System Test Design Lead

United States

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Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in- class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!

We are looking for a hands-on technical engineering leader for our manufacturing team to help bridge manufacturing to engineering organizations. You will have a deep understanding of HW and SW design skills and use them daily to collect and analyze manufacturing data, drive action items based on data (yield, retest, test time) and improve efficiency of the line and quality of the final product.

Skydio builds complex flying robots and our goal is to ensure high quality and efficiency at our internal and external manufacturing sites. We have developed a robust software platform that models and tracks the manufacturing process, runs and tracks tests on the line, and ultimately ensures the quality and performance of each and every Skydio product made. Your team will design and build manufacturing test hardware and software to meet the demands of a growing hardware portfolio and customer base.

How you'll make an impact:

  • NPI leadership role is a new chapter for Skydio and there may be an opportunity to lead a team
  • Ownership of end to end manufacturing calibration, process and test readiness, design in-house or 3rd party test instrumentation and manage readiness
  • Track and resolve existing and emerging manufacturing issues daily.
  • Collect requirements, define specifications and requirements for product
  • Collaborate with product development, manufacturing operations and software teams to define and implement manufacturing test plans
  • Define key manufacturing timelines and drive internal customers to meat those goals
  • Develop test and process software in our vehicle test framework to enable in-house and 3rd party test instrumentations
  • Work with the product development team to identify and incorporate design for test optimizations into our products
  • Proactively identify test related issues throughout product build cycles and aim for timely resolution
  • What makes you a good fit:

  • 5+ years leading test development or engineering teams
  • 10+ years engineering experience in manufacturing environment
  • Capable of coding in Python is a must
  • Enthusiasm for hands-on development of creative solutions to complex problems
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, communication, and multi- functional collaboration skills
  • Ability to conduct detailed root cause / failure analysis for manufacturing test and equipment issues
  • Proven experience working with test automation in consumer electronics or industrial systems
  • Strong electromechanical experience in designing automated test equipment
  • You are motivated to work in a dynamic and fast growing company balancing getting things done quickly and working toward long term goals
  • Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $170,000 - $220,000. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

    For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.


    At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

    As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti- discrimination laws.

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    System Test Design Lead




    United States


    February 06, 2024

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    March 07, 2024

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