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Head of GNC
Posted on 7/26/2022
San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Past success leading engineering teams to deliver autonomous flight systems and support them through their operational life, with the level of rigor that a high volume or safety-critical application requires
  • Deep technical depth in spacecraft or aircraft flight controls, inertial navigation systems, and simulation methods
  • Oversee and guide the GNC work being done on our operational platform, with the goal of increasing reliability, enabling growth, creating a better delivery experience for our customers, and reducing cost
  • Lead the development of clean sheet vehicle designs from the early prototype stage through operations, including setting requirements, characterizing hardware, developing flight algorithms, developing simulations, overseeing flight tests, and integrating with other groups' needs
  • Develop and communicate the vision for the GNC strategy on existing and new platforms
  • Review flight results, sim results, algorithms, and code in detail; proactively flagging and mitigate technical issues
  • Understanding the appropriate risks to take in the development process
  • Leverage your technical leadership experience to foster a team culture that biases towards action and tests ideas to achieve radically simple designs
  • Motivate your team with a clear vision and create ambitious plans for your team's work while holding a high bar for technical quality
  • Build your team by hiring world-class engineers and engineering leaders

501-1,000 employees

Autonomous drone delivery
Company Overview
Zipline designs, manufactures, and operates drones to deliver vital medical products to everyone, no matter where they live.