Airframe Design Engineer

Los Angeles, California /
Airframe /
Full Time
/ On-site
If you have the passion to build real flying hardware, innovate, work collaboratively, and have the desire to be part of a team that wants to win together, apply today!
At Talyn, we believe there is a better way to meet our clients' needs. We are developing unmanned electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for cargo.  An animation of the system can be seen at

We are currently flying subscale prototypes and look forward to tackling the hard challenge of making mid-air separation and docking of aircraft a reliable reality by building a team of dedicated experts to help enable its success across multiple market segments.
We are looking to hire an Airframe Design Engineer that will be focused on designing and building our prototype UAS airframes, along with test equipment. This role will be at our headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.


    • Ownership over the design, analysis, and manufacturing of Talyn’s next generation aircraft.
    • Responsibility over the configuration design, structural performance and qualification, manufacturing methodologies, and subsystem interfaces
    • Responsibility over the ultimate build implementation of the structural design and flight performance
    • As Talyn is a startup, you will be expected to wear many hats, get your hands dirty with the hardware, and make critical design and business decisions.

Basic Qualifications

    • Self-starter with high accountability suited to work in a dynamic startup atmosphere
    • Ability to quickly learn new skills as required to solve problems
    • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical issues and risks to a broad audience
    • Ability to foster and maintain a positive and enjoyable working environment for themselves and the team
    • Ability to perform manufacturing operations when required
    • Must be willing to work full time on-site with the team in Los Angeles, CA

Preferred Experience

    • 2-6 years experience in mechanical engineering, aircraft design, or similar
    • Demonstrated experience with composites design and analysis with hand calculations as well as FEM
    • Proficiency with CAD modeling
    • Demonstrated experience with the design and successful build of a complex vehicle assembly
    • Familiarity with conceptual aircraft performance and design
    • Experience with composites manufacturing techniques
Talyn offers a very competitive salary range, a comprehensive benefits package that includes group Medical, Dental, Life, and Short and Long-Term disability coverages.  We also offer significant equity in the company. Relocation assistance is provided if needed, this position is located on-site with the team in Los Angeles, CA
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