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Sr. Flight Test Engineer

Reliable Robotics

Reliable Robotics

Quality Assurance
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.
As a Senior Flight Test Engineer at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the Integration & Test team. The Integration & Test team is responsible for multiple installation and test efforts at Reliable Robotics. The team regularly ensures the proper function of mechanical, electrical, and flight control systems onboard the aircraft. In addition, the Integration & Test team has ownership over all ground and flight test operations within the organization. The team is composed of individuals with experience developing experimental and certification products.
In your role as Senior Flight Test Engineer, you will verify the function and capabilities of modified flight control systems, for a remotely operated autoflight system. You will ensure the proper build-up of functions and capabilities, beginning in the lab and ending up on the vehicle. You will be expected to verify the end-to-end functionality of the system and ensure the ability to assess all desired test requirements. This will require engaging with many teams throughout the organization and having a firm understanding of the vehicle’s capabilities. As part of the flight test campaigns, you’ll act as the responsible engineer for the vehicle and often as test director.

Basic Success Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science or Engineering in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or related discipline
  • 7+ years of experimental flight test experience
  • Demonstrated ability to draft test plans, test cards, test hazard analyses, and act as test director during a flight/mission
  • Experience with making aeronautical VHF radio calls
  • Demonstrated ability to complete system-level risk assessments

Preferred Success Criteria

  • FAA private pilot’s (or greater) license
  • Experience assembling components in a production environment
  • Experience with computer science languages (Python or similar)
Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time.
The estimated salary range for this position is $133,000 to $217,500/annual salary + cash and stock option awards + benefits. At Reliable Robotics, we strive to provide competitive and rewarding compensation based on experience and expertise, as well as market conditions, location, and pay equity.
In addition to base compensation, Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers and a casual work environment.
This position requires access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to perform in compliance with U.S. export control laws.
All applicants are asked to provide documentation that legally establishes status as a U.S. person or non-U.S. person (and nationalities in the case of a non-U.S. person). Where the applicant is not a U.S. person, meaning not a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful permanent resident, (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or not otherwise permitted to access the export-controlled technology without U.S. government authorization, the Company reserves the right not to apply for an export license for such applicants whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code requires authorization and may decline to proceed with the application process and any offer of employment on that basis.
At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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