Senior Thermal Modeling Engineer at Zipline

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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

  • Be the thermal modeling expert at Zipline, tackling our hardest thermal problems directly, and guiding / mentoring other engineers on thermal modeling topics.
  • Build advanced CFD and FEA models of battery thermal and safety systems, motor and inverter cooling systems, charging systems, etc.
  • Work closely with test and hardware engineers to design and execute model characterization and validation tests as necessary.
  • Apply these models to identify limiting thermal management factors in proposed designs, and recommend design changes to improve thermal performance.
  • Work closely with hardware and systems engineers to explore trades of performance, mass, cost, reliability, etc. and identify ideal design approaches that optimize the system.
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.
  • 5+ years of experience using FEA and CFD tools to design heating and cooling solutions and evaluate thermal response of electro-mechanical systems with a proven track record of success.
  • Expert knowledge of modeling methods for free and forced air cooling, liquid cooling, air-to-liquid and air-to-air heat exchangers, phase change materials, heat pipes, thermo-electrics, and heat generation in batteries, motors, inverters, and other electronic devices.
  • Proficiency in CAD and data analysis (Matlab, Python, Excel) to support analysis and model validation activities.
  • Excellent communication - written, verbal, and visual. You know how to tailor to your audience with the right level of technical depth

NICE TO HAVES

  • Experience modeling battery thermal performance and abuse response.
  • Experience modeling refrigeration systems.
  • Practical mechanical engineering skills and experience developing hardware for volume production.

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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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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