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Autonomous Aerial Delivery Solutions

Flight Test Engineer

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We are reinventing how products are delivered around the world by unlocking the path not yet traveled.
 
Our company was founded in 2015 and is backed by Silicon Valley’s most prominent VCs, including Lightspeed Venture Partners and YCombinator. Volans-i provides fast on-demand aerial delivery service for time-critical shipments over long ranges. We build and operate long-range, high-payload drones for commercial, defense, and humanitarian applications. Leveraging drone technology as a transportation method, we help our customers gain control of their supply chain and save millions of dollars on downtime and inventory costs.
 
Our work came from the immediate need for critical delivery of parts to drastically reduce downtime for an automotive company. From this idea, our founders have scaled the company into a team of highly skilled and motivated individuals to serve critical delivery markets.
 
In this role you will help test flight Volans-i's fleet of vertical-take-off-and-landing fixed-wing aircraft with a highly-motivated, results-driven international team. This includes but is not limited to:

What You Will Do:
+Test fly Volans-i’s UAV and provide data analysis on the flight log
+Development of guides, instructions, and training materials for the flight operations team
+Post flight data review
+Support development and certification of aircraft
+Develop and maintain flight controls regression test-suite

Required:
+Development experience with ArduPilot or PX4
+2+ years of professional experience with classical dynamics, modeling and simulation, and developing controls solutions in C++ and Python
+Creation of robotics models in ROS
+Hands-on experience applying classical or modern control theory to an
autonomous system

Desired:
+Experience with radio controlled planes. Extra points if you have experience flying RC aircraft with turbo or gas engine (can be as a hobby).
+Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field, such as Aeronautical, Mechanical, Software, or Controls Engineering