Project Engineer - Ground Systems

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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 working on complex integrated electro-mechanical systems from conception through fully scaled production and world-wide deployment excite you? Does hearing people say something is too difficult or impossible make you want to jump in head first? Do you enjoy being the “go to” person on the ground, analyzing system performance, solving problems live when our systems are powered on for the first time? Do you naturally pull people in to help reach a large objective? At Zipline our work is intended for the field. Patients are counting on it today--there is no time for aiming low or for coming up short. If leveraging your talent to drive creating elegantly engineered solutions excites 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  

As a project engineer, you are autonomous and excel at living at the intersection of multi-disciplinary technical team members and project management. You are a glue that holds teams together and your presence increases the output of the whole team 2-3x. You are obsessive over the product and the customer and your primary objective is to deliver something that exceeds expectations for each project you tackle. To accomplish this, you know you can leverage your own technical background, project management skills, and solve any technical roadblock (prototyping, test planning, field testing, documentation writing…) that comes your way. You manage not just your own work and timelines but the work and timelines of others you depend on for support. You excel at communicating broadly and gravitate towards over communicating rather than under communicating. You are biased to action and an efficient optimizer leaning on best practices and proven processes seemingly always getting things done in half the time. 

What You'll Bring 
  • 3+ years of experience developing capital equipment or hardware from concept to implementation; Familiar with a product development process and key gates
  • Bias towards action - Comfortable doing whatever is necessary to advance the project and the team further and move past roadblocks strategically
  • Communication - You know how to leverage different communication methods to make status & risks broadly know to your key stakeholders
  • You are a sponge - Ready to soak up any new knowledge to be effective in your project leadership role
  • Prototyping experience and fast iterations on concepts from start to finish - comfortable with a variety of tools and working with you hands
  • Some CAD experience - You have the ability to bring your ideas to life
  • Know how to manage a timeline and risks to inform larger teams and use it as a tool to bring a team towards a common goal
  • Prior experience working with internal and external partners like suppliers to implement design changes that improve your products

NICE TO HAVE

  • Prior NX CAD 3D/2D experience
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following - GD&T, DFx, FEA, Electronics, Prototyping & Fabrication 
  • Served as a technical project manager formally or in practice for a projects involving multiple stakeholders and technical team members
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, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
 
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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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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