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Flight Controls Engineer

  • Location: California
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Contact: Becky Mason
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 04 May 2021
  • Job Ref: FCESF1_1616501238

Remote (North America)
Full Time / Direct Hire

JAM is working with an autonomous aerial platform business who are building a new aircraft system to change the way the world moves goods. With a great culture, vision, and mission they are focused on bringing innovation to the logistics sector. With an enthusiastic market response and a fantastic partnership with a commercial global aircraft producer this is a fantastic make-your-mark role.

Your Role:

  • The design, implementation, verification and deployment of guidance, navigation, and control algorithms for full scale autonomous cargo aircraft.
  • The development of linear and non-linear simulations of our aircraft's entire flight envelope using both experimental system identification, CFD predictions, and physics-based modeling techniques.
  • Application of proven analysis and model-based design techniques to optimize our control laws for desired stability and performance characteristics.
  • The development, implementation, and test of contingency strategies to ensure safe and predictable system response during off-nominal flight conditions.
  • Architecting and supporting the implementation of our autopilot software in close collaboration with our avionics and flight software engineers.
  • Experimental verification of the developed algorithms by supporting and participating in flight tests.


  • Experience designing, implementing and deploying GNC algorithms on large scale aerial platforms
  • Experience identifying, modeling and simulating complex, ideally aerial systems
  • Strong background in controls analysis
  • Experience of Matlab, Simulink, Python and C++
  • Familiarity with ADS-33, MIL F9490, MIL STD 1797
  • Experience designing the GNC algorithms is essential.

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