Want to be one of the first 100 employees at a well-funded, fast growing start-up? After secretly developing one of the most advanced autonomous flight platforms in the world, we are preparing to launch our consumer service.  We are actively hiring smart, ambitious, and purpose-driven teammates.

About Skyryse:

We’re on a mission to provide the fastest, safest, and most uplifting transportation solutions for the people and communities we serve. The Skyryse service will make it effortless to travel door-to-sky-to-door in major cities, unlocking new possibilities for how people live, work, and play. To support our efforts, we are embedding the world’s most advanced perception technology into our aircraft.

Our team is comprised of brand builders, aerospace experts, and leaders from Moog, Blue Origin, Collins Aerospace, Tesla, Virgin, Uber, SpaceX, the U.S. Military and other top organizations. 

 

Location: Skyryse HQ, El Segundo and Hawthorne, CA

 

Why this role is mission critical: 

The aircraft integration becomes the last gate to guard the safety of flight for those most complex and advanced flight control and automation systems.  In this role, the aircraft airworthiness status is at your hand. You will be facing many challenges in highly complicated situation, including but not limited to Aircraft on Ground (AoG) emergencies, and resolve the most complex engineering problems in a timely manner. You will also interface with internal and external teams and coordinate/lead them to meet our business objectives. You will also directly support FAA conformity inspection and other major certification milestones. 

Key objectives:

  • Integrate and qualify the aircraft and various mechanical/electrical/avionics systems installations and modifications to be flightworthy for developmental flight/ground test, FAA TIA (Type Inspection Authorization), First Flight (FF), Certification Ground/Flight test
  • Manage the aircraft configurations AS-Designed, As-Installed, As-Operated at any time
  • Design, select and integrate various types of flight instrumentation systems, ground systems and off-board systems with aircraft systems. 
  • Develop/maintain aircraft ground levels of verification cases, procedures and report

Position requirements:   

  • Bachelor degree in any engineering discipline
  • 5+ years hands on experience of any rotorcraft or fixed wing aircraft modifications, systems integrations or V&V activities 
  • In-depth understanding of one or many of the following systems: primary flight control systems, mechanical systems, air/inertial/position/other navigation sensors systems, electrical systems, electrical wiring systems, avionics systems
  • Excellent understanding of 14CFR part 21, 23, 27 Regulatory Requirements, Advisory Circular and policies
  • Can-do attitude to build something from ground zero
  • Small engineering/technical team management experience
  • Proficient in one or more configuration management and problem tracking tools, such as JIRA, Git/GitLab, Confluence, etc.

Desired Qualification:

  • Masters or PhD degree in one of the following disciplines: system engineering, mechanical, aerospace, EE, physics, software engineering discipline
  • 10+ years hands on experience of advanced flight control systems, Electrical Motor Actuation systems or other safety critical systems integration and verification 
  • Experience with conforming aircraft for Ground Test. Flight Test, Lab. Test
  • Extensive experience of automating aircraft level verifications using dSpace or other similar software platform
  • Large scale project management experience and suppliers technical management
  • Familiar with ARP4754A, DO-178(), DO-254 and DO-160 development processes and objectives

 

Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Integration and Certification

 

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

Skyryse is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. 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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