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Junior Flight Test Engineer at Joby Aviation
Santa Cruz, CA, US
Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate and driven flight test engineer to join our flight test team. This role requires a range of knowledge and skill that includes developing flight test plans and reports for experimental CTOL/VTOL fly-by-wire aircraft, executing testing in a ground control station environment, test data analysis, flight test simulator development and all other tasks related to development and certification flight test activities. A can-do attitude is a must for this fast-paced environment in which every team member relies on each other to perform to their highest potential.  Previous experience and/or training as flight test engineer is highly desirable. Near-term flight testing is planned to be conducted from a remote location; applicants must be willing to spend regular time away from home.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assist with development of a test program to strategically expand the envelope and capabilities of our vehicles from experimental development through certification flight test
  • Assist with flight test planning, flight readiness reviews, flight briefs/debriefs and post flight analysis
  • Participates in experimental flight testing as a crew member in the ground control station.
  • Work with our simulation team to expand our flight simulator capability and fidelity
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures
  • May perform launch and recovery tasks of aircraft which include ground operations, preflight items, ground observer responsibilities, and post flight items
  • May help develop flight manuals and supporting documentation necessary to operate the vehicles
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices
  • Other duties as assigned or required

 
Required:
  • Bachelors of Science (Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering) degree or equivalent experience and training
  • Excellent computer skills – proficiency with day to day applications used for email, word processing, etc, as well as data analysis experience using Matlab, Python, or similar.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues across a wide range of technical disciplines
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team and be able to work extended hours and travel as required
  • Read and speak English proficiently

 
Desired: 
  • Fixed Wing and / or Rotorcraft Private Pilot License
  • Previous experimental flight test experience as a Flight Test Engineer, preferably including VTOL flight test, or in a civil certification environment