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Aircraft Design Engineer

Company: Confidential
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

As an electric aviation startup, we believe in making the world a better, cleaner, and more connected place. We believe in the potential of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, to lead us to our vision. We are designing our next generation eVTOL, and seeking a self-driven, passionate, and experienced aircraft design engineer to join our team. Requirements:

  • Work with the Chief Engineer, Industrial Design, Airframe, and Systems Leads to converge on the physical and systems architectures for a production eVTOL aircraft
  • Drive multi-disciplinary trade studies to arrive at actionable design solutions
  • Work with our certification and systems engineering teams to establish regulatory requirements and means of compliance
  • Support design and analysis activities to verify that business and regulatory requirements, will be met with high confidence during conceptual, and preliminary design phases
  • Participate in system and item level reviews throughout the development process
  • Support aircraft and systems layout Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's, Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. PhD preferred
    • 10+ years of experience designing eVTOL, and/or rotorcraft or aircraft up through flight testing of full-scale prototypes
    • Background in structural design, with experience modeling eVTOL and/or multi-copter vehicles
    • Aeroelastic analysis, acoustic modeling, and rotor dynamics simulation
    • Familiar with battery energy storage systems
    • Familiar electric propulsion systems
    • Experience with aircraft operating and production cost modeling
    • Experience with MDO methods applied to aircraft sizing and design
    • Experience with gradient-based and gradient-free optimization techniques
    • Familiar with 14 CFR Part 23/27 and their associated means of compliance
    • Proficiency in Python and/or MATLAB scripting, and familiarity with software development best practices and version control We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical--------- condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ---expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Confidential, Long Beach , Aircraft Design Engineer, Engineering , Long Beach, California

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