Lead Electronics Technician at DASH Systems

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Why This Job Exists
Autonomous precision deliveries require highly reliable electronics and compute running on our pods and aircraft. Highly skilled, in-house  electronics prototyping is a keystone of our ability to move quickly, adapt, and keep pushing the boundaries of precision autonomous delivery. Your responsibilities will include owning prototyping, modification, and maintenance of pod and aircraft electronics assemblies for testing, experiments, and product demonstrations. Your role will be a mix of lead technician and shop manager. Initially you will be leading the charge, but as we scale, your responsibilities will grow into growing and managing a team of technicians to support our growing delivery efforts and product portfolio. You will work collaboratively with software, mechanical, and electrical engineers to bring a new class of aerospace products to life.
 
What We Are Doing
At DASH we are building the future of aviation enabled logistics where one-day deliveries
anywhere in the world are just as possible, convenient, and cost effective as mailing a package
down the street. We accomplish this feat by commercializing aerial delivery technologies.
Simply put we build the system that allows any airplane, helicopter or drone to safely,
effectively, and legally land cargo into an area smaller than a helipad. To achieve this goal we
are advancing the state of the art in precision aerial guidance while tackling unique engineering
and aviation challenges. Founded in 2017 we have put our systems to the test delivering
thousands of pounds of supplies for hurricane relief. We land the package not the plane.
 

Key Requirements

  • AS degree in Electronics Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 years + of experience in an engineering development environment or 5 years + experience in a Test Technician Role
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of engineering and reliability fundamentals.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, and lab equipment.
  • Strong experience with reading, interpreting, and drawing electrical schematics and circuits.
  • Strong experience with wiring diagrams and harness drawings.
  • Experience with oscilloscopes, DMMs and HV power supplies.
  • Experience in the use of a broad variety of test, control and data acquisition equipment.
  • High voltage/power experience along with Low voltage and control system experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for their success.
  • Positive attitude, eagerness to learn and ability to change direction quickly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Aerospace, aviation, mil spec, or other high reliability systems experience or training preferred.
Benefits and Opportunities
  • Ownership and autonomy to tackle complex and groundbreaking new concepts in aerospace design
  • Chance to participate in aviation operations, flight training and aircraft ride-alongs in Southern California!
  • Conveniently located at private hangar next door to Space X & Tesla at Hawthorne Airport
  • Full Benefits, dental, vision and PTO (For a full benefit offering, please visit our Built In LA Profile) 
  • Stock option grants
  • Full time position
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • MAVLinkLibraries
    • ROSFrameworks
    • PX4Frameworks
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

Conveniently located at Hawthorne Airport in a commercial hangar. Next to SpaceX, trendy Eureka! restaurant, 24 Hr Fitness, Target and Lowes.

An Insider's view of DASH Systems

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office vibe in the DASH hangar is friendly, ambitious, and non-aggressive. Everyone is very welcoming and works well together.
Any conflicts that arise are resolved in a very professional and respectful manner. The vibe at DASH is great because of everyone's enthusiasm for aerospace, entrepreneurship, and the startup lifestyle.

MJ

Head of Business Development

What makes someone successful on your team?

Natural curiosity, a drive to build things that work and solve problems in novel ways, and being a great, collaborative teammate are skills that will take you far on the software team at DASH.

Filip

Director of Software

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working at DASH has afforded me continuous growth opportunities in Engineering Design, the product we are designing has been a fun and interesting problem to engineer around. Being a part of this team that is diverse in both people and experiences has been the most valuable part of my time with DASH.

Phil

Senior Hardware Engineer

What are DASH Systems Perks + Benefits

DASH Systems Benefits Overview

Ownership and autonomy to tackle complex and groundbreaking new concepts in aerospace design
Opportunity to work on a small team
Open door policy
Chance to participate in aviation operations, flight training, and aircraft ride-alongs in Southern California! Conveniently located at private hangar next door to Space X & Tesla at Hawthorne Airport
Full Benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, and unlimited PTO
Additional Benefits: One Medical, SoFi, Rocket Lawyer, Live Health Online, Rightway, EmpowerDX, Petplan
Stock option grants

Culture
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,750 per calendar year for individuals and $5,000 per calendar year for dependent care.
Disability Insurance
Short Term Disability: Guardian 60.00% to $2,500 per week Long Term Disability: Guardian 60.00% to $12,000 per month
Dental Benefits
Guardian Dental Standard Plan, Guardian Dental Value Plan
Vision Benefits
VSP Vision Standard
Health Insurance Benefits
Anthem HMO 30 (So CA), Anthem HMO 30 (Nor CA), Anthem PPO 250, Anthem PPO 500, Anthem HSA 2800, Nevada Only PPO Plan, Kaiser HMO 15 (Nor CA), Kaiser HMO 15 (So CA), Hawaii Only Plan.
Life Insurance
Guardian Flat to $50,000
Pet Insurance
Discounts on pet insurance.
Wellness Programs
ONE MEDICAL , LIVEHEALTH ONLINE, KAISER VIDEO DOCTOR, SMARTSPEND, SOFI, PETPLAN, ANTHEM PROGRAMS, EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, ANTHEM FUTURE MOMS KAISER THRIVE MATERNITY, TRAVEL ASSIST, CARE CONCIERGE
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Offered with Mass Mutual
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax account for parking and transit
Company Outings
Team outings have included Catalina Island, overnight cabin stays, and virtual Family Feud,
Stocked Kitchen
Kitchen is stocked with unlimated snacks (healthy & non-healthy), quick meals, coffee, sparkling water, redbull.
Some Meals Provided
DASH frequently hosts team dinners and team lunches, especially when we stay late. We want our team to know we appreciate them.
Parking
We have parking directly next to our office
Pet Friendly
DASH is pet-friendly!
Relocation Assistance
DASH offers relocation assistance, temporary housing, some moving costs, and travel expenses reimbursement.
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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