Matternet is a pioneer evolving a new layer of infrastructure in delivery logistics using autonomous robots that fly. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the next wave in the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) within Matternet. The ATG will develop next generation systems to develop best in class delivery drones with the safest, most efficient and capable UAV systems. You will work on bleeding edge technologies of materials, manufacturing methods, actuators, and sensors solving complex structural, thermal, acoustic, aerodynamics & mechatronics problems. You will have high visibility and ownership in crafting the company’s strategy and will be expected to steer the company’s future product pipeline. If you are passionate about this technology and want to join a pioneering team, please read on.

You will:

  • Own structural and aerodynamic design tradeoffs in layout and detailed design
  • Build prototypes or mock ups hands-on
  • Design carbon/glass fiber composite and laminate manufacturing processes and run predictive analysis of strength and durability of these structures
  • Be a self-driven individual contributor who works collaboratively with all teams within Matternet especially, design, business and safety
  • Engage with outside contractors and manage their progress
  • Be analyzing and modeling (40%), building prototypes and engaging with vendors on prototype fabrications (20%), Testing and validation (20%) of the time 

Expectations in the first 90 days:

  • In the first 30 days: Study future requirements and conduct trade off studies with sizing calculations/analysis to arrive at a final architecture of the next generation UAV system Identify outside collaborations needed to complement internal skills and initiate  contracts
  • In the first 60 days: Produce at least two prototype variants using rapid prototyping techniques and do feasibility analysis and test to optimize the UAV
  • In the first 90 days: Finalize the UAV structure and main modules and provide inputs for a physics model into a truth model for use in simulations


  • 8+ years experience in product development (ie building prototypes and validating them)
  • Expertise in analysis (FEA and modeling) and CAD (Solidworks, GD&T)
  • Experience in structural and dynamics problem solving
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis: linear, composites, thermal, modal, and dynamic response
  • Experience in design using composite materials
  • Familiarity with aerospace standards & FAA regulations for design, build, safety and testing of aircrafts
  • Familiarity with 3D printing and other rapid prototyping methods is desirable along with prior experience in making dynamic prototypes
  • Mechatronics and control skills used in designing simple mechanisms, actuator controls and sensor integrations
  • Graduate course work in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

Great additions:

  • Experience with Solidworks
  • UAV enthusiast
  • Part 107 certified pilot, or the interest to become certified
  • Experience programming in Matlab or Python for simulations

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