Embedded Systems Software Engineer, Battery / Powertrain

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About Zipline:
Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and life-saving 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.
 
Zipline is at the forefront of a logistics revolution, using autonomous aircraft to deliver just-in-time, lifesaving medical supplies on multiple continents, 7 days a week. We believe access to medical care should not depend on your GPS coordinates. 
About You and the Role:

Are you excited by real world autonomous vehicles? By the chance to use your engineering skills to help save lives? At Zipline, your work is intended for the field. Everyone makes immediate, impactful contributions. There is no time for extra meetings or for aiming low.

Zipline’s Embedded Software team is looking for an engineer to lead our battery and powertrain effort. Engineers come into the office as needed during the pandemic. As public health restrictions are lifted, we are excited to collaborate and innovate together in-person at our office in South San Francisco.

The right candidate will have a strong mix of embedded and analytical skills, comfortable both with an oscilloscope and with proving accuracy of a mathematical model.


What You'll Do:
  • Lead our efforts on vehicle range estimation and battery reliability both on current and future vehicles.
  • Optimize battery charging to double our delivery fleet’s availability.
  • Tackle cross-functional efforts with our EE and ME teams for our next generation powertrain.
  • Participate in embedded development and problem solving for our world class in-house drone software
What You'll Bring: 
  • Professional experience building software in RTOS or Embedded Linux
  • Fluency writing embedded systems software in C/C++
  • Experience taking products from prototyping through to at scale deployment
  • Data crunching skills to develop and refine estimation
  • Confidence writing peripheral drivers based on electrical schematics and datasheets, and debugging the boundary between new software and prototype hardware
  • Focus on reliability and testing for safety critical systems
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal, and visual). You know how to tailor to your audience with the right level of technical depth
  • Preferred: Past power electronics/powertrain experience

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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Location

South San Francisco, CA 94080

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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