2023-08-28 Google Operations Center
Senior Software Engineer, System Optimization
Remote, Palo Alto, CA (United States), United States

About Wing: 

Wing offers drone delivery as a safe, fast, and sustainable solution for last mile logistics. Consumer appetites for on-demand services are increasing, but current delivery methods are inefficient, costly, and contribute to road accidents and air pollution. Wing’s fleet of autonomous delivery drones can transport small packages directly from businesses to homes on-demand, in minutes. We design, build, and operate our aircraft, and offer drone delivery services on three continents. Our technology is designed to be easy to integrate into existing delivery and logistics networks, offering a scalable drone delivery solution for a broad range of businesses. Wing is a part of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and our mission is to create the preferred means of delivery for the planet. To do this, we must build a workforce that's representative of the global communities that we serve. If you're ready to do the greatest work of your life, come join us.

About the Role: 

Wing is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Delivery Network team based in Palo Alto, CA.

What You’ll Do:

  • Optimize the flow of delivery drones through a network with limited resources.
  • Rapidly explore optimization ideas by developing a prototype implementation, gathering data, quantifying impact, and clearly communicating the results in context with business objectives.
  • Instrument, analyze, and model system performance metrics such as task throughput, takeoff delay, fleet utilization, and pickup estimation.
  • Develop models to simulate system performance and evaluate new algorithms.
  • Judiciously apply techniques from operations research and mathematical optimization to boost delivery network performance and key business metrics.
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers to create highly scalable production systems.

What You’ll Need: 

  • Solid coding skills and a willingness to learn C++.
  • Experience framing and solving routing, scheduling, or resource allocation problems.
  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience


  • Hands-on experience with commercial or open-source optimization solvers and the ability to tune their performance for Wing's specific use cases.
  • Path planning for autonomous vehicles
  • Scaling distributed systems
  • Experience building and managing a team

The US base salary range for this full-time position is the salary range below + bonus + equity + benefits. Wing’s salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

Salary Range
$157,000$235,000 USD
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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