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Full-Time

Director of Flight Test and Operations

Updated on 7/9/2024

Wisk

Wisk

501-1,000 employees

Develops autonomous electric air taxis

AI & Machine Learning
Hardware

Compensation Overview

$209k - $240.2kAnnually

Expert

Hollister, CA, USA

Category
Quality Control & Compliance
Supply Chain Management
Transportation & Distribution
Operations & Logistics
Requirements
  • 15+ years of experience in flight and/or systems integration and test
  • Experience testing and integrating complex flight control, power management, and avionics systems
  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering or related field
  • Experience with manned and unmanned test programs
  • Experience in certification test programs (civil or military)
Responsibilities
  • Lead all flight test and flight operation activities across the company
  • Provide instrumentation and flight test engineering support
  • Oversee Chief Pilot activities related to R&D operations
  • Grow and mentor the team for the certification of an autonomous eVTOL aircraft
  • Promote a strong safety culture and manage risk in an aircraft certification environment
  • Participate in cross-disciplinary leadership/program-level decision-making
  • Support requirements development from an operational and test perspective
  • Develop and maintain processes to support company programs
  • Manage competing priorities from multiple programs to achieve company goals
  • Provide technical and managerial oversight for flight testing at all Wisk sites

Wisk is an Advanced Air Mobility company that has developed the world's first autonomous, electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi. Their technology includes an industry-leading autonomy platform built upon proven aviation systems and proprietary decision-making logic software.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

$450M

Headquarters

Mountain View, California

Founded

2019

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

9%

1 year growth

20%

2 year growth

54%

Benefits

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