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Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!

About the Role:

We are seeking a talented multi-disciplinary engineer to define, implement, and continuously improve manufacturing quality processes. In this role, your contributions will directly drive product quality, speed to market, productivity, and profitability.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Collaborate with product development, manufacturing, supply chain, and test teams to define manufacturing quality requirements.
  • Design and develop quality processes, inspection, and test systems that yield predictable product quality results within fast development schedules
  • Work closely with manufacturing and infrastructure teams to improve defect reporting and tracking systems
  • Proactively identify and mitigate productivity and yield losses.
  • Drives cross-functional Material Review Board meetings to classify, prioritize, and triage defects to appropriate team
  • Ensure defects are contained, failure root cause is determined, and corrective action is implemented and validated
  • Analyze and investigate defect trends that improve incoming material, internal process, and outgoing product quality

What Makes you a good fit:

  • Experience in supporting manufacturing through multiple product cycles
  • Experience with quality inspection points in manufacturing, cosmetic criteria, yield metrics and reporting
  • Technical whole-product engineering experience involving firmware-controlled electromechanical systems
  • Strong data processing and analytical skills (jira, SQL, MiniTab/JMP)
  • Ability to define and improve quality data systems
  • Enthusiasm to get a hands on understanding of complex problems to develop solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize own tasks in a dynamic, fast paced environment to maximize effectiveness
  • Excellent project management, communication, and cross-functional teamwork skills
  • Innate attention to detail and organization

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $140,000-185,000*. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.


At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.

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