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Senior Flight Test Engineer
Posted on 10/24/2022
Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable engineering field, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience participating in an FAA/EASA/TCCA Type Certification or Supplemental Type Certification program for fixed/rotary-wing aircraft or complex systems
  • Familiarity with the aircraft development process and planning documents of ARP4754A/ ED-79A
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage tasks to successful completion in challenging cross functional environments
  • Experience authoring flight test plans and reports required for aircraft certification consistent with 14 CFR Part 21, ARP4754A, and equivalent standards
  • Proficiency in data analysis with MATLAB, Python, or other scripting tools
  • Experience with the management of compliance data and making statements of compliance to Airworthiness Regulations
  • Start learning about the aircraft and its systems
  • Become familiar with our Certification Basis and certification plan
  • Learn about the aircraft and Ground Control Station development, Validation and Verification strategies
  • Learn about our flight test processes
  • Commence training to support ground and flight test execution
  • Continue learning about the aircraft and its systems
  • Support flight test planning, execution, analysis, and reporting
  • Attain Test Director qualifications and run test execution
  • Contribute to means of compliance development
  • Establish yourself as a Subject Matter Expert and Flight Test representative on various Integrated Project Teams
  • Mentor colleagues and support updates to company SOPs
Desired Qualifications
  • Graduate of a recognized Test Pilot School or equivalent experience
  • Experience drafting means of compliance for, and showing compliance to, complex certification bases encompassing Issue Papers and Special Conditions
  • Demonstrated experience testing and certifying Fly-by-Wire (FBW) aircraft and envelope protection systems
  • Experience conducting flight characteristics and performance testing per 14 CFR 23/27/25/29 Subpart B
  • Experience showing compliance to 14 CFR 2X.1301 & 2X.1309 or equivalent, and familiarity with DO-160G/ED-14
  • Knowledge of DO178/ED-12B airborne software certification process and installed testing in aircraft
  • Knowledge of 14 CFR 2X.1329 and associated certification guidance and standards (e.g. AC25.1329 and RTCA DO335)
  • Knowledge of Performance Based Navigation concepts, guidance, and standards such as DO236/DO283/ICAO9613/AC90-105
  • Experience testing avionics equipment following AC20-138
  • Experience with flight testing of Electric Propulsion systems including motors, propellers and/or rotors
  • Experience with specifying Flight Test Instrumentation requirements for aircraft certification test programs and familiarity with the requirements of 14 CFR 21.39
  • Familiarity with FAA Order 4040.26B
  • Experience managing deficiencies, limitations and restrictions in a flight test environment
  • Experience managing configuration/conformity of test vehicles
  • Experience operating/testing of Remotely Piloted Aircraft
  • Current Flight Analyst DER or ability to obtain this delegation

201-500 employees

Urban air-mobility company
Company Overview
Wisk’s mission is to provide safe everyday flight for everyone through their aircrafts and services which are centered around the highest aviation safety standards. The company has built an industry-leading autonomy platform on proven aviation systems with autopilot, precision navigation, and data links augmented with Wisk’s proprietary and decision-making logic software.
  • 100% paid employee medical, dental, & vision benefits, plus generous cost-sharing for spouse/dependent coverage
  • 401(k) plan with 50% employer matching
  • 9/80 alternative work schedule with every other Friday off
  • Commuter benefits & Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Flexible time off to maintain a healthy work-life balance, plus 10 paid holidays per year
  • Quarterly wellness stipend to help maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Annual company match for charitable giving
  • Communications allowance
  • Education assistance and flight lesson subsidy
  • Free electric vehicle charge stations at HQ
  • Daily catered lunch in Wisk facilities
Company Core Values
  • Make a difference
  • Inspire Innovation
  • Be Empowered
  • Bring People In
  • Lead with Safety