R&D Engineer at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Mountain View, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Research and Development

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 mission of Advanced R&D is to ensure that Wisk has the right portfolio of technologies available so that Wisk is at the forefront of sustainable aviation transportation.

Advanced R&D will focus in the following areas.

- Competitive Intelligence: Evaluation of our competitors. What can we learn from them?

- Advanced Concepts: Development of technologies and systems that are not yet mature enough to be part of an active program (future battery chemistries, active noise control, advanced automation, etc)

- Special Mission Projects: Modified versions of Cora & Cora X for other applications (cargo, hybrids, tech development platforms).

Wisk needs a strong leader to ensure that R&D projects reach their goals and set us up for future success.-

What you'll do

  • Support and/or Lead R&D projects as required
  • Write code, turn wrenches, build harnesses, analyze data, build & fix things, and document results!


  • 5+ years of direct hands-on experience in the design, integration, build, and test of prototype systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Engineering is more than a career demonstrated by personal interests and projects

Who you are

  • Self-motivated with a strong bias for action, compassion, inclusivity, and excellent problem solving skills across multidisciplinary skill sets
  • You get things done.
  • You seek feedback, ask great questions, and are honest about what you know and don’t.
  • You love trying something new even if you know it might not work.

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
    R&D Engineer
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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