Reliability Engineer, Perception 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.

Zipline is at the forefront of a logistics revolution: We design, manufacture, and operate our own fleet of autonomous drones, and all ground-based equipment that supports flight, to make deliveries of vital medical supplies to people in need within minutes, 7 days a week. Today, we fly the equivalent of once around Earth’s equator every day, and by the end of 2021, once every hour.

Zipline was founded by engineers dedicated to making the world a better place. We are scaling around the world and we need someone to join our team who is excited to help increase our system reliability and build capacity dramatically in the coming year. Every day, your commitment and decisive actions will help save lives.

About You and the Role

As an experienced Reliability Engineer in hardware systems, you will be responsible to analyze, predict, demonstrate, and monitor the statistical reliability of perception systems onboard Zipline aircraft. Patients' lives depend on the ability of our aircraft to deliver on-time by making real-time decisions to adapt to changing air and ground obstacles throughout the life of the aircraft in all operating conditions.

What You'll Do
  • Responsible for achieving the availability requirement and reliability goals of onboard perception systems (visual and other modalities) from concept to field.
  • Bridge electrical/mechanical/software disciplines by facilitating design risk assessment techniques (FMEA/FMECA/HARA, etc.) at the critical moment.
  • Develop and maintain reliability-life models of perception systems (visual and other modalities) towards the availability/reliability objectives. 
  • Develop hardware validation test plans with physics-of-failure approach to demonstrate lifetime functionality, durability, and environmental objectives.
  • Research, develop, and author hardware-specific test specifications which will be approved by regulators and carried out in-house or at outside vendors.
  • Thrive in leading multiple problem-solving efforts, contribute, and validate solutions for issues discovered through testing or in the field.
  • Calculate reliability performance of the system throughout development and its deployment in the real world. Implement lessons learned into the process.
What You'll Bring
  • A strong background in the physics-of-failure in electromechanical systems with experience in optical, compute, and other sensory hardware.
  • Verbal and written technical communication that is concise and factual.
  • Experience in data analysis including, and data-driven decision making.
  • Makes decisions from analysis of large multivariate datasets, including probability and statistical methods, using programming.
  • Extracts the most value from limited time and resources.
  • A lifelong curiosity around how things work and break.
  • A keen interest in the use of technology for the betterment of all people.
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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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
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