Flight Test Engineer
Martin UAV
Plano, TX

About $89,000 - $120,000 a year

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Job Description

Martin UAV is actively building a team of world-class engineers to develop revolutionary
unmanned aircraft systems technologies.

We are currently seeking a driven and adaptable candidate to flight test for our game changing VTOL
UAV.

Responsibilities

Aircraft Management

  • Track aircraft system status including avionics, propulsion, structures, and software versioning
  • Establish flightworthiness through inspection and ground testing
  • Organize flight testing equipment
Test Documentation

  • Safety reviews
  • Flight readiness
  • Checklists
  • Flight reports and vehicle records
  • Flight planning
  • Balance the testing progression risk/reward based on program goals and in collaboration with
subsystem experts

Flight Data Analysis

  • System health
  • Other areas of analysis will depend on the candidate’s background and may include:
o Controller performance
o Aerodynamic performance
o Communications

  • Diagnosing errant vehicle behavior and bugs through telemetry and logs
Piloting

  • Through various levels of autonomy from pure RC to “hands-off”
o Stick to surface (rarely necessary, nice to have)
o Assisted
o Fully autonomous with ground station mission planning

Additional Responsibilities

  • Virtual flight test through Hardware and Software simulation
  • Providing insightful feedback to controls, software, and aero performance engineers
  • Learning and diagnosing avionics and propulsion subsystem behavior
  • Training new operators, including the development of training packages for customers
The ideal candidate will have been intimately involved with the development and flight testing of UAV(s)
which may include military drones, research vehicles, hobby projects, or even general aviation. The
candidate must have exceptional organizational and self-management skills, be comfortable with a high
pace startup environment, and be capable of adapting to new roles and areas of expertise. Some travel
will be required for flight testing, demonstrations, and customer support. As such, the ideal candidate
must be capable of communicating with customers and potential customers in a manner that represents
the best interests of the company. Other skills include

Skills and Experience

  • Required
o Matlab (a robust familiarity is required)
o MS Office Suite
o RC experience with fixed wing and rotorcraft

  • Desired
o Code repositories such as git, mercurial, or SVN
o Simulink
o Project management tools
o Small tools, UAV and RC sized COTS components, and building and prototyping small

aircraft

Qualifications

  • BS or MS is required
  • Several formal educational backgrounds will be considered, including aeronautical and aerospace
engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering
  • Specific applicability of skills, previous projects and roles will be considered more heavily than
years of experience alone

Compensation

We are located in the Bay Area of California and the DFW area of Texas. We offer a
comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, PTO days,
and a 401(k) plan with company matching.

Contact our Careers Team at Careers@MartinUAV.com to submit a resume and a statement
regarding your suitability for this position.