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Ground Systems Engineering Test Technician



Software Engineering
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, we are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers. The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Through our technology that includes robotics and autonomy, we are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.
Join Zipline and help us to make good on our promise to build an equitable and more resilient global supply chain for billions of people.

About You and The Role

Have you ever had the experience of buying a product and having it break or become defective out of the box quickly and vow you never want to experience that again? If yes, this could be the position for you! As a critical member of the Ground Systems Test team, you will be part of our mission to make sure that that experience is never had by the many thousands of doctors who rely on us every day to help them save their patients' lives. We are looking for technically qualified candidates to join our team and grow with us as we obsess over how to test a product so that it can grow from serving tens of thousands to billions of customers.

The ideal candidate will likely have a high attention to detail, strive to make data driven decisions and present the facts as you see it.

What You'll Do

  • Verify that test specifications are correct and can be executed on given resources available.
  • Create test setups to match engineering specifications which includes interpretation of test procedures and diagrams, instrumentation, data acquisition, test article diagnostics and front line root causing.
  • Accurate reporting of incidents found during tests organized in a way easy for a layman to interpret.
  • Maintenance, safety, and use scheduling of Test Team equipment.
  • Write high quality and detailed reports that drive to the root of any issues on a given test using data and a first order analysis.

Ultimately all of these responsibilities lead to our highest purpose as a team, which is to provide sound design recommendations back to design engineering to improve system reliability and save more lives.

What You'll Bring

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working on hardware/software projects and collaborating with hardware engineers
  • Ability to understand and interpret a wide variety of technical documents (electrical specification, mechanical drawings, etc…)
  • Ability to organize data in a way that is easy to understand

What Else You Need to Know

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!