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Engineering Program Manager Intern [Fall 2024]



South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

About Zipline

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 the first instant logistics system that serves all humans equally. Leveraging expertise in robotics and autonomy, Zipline designs, builds, and operates a fleet of cutting edge, autonomous delivery drones. We serve tens of millions of people around the world.

Joining Zipline’s Emerging Talent program as an intern is an opportunity to contribute to our promise of building a system that provides equitable access to critical healthcare supplies for millions of people. We believe that internships are more than just opportunities to learn by watching or doing low level tasks. We expect our interns to take on meaningful work that actively contributes to moving Zipline’s mission forward, while learning real-world skills that will serve them in their careers for the long term.

Join us, and build the future of logistics with the best humans around!

About the Ground Systems Team

The Ground Systems team designs the hardware for Zipline’s fulfillment operations and flight infrastructure on the ground. The design of the Ground Systems defines Zipline’s customer experience for shipper integration, and requires solving the technical challenges of enabling autonomous flights to and from our distribution centers. This includes electro-mechanical systems to enable autonomous takeoff and landing, battery charging and thermal management, and the software to control these components. We engineer a broad range of systems, from high volume electronic assemblies to building scale infrastructure and mechanisms.

The Role

You’ll own a system within the subset of Ground Systems that is focused on our next generation aircraft; developing a plan, creating a schedule and driving execution for the hardware development program, including activities for engineering design, prototyping, testing, supplier and manufacturing line bring up.

What You'll Do

  • Work with mechanical, electrical, software and test engineers to build and execute a plan to develop new hardware
  • Understand and mitigate technical and program risks to keep Zipline’s next generation programming on track
  • Drive prototyping and test activities to validate the hardware and software design
  • Report program updates to leadership

What You'll Bring

  • Must have at least completed the second year of your undergraduate studies or equivalent. Masters and PhD students are also eligible.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to pick up technical concepts rapidly
  • Extreme ownership and a bias for action
  • Able to be onsite 5 days a week

What Else You Need to Know

Our internships are full-time positions, in-person at our South San Francisco office. We will host our Fall 2024 interns from September to December.

The starting cash range for this role is $34.00 - 38.00 / hour. 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, and working location. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; overtime pay; 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, 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!

Zipline is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your point of contact at Zipline know if you require any accommodations throughout your interview process.