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About Us: 

Xwing is on a mission to build the world’s smartest, cleanest and most advanced aviation system. We're transforming the way airplanes fly— so regional air mobility will be radically safer, more efficient, more accessible and more sustainable than ever. 

Our work begins with converting today’s cargo aircraft into remotely-operated self-flying airplanes so every regional route can be serviced frequently and reliably— so every person in every corner of the world can have improved access to all the goods and supplies that are essential and important to them. Beyond the cargo market, we plan to expand our technology safely and scalably to other areas of commercial aviation. 

Founded in 2016, Xwing is an aviation technology company based in Northern California with offices in San Francisco and Concord, CA. Xwing was recently named Fast Company’s Top Most Innovative Transportation Companies and featured in TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions List of 2021 after completing the world’s first fully autonomous cargo flight with a remote crew supervising the flight from the ground. 

Backed by strategic investors, Xwing has raised over $57 million in venture funding to date, and is partnering closely with the Federal Aviation Administration towards becoming FAA-certified. 

Follow our journey towards building a smarter, cleaner and better aviation system for all. Visit to learn more, and see all available positions under “Careers” to join our rapidly growing team. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The System Safety Engineer will generate and review system safety assessments and analyses in compliance with ARP 4761. This person should have these important traits: a positive attitude towards the project, a strong work ethic, and being able to self-manage and learn new skills. At Xwing forward-thinking and the ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment are a must.

In the first few weeks:

  • Get to know the team and the systems

In the first 6 months:

  • Generating and reviewing safety assessments and analyses at the aircraft, system, and equipment levels:
    • Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA)
    • Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA)

Within a year:

  • Generate and support the development of:
    • System Safety Assessment (SSA)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

And further:

  • Generate and support the development of:
    • Particular Risk Analysis (PRA)
  • Able to read and review technical schematics and engineering drawings and specifications.
    • Common Mode Analysis (CMA)
    • Zonal Safety Assessments (ZSA)
    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or higher degree in an Engineering discipline - Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace preferred.
  • 3-5 years of relevant industry experience.
  • FAA certification experience, specifically certifying complex, integrated aircraft systems.
  • Strong experience with 23.1309 analyses and guidance material – such as Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP 4761, and SAE ARP 4754A.
  • Proficient in English.
Employment Terms:

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (EAR / ITAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Employer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, employer complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employer expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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