Flight Controls System Engineer
Skyways
Manor, TX

About $79,000 - $110,000 a year

EducationSkills
Job Description
[Please only apply if you have at least 5 years of experience as flight controls / GNC engineer. Please don't apply if you graduated recently or are about to graduate, we'll have other openings for these roles soon.]

At Skyways we are building a new form of air transportation - some people call it the flying car. We believe large unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) represent a unique opportunity to move things and ultimately people in new, more efficient ways. Skyways is an early stage VC funded startup based near Austin TX. We were part of YCombinator, S17 batch.

We are growing and looking for a Flight Controls System Engineer to join our team. You are excited about things that fly and you want to advance the future of our civilization by working on new fundamental ways to go from A to B. You are excited about joining a startup. You are able to think in abstract ways, come up with solutions to tough engineering challenges, and you are willing to implement and work directly on the aircraft. You are comfortable with extremely fast-paced environments and a limited budget.

Responsibilities
Lead all Flight Controls / GNC efforts at Skyways
Perform trade studies to identify solutions related to flight control systems
Lead and guide design reviews, implement and integrate solutions that meet program requirements
Perform sizing and selection of vertical and horizontal systems - airframe, propulsion, controls
Help build simulation and ground/flight testing capabilities
Create, modify and optimize existing control laws of the vehicle to achieve desired performance levels. This might involve programming.
Requirements
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical / Aero Engineering
minimum 5 years of experience in aviation or closely related field and working on Flight Controllers and GNC
be highly independent and also willing to transfer knowledge to others
be an awesome and friendly individual, we probe for cultural fit to work at a startup
bonus points for candidates with a pilot license
Job Type: Full-time