Senior Mechanical Engineer - Batteries

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ABOUT ZIPLINE

Zipline is at the forefront of a logistics revolution: We design, manufacture, and operate our own fleet of autonomous drones to deliver vital medical supplies to people in need within minutes, 7 days a week.  Today we deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Propose, develop, and validate high-performance designs for multiple next-generation Zipline batteries that meet extremely aggressive specific energy, specific power, safety, and life-time cost requirements
  • Apply CFD and FEA tools for model-based design of battery thermal and safety systems, working closely with cell and thermal modeling experts.
  • Plan, execute, and assess both thermal performance tests and abuse tests to support design efforts and validate system performance.
  • Work closely with systems engineers to explore trades of performance, mass, cost, reliability, etc. and identify the ideal battery design approach that optimizes the complete system.
  • Own detail design through production, optimizing structural design to minimize mass, implementing design-for-manufacture best practices to minimize life-time cost, solving production challenges during manufacturing ramp, and streamlining production processes at scale.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • Drive to help people and make the world a better place.
  • Passion for tackling insanely hard multidisciplinary problems.
  • Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to check your ego at the door.
  • Knowledge of how it’s normally done, why it’s done that way, and when to do it differently.
  • Experience using FEA and CFD tools to design thermal management solutions and solve structural problems.
  • Broad knowledge of battery-relevant thermal management technologies.
  • Mechanical expertise in production battery design at volume and application of design-for-manufacture best practices.
  • Demonstrated CAD fluency and GD&T competence.
  • Excellent communication - written, verbal, and visual. You know how to tailor to your audience with the right level of technical depth
  • 5+ years of experience across these areas with a proven track record of success delivering high performance batteries and/or related technologies.

NICE TO HAVES

  • Experience testing battery packs for thermal performance and abuse response.
  • Deep expertise in advanced thermal modeling tools and methods.
  • Experience designing to aerospace or automotive level validation standards.

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!

If you’d like to learn more about Zipline and our teams, feel free to check out our Instagram, one of our Reddit AMA’s, or our website!


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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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