Safety Data Science Lead at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Remote, United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Safety and Quality

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!

We are looking for an experienced individual to serve as the Safety Data Science Lead within Wisk.

This role reports to the SMS and Operations Safety Manager. The role of this position is to design, develop, and implement Wisk safety data science processes, tools, and initiatives in accordance with the Company SMS and international standards and best practices. The Safety Data Science Lead will work to ensure that our Wisk safety data and analysis program meets Company safety objectives.


  • Act as the Safety Data Science Lead for the Wisk safety program.
  • Lead safety analyses initiatives and conduct safety risk assessments to aid in the development of safe operations of the Wisk service.
  • Interface with both internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to Quality, Manufacturing, Operations, and Maintenance to ensure cohesion of safety data and information products into the SMS.
  • Develop and support network-level analytics to model system design and integration to allow for optimization of system response in the face of uncertain operational parameters.
  • Support the development of certification artifacts for verification & validation of safety-critical autonomous systems in accordance with industry best practices.
  • Model and analyze safety data across multiple domains and stakeholder groups to proactively mitigate risk.
  • Investigate and analyze accidents and incidents involving Wisk products and make specific recommendations to correct actual or potential hazards.
  • Foster Just Culture and be a leader for company promotion of the SMS.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated skills in data analytics and visualization techniques for fostering and developing consensus among diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and derive data-driven insights for improving safety and quality from real-world data sets.
  • Able to change directions with the needs of the work environment and take-on additional responsibilities based on safety program needs

Experience and Education:

  • BS/BEng degree from an accredited College or University in an aviation/engineering related field or equivalent related work experience.
  • Master’s degree or other continued education in Mathematics, Analytics, and/or Data science from an accredited College or University or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Three-to-five years experience in aviation with experience in Safety and/or Quality.
  • Experience dealing with safety and environmental laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Extensive experience in safety risk management and mitigation.

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 flight lessons, wellness subsidies, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

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
    Safety Data Science Lead
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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