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Joby Aviation Systems Engineer, Flight Sensors – Navigation in Remote, United States

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.

Joby Aviation is looking for a passionate engineer that can join our growing team. This is a multidisciplinary position that provides the engineer a chance to interact with many of the key teams within the company. The Systems Engineers will own the architecture, integration, and life-cycle success of one or more aircraft systems, ranging from requirements management, development, certification, and entry into service. Systems Engineers will coordinate between the various departments - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software, Flight Test, Manufacturing, Operations - as necessary to ensure the technical success of their systems. The Systems Engineers will work very closely with FAA Engineers and Joby DERs to ensure their responsible systems comply with all federal airworthiness regulations.

This position requires a solid understanding of aircraft systems, system development, and industry specific certification processes. Primary areas of responsibility will include Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) and GPS/SBAS. The most important traits at Joby are attitude towards the project, strong work ethic, and being able to self-manage and learn new skills. Forward thinking and thriving in a face-paced environment are highly regarded as well.

  • Generate, review, approve, and manage system requirements – including but not limited to regulatory, safety, design, environmental, manufacturing, quality, operational, and service requirements

  • Design support including architecture trade studies, development and definition, interface definition, analysis, and modeling and simulation

  • System integration and verification and validation testing including test planning, test case identification/development/reviews, detailed test procedure development/review, automated and manual test execution, data reduction and analysis, problem reporting and issue tracking, and test report writing.

  • Generate, review, and approve

  • System safety analyses, such as FHAs, FTAs, CCAs, etc.

  • Engineering drawings, schematics, and design specifications

  • System and equipment test plans and reports

  • Compliance documentation

  • System engineering processes

  • Management, mitigation, and resolution of issues, risks, and opportunities using enterprise tools

  • Preparation of artifacts and briefing materials for internal and external technical meetings and program reviews

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics required; Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering preferred

  • 5+ years experience of OEM integration or AHRS design and development work

  • Skilled at creating and reviewing technical schematics, logical and functional diagrams, and engineering specifications

  • Working knowledge of RTCA documents DO-178, DO-229, DO-334, DO-384 and DO-160,

  • Working knowledge of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP 4761, and SAE ARP 4754A

  • Previous experience with aircraft systems

  • Excellent problem solving, communication, and technical writing skills 

  • Basic knowledge of FAA regulations and guidance material and industry standards

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Docs

  • For this role, U.S. based employees must be on site, in our Northern California location, up to 50% of the time

  • Aerospace industry experience in primary flight and propulsion control

  • 10+ years; Extensive experience integrating and testing complex, highly integrated systems, including failure modes and effects testing (FMET) and fault management

  • Previous experience in system/software algorithm development, prototyping, and verification testing and integration towards obtaining AHRS TSO-C201, GPS/SBAS TSO-C145e and TSO-C204a

  • Previous experience in testing, including instrumenting, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results

  • Electric vehicle technology experience

  • Experience using Atlassian tools including Jira, Confluence, and Crucible

  • Experience using MATLAB/Simulink, Python, C+

    • Familiar with Siemens Polarion requirements management tool
  • Aerospace industry experience in primary flight and propulsion control

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $77,500-$171,200 /year. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.

Joby Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ID: 2023-2302

External Company URL: www.jobyaviation.com

Street: Remote