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Flight Test Engineer

Markpointe Plano, TX

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We are currently seeking a driven and organized Flight Test Engineer focused on verification. The ideal candidate will have been intimately involved with the development and flight testing of drones which may include military drones, research vehicles, hobby projects, or even general aviation. The candidate must have exceptional organizational and self-management skills, be comfortable with a high pace startup environment, and be capable of adapting to new roles and areas of expertise. Some travel will be required for flight testing, demonstrations, and customer support. As such, the ideal candidate must be capable of communicating with customers and potential customers in a manner that represents the best interests of the company.


Job Responsibilities:

Aircraft Management

Track aircraft system status including avionics, propulsion, structures, and software versioning

Establish flightworthiness through inspection and ground testing

Organize flight testing equipment

Test Documentation

Safety reviews

Flight readiness


Flight reports and vehicle records

Flight planning

Balance the testing progression risk/reward based on program goals and in collaboration with subsystem experts

Flight Data Analysis

System health

Controller performance

Aerodynamic performance


Diagnosing errant vehicle behavior and bugs through telemetry and logs

Field Testing

Field test support

Ensure flight testing equipment readiness, operations and safety

Set field testing goals

Additional Responsibilities

Virtual flight test through Hardware and Software simulation

Provide insightful feedback to controls, software, and aero performance engineers

Learn and diagnose avionics and propulsion subsystem behavior

Other duties as assigned by supervisor



BS in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field

1-3 years of Flight Test Engineering experience

Demonstrated expertise in airspace/range management

Excellent proficiency in Matlab

MS Office Suite

Applicants must be U.S. person


Preferred Qualifications

RC experience with fixed wing and rotorcraft

Code repositories such as git, mercurial, or SVN


Project management tools

Small tools, UAV and RC sized COTS components, and building and prototyping small aircraft

FAA certification experience


Willingness to Travel:

Up to 25% (Required)


This position does not offer relocation.


We offer a competitive benefits package that includes:


Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

401(k) Plan with company matching

Company Paid Time Off

Company Paid Holidays

Employee Recognition Programs

Career Growth Opportunities



Plano, TX



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