Embedded Systems Software Engineer, Battery / Powertrain


South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/13/2021
  • Website: flyzipline.com
  • Company Address: , Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019

About Zipline

Zipline's mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies.

Job Description

Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and life-saving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.

Zipline is at the forefront of a logistics revolution, using autonomous aircraft to deliver just-in-time, lifesaving medical supplies on multiple continents, 7 days a week. We believe access to medical care should not depend on your GPS coordinates. 

About You and the Role:

Are you excited by real world autonomous vehicles? By the chance to use your engineering skills to help save lives? At Zipline, your work is intended for the field. Everyone makes immediate, impactful contributions. There is no time for extra meetings or for aiming low.

Zipline’s Embedded Software team is looking for an engineer to lead our battery and powertrain effort. The right candidate will have a strong mix of embedded and analytical skills, comfortable both with an oscilloscope and with proving accuracy of a mathematical model.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead our efforts on vehicle range estimation and battery reliability both on current and future vehicles.
  • Optimize battery charging to double our delivery fleet’s availability.
  • Tackle cross-functional efforts with our EE and ME teams for our next generation powertrain.
  • Participate in embedded development and problem solving for our world class in-house drone software

What You'll Bring: 

  • Professional experience building software in RTOS or Embedded Linux
  • Fluency writing embedded systems software in C/C++
  • Experience taking products from prototyping through to at scale deployment
  • Data crunching skills to develop and refine estimation
  • Confidence writing peripheral drivers based on electrical schematics and datasheets, and debugging the boundary between new software and prototype hardware
  • Focus on reliability and testing for safety critical systems
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal, and visual). You know how to tailor to your audience with the right level of technical depth
  • Preferred: Past power electronics/powertrain experience


Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.

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!

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