Skydweller – Airworthiness and Certification Engineer


Skydweller Aero Inc. is a transatlantic cutting-edge aerospace company developing solar powered aircraft solutions capable of achieving perpetual flight with heavy, and powerful payload capacity. Utilizing technology based upon the longest continuous renewably powered flight program in history, this fast-growing startup is developing a new class of unmanned aircraft, providing the persistence of geosynchronous satellites with the powerful sensing capabilities and the flexibility of a large, airborne platform. Skydweller Aero Inc. has World and US headquarters in Oklahoma City and European offices headquartered in Spain.

Utilizing technology based upon the longest, continuous solar powered flight program in history, our fast-growing start up is defining a new class of unmanned aircraft, empowering a ​more secure and connected world. Join our team as an Airworthiness and Certification Engineer and take on the challenge of ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. As part of our dynamic company, you’ll interface with Airworthiness Authorities such as EASA, FAA, AESA, and others, defining strategies to achieve certification for large UAVs using STANAG-4671, MIL-STD-516C, and relevant directives. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Defining, releasing, and executing Airworthiness Plans and Processes.
  • Proposing Airworthiness Requirements, and means of compliance for various programs.
  • Leading the collection and review of system artifacts to demonstrate airworthiness compliance.
  • Reviewing and approving supplier artifacts supporting system-level airworthiness.
  • Achieving certifications in DO-178C, DO-254, and similar standards for proprietary airborne software and hardware.
  • Defining and releasing Declaration of Airworthiness for experimental certificates.

As part of the position you will also support the  Systems Engineering Design assurance process and the development of different aircraft systems through requirements capture and verification.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Related Field.
  • Experience leading certification to aerospace standards.
  • Lead engineer experience in design and development of certified components, subsystems, or systems.
  • Detailed knowledge of general aviation legislation.
  • Previous Design Assurance experience.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Experience with ALM tools such as Polarion or Doors.

Preferred Qualifications (Assets)

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Related Field.
  • Past connections with certification/airworthiness authorities : EASA, FAA or military entities
  • Experience leading certification of electric UAV systems.
  • CVE or DER experience 
  • Development experience in compliance with standards like DO-178C, DO-254.
  • Experience in UAV certification with EASA in SAIL 3 category or above.
  • Work experience in a Design Organization Approval (DOA) organization.
  • Systems Engineering and Model-based Engineering experience.
  • Membership in recognized Airworthiness Working Groups.
  • Experience in Flight Test Organization.
  • Quality/Process Assurance experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Jira/Confluence.
  • Safety and Reliability model development experience.
  • Environmental qualification and EMI/EMC expertise.
  • Previous work in a fast-paced startup environment.

If you’re ready to make your mark in the exciting field of UAV technology and lead the way in airworthiness certification, apply now and become part of our innovative team!

Search Keywords

  • Certification
  • Airworthiness
  • DO-254
  • DO-178C
  • ARP 4754a
  • ARP 4761
  • INTA
  • AESA
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • UAV
  • UAS

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Company Benefits

1. Health insurance: We offer health insurance to all FTEs, which can include medical, dental, and vision coverage.
2. Paid time off: This includes vacation time, sick leave, and personal days.
3. Flexible schedules: we offer flexible schedules; we help employees achieve a better work-life balance.
4. Professional development opportunities: we may offer training, educational opportunities, or tuition reimbursement programs to help employees develop their skills and advance their careers.
5. Wellness programs: we offer wellness programs that promote healthy living and can include things like gym memberships, nutrition counseling, or stress-management classes.
6. Flex Remuneration.
7. Meal Vouchers.
8. Stock options: all FTEs after one year of seniority may have the opportunity to receive options as part of their compensation package.
9. Bonuses: we offer bonuses or other forms of performance-based compensation to reward employees for their hard work and achievements.
10. Fruits and soft drinks in the office.

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