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

The FP&A team at Skydio is seeking a talented business partner who thrives on executing in a fast-paced, rapidly growing organisation. The role will report to VP, FP&A and will support Skydio’s G&A teams and Hardware Operations teams. Your responsibilities will include preparing and tracking budgets, designing and managing financial metrics, developing management reporting, and performing various ad hoc analyses. This is a hands-on, strategic role and will require a solid understanding of hardware development and manufacturing processes, direct and indirect COGS, cost optimisation, inventory management, and short-term and long-term planning.

Location: This is an office-based position that requires 3 days/week onsite at our HQ in San Mateo, CA.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Lead zero-based annual budgeting and monthly variance/forecasting analyses for business teams.
  • Lead financial analysis and design financial metrics to drive general cost optimisation and gross margin improvement processes.
  • Provide management reporting and analytics to senior management.
  • Be a thought leader and a close partner for business and accounting teams.

Desired Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of FP&A, Strategic Finance or Operational Finance experience in a technology company involving hardware, manufacturing operations, supply chain, and logistics.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. Proactive self-starter with the ability to multitask and prioritise appropriately to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong ability to communicate across different functions and levels of the company.
  • Deep understanding of the hardware business model and key drivers of growth and profitability.
  • Solid understanding of cost accounting fundamentals.
  • Strong quantitative/analytical skills.
  • Investment Banking or Management Consulting experience is a plus.

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $145,000 - $170,000*. 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 their 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.