Compliance Program Manager

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 (Senior) Compliance Program Manager to help develop and certify hardware solutions that enable our revolutionary autonomous flight technology. The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of compliance and certification for hardware products and the ability to thrive in a dynamic engineering environment. We’re looking for a problem solver who can collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, driving cross-functional teams and external partners towards common goals and compliance milestones. This role requires deep technical knowledge and sharp program management skills.

This will be an in-person role at our HQ located in San Mateo, CA.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Work with legal & outside advisors to research and identify applicable regulatory and industry compliance standards, and assess related risks, for domestic and international products
  • Prevent compliance blockers by collaborating with engineering planning and design teams, reviewing design data, and developing compliance policies
  • Integrate certification and compliance needs into overall program plan [unit allocation, test timelines, budget, etc.]
  • Select and manage external test vendors to execute compliance and certification programs on schedule, review and interpret results, and react quickly to issues
  • Identify compliance marking requirements for product, packaging, and other materials, as well as marketing and ecommerce assets
  • Develop compliance program schedules and define milestones - track progress, communicate, and escalate issues as appropriate
  • Identify and communicate compliance risks and develop strategies to mitigate them

What makes you a good fit:

  • 3-5+ years of demonstrable excellence in managing compliance programs for consumer electronics, automotive, aircraft, or robotic systems
  • Detailed understanding of global safety and environmental regulations for relevant products
  • In-depth knowledge of EMC, CE & UKCA Regulations, IEC Safety standards and revisions, REACH, RoHS, WEEE, Prop 65, PTCRB, CSA, and ISED
  • Exceptional communication skills and natural ability to motivate/drive cross-functional internal teams, international teams, and external labs/partners towards a common goal
  • Relentless attention to detail and robust problem-solving skills
  • Highly analytical with the ability to organize and distill data as a key driver of rigorous product development and GTM decisions
  • Ability to adapt to technical changes and manage compliance for diverse array of products
  • Ability to remain flexible, calm, and creative in the face of uncertainty
  • Passion for hands-on work and being a force multiplier for forward progress

Compensation Range:  The annual base salary range for this position is $140,000-226,000*. 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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