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Software Validation Manager
Hardware in the Loop
Posted on 8/25/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Automated delivery system for equitable global logistics
Company Overview
Zipline stands out for its commitment to equitable logistics, utilizing advanced robotics and autonomy to operate the world's largest automated delivery system, serving millions globally. The company has demonstrated industry leadership through significant projects such as powering Rwanda's national blood delivery network, Ghana's COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart. With a focus on clean, electric logistics, Zipline not only reduces environmental impact but also enhances accessibility, making it a compelling place to work for those passionate about technology and social impact.
Robotics & Automation

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Hardware Engineering
Software Engineering
  • 5+ years experience working on the development of hardware in the loop systems
  • Deep experience working with Python and some experience with C, C++, and/or Rust
  • Experience integrating with and bringing up CI/CD systems
  • Experience being a technical lead and/or a people manager in the software validation domain
  • Experience managing large multi-month projects, creating plans and delegating tasks accordingly
  • Experience working with test plans and requirements systems to determine priorities
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional embedded software development teams to push their software's quality bar
  • Experience developing automation systems (hardware and software) for use in safety-critical applications starting from the architecture level
  • Experience debugging electrical systems both through hands-on work and team coordination
  • Experience using and deep understanding of common test instrumentation and sensors
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • Lead and grow a team of 4+ Software Automation and Validation Engineers, providing mentorship and career guidance
  • Coordinate with project management on engineering-wide test and integration priorities and create roadmaps for the team to execute on
  • Work with cross-functional embedded and cloud software teams across the company, helping define and test key interfaces
  • Collaborate with Systems Engineering on the definition of requirements and develop tests per new design and per new release
  • Design comprehensive hardware in the loop systems from single board to full rack-spanning systems, reviewing electrical diagrams and instrumentation decisions
  • Develop a deep understanding of all embedded systems, diving into the codebase as needed to ensure the highest quality software makes it into the field
  • Drive the execution of our software test framework from high level architecture all the way down to development
  • Manage our HIL lab space, coordinating with technicians and IT to keep the space organized and functional