Aviation Regulatory Compliance Manager

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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

Do have the exceptional ability to create order, develop and implement processes, and unify teams within an aviation regulatory framework ?  Are you excited about working closely with our regulatory partners to achieve the goal of safely bridging the gap between existing aviation regulations and technological innovation?

We are looking for an  Aviation Regulatory Compliance Manager to support our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification objectives. You’ll have the opportunity to lead regulatory approval processes for cutting edge technology in new markets throughout the US with an impact on our operations across the globe.

You will collaborate with many cross functional teams, listening and drawing from their expertise, experiences and needs. The responsibilities on day one are big, and your success will help unlock an uncommon opportunity to play a central role in architecting and executing the regulatory strategy that opens skyways for millions of Americans to reliable, on-demand access essential medical supplies.

It is important you have the right balance of 1) enthusiasm for program management execution needed to deliver your program on time and 2) regulatory acumen to make sure the program is delivering the right thing.

What You'll Do
  • Support the day to day of Zipline’s various certification programs.
  • Work with the regulatory and policy team to define the best plan to execute timely and successful certification.
  • Support organizational regulatory approval efforts by coordinating activities of the team, monitoring progress and removing obstacles along the way.
  • Maintain regulatory files/database in good order, along with the system for tracking communication with regulators. 
  • Interface with other functional departments to influence efficient execution of projects; provide regulatory support on project teams.
What You'll Bring 
  • You’ll have experience in Part 21, 43, 91, 121, 135 or 145 operations, quality control, compliance, safety or a combination thereof.
  • You have experience with unmanned aviation programs.
  • You’ll have experience reviewing processes and documentation to ensure that the systems they depict will be compliant with applicable regulations.
  • You can communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) and build strong relationships with internal business teams and external stakeholders.
  • You have the grit, resourcefulness, and resilience to thrive in novel, uncertain and constantly-changing business and regulatory environments.
  • You have either had a program management role with deep ownership of the outcome of projects or a similar role as a program manager, or systems engineer.
  • Must be eligible to work in the US.
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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