Deployed Flight Test Engineer
Posted on 3/27/2023
Oakland, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • We do not work with external recruiters; if you are an external recruiter, please do not reach out
  • Recurrent training and preparation at Pyka test facilities in Merced, CA - 1 week
  • Deployment abroad - 4 weeks
  • Optional time off - 2 weeks
  • Travel to and participate in international commercial deployments (Central America, South America to start) to support flight testing, customer training and product support
  • Guarantee continuous operations at customer sites by identifying, troubleshooting and fixing any arising issues, with the remote help of Pyka's engineering teams
  • Recommend new features, improvements, design changes, etc. to the design team
  • Conduct diverse fleet maintenance activities, involving the aircraft itself, ground infrastructure, laptops, and batteries
  • Assemble, prepare and fully test airframe airworthiness after shipment to customer sites
  • Serve as Pilot In Command or Ground Control Operator of experimental / developmental unmanned aircraft
  • Lead and/or participate in ground and flight test events as Test Conductor or Test Crew member
  • Manage complex logistics in support of flight operations
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience flying fixed wing UAVs / model aircraft or large multirotors
  • Experience with ground control and mission planning software
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical systems, assembly, and troubleshooting
  • Basic high voltage safety knowledge and comfortable working on 120 VDC, 20 ~ 30 kW systems
  • Familiarity with linux, command line usage, git
  • Proficient in Spanish
  • Experience visualizing and analyzing data logs
  • Knowledge of aircraft systems and manuals
  • Independent and motivated, with an extremely strong work ethic; able to self-direct and manage time
  • Extreme attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Willingness to travel in foreign countries and spend several weeks working independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Part 61 pilot certificate is a plus

11-50 employees

Autonomous electric aircraft manufacturer
Company Overview
Pyka believes that electrification and automation will make aviation safer, more affordable, and more accessible than has ever been possible in human history.
  • Competitive salary & equity
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • FSA with employer matching
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Free catered lunch & snacks