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Flight Dynamics Engineer (UAV

Company: Aevum
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Aevum provides comprehensive space logistics and launch services to enable government and commercial customers to reliably deploy small spacecraft to space. Aevum provides these comprehensive services by designing, developing, and operating autonomous technologies, launch vehicles, and global logistics networks. Our Social Mission Aevum, Inc. was founded to democratize the access to space and directly enable space-based assets that can connect the other half of the world that currently do not have access to the internet. We believe that the right technologies deployed in space can help make the world better and transcend the unity of humankind. Department/Team Aevum's Ravn X Systems Engineering, Assembly, Integration, and Test (SAIT) team in the Department of Autonomous Technologies is charged with the design, development, analysis, test, assembly, integration, test, flight, and improvements of the Ravn X autonomous launch vehicle (AuLV) at the integrated system level (stages 1-3, spaceport systems, range, ground support, maintenance, and flight operations). The Ravn X SAIT team is responsible for the high level, integrated vehicle design from concept to flight and beyond. Integrated vehicle specifications and architecture definition generated by the Ravn X SAIT team flows down to vehicle teams for engineering. The Ravn X SAIT team is seeking a Flight Dynamics Engineer with exceptional understanding of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control and simulation. The Flight Dynamics Engineer is expected to be an expert in flight dynamics, controls design and autonomous systems. The ideal candidate will specifically excel in modeling UAV motion and developing control laws. The Flight Dynamics Engineer reports directly to the Chief Engineer of Ravn X. The ideal candidate is academically astute, inquisitive and relentlessly focused on mission success. This is a fast-paced, mid- to senior- level career position. Prior relevant experience is necessary, the ideal candidate must have demonstrated success working with a multi-disciplinary, highly technical teams. Aevum's timelines are aggressive and our Flight Dynamics Engineer is expected to work hard as necessary. Aevum's ideal candidate is passionate about making the world better, is a self-starter, and is hungry to do work that matters. Responsibilities

  • Work with the AIU and multi-disciplinary engineering teams to lead the development of flight dynamic models (FDM)
  • Establish requirements for flight control systems (functional and performance) to ensure flight safety and FAA certification
  • Support design and analysis for UAV handling qualities and control law development
  • Develop, document, and inspect aerodynamics and system simulation models
  • Conduct, analyze, and document the results of simulation and flight evaluations of UAVs
  • Support flight test activities, including updating and anchoring simulation models
  • Support the development of flight test plans and matrices Essential Team Functions
    • Anticipates and resolves complex engineering challenges/issues in creative and effective ways
    • Develop standards and guides for UAV modeling and controls development
    • Solve problems while balancing requirements, cost, and schedule and achieving the product vision as determined by the Chief Engineer
    • Selection and evaluation of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to overcome complex engineering issues TRAVEL Limited amount of travel may be required to support flight tests and space launch operations. COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS Aevum prioritizes the safety of our employees and their families. Therefore, Aevum employees will be required to work remotely as much as possible. During this time, Aevum will also restrict travel both domestically and internationally. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical related field
      • 8 years of specific professional experience
      • Experience with 14 CFR Part 23 or 25 certification
      • Experience with Matlab and Simulink
      • Works comfortably under pressure and meets tight deadlines PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
        • Demonstrated ability to be trusted with confidential, classified, proprietary, or export-controlled information/data
        • Superb interpersonal skills
        • Demonstrated success developing flight dynamic models and control laws using Matlab and Simulink and flight testing ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
          • Must be willing to travel as necessary (-10%)
          • As needed, must be willing to work extended hours and occasional weekends. To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR--here . BENEFITS Dental insurance, health insurance, paid time off, vision insurance, stock incentives, bonus potential, great work culture with a chance to be part of a revolutionary team SCHEDULE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Employment with Aevum is governed by qualifications, competence, and merit. Employment will not be influenced by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Do you satisfy all the basic qualifications required for this job opportunity? --*
            -- Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Aevum, Inc.? --*
            -- Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (H-1B visa status)? --*
            -- U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Aevum are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
            • Autism
            • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
            • Blind or low vision
            • Cancer
            • Cardiovascular or heart disease
            • Celiac disease
            • Cerebral palsy
            • Deaf or hard of hearing
            • Depression or anxiety
            • Diabetes
            • Epilepsy
            • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
            • Intellectual disability
            • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
            • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
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