Structural Design & Analysis Engineer (Contract)

Zürich /
Flight Software, Computer Vision and AI /
/ Hybrid
About us:
Daedalean is a Zürich-based startup founded by experienced engineers who want to completely revolutionize air travel within the next decade. We combine computer vision, deep learning, and robotics to develop full “level-5” autonomy for flying vehicles, both existing aircraft and the electric VTOLs that you may have seen in the media.

Your role:
To drive the structural design, analysis and compliance demonstration efforts for flight hardware installation. Please, not that this is a contractor role.

Your Daily Work:

    • Design of flight hardware from preliminary through detailed design, drawing release,
    • Prototype mechanical hardware Integration, fit check and testing support,
    • Perform stress analysis and sizing using classical mechanics calculations and Finite Element Analysis (where required) to meet applicable structural requirements,
    • Static and dynamic analyses to predict and improve structure (where required),
    • Prepare analysis reports and compliance documentation,
    • Support in establishing processes, tools and templates for the activities above.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

    • A degree (BSc or MSc) in aerospace/mechanical engineering or equivalent,
    • 5+ years of experience in structural design and stress analysis,
    • Working knowledge of FEA software and FEMAP or equivalent,
    • Experience in performing classical mechanics/hand calculations,
    • Working knowledge of EASA/FAA certification regulations, in particular sub-parts C and D and the corresponding compliance demonstration.


    • A team of experienced engineers and researchers, who joined us from most recognized companies and institutions.
    • Difficult and interesting problems to solve. 
    • Test flights in the Swiss Alps for you to join.
    • Stock options.
    • Pilot license subsidy.
    • Hybrid work setting.
    • Learning & Development budget: visit conferences of your choice.
    • Gym membership.