Energy Systems IPT Lead

2 days ago
Full time role



Mountain View, California, United States
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Job Description

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!
The Energy Systems IPT (Integrated Product Team) Lead is responsible for the design, integration, certification and delivery of the Aircraft Battery Packs, Battery Management System and Power Distribution throughout the aircraft.  You will work closely with all interfacing IPTs including Avionics, Propulsion, EWIS and Passenger Systems.  The Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead provides project-specific cross-functional leadership with responsibility for planning, monitoring, controlling and reporting on all their team’s activities. The IPT Lead is accountable for ensuring their team's objectives are achieved within the scope, schedule and budget allocation, and consistent with quality and technical standards. You will utilize your technical and business acumen to drive program & technical decisions and set objectives to meet the program schedule. You will be responsible for planning and coordinating the resources required to execute the program.Successful candidates will utilize proven methods to monitor adherence to schedule and budget, manage risk, plan and verify product technical maturity, and ensure their team’s technical delivery across all their products is at the highest standards. 


  • Lead their IPT’s technical development efforts related to architecture, design, development, integration, validation, performance, certification and production. 
  • Engage with other IPT Leads, Chief Engineers, Functional Managers, Program Office and Company Leadership to ensure successful program planning and execution 
  • Authority and accountability for their IPT’s technical scope in alignment with schedule and budget.
  • Support overall Program success by defining schedule inputs and changes into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), maintaining timely and effective change management of the schedule.
  • Monitor technical maturity and ensure that issues impacting progression are addressed immediately and corrective actions and recovery plans are implemented expeditiously
  • Plan and coordinate activities to support formal validation and verification, including any and all test activities 
  • Implement and follow Risk management activities to manage program technical, schedule and cost risk. 
  • Coordinate the engineering review, approval and release processes of all key deliverables
  • Support multidisciplinary program reviews and presentations throughout the different phases of development, certification, and production readiness with internal and external stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other relevant STEM field
  • 10+ years of experience in Aerospace engineering development and leadership with responsibility for scheduling and team/personnel management
  • 5+ years of experience in leading a multi-functional, technically-oriented, Integrated Product Team
  • 5+ years of experience in high-integrity battery pack design, including specification of all cell characteristics
  • 2+ years of lithium ion cell characterization and testing experience
  • Detailed knowledge of high and low voltage electrical power distribution topologies
  • 5+ years of experience working with Aerospace technologies, products and services.
  • Strong engineering analytical and technical skills with demonstrated experience delivering integrated technical solutions.
  • Strong communicator and excellent soft skills to work across the whole organization.
  • Experience performing cost and schedule management
  • Experience with risk, issues, and/or opportunity management
  • Expertise in project management tools such as Microsoft Project, JIRA, or equivalent
  • Strong decision-making abilities
  • Effective at managing wide range of tasks and rapidly changing priorities.


  • Graduate level degree in engineering or other relevant STEM field.
  • Demonstrated experience technical teams from the R&D stage to product delivery and in-service support, preferably with civil-certified aircraft.
  • Experience with performance and destructive testing of electric vehicle battery systems, preferably within aircraft. 
  • Experience with the design of battery management system state estimation and fault detection algorithms.
  • Experience with the design of safety-critical high and low voltage voltage power distribution topologies.
  • Developed complex systems using System Engineering processes including architecture development, systems integration, requirements development, validation, verification, process control etc. 
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), including use case development, activity diagrams, logical architecture, etc.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
  • Knowledge of systems engineering and systems safety analyses and processes, including SAE ARP 4754A, Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E and SAE ARP 4761 
  • Familiar with CAD software preferably NX, but also, Solidworks, CATIA, etc.

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as flight lessons, wellness subsidies, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more. 
In order to protect the health and safety of all Wisk employees in the workplace, we are requiring that all employees receive an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 prior to physically returning to Wisk’s U.S. offices. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.
Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 
Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.


Mountain View, California, United States
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