Autonomy Validation Lead
About You and The Role
Zipline is at the forefront of a logistics revolution, using autonomous aircraft to deliver just-in-time, life-saving medical supplies on multiple continents, 7 days a week. We have completed over 200,000 deliveries; it took over 4 years to reach the first 100,000 deliveries. It took 8 months to reach the last 100,000 deliveries. Do you want to be a part of reaching 1 million life-saving deliveries in the next 2 years?
We believe access to medical care should not depend on your GPS coordinates. In service of our mission to operate at global scale, we’re growing our perception capabilities, to expand quickly and safely into new products and locations, with the ultimate goal of delivering essential packages right to your doorstep. Our Autonomy team is looking for an Autonomy Validation Lead to build the systems we use to measure critical metrics tied to safety and mission success across our Autonomy stack.
What You'll Do
- Lead a team developing applications and frameworks for software validation used across the Autonomy stack
- Establish best practices for Autonomy capability validation
- Use simulation tools to construct environments and scenarios for evaluating Autonomy performance
- Partner closely with Autonomy software team to understand how our operating environment impacts our capabilities
- Partner closely with systems engineering and data teams to understand requirements and ensure we have the right data and metrics to validate system performance
- Partner closely with test engineering to ensure successful completion of vehicle tests
- Support documentation development for internal and external stakeholders
- Support test design and development for software Release Validation
What You'll Bring
- Experience deploying safety-critical systems in production
- Demonstrated technical leadership in a production environment
- Familiarity with using simulation and data analysis to evaluate system performance
- Deep expertise in one or more of the following areas: Simulation, Robotic Perception, Robotic Planning and Decision-Making, Statistics
What Else You Need to Know
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