FBW System - Lead Engineer

Reno, NV
Aircraft Development – Flight Controls
What We're About
Aerion is on a mission to change the face of global mobility through supersonic flight. Our leadership, engineers, and support staff all share a passion for building a new kind of aerospace company – one that asks questions, stays agile, and is not afraid to try new things. We are creating a company culture based on collaboration, data driven decisions, and adaptability. Working at Aerion is so much more than just building the world’s first supersonic business jet – it’s bringing the aerospace industry to the modern age and beyond.

Here's the Deal
As FBW System Lead Engineer, you will report to the Flight Control System (FCS) IPT lead and be responsible for all activities related to the Fly-By-Wire system for the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet. In addition to the traditional flight control functions, some unique control development may be required, such as Mach Cutoff System (MCS) integration with the FCS.

Your responsibilities would include:

    • Develop flight control systems design, architecture and support product plan development, including V&V, qualification and certification plans
    • Provide subject matter expert level technical leadership, mentoring and guidance on both practical and theoretical aspects of flight control systems
    • Define requirements for the flight control system to ensure compliance with regulations and customer requirements and flight control safety objectives
    • Provide validation and verification of flight control system requirements
    • Plan and direct flight control systems tests and certification, and provide system and certification documentation
    • Lead configuration management of flight control system and software
    • Participate in system modeling and simulation
    • Interface directly with flight control system suppliers
    • Support managing the flight control system scheduling, budget and resources
    • Report subsystem status to ensure milestones are met in support of the overall program schedule

We're looking for someone who has:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant engineering area, with a Master’s degree in a technical and/or management specialty preferred
    • 15+ years of deep, hands-on experience in fly-by-wire flight control systems development, design and testing in a Military, Commercial, or business aircraft development programs
    • 10+ years of demonstrated experience specific to fly-by-wire flight control, hardware and technologies and managing system suppliers as the technical point of contact
    • In-depth and current knowledge of Part 25 regulatory requirements, including FBW flight control Special Conditions and flight critical software development (per DO-178C), including Model Based Development, MBD (per DO-331) and system development per ARP4754A and ARP4761
    • Experience and expertise in the development of commercial and/or high-end business jets strongly desired
    • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding, knowledge and ability to define requirements, generate architecture and achieve compliance 
    • Proven problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets
    • Ability to read, understand and interpret the results of engineering analyses
    • Team leadership, strong decision making and communication skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets
    • Strong customer focus with experience in a global environment working with customers and suppliers

We want to build a company around people who are:

    • Highly self-motivated with a strong bias for action
    • Effective at nurturing strong professional relationships
    • Committed to fostering a culture of empowerment & creativity
Let's Build a Company Together
We're looking for people from scrappy startups, established corporations, and everything in between. Bring your ideas and experiences, be ready to innovate and learn, and together we'll revolutionize the aerospace industry!