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
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!