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Senior Flight Test Engineer

Company: Velocity Consulting Solutions
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Full time - Velocity Consulting Solutions - United States Posted On 11/04/2020 Job Information Airline - Aviation Work Experience 4-7 years City Santa Cruz State/Province California 95060 Job Description We are currently is seeking a passionate and driven Senior Flight Test Engineer to join our flight test team in Santa Cruz, CA. This role requires a wide range of knowledge and skill that includes developing detailed flight test plans for experimental CTOL/VTOL fly-by-wire aircraft, executing testing as a Test Director, test data analysis, and oversight of junior Flight Test Engineers.
The role involves planning and execution of both development and certification flight testing. The flight test program is very fast-paced, and we are looking for an individual who can take charge of a team, work with system designers to develop test procedures, and deal with frequently changing test scenarios. Previous experience and/or training as a Flight Test Engineer is essential. Near-term flight testing is planned to be conducted from a remote location; applicants must be willing to spend time away from home.-- Responsibilities

  • Develop test programs to strategically expand the envelope and capabilities of our vehicles from experimental development through certification flight test.--
  • Perform flight test planning, flight readiness reviews, flight briefs/debriefs, act as test director during test execution and perform post flight data analysis.--
  • Complete documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures.--
  • May perform launch and recovery tasks of aircraft which include ground operations, preflight items, ground observer responsibilities, and post flight items.--
  • May help develop flight manuals and supporting documentation necessary to operate the vehicles.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.--
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices--

    • FTE graduate of a recognized test pilot school, or equivalent on the job learning experience.--
    • A minimum of 5 years experimental flight test experience as a Flight Test Engineer, preferably including VTOL or STOVL flight test, and/or in a civil certification environment.--
    • Bachelors of Science (Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering) degree or equivalent experience and training.--
    • Excellent computer skills - proficiency with day to day applications used for email, word processing, etc, as well as data analysis experience using Matlab, Python, or similar.--
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues across a wide range of technical disciplines.--
    • Must be able to work both independently and on a team and be able to work extended hours and travel as required.--
    • Read and speak English proficiently.
    • Data analysis experience using Matlab, Python or similar.--
    • Strong technical and analytical skills.--
    • Experience of envelope expansion flight testing.--

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