Full-Time

Senior/Staff Mechanical Design Engineer

Battery Systems

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Pyka

Pyka

51-200 employees

Autonomous electric aircraft for cargo, crop protection

Food & Agriculture
Hardware

Senior

Oakland, CA, USA

Required Skills
CAD
Communications
SolidWorks
Requirements
  • 4-7+ years of experience designing large, mass produced, HV battery pack assemblies for the aviation or automotive industry
  • Familiarity with automotive or aviation wiring harness standards, components, and best practices
  • Experience writing test plans, designing test infrastructure, and executing on test cards
  • Experience with any 3D CAD package (Solidworks, NX, Inventor, etc.)
  • An inquisitive attitude with an ability to quickly and deftly research new topics, try new things, and develop mastery of subjects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and excitement to be in a prototyping shop building things with your hands
  • Extreme attention to detail
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with internal and external teams to lead the development work of both the agricultural and cargo battery packs
  • Design ground based support equipment such as charging, swapping and transportation systems
  • Pack level interconnect and mechanical design
  • Cell and pack level battery testing
  • Selection, testing, and validation of critical electrical components including connectors, cables, housings, fuses, adhesives, and coatings
  • Root cause analysis of field or manufacturing issues
  • Creation, revision control, and maintenance of detailed documentation sets

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

13%

1 year growth

52%

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