Full-Time

Director of Flight Test Engineering

Updated on 5/17/2024

LTA Research

LTA Research

201-500 employees

Develops zero-emission next-generation airships

Food & Agriculture
Hardware
Industrial & Manufacturing
Energy
Aerospace

Senior

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Required Skills
Agile
Python
MATLAB
Data Analysis
Requirements
  • 10+ years of experience in flight testing in a prototyping or agile operational environment
  • Experience testing complex, software-centric, flight control, power management, and avionics systems
  • Ability to work closely with engineering and other test personnel to design and execute complex tests and operations in a collaborative environment
  • Experience with designing test instrumentation systems for ground and/or flight testing
  • Experience in FAA certification test programs and thorough knowledge of FARs
  • Familiarity with experimental aircraft airworthiness release process
  • Proficiency in developing manuals and other documentation
  • Proficiency in data analysis with MATLAB, Python, or other scripting tools
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in an applicable engineering field
  • A strong aptitude to help define engineering tasks and prioritize them with program management
Responsibilities
  • Acquiring comprehensive knowledge of the airship’s systems
  • Building and executing flight test campaigns and associated processes
  • Generating system-level flight test procedures and deriving and tracking flight requirements
  • Collaborating with engineers, flight test pilots, and the operations team to develop flight test plans and write flight test cards
  • Planning, organizing, and executing flight test operations
  • Leading daily flight test coordination and communication
  • Coordinating with multiple teams in support of flight test objectives and risk hazard assessments
  • Planning and coordinating the development of AFM/POH and training materials
  • Maintaining a company-wide safety culture and development of CRM and emergency procedures training
  • Mentoring and scoping tasks across teams in order to streamline the engineering and flight test programs.

LTA Research offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment in the field of zero-emission aviation technologies. As a leader in the development of experimental and certified airships geared towards reducing carbon emissions and improving humanitarian aid delivery, this organization provides its employees the opportunity to work on pioneering airship technologies. Employees are part of a team that is making significant contributions to environmental sustainability and innovation in aviation.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Mountain View, California

Founded

1929

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

7%

2 year growth

43%