Hardware Simulation Engineer
Posted on 7/19/2023

201-500 employees

Flying tools robotics
Company Overview
Skydio's mission is to make the world more productive, creative, and safe with autonomous flight. The company manufactures and distributes drones for various applications.
Burlingame, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Hardware Engineering
  • At least 3 years professional experience with an industry-standard multi-physics simulation toolset (e.g. ANSYS, COMSOL, Simscale) and CAD package (CATIA preferred)
  • Deep intuition for and at least 2 years of experience creating thermal models incorporating all forms of heat transfer to drive design iteration
  • Familiarity with modal, dynamic, and static loading physics and simulation and a strong desire to take a multi-physics approach when necessary
  • Experience developing boundary conditions through analytical and numerical methods when empirical data is not yet available
  • Passionate about maximizing product integrity across all axes and diving in to apply first principles while solving complex problems
  • Excellent project management, written & verbal communication and cross-functional teamwork skills
  • Work with product development teams to identify key risk areas where simulation can have a big impact; from proof of concept through product optimization for complex electro-mechanical autonomous systems
  • Execute qualitative and quantitative analyses to guide design decisions with full understanding of the tradespace
  • Dive in with hands-on lab experiments to refine boundary condition assumptions and collect the empirical data required to improve model correlation
  • Establish simulation and analysis as a core competency within the hardware development cycle through technical expertise and strong communication skills
  • Ensure a common understanding of what questions a given simulation answers, and what the limitations are
  • Participate in design reviews and provide key design for reliability inputs to mitigate risks before first prototypes are built