Test Engineer Jobs in Los Angeles – California – USA at Skyryse

Title: Test Engineer

Company: Skyryse

Location: Los Angeles – California – USA

Type: Full Time

Category: Airport/Airline, Engineering

About SkyryseGreater Los Angeles Area, CA

Skyryse wants to allow anyone, to fly anywhere, in any aircraft, safely and as a highly experienced pilot would. Powered by the Skyryse operating system, we automate flight controls and management to achieve unmatched safety and eliminate opportunities for human error in all flight stages, and in emergency situations. We want to make flying as ubiquitous as the road and as safe as the elevator.

Why This Role Is Mission CriticalWe are developing the most advanced flight control and automation technology in the world. The only way to finally prove and improve the technology is through flight test. In this role, you will be developing the most creative flight test plans and cards while ensuring safety of flight.

You willfrequently sit next to our chief pilot and operate the flight instrumentation, which may be designed by yourself, to flawlessly execute the test cards.

You willalso directly support our FAA certification flight campaign and commercial Urban Air Taxi fleet operations.

Key Objectives

Develop and maintain developmental and certification flight test plans, flight test cards and test reports for company advanced R&D, marketing survey flight and FAA certification.

Work closely with company Chief Test Pilot, FAA Pilot DER and FAA Pilots to support all the flight test campaigns.

Evaluate and select the flight instrumentation and telemetry systems, develop Go/No

Go parameters and conduct post-flight data analysis; collaborate with the aircraft integration team to ensure instrumentation is safe for flight.

Support flight squawks creation and lifecycle ensuring proper documentation and closure.

Plan, organize, and lead data collection ground tests to support flight test campaigns.

Work with technical leads and department heads to build and manage HIL/SIL and equipment labs.

Support the execution of successful flight operations by communicating, setting test priorities and communicating them effectively.

Manage and edit flight and ground test data and video.

Perform various manual tasks including installing and replacing test equipment and test systems.

Run flight test planning, flight readiness reviews, flight briefs/debriefs and post flight analysis.

Complete all required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures.



Bachelors (BS) in aerospace engineering, systems engineering or other aerospace related discipline or equivalent experience

3+ years hands on experience of creating rotorcraft or fixed wing aircraft flight test plans and test cards

Recent experimental flight test experience as a Flight Test Engineer, in a civil certification environment

Experience or knowledge of Safety Management Systems

Significant experience writing flight test plans as part of a FAA certification program and generating reports from analized flight test data

Experience leading Pre and post flight briefing/debriefing

Previous experience in rotorcraft helicopter flight characteristics and Flight testing techniques

Knowledge of relevant aviation regulations and logistics including general aviation aircraft alterations and maintenance, radio communication procedures, and flight planning

Excellent understanding of both flight dynamic and operations

Proficient in analyzing and plotting flight test data using Matlab or similar tools and then generate appropriate formal report

Good understand…


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