Supply Base Engineer

Redwood City
Insightfully designed manufacturing processes and fully qualified supplier relationships are critical elements in bringing tightly integrated, sophisticated electromechanical systems to major markets. As the primary designer and executioner of Skydio’s supply base engineering practice, you’ll interface with vendors and impact product design specifications to ensure that the world’s most advanced autonomous drones arrive on time and at the highest quality.


    • Define and implement the technical sourcing strategy for timely delivery of high quality electrical, mechanical and optical components, systems and subsystems 
    • Create supplier-specific manufacturing processes and quality plans to ensure supply partners have the capabilities in place for high quality production at volume
    • Architect, develop and implement processes and metrics to fabricate, test, and validate complex electromechanical and optical components
    • Define, implement and facilitate real-time, on-going data collection and reporting from suppliers
    • Initiate and drive corrective action on quality problems to ensure that the root cause of failures are identified and resolved


    • Desire to bring groundbreaking electromechanical systems to life
    • Electrical, mechanical or quality engineering experience in creating high-end, high-volume consumer electronic products (bonus points for startup experience)
    • Significant experience in supply chain, manufacturing and/or quality engineering
    • Interpersonal and leadership skills as well as the ability to be a positive team member to both colleagues and external partners
    • In-depth knowledge of quality, reliability, supplier management, statistical process controls and auditing techniques
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.