Cody C. Badger

(415) 409 - 9362 • 48 Cumberland St. San Francisco, CA 94110 •

Team focused Mechanical Engineer with a passion for innovation, design and product development. Experience in founding and expanding hardware and firmware teams from conceptual design to prototype. Curious and inquisitive in robotics, fluid dynamics, hardware control and product design. Fortune 500 experience in product reliability & validation.

Technical and Applied Skills


Lead Reliability Test Engineer Loon & PFS

Mountain View, CA, August 2018 - Present

Supervisor: Derek Herbert, Reliability Lead

Loon, a Google X graduate, has developed the most essential components of a cell tower and redesigned them to be light and durable enough to be carried by a balloon at a 60,000 foot elevation, on the edge of space. I lead the hardware reliability test lab team.

Founding Engineer Industrial Optic

San Francisco, CA, November 2016 - March 2018

Supervisor: Adam Tank, CEO & Founder

Industrial Optic, a Lemnos Labs portfolio company, developed drones and in-situ repair solutions of live municipal drinking water pipe systems.

Lead Hardware Engineer Brewbot

Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 2015 - October 2016

Supervisor: Sam Khamis, CTO

Brewbot developed the hardware and software to run a the world’s first distributed brewery controlled entirely over wifi with the worlds largest database of brewing inputs

Mechanical Engineer Modular Science

San Francisco, CA, March 2014 – May 2015

Supervisor: Peter Sand, Founder

Modular Science, an early stage start-up developing hardware and software for bio-lab procedure automation, focusing on modular, hackable, well-documented systems.

Vehicle Reliability Test Engineer Tesla Motors

Fremont, CA, October 2012 – April 2013

Supervisor: John Spruill, Manager, Vehicle Test

Product Validation Test Engineer II Case New Holland

Burr Ridge, IL, August 2011 – October 2012

Supervisor: James Robertson, Manager, Worldwide Stress Test

Mechanical Engineering Intern Zero Motorcycles

Santa Cruz, CA Mar 2011 – Aug 2011

Supervisor: Derek Yuen, Director of Mechanical Engineering

Design and Implementation Engineer Engineers Without Borders, SF Professionals

San Francisco & El Salvador, 2009 – 2011, 2014

Supervisor: Albert Sandell, Project Lead

Founder Supermileage Vehicle Team

Los Angeles, 2004 – 2006


M.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2008

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2006

Personal Interests