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Flight Test Engineer
Updated on 11/22/2022
Locations
Concord, CA, USA • San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Management
Requirements
  • University degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Previous work as part of a flight test execution team, preferably as a test conductor or director
  • Technical depth in at least one, and familiarity with each area:
  • Aircraft aerodynamics and performance
  • Modern flight control systems
  • Data links and sensor systems
  • Human Factors, and Crew Resource Management
  • Exceptional technical and nontechnical communication skills
  • Comfort with high pressure environments and critical decision making
Responsibilities
  • Foster and model a strong safety culture within Xwing
  • Work with engineering to develop technical expertise of the Xwing product
  • Author Test Plans and Test Cards as both a safety and technical expert
  • Lead the execution of ground and flight tests
  • Author test reports on ground and flight test activities in both daily and programmatic formats
  • Track aircraft configuration and status
  • Operate the ground control station as a remote pilot (for qualified applicants)
  • Serve as airborne crew on the Experimental aircraft
  • Support data analysis
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong preference for applicants with at least a Private Pilot Certificate, ASEL
  • Previous experience on civil certification programs
  • Graduate of an SETP recognized Test Pilot School
  • Previous experience with uncrewed aircraft over 55lb
  • Familiarity with maintenance of certified aircraft
  • Experience designing or installing flight test instrumentation
Xwing

11-50 employees

Autonomous aviation company