Flight Dynamics and Controls Engineer

About Skyryse:

Over a century after the Wright Brothers changed the course of aviation at Kitty Hawk, we are working to open up the skies to the masses. By combining technology and human ingenuity, we want to usher in the next great era of transportation.

Skyryse wants to allow anyone, to fly anywhere, in any aircraft, safely and as a highly experienced pilot would. Powered by the Skyryse operating system, we automate flight controls and management to achieve unmatched safety and eliminate opportunities for human error in all flight stages, and in emergency situations. We want to make flying as ubiquitous as the road and as safe as the elevator.

Why this role is mission critical:

As the Flight Dynamics and Controls Engineer, 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

We also have great benefits:

  • The opportunity to change the world
  • Competitive salary
  • Valuable stock option plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible vacation
  • A company with a huge vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, ambitious and fun to work-with colleagues!
  • Daily a la carte catered lunches delivered right to the hangar
  • Delicious coffee, Philz and Peet’s
  • Snack-crammed kitchen
  • On-site gym

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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