VP Engineering

Drones - Delivery & Logistics
$275,000-$300,000 basic

Airbotics Talent have been retained by a leading drone logistics (last meter) provider to hire a VP of Engineering, based out of their headquarters in California. This role will sit over the entire Engineering (Hardware & Software), R&D, Test and Development business and will ultimately define the product roadmap, technology and direction of product development and innovation.

This role can be worked on a hybrid basis but requires a minimum of one day a week in their Californian office.

The Role

As VP Engineering, this role will sit at executive level and report directly in to the Founder and CEO. Sitting over a diverse technical team and, in collaboration with the operations and commercial teams, will have a major role to play in the direction of both existing and future product lines.  

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop and drive the technical vision and strategy for the organization, ensuring alignment with the company's business goals. Provide strong leadership and guidance to the engineering team.

• Product Development and Innovation: Lead the design, development, and continuous improvement of drone products, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to ensure product excellence and compliance with FAA regulations and other industry-specific standards.

• Compliance and Certification: Oversee adherence to FAA regulations and other relevant industry standards, guiding the team in obtaining necessary certifications and approvals for drone products.

• Resource Management: Effectively manage engineering resources, including talent acquisition, team development, and resource allocation to meet project timelines and quality standards.

• Research and Development: Drive research initiatives to stay at the forefront of technology advancements, identifying opportunities for innovation and differentiation in the market.

• Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain rigorous quality control processes and standards, ensuring the delivery of safe and reliable drone products.

• Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with operations and commercial teams to align engineering efforts with manufacturing capabilities, market demand, and product roadmaps.

• Budget and Cost Management: Develop and manage engineering budgets, optimizing resource allocation and cost-efficiency while delivering high-quality drone solutions

The Person

The ideal candidate will have:

• Experience of developing drone or UAV solutions is essential. Unfortunately candidates without this experience cannot be considered for this role

• A minimum of 5 year's experience at either CTO, VP Engineering or Senior Director level technical roles

• Experienced taking products from concept (blank sheet of paper) to volume production

• A inspirational business leader, capable of pulling together diverse technical teams with a shared vision and goals

• A Degree in Aviation, Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar technical field is strongly preferred

Salary & Benefits

$2750,000-$300,000 basic

• Bonus

• Strong equity option

• Other (inclusive of medical, 401k etc)

Our client are looking to hire this role immediately, so if interested please submit your application with attached resume / CV today for consideration!

Airbotics Talent are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities. All candidates sourced and submitted to our clients are based solely on suitability to our clients requirements without prejudice of age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, veteran or military status or marital status.

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