Flight Controls Lead Engineer

Long Beach, CA
Full Time
Experienced

Title:

Flight Controls Lead Engineer

Location:

Remote with 25-50% travel

Or Long Beach, CA with up to 25% Travel

Who We Are

JetZero is a startup founded to create the next generation of jets and accelerate the pathway to zero carbon emissions. JetZero's leadership are veterans of the aerospace, aviation, and transportation sectors. We are currently working with NASA and industry partners to achieve our mission. 

The Opportunity

JetZero is in growth mode. As our Flight Controls Lead, you will own the architecture, integration, and life-cycle success of the Flight Control System, ranging from requirements management, development, lab and flight test, certification, and entry into service. You will coordinate between the various departments - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software, Flight Test, Procurement, Manufacturing, Operations - as necessary to ensure the technical success of the Flight Control System.  You will ensure the Flight Control System complies with all federal airworthiness regulations. 

Responsibilities for this role include: 

  • Build and manage the internal and partner team that will develop and produce JetZero’s Flight Control System
  • Generate, review, approve, and manage system requirements to ensure compliance with regulations
  • Conduct trade studies, analyses, and test programs as necessary to validate system architectures meet all requirements
  • Serve as the system-level expert for integration and coordination activities with various departments, suppliers, and the certification authorities
  • Conduct multi-disciplinary design reviews internally and with suppliers throughout the phases of development, certification, and production readiness as required to coordinate and communicate system design projects
  • Design and lead the build of an Iron Bird lab to test the flight control system, in close coordination with various departments
  • Generate, review, and/or approve 
    • System safety analyses, such as FHAs, FTAs, CCAs, etc.
    • Engineering drawings, schematics, and design specifications
    • System and equipment test plans and reports
    • Compliance documentation
    • System engineering processes
  • Coordinate as required to execute and manage system design projects, testing, certification, production readiness, etc.
  • Work with various company departments to ensure equipment and low-level designs meet all system and aircraft-level requirements. 
  • Various project management tasks as required

Engineering degree from an accredited university, and experience with related software tools preferred. 

Who You Are 

You are passionate about accelerating the future of aerospace and crave the opportunity to join a team of like-minded individuals. You have energy to meet the challenge ahead and are ready to describe your expertise and the unique value you would bring to the team. 

The Benefits

  • Competitive salaries 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 401(k)
  • Medical health insurance
  • Supportive work culture

 

JetZero does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

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