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Flight Test Operator
Engineering Development
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Locations
Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
Experience Level
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Desired Skills
Linux/Unix
Requirements
  • FAA Part 107 Certification
  • Strong aeronautical decision making skills and familiarity with flight controller functions
  • 2+ years experience manually piloting quadcopter drones, professionally or independently
  • 2+ years experience with electromechanical build and troubleshooting projects (including hobbyist drone or maker projects)
  • Great communication, documentation, and organization skills
  • Experience managing multiple competing projects with limited resources
  • Initiative to tackle any challenge that comes your way
  • Interpersonal skills to leverage the strengths of a cross-disciplinary team
  • Nice to have technical skills
  • Hands-on experience working in a Linux command line environment
  • Ability to create rapid prototypes (3d printing, laser cutting, etc.)
Responsibilities
  • Independently own all aspects of flight operations, looping in engineering support as needed to make quick progress:
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade electromechanical aircraft systems
  • Validate aircraft ahead of flight through a series of ground-based tests
  • Develop and maintain preflight checklists and other operational procedures
  • Execute flight tests across a variety of aircraft
  • Manage safety in a bustling test facility to mitigate risk from prototype flights
  • Document your processes from inspections to flight tests
  • Send out regular status updates to the team on challenges, failures and wins
  • Align with engineering on the best course of action to achieve flight test goals on time
  • Lean into the chaos, request support as needed, and dynamically prioritize projects as flight conditions change
Zipline

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.