Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Flight Control Systems CLAW Engineer is a contributor to the development and implementation of the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) of our aircraft. The CLAW team collaborates closely with the Systems and Software teams to define the I/O architecture and the flight controls sensors required, and with Human factors to design an updated cockpit control design for Simplified Vehicle Operations (SVO).

What you can do:

  • Collaborate with control law team to design and implement flight control algorithms for a VTOL aircraft with a novel configuration
  • Proficiency in implementing classical and modern control law
  • Participate in trade studies between different design considerations and control schemes
  • Participate in design of control system architecture, response types, etc. for an aircraft with multiple flight regimes
  • Conduct stability and control related analyses in time and frequency domain.
  • Collaborate with the Systems engineering team to define and review requirements related to the flight control system and system safety
  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace or relevant engineering field
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Some experience in flight control algorithm design for rotary-wing and/or fixed-wing Fly-By-Wire aircraft systems
  • Some experience in analyzing flight dynamic modes for stability and control
  • Experience with mixing and blending of control surface commands
  • Exposure to flight testing environment
  • Experience with requirement definition
  • Experience with system identification and optimization tools (CIFER, CONDUIT)
  • Experience in math model development of a physical system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
  • Some familiarity with DO-178B/C, DO-160, DO-254, ARP 4754A, ARP 4761 is beneficial
  • Expertise in MathWorks® tools for control algorithm development
  • Some familiarity with FAA part 23/25/27/29 or other certification experience
  • Familiarity with aircraft handling quality requirements

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Master’s degree or PhD an added bonus

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at: ta-support@supernal.aero

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

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