FBW Actuation - 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 the FBW Actuation 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 actuation for the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet. In addition to the traditional flight actuation solutions, some unique actuation technologies may be required meet the requirements of the first supersonic business jet.

Your responsibilities would include:

    • Develop flight control actuation 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 actuation systems
    • Define requirements for the flight control actuation system to ensure compliance with regulations and customer requirements and flight control safety objectives
    • Provide validation and verification of flight control actuation system requirements
    • Plan and direct flight control actuation systems tests and certification, and provide system and certification documentation
    • Participate in actuation modeling and simulation
    • Interface directly with flight control actuation system suppliers
    • Support managing the flight control actuation 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:

    • A 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 actuation 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 actuation, hardware, actuation control electronics and hydraulic servo-valve and electro-mechanical actuation and associated 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 system development per ARP4754A and ARP4761
    • Experience in primary flight control actuator performance specification, integration, force-fight and monitor designs
    • 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 
    • 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

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!