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Senior Packaging Design Engineer



South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 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

Zipline has partnered with some of the most innovative healthcare, restaurant, and retail brands in the country to revolutionize the way goods are moved. These companies have spent decades refining their business models and continuously reimagining how to deliver a superior customer experience. Zipline is helping them reimagine it once again for the 21st century, with instant delivery via drone. But that may also require some adaptation:

  • How do you deliver a steaming hot cup of coffee without spilling it?
  • How do you transport a lab sample while maintaining the appropriate temperature?
  • How do you ensure that the act of receiving and opening the package adds to the delight of the delivery?

If helping our partners solve similar challenges excites you, then you might belong on Zipline’s Customer Success team. Our ideal candidate is customer obsessed, creative, and deeply curious. Experience in packaging design/engineering is necessary and an industrial design background is a plus. You should combine a rigorous approach to designing packaging with the ability to think outside the box. Most importantly, you should be invigorated by the challenge of how to make square pegs fit into round holes and dedicated to delivering results.

What You'll Do

  • Develop a deep understanding of our partners’ products, constraints, and goals
  • Design, present, and prototype realistic and economical packaging solutions. These should allow our partners to optimize the space available in Zipline’s drone delivery systems while maintaining product quality and maximizing customers’ unpacking experience
  • Create high quality 3D models, presentations, physical mockups, and test solutions
  • Test and validate packaging solutions to ensure feasibility in the real world
  • Collaborate with partners, Customer Success, and third-party vendors to design, develop and source packaging solutions

What You'll Bring

  • Real life experience in packaging design
  • Background in industrial design
  • A creative vision aligned with the innovation that our new solution provides
  • A deep understanding of solutions on a system level
  • A focus on continuous learning - it’s how we made it this far!

What Else You Need to Know

The starting cash range for this role is $130,000 - $165,000. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, working location, and projected impact. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.
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!