Company Overview:

Ampaire is a tech startup based in California that is leading the charge in electric aviation. We're on a mission to provide the world with electric commercial flights that are affordable, quiet, and environmentally conscious. We're building the future of air travel, are reimagining the way people and their things fly.  We are a practical and lean start-up that quickly iterates and learns, and this has allowed Ampaire to be among the first of the electric aviation companies to actually fly. We currently are flying what we believe to be the world’s largest electrified aircraft by weight and capacity.

We’re located at the intersection of aerospace and electric vehicles, right next to SpaceX and Tesla at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles County. As part of Starburst, the world’s top aerospace accelerator, we have access to an international support network. We're proud to have won multiple international awards as a Top Aerospace Startup (Hello Tomorrow, Paris), Top Electrification Startup (New Mobility Challenge, Los Angeles), and IEEE N3XT Stars. We've also been featured in Aviation Week for our creative business approach and early success. Our talented team brings a diverse background from top institutions including: Caltech, Stanford, USC, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and General Motors.

Job Overview:

Ampaire is seeking an experienced Director of Electrical Engineering.

Oversee and manage others performing detail design/specification, analysis, test, certification and support of energy storage systems and associated battery management systems (BMS), Electric Propulsion Motors (including integrated thermal systems), Powertrain Control Computers, HMI, DC-DC converters, Rectifiers and Inverters, high voltage wiring and switchgear, and low voltage wiring and communications.  Set and detail lower-level powertrain electrical component requirements. Oversee electrical engineering design reviews.  Build and maintain or procure appropriate design resources, test development facilities or services as necessary.  Direct supplier related activities. Directly perform all of the functions above as required. Develop project budgets and schedules for electrical engineering activities.  Release design artifacts and act as responsible engineering authority for electric propulsion and avionics parts and systems.  

 

Required Qualifications:

  • BSEE required, MSEE preferred
  • 10+ years' experience 
  • 5+ years leading a product development team 
  • High voltage (800V+) power electronics component and system design
  • Aircraft electrical systems design to DO-160, DO-254 and ARP 4754 and 4761
  • Control Systems Design
  • Demonstrated managerial, supervisory and leadership skills in a low-volume, fast-paced engineering and design environment
  • Familiarity with FAA certification of electronic and power systems
  • Passionate about engineering software applications and process improvements
  • Successful FAA Certification of electrical and avionics systems per Part 23
  • FAA DER for Avionics and Electrical Systems
  • Flight computer or engine control computer design
  • Redundant systems design
  • C/C++ Coding 
  • Development of component and system test facilities
  • EMI/EMC Specialty
  • Direct experience with Siemens Teamcenter PLM
  • Direct experience with Jama requirements management software

Benefits:

  • 401k
  • Health + Dental + Vision insurance
  • Aviation Enthusiast Benefit credit

At Ampaire, we are committed to building a more inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups into the cleantech sector and aerospace industry. We strongly encourage applications from qualified applicants and members of underrepresented groups. Ampaire is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Ampaire is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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