It’s a race against rival Amazon, which is also working on drone delivery, and the Google X subsidiary that oversees Alphabet’s drone effort is looking to hire various aerospace experts, from guidance and navigation-control managers to computer-vision engineers.
While Google is known as an intense and high-pressure place to work, a recent job listing for its drone effort reveals a humorous side. The listing for an engineer focused on “airspace management” describes an ideal candidate with all the usual top-notch coding and data skills, as well as one curious trait:
You also have an interest in airspace management practices and think that flying airplanes is cooler than crashing airplanes.
Here’s hoping that Alphabet can find a qualified candidate for the job before its fleet of drones takes to the skies.