Integrated Systems Test Manager at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Mountain View, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Test and Flight Operations

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!

This position will support the design, development and certification of a new class of all-electric aircraft. As theRigs Manager in the Test and Flight Operations team, you will be working closely with other Systems Test Engineers and Integrated Product Team Leads as well as cognizant systems engineers and the certification group to validate and verify a revolutionary new aircraft design.

Wisk recognizes the challenges that the UAM industry faces with regards the certification path for our vehicles. We are taking a pragmatic approach to this task and consequently are looking for experienced personnel to join our talented team to make the certification process as efficient and effective as possible. To be a member you will have displayed highly developed safety awareness and risk management capabilities in previous roles, and be willing to continue this behavior at Wisk.

Why we need you

  • The successful candidate is someone who has been responsible for generating a test capability for Wisk that will be spread across component level items, up to a fully integrated aircraft level item. The role will need work across the company and also interact with external resources. It is expected that the successful applicant will have a strong background in Rig development and will bring this experience with a desire to make Wisk an industry leader in this capability. In this role, the candidate must be an effective people manager as well as technically capable. Able to work across all company functions to achieve exceptional results.

What you will do:

  • Build and grow the functional capability to ensure that the team meets/exceeds the company needs: hire, develop, train, coach and mentor team members.
  • Responsible for employees goals setting, performance reviews and personal development plans
  • Ensure the development of technical expertise in relation to rig design and test.
  • Continue to develop and install world class processes, tools & capabilities to support company needs.
  • Manage the deployment of resources into the programs. The company is currently running multiple programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the rig test function meets technical standards and on time/budget to support program needs.
  • Escalation path for the program when the program is not being supported.
  • The role owns and allocates budget for the discipline focusing on labor, tools and training.
  • Internal to the company deals primarily with Integrated Product Team Leads other functional managers and subject matter experts.

What you have done:

  • Suitable engineering qualifications to be able to fulfill the role.
  • Experience in leading or managing teams that have designed and commissioned integrated aircraft level rigs to support certification programs.
  • Years of experience will be commensurate with the developed skills, likely to need 12+ years experience to meet minimum requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a functional team to support multiple programs.
  • Aerospace OEM experience.

Who you are:

  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player

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
    Integrated Systems Test Manager
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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