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Sr. Flight Controls Engineer

Company: Overair
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Company Overview : At Overair, we are dedicated to bring next generation sustainable air transportation to everyone. Our answer is Butterfly, an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed to safely and affordably carry passengers over traffic and congestion. Butterfly leverages over two decades of VTOL aircraft development, patented VTOL technology, and flight vehicle experience. Overair believes in the lofty goals of sustainable air mobility and we are committed to solving the hard challenges along the way. We are building an industry leading team covering an expanse of skills, talents, and expertise in order to build a superior electric VTOL aircraft. If you enjoy solving difficult problems, and seeing your ideas and visions expressed in flying aircraft, we want you on our team. Job Overview : Overair is seeking an experienced Flight Controls Engineer to take ownership of guidance, navigation, and control development for our VTOL aircraft. Qualified candidates will be responsible for development of controls algorithms and strategies, and vehicle modeling. This role requires the candidate to thrive in a high paced environment and be comfortable with the design, development, and test life cycle of rapid aerospace R&D. This role will include interfacing with engineering management, certification authorities, and fellow engineers and analysts, so strong communication and inter-personal skills are required. Roles and Responsibilities: Lead Flight Controls Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) efforts Design, analyze, and develop Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) algorithms, and analysis techniques Develop and implement simulation and modeling methodology Develop and establish SW requirements satisfying certification objectives Review controls software and simulation results Provide input regarding systems architecture and redundancy Support ground and flight tests to design tests to evaluate aircraft control capabilities Mentor other controls engineers Required Qualifications: 8 years of relevant aerospace GNC experience MS or PhD degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, or relevant fields Extensive knowledge of control and estimation theory Strong knowledge of vehicle dynamics and sensor fusion methodology Experience designing and implementing control systems for aerospace applications Experience developing models and simulations using MATLAB, Simulink, Python, or C++ Familiarity with software and hardware in the loop simulation and testing (SIL, HIL) Familiarity with system-identification methods and testing Desired Qualifications: Experience with certified controls development for fly-by-wire aircraft (14 CFR Part 25 or related) Experience with generating aerodynamic databases to support GNC development Familiarity with RTCA DO-178, RTCA DO-254, SAE ARP4754A, SAE ARP4761 Experience with creation of system specifications, requirements traceability, and verification Familiarity with sensors and avionics, electrical systems and actuation Summary of Benefits: Medical --- Company provides no cost Medical coverage for employee and all dependents. Dental & Vision --- Company pays for 80% of Dental and Vision coverage for employee and 50% for each dependent. 401(k) plan --- Employee eligible on first day of work, 6% Company-match, no vesting period. 12 weeks of supplemental Paid Family Leave Company-paid Life Insurance plan. Paid Time Off: Vacation: 4 weeks/year Holiday: 10 days/year Sick Time: 48 hours/year

Keywords: Overair, Santa Ana , Sr. Flight Controls Engineer, Engineering , Santa Ana, California

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