2024-05-14 Google Operations Center
Electrical and Embedded Engineering Manager
Palo Alto, California (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 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 Hardware Engineering Manager to join our Electrical and Embedded Engineering team based in Palo Alto, CA.  The ideal candidate has hands-on experience driving innovative products from concept, through prototyping and design, all the way to manufacturing.  They are committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment where every team member is empowered to leverage their strengths in order to deliver robust and elegantly simple solutions to difficult problems.

What You’ll Do:

Manage, mentor, and guide a team of electrical and embedded software engineers with diverse backgrounds who drive the development of Wing’s growing portfolio of aircraft and ground support hardware. Encourage innovation and technical leadership across all areas of electronic hardware development and related processes. Foster personal growth by assigning each team member to projects tailored to their skill levels, long-term goals, personalities, and work styles. Set clear expectations and create a positive, supportive, and inclusive work environment. Support the performance review process and provide effective feedback. Hire and develop new talent to improve our capabilities, enhance our capacity, and execute on product development opportunities. Implement both tactical and strategic team and org-based improvement initiatives. Drive cross-functional consensus building in a dynamic environment and promote strong, “silo-free” communication and collaboration between teams. Support schedule/budget development and coordinate with program management. Help define streamlined hardware development and verification processes. Provide focus and technical leadership in design reviews. Identify and mitigate potential risks/issues throughout the project life cycle. Actively reduce complexity by fostering simple and elegant designs/solutions. Champion product safety and reliability for systems and components with the highest level of integrity.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Engineering (CE), or Computer Science (CS)
  • 5+ years of electrical or embedded software design development engineering experience; 2+ years of managerial experience
  • Proven track record of building, leading, and managing high-functioning design and/or technical teams
  • Ability to inspire and coach individuals and groups to achieve career development and performance goals
  • Proven track record of building relationships, fostering collaboration, driving conflict resolution, and working cross-functionally with multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience managing priorities in ambiguous situations; strives in a fast paced environment, adapts quickly to new requirements
  • Proven track record and expertise in design of embedded systems on simple microcontrollers and complex SoCs
  • Practical knowledge of how to quickly prototype and test designs as well as experience with high-volume production manufacturing
  • Proficient in CAD software and EPDM (Altium/Agile preferred) 
  • Creative problem-solving experience


  • Advanced or multiple degrees in EE, CE, or CS
  • 7+ years design experience with both electrical hardware and embedded software/firmware
  • Management experience in mixed hardware/software teams
  • Familiarity with UAS specific systems and designs - navigation, perception, motors, batteries, and flight controls
  • Passion for or interest in aviation

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
$190,000$213,000 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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