Senior Flight Software Validation Engineer

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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

Zipline is looking for a Flight Software Engineer in Test to advance our testing capabilities. You will work hand in hand with Flight Software engineers to develop new functionality for our software test frameworks and hardware-in-the-loop test systems - improving our ability to validate code while keeping development iteration fast and nimble. You will also work closely with flight operators and release management to help identify gaps in our end-to-end software testing, and drive the team to close those gaps. We have a strong culture of software engineers rigorously testing their own code, and the work you do as an engineer in test will enable the entire team to level up our validation even as the scope of our work increases.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and build new hardware-in-the-loop test systems in collaboration with electrical and mechanical engineers

  • Identify and implement new capabilities for existing hardware-in-the-loop test systems

  • Develop advanced/cross-functional integration tests in collaboration with different software groups

  • Assess our end-to-end software testing process and identify gaps and potential mitigations

  • Triage and fix issues that affect test system stability in collaboration with other engineers

What You’ll Bring:

  • 4+ years of professional work experience, including specific test and validation experience
  • Python development experience - our hardware-in-the-loop framework and other test systems are written in Python

  • C/C++ development experience - for reading, debugging, refactoring flight software
  • Experience building and maintaining hardware-in-the-loop test systems. Electrical engineering experience is a plus, but not required

  • A meticulous attitude towards testing, validation, and rollout of safety-critical software

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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