Palo Alto, California (United States), United States
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 highly automated 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 Mechanical Engineer to join our Mechanical Design team based in Palo Alto, CA. The position seeks highly-motivated individuals who enjoy working in a highly dynamic team environment. The successful candidate is able to demonstrate a broad mechanical design, prototyping, and analysis skill set based on experience with driving products from concept, through prototyping and design, all the way to manufacturing. We’re looking for people who are intrinsically driven to solve hard problems with stunningly simple solutions, move fast, and are highly adaptive.
What You’ll Do:
Brainstorm creative solutions to mechanical, manufacturing, and mechatronic problems
Design elements of the aircraft and/or ground support infrastructure in CAD
Sketch, design, build and test prototypes or proof of concepts
Perform detailed design of manufacturing ready parts in CAD
Complete engineering analysis from hand-calcs to FEA
Work with teammates to collaborate and push for simple and elegant assemblies
Strive for data-driven decisions that are well understood and communicated throughout the team
Interface tightly with manufacturing, electrical, UX and other teams on Wing
Collaborate with external vendors to bring your ideas to life at scale
What You’ll Need:
BSc/MSc in Mechanical Engineering
At least 2 years of full-time professional industry experience is required
Proficient in CAD software and EPDM (SolidWorks preferred)
Experience in designing robust mechanical assemblies, tightly integrated electronics enclosures and thermal solutions
Experience analyzing static and dynamic systems through hand calcs and FEA
Practical knowledge of rapid prototyping fabrication and test methods
Experience in driving fast development cycles with vendors locally and abroad
Ability to work independently, navigate trade spaces, and work within tight timelines
Adapts quickly to new requirements and inputs
Highly collaborative and effective communicator across functional teams
Experience with volume production manufacturing methods such as injection molding, die casting, CNC, sheet metal, and rapid prototyping fabrication
Knowledge in Python, Matlab or equivalent scripting/scientific programming languages is a big plus
Strong GD&T drawing expertise
Big plus for portfolios describing personal or professional projects which include challenging problems and process by which they were solved
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.
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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