Skyryse is on a mission to get people where they want to be quickly, affordably and safely. It’s the first tech-enhanced air mobility service to operate in the U.S. and was developed by some of the world’s foremost aerospace and mobility experts from Airbus, Boeing, SpaceX, Tesla, and the military. Skyryse’s Flight Stack automates flight and is designed to achieve unmatched safety by eliminating opportunities for manual error especially in emergency situations. It features an enhanced communication system and a network of smart helipads to make urban flight mainstream. The Flight Stack is compatible with any FAA-approved vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Skyryse is headquartered in Hawthorne, California.

Why this role is mission critical

As the Director of Flight Dynamics and Controls, you will be setting the technical direction for the people architecting and implementing all path planning, motion planning, and flight control algorithms on board of our aircraft.

Position Requirements

  • Masters or PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Extensive experience applying various path & motion planning algorithms to safety-critical systems
  • Experience producing certifiable safety-critical code
  • Remote supervision, including direct pilot takeover, certification
  • Development and certification flight test for all technology
  • Autopilot Control Law specification, integration, HIL, certification
  • Experience leading teams that have produced production grade autonomy algorithms for complex dynamic systems, ideally for full scale aircraft

Benefits & perks: Join us in our brand new office, own part of the business as an equity holder, and have 100% of your employee insurance premiums covered.

Skyryse is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Principals only please. NO AGENCY CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please apply directly to Skyryse.                                       

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