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Lead Flight Control Engineer

Company: Altair
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Lead Flight Control Engineer

Location US - California

City Mountain View

Job ID # 39008

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Transforming the Future with the Convergence of Simulation and Data

Lead Flight Control Engineer

Job Summary:

Our client in Mountain View, CA is looking for a Lead Flight Control Engineer. This is a Direct Hire position.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop flight control and navigation algorithms including linear analysis and non-linear analysis, develop design and analysis tools, and conduct mathematical modeling.
  • Develop mathematical modeling and six-DOF simulation of flight vehicle dynamics.
  • Perform navigation and control system analysis and optimization, perform simulation development and validation.
  • Execute flight data analysis, develop documentation of all facets of work performed, develop flight test plans, and provide flight test support.
  • Troubleshoot navigation and flight control anomalies via flight data analysis, correlation with flight software operation and generating corrective actions.
  • Knowledge of flight control and navigation sensor systems, and perform analysis in connection with these systems.
  • Create and review Certification Plans, Qualification Test Procedures and Qualification Test Reports.
  • Review qualification by similarity and/or analysis reports.
  • Review system safety documents (PSSA, SFHA, AFHA, SSA and Particular Risk Analysis).
  • Create, review and approve ground test procedures, flight test procedures and their corresponding test reports.
  • Responsible for Flight Testing Activities
  • Determine test specification definition.
  • Discuss, write and review test plans and preparation activities with the engineering team.
  • Prepare and review pre- and post-flight briefings.
  • Monitor live flight data, typically via telemetry, during flight test on aircraft.
  • Process, analyze, and draw conclusions from post flight data.
  • Identify non-conformances, quality escapes, etc. to create rejection tags.
  • Make assessments to ensure safety of flight determination.
  • Write flight test results reports.

What You Will Need

Basics:

  • Expertise in area of stability & control and aircraft handling characteristics.
  • Plan, execute and analyze Wind Tunnel Activities.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as a Flight Control Engineer
  • Proficient in software such as C++, MATLAB, Python
  • Hands-on experience applying classical and modern control theory to an autonomous system
  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft flight testing
  • High proficiency in aerodynamics, aircraft performance and flight controls
  • Proficiency in 3D cut software, Solidworks and NX

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering
  • Extensive knowledge of AI integration into Flight Control.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business "First"
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the area of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit altair.com

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

Keywords: Altair, Mountain View , Lead Flight Control Engineer, Other , Mountain View, California

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