2022-05-18 Google Operations Center
Hardware Engineer
Palo Alto, 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 uncrewed 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: 

Wing is looking for a Hardware Engineer to join our Electrical and Embedded Software engineering team based in Palo Alto.  The ideal candidate has a passion for making things move, demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices bringing complex electronics to market, and the ability to deliver results as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Work with aeronautical and mechanical engineers to determine the propulsion system requirements for Wing’s unmanned aircraft systems
  • Design and/or select electromechanical components (motors, actuators, servos) according to system requirements
  • Design control electronics and generate electrical schematics
  • Define and execute test plans for motor control systems
  • Design for volume manufacturing and support factory engineers from prototyping to product launch. International travel for build support up to 15%
  • Drive resolution of cross-functional issues including those related to architecture (performance, power consumption, thermal behavior), production (quality, failure analysis, manufacturing, cost) and development (schematic design, PCB layout and overall system integration)
  • Perform data analysis and generate engineering documentation (design drawing, documents, test plans, procedures and reports)
  • Collaborate across diverse teams to meet safety, reliability and certification requirements

What You’ll Need: 

  • BA/BS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering/Embedded/Computer Hardware Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum 5 years of design experience in an electronics production environment, including experience with packaging, integration, cost reduction, sourcing and transitioning a product to the manufacturing team
  • Experience with brushless DC motors in aviation applications
  • Experience with design and testing of electronic speed controllers (ESCs)
  • Embedded programming experience on baremetal/light RTOS systems
  • Strong technical communication/presentation skills and attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of size, weight, power, processing resources and cost constraints needed by real-time, embedded avionics platforms


  • Background in custom BLDC motor design and/or propeller design
  • Control theory education and experience
  • Experience in software design for BLDC motor control applications 
  • Passion or interest in aviation
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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