Flight Test Operator - Flight Core and Hardware Validation

March 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:$80,750 - $120,000
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in- class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from action sports enthusiasts to first responders to insurance claims adjusters.

About the role:

Skydio is seeking an enthusiastic flight test engineer to help validate the next generation of Skydio products. Skydio builds innovative flying platforms and software to control them. This role will be focused on working on hardware validation during the prototyping phase and software validation vital for the prototypes' operation. This role requires a rigorous approach to field testing complex systems and their capabilities across a wide spectrum of environmental and operating conditions.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Create and run smoke and regression tests to validate system confidence
  • Run and optimize existing test plans to keep in line with the latest features
  • Track performance metrics across hardware builds
  • Capture and surface product limitation early in the development cycle to improve performance and market fit
  • Validate SW changes to ensure a stable flying platform
  • Assist in collection of flight data for competitive benchmarking
  • Generate substantial amounts of logged flight data and media that will be used to characterize and improve system performance and reliability
  • Execute flights at our local facilities as well as strategic sites around the United States
  • What makes you a good fit:

  • Software QA/testing background
  • Part 107 Certification
  • Practical experience with UAS and capturing media
  • Understanding of UAS subsystems and their real world performance
  • Basic mechanical and electrical system integration knowledge
  • Solid debugging of hardware and software systems
  • Experience operating Linux based systems
  • Demonstrated passion for things that fly (bonus points for sUAS Pilot's license)
  • Thorough communication and documentation skills
  • Interest in spending lots of time outdoors
  • Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $80,750 - $120,000. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

    For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.


    At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

    As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti- discrimination laws.

    For positions located in the United States of America, Skydio, Inc. uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit https: // www. e-verify.gov/

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