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Flight Control Engineer

Company: Edge Autonomy
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Flight Control (GNC) Engineer- Competitive Salary- San Luis Obispo, CAThe RoleDo you have a strong background in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) development?We are seeking a Flight Control (GNC) Engineer to fill a senior-level position within the team at Edge Autonomy.This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Edge Autonomy, the leader in the small, fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry.The successful candidate will support the design, development, and validation of guidance, navigation, and flight control systems. The work will encompass the modeling, simulation, and validation testing of the flight control code. The position will work closely with cross-functional teams (flight control, software, electrical, aeronautical, and mechanical).Key ResponsibilitiesThe key responsibilities of a Flight Control (GNC) Engineer include, but are not limited to:---Designing and developing guidance, navigation, and flight control algorithms for unmanned fixed-wing and VTOL aircraft---Writing, testing, and documenting C/C++ autopilot software code---Verifying control law performance and troubleshooting flight control issues using 6-DOF analysis tools, HIL simulation, and flight test data---Analyzing customer supplied flight data to figure out what went wrong and work out how to make it better---Generating shop and flight test plans to explore or validate vehicle behavior---Participating in flight test activities---Analyzing flight logs to (help) determine the root cause of issues---Performing simulations to answer what-if questions---Analyzing vehicle firmware and communicating with the firmware teamThe CompanyEdge Autonomy is the leader in the small, fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry. They also develop and produce subsystems, stabilized EO/IR camera payloads, and accessories for the unmanned and manned aircraft industry. Their systems, airframes, components, and subsystems are delivered to over 57 different countries. As confirmed by industry analysts, they manufacture the highest performance UAVs in the Group 2 under 55 lb category and also hold Class 2 UAV endurance record, 39 Hours and 17 Minutes with our VXE30 platform.The Benefits---Medical Insurance.---Vision coverage.---Dental Insurance.---401K-up to 4% matching.---Paid vacation.---Paid holidays.---Additional paid sick time.The PersonThe key skills and qualities of a Flight Control (GNC) Engineer are:---5+ years of relevant 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 model-based development of flight control systems, including proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink or another model-based development toolset---Strong background in sensor fusion---Familiar with sensor and actuator characteristics and limitations---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---Experience with embedded system development and signal processing---Experience designing and implementing software for embedded real-time control systems for unmanned aircraft and/or roboticsIf you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more.

Keywords: Edge Autonomy, San Luis Obispo , Flight Control Engineer, Engineering , San Luis Obispo, California

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