2021-11-19 Google Operations Center
Flight Test Specialist
Hollister, California, United States

About Wing

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an unmanned traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About the Role:

As a  Flight Test Specialist, you are responsible for planning and execution of R&D flight testing. This position is based at our remote flight test location in Hollister, California. This role involves developing detailed flight test plans including mission design, simulation, test execution, post flight data analysis, debugging, and reporting to relevant stakeholders. Previous experience as a flight test engineer is essential.

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform flight test planning, flight readiness reviews, flight briefs/debriefs, act as test director during test execution and perform post flight data analysis
  • Assist in developing flight manuals and supporting documentation necessary to operate the system
  • Assist in the certification process, including generating and presenting certification artifacts
  • Travel to remote flight test locations as required

What You’ll Need:

  • B.S. in an engineering field or equivalent on the job learning experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; ability to explain complex concepts and designs to colleagues across disciplines
  • Comfort with a fast-paced environment and an appetite for innovation


  • Experience in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Experience in creating test automation scripts using Python or similar
  • Experience with data processing and visualization tools such as Matlab 
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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