Manager, Supplier Quality Engineering

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!

Insightfully designed manufacturing processes and fully qualified supplier relationships are critical elements in bringing tightly integrated, sophisticated electromechanical systems to major markets. As the leader of our Supplier Quality Engineering team, you’ll interface with an international team to work alongside our supply base vendors to focus on making the components that ensure that we can build 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
  • Experience managing quality engineering teams
  • 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

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $145,000-195,000*. 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.

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