Flight Control Law Design Engineer (C-LAW) for Hybrid eVTOL in Southern California
An innovative global automotive company working on their hybrid eVTOL is on a mission to explore new frontiers through innovation and having a profound impact on our world. As a Flight Control Law Design engineer, you would be a member of the Vehicle Dynamics and Control Team. The Vehicle Dynamics and Control Team a tightly knit team developing vehicle flight control laws for the Primary Flight Control System and the Automatic Flight Control System of a highly augmented air vehicle. In this role, you will be responsible for design and testing of flight control law functions that include rotorcraft-like and fixed-wing-like flight control.
The ideal candidate for this position has a strong grasp of control law design fundamentals, understands that application of previous experiences needs to be adjusted to tackle the challenges in this new domain, and enjoys proactively seeking solutions to these technical challenges. There are multiple openings based on candidates years of experience.
This position requires compliance with USA Export Control regulations, candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee.
Establish requirements for FBW flight control function performance, integrity, and availability.
Create verification tests to demonstrate the flight control functions based on requirements.
Design and analyze flight control law functions for primary and automatic flight control systems.
Conduct, analyze results, and document verification test of flight control law functions.
Support flight testing of flight control law functions.
5+ years of experience in aerospace industry in a similar/ applicable position.
5+ years of experience with fixed-wing or rotorcraft control law, design, analysis, and testing in the aerospace industry.
Fluency in Matlab and Simulink.
A deep understanding of classical and modern control system theory and their practical application to design.
Fluency with frequency domain concepts and practical application to aircraft flight control design.
A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant engineering area, with a Master's or Doctorate Degree is preferred.
Familiarity with feedback and feedforward control architectures and their practical application.
A deep understanding of rotorcraft and/or fixed-wing flight dynamics including knowledge of stability and control principles and application of handling qualities criteria.
Ability to read, understand, and interpret results of engineering analyses and tests.
Desire to work in a team-centric environment and collaboratively work with others daily.
Experience with IBM DOORS preferred.
Knowledge and experience with aircraft certification with FAA, EASA, TCCA, and/or other aircraft certification authorities around the world is preferred.
Knowledge and experience with highly integrated system development following SAE guidance ARP-4754A is preferred.
Knowledge and experience with systems comprised of items compliant with RTCA standards applicable to aircraft development like DO-160, DO-254, DO-178, DO-331 is preferred.
Duration: Multi-year project (2-5+ years)
Location: Southern California