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Reliability Engineering Intern [Fall 2023]



South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023

About Zipline

Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building the first instant logistics system that serves all humans equally. Leveraging expertise in robotics and autonomy, Zipline designs, builds, and operates a fleet of cutting edge, autonomous delivery drones. We serve tens of millions of people around the world.

Joining Zipline’s Emerging Talent program as an intern is an opportunity to contribute to our promise of building a system that provides equitable access to critical healthcare supplies for millions of people. We believe that internships are more than just opportunities to learn by watching or doing low level tasks. We expect our interns to take on meaningful work that actively contributes to moving Zipline’s mission forward, while learning real-world skills that will serve them in their careers for the long term.

Join us, and build the future of logistics with the best humans around!

About the Hardware Reliability Team

The Hardware Reliability Team ensures that Zipline’s hardware works as consistently as possible throughout its operating life so our customers can depend on our service. Our responsibilities cover the entire product life cycle from designing for reliability through sustaining and failure analysis.

The Role

You’ll develop failure analysis techniques for electrical and mechanical systems. Your work will enable rapid iteration on next generation products and you’ll be mentored by the Hardware Reliability Team.

What You'll Do

  • Perform hardware debugging, root cause, and failure analysis
  • Use advanced imaging equipment such as microscopes and CT scanners
  • Reliability test planning and execution
  • Optimize performance of advanced instruments
  • Build instructional documentation to support new users of complex systems

What You'll Bring

  • Electrical and/or mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • A drive to tinker and understand why something doesn’t work
  • Strong attention to detail and quality
  • Experience with cameras and image processing is a plus
  • Experience with electrical and/or mechanical CAD tools is a plus
  • Extreme ownership and a bias for action
  • Able to be onsite 5 days a week

What Else You Need to Know

Our internships are full-time positions, in-person at our South San Francisco office. We will host our Fall 2023 interns from September to December.

The starting cash range for this role is $34.00 - 38.00 / hour. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, and working location. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; overtime pay; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.

We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

Zipline is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your point of contact at Zipline know if you require any accommodations throughout your interview process.