Senior Manufacturing Test Engineer

San Mateo, California, United States

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 self-motivated multi-disciplinary HW test engineer to define, design, implement, and continuously improve MFG test solutions. In this role, your contributions will ensure that Skydio’s products are defect free, exceed quality requirements, and function reliably for our customers.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Collaborate with product development, quality, MFG, and SW teams to define MFG test plan and product test specifications
  • Partner with the engineering teams to incorporate DFT feedback into product design
  • Design test stations that involve station HW and SW development to support MFG
  • Come up with GR&R and station audit plans to ensure station health is optimal for MFG
  • Work with MFG and SW infrastructure teams to integrate test stations into MFG process and internal test framework
  • Proactively identify test related issues through build cycles and drive for timely resolution

What makes you a good fit: 


  • 5+ years of experience developing electromechanical MFG test stations.
  • Proficient in SW development - Python preferred. Solid OOP concepts required.
  • Ability to debug from system down to component level. Should be able to understand schematics and be comfortable using common lab equipment such as: DMM, Scopes, Logic analyzers, PSUs, Signal generators, etc.
  • Ability to analyze data to investigate test failures, assess design gaps, show process capability and equipment reliability (JMP/MiniTab/Matlab)
  • Expertise in communication interface protocols - UART, USB, I2C, GPIB, RS-232
  • Ability to supplement engineering work with technical documentation

Nice to have:

  • Strong CAD (Skydio uses CATIA) and mechanical fabrication skills
  • Electrical design and PCB layout to interface with DUT
  • Signal processing and statistical background
  • Develop dashboards to visualization and communicate key metrics

Compensation Range:

  • The annual base salary range for this position (spanning multiple experience levels) 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.

          *For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.



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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