Electrical Engineering Team Manager at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Mountain View, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Electrical Engineering

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all- electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

The Electrical Engineering Team Manager will lead a team of Electrical Design Engineers and Analysts to support various projects within the Wisk organization. Team members will be involved in conceptual designs, trade studies, prototyping, requirements development, formal reviews, detailed design, manufacturing and quality support, and testing. The team consists of Electrical Wire Harness Engineers, FPGA Firmware Engineers, Digital Design Electrical Engineers, EMI/EMC Engineers, and Power Electronics Engineers.


  • Building a high performing engineering team of Electrical designers and analysts.
  • Developing and maintaining the technical standards for engineering definition and design/analysis practices, including schematic and layout standards, analysis methods, documentation templates, and expectations for formal design reviews.
  • Providing technical mentorship and appropriate training to build team proficiency
  • Working with Project Leads and Program Management to properly support programs with team resources
  • Selecting and maintaining engineering tools appropriate for supported programs.
  • Providing People Management services to team members - including performance reviews, career development support, routine one-on-one meetings, and feedback opportunities
  • Planning team resource needs, hiring, recruiting efforts, and technical interviews
  • Maintaining a cohesive team across projects by holding routine group meetings to communicate information from the organization, lessons learned, and other improvement opportunities


  • 15+ years of experience in an aspect of Aircraft Electrical Systems development
  • 5+ years in an engineering leadership role
  • BS+ in relevant engineering discipline (Aerospace, Electrical, Systems, etc)
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals (circuit analysis, filter design, EMI emissions and susceptibility, worst case analysis, failure criteria, thermal considerations, etc) including hand calculation methods
  • Experience with the manufacturing methods and materials typical of high performance Aircraft Electrical Systems (including PCB fabrication and part assembly)
  • Experience working with formal requirements and planning verification activities
  • Experience using electrical test methods (from component testing to PCB circuit to system testing to full vehicle integration testing) to validate analysis models and to verify compliance with requirements


  • Knowledge of FAA certification processes and the design of vehicle systems to formal requirements such as Part 23, 25, 27, or similar
  • Experience supporting production, including quality, with design updates to improve manufacturability and non-conformance dispositions and justifications.
  • Experience with product sustainability support (field dispositions)
  • Detailed experience with Altium, Nexus, Teamcenter, and Polarian.
  • Proficiency with commercial schematic and layout software (e.g. Altium, OrCAD, etc.)
  • Experience with implementing Design for Manufacturing practices (including IPC Class 3)


We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and many more.

In order to protect the health and safety of all Wisk employees in the workplace, we are requiring that all employees receive an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 prior to physically returning to Wisk’s U.S. offices. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Electrical Engineering Team Manager
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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