The Company

The mission at DRONAMICS is to democratise airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, they are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport 350 KG over 2,500 KM for a cost that's at least 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and the whole system costs less than a sports car. This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

The Role

Working as part of the DOA R&D team and reporting to the Aero, Performance and Simulation team Lead, the Stability and Control Engineer is responsible for the following:

  • Development and analysis of the aircraft flight controls.
  • Develops Stability and Control simulation models.
  • Performs control surface sizing analyses.
  • Designs and executes complex trade studies to develop creative and efficient solutions to meet program requirements and customer expectations, while working closely with other disciplines.
  • [Plans and supports S&C wind tunnel tests, including reducing and interpreting output data from S&C wind tunnel tests.]
  • Analyses and evaluates flying and handling qualities from Flight test data
  • Provides support, analysis and documentation to the Certification team and evaluates certification requirements and implications for S&C.
  • Supports Piloted Simulation testing.
  • Develops requirements for Stability and control flight testing, supports flight tests and post flight analysis including reducing and interpreting output data from S&C flight tests.
  • Key contributor to developing new and improving existing technologies, tools and processes to enhance technology readiness, improve vehicle performance and reduce cycle time and cost

What They Offer

  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company
  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level
  • Tons of work, zero office politics - they are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods

Basic Qualifications (Required Skill/Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience in either aerodynamics or stability and control
  • 1+ years of experience using Matlab/Simulink

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • 10+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in Stability and Control Simulation
  • Experience with aircraft development programs
  • Knowledgeable in wind tunnel and flight test programs
  • Experience developing S&C Simulation models in programming languages
  • Familiarity with other programming languages, such as C/C++ and Fortran