground Software with specific attention to how software impacts the product and our service
    • Prioritize work within the test plans to maximize value to customers with data-driven decisions focused on impact
    • Collaborate cross functionally to reduce duplicated efforts and maximize for efficiency
  • Build a diverse team to own validation responsibilities of each subdomain within Zipline’s Aircraft and Ground Software
    • Identify priorities and convert high level roadmap plans into discrete action plans
    • Grow the team according to need in both headcount and expertise
    • Coach engineers to reach short and long term goals for their own career growth
    • Identify and connect areas where shared technique and expertise can improve the team’s output, energy, and efficiency
What You'll Bring
  • Strong comprehensive knowledge of validating embedded systems
      • This is a technical, hands-on lead role with immediate hiring duties
  • Strong technical ownership
      • You will be expected to improve process and define best practices
  • Strong attention to details
      • You must have a relentless approach to fine detail in an efficient manner
      • Proven experience delivering a product
      • Experience working in a small to medium sized startup environment
      • Experience leading a team of engineers with a variety of experience themselves
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.

We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

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What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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