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Senior Flight Control Engineer

Company: UAV Factory
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Flight Control Engineer

About Us
Jennings Aeronautics -is a leading unmanned aerial system technology innovator, and provides turn-key systems, subsystems, engineering services, training, and operational support to military and commercial customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1998 and specializes in all aspects of engineering and manufacturing for small tactical unmanned systems, having supported over a dozen drone programs throughout its history. -Learn more about Jennings Aeronautics at
About the Position
Jennings Aeronautics of San Luis Obispo is seeking a senior flight control engineer to grow our small and agile team of engineers. We are looking for a candidate who can collaborate well with a small team to develop unmanned aircraft products for military and commercial applications. The work is hands-on, fast-paced, fun, and rewarding. There is a good variety of projects and challenges and exposure to multiple disciplines, including aerospace, mechanical, electrical, and software.
Minimum Requirements:
US Citizen
No clearance required
Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent
Not a remote position
Senior position: preferred 5+ year's work experience in flight control for UAS, software implementation of flight control systems, flight performance testing, flight data review
Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:
Design and develop guidance, navigation, and flight control algorithms for unmanned fixed-wing and VTOL aircraft
Write, test, and document C/C++ autopilot software
Develop flight test plans and participate in flight test
Verify control law performance and troubleshoot flight control issues using 6-DOF analysis tools, HIL simulation, and flight test data
Base Qualifications:
5+ years of experience developing flight control software for fixed-wing aircraft, with demonstrated deep understanding of fixed-wing aircraft dynamics, control theory/design/analysis, and navigation theory/design/analysis
Demonstrated proficiency in C/C++
Experience working in computer-based development of flight control systems, including proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink or another model-based development toolset
Experience tuning PID controllers, state estimators, signal processing, path planning
Control system simulation, implementation, test, and verification experience
Must understand engineering concepts, principles, and theory and experience demonstrating the application of those concepts
Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team

Additional Qualifications:
Experience with embedded system development and signal processing
Experience designing and implementing software for embedded real-time control systems for unmanned aircraft and/or robotics.
At Jennings, we care about every team member, and offer a positive culture with opportunities for career growth, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package including:
Medical Insurance
Vision coverage
Dental Insurance
401K-up to 4% matching
Paid vacation
Paid holidays
Additional paid sick time
Jennings Aeronautics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, gender identity or expression, medical condition, pregnancy, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
Hiring Requirements:
This is an hourly position, requiring 40 hours a week during normal business hours; full-time is preferred, with some flexibility
If an offer of employment is extended, a background check is required, and the offer of employment is contingent on the results.
Based on our work requirements, applicants must comply with NOFORN security classification
- - - - - - - -Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a condition of employment at Jennings/UAV Factory. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Jennings/UAV Factory will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.
A Note on Our Response to COVID-19
Jennings Aeronautics is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees. While we continue to meet our commitments delivering the highest quality product to our customers, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees and their families remains our top priority. As the situation evolves, so does our plan. Not only are we following all CDC, state, and local guidelines, but we're taking extra precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We remain vigilant and will continue to be proactive in keeping our community safe.

Keywords: UAV Factory, San Luis Obispo , Senior Flight Control Engineer, Engineering , San Luis Obispo, California

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