Full-Time

Director of Hardware

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Pyka

Pyka

51-200 employees

Autonomous electric aircraft for cargo, crop protection

Food & Agriculture
Hardware

Senior

Oakland, CA, USA

Requirements
  • 10+ years of experience designing, testing, and deploying complex hardware systems
  • Experience successfully taking a complex hardware system from prototype through to production
  • Past experience leading an engineering team in a fast-paced R&D/NPI environment
  • Deep understanding of engineering systems and the ability to implement right-sized systems as Pyka grows
  • Deep knowledge of the physics, failure modes, and design practices relating to complex electro-mechanical systems
  • Superb communication skills with the ability to handle conflicting priorities and gain alignment across different departments
  • Value simplicity and pace in both design and work
  • Demonstrated principal level IC capabilities in your career
Responsibilities
  • Lead, manage, mentor, and grow a team of mechanical engineers, hardware test engineers, and reliability engineers
  • Promote a positive and collaborative work culture
  • Ensure team has capabilities, tools, and know-how for hardware design and testing
  • Manage conflicting priorities and help team balance performance, cost, reliability, production targets, and schedule risk
  • Act as primary interface with key leaders within the company
  • Develop and champion rigorous yet efficient design processes
  • Mentor team members from L2 to principal level engineers
  • Curate and maintain key metrics tracking team performance

Pyka Inc. specializes in autonomous electric aircraft for cargo transport and crop protection, featuring proprietary flight control software, avionics, high power density motors, motor controllers, batteries, and custom carbon-fiber composite airframes. Their technologies enable safe, clean, and cost-effective transportation, with a focus on enhancing express delivery networks and making aerial application safer and more precise.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$48.3M

Headquarters

Oakland, California

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

17%

1 year growth

63%

2 year growth

139%

Benefits

Competitive salary & equity

Medical, dental, & vision insurance

FSA with employer matching

401k

Paid holidays

Unlimited PTO

Free catered lunch & snacks