Systems Engineer - Flight Control

Raleigh, NC


At Beta Technologies, together we apply our intellectual curiosity, passion for aviation, and commitment to sustainability toward a shared mission of revolutionizing electric aviation. Regardless of the position one holds, each team member brings their talent and desire to positively impact the environment and the lives of others in a refreshing, vibrant, and inclusive culture.  The Systems Engineer will work as part of a multidisciplinary team developing flight-critical components on BETA’s electric aircraft and supporting systems. As a Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for the full system and component development lifecycle for flight-critical aerospace hardware. You will play a key role in the verification and test of electronics used in flight-critical components (i.e. Flight Controllers, Health Usage and  Monitoring Systems, and Battery Management Systems). You will help develop and build test fixtures and tooling for qualification testing according to aerospace standards.

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Execute the development cycle for control and monitoring systems per ARP-4754A
  • Develop, validate, and verify requirements for flight-critical components
  • Generate requirements trace matrices and evaluate requirements flow down from the aircraft level 
  • Support the design team in architecture trade studies, subsystem development, and definition
  • Define, capture, and analyze interface definitions and facilitate HW/SW integration efforts
  • Lead system functional test planning and execution, review results, and prepare detailed test reports
  • Drive efficiency improvements through test automation and the creation of data reduction tools
  • Manage problem reports and track issues discovered during testing and verification
  • Prepare briefing materials for technical meetings and program reviews
  • Create documentation and artifacts to support aircraft certification
  • Assess system and component-level requirements to determine applicable test equipment categories, test methods, and procedures
  • Use standard lab probing and troubleshooting test equipment

  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

  • B.S. (M.S. desired) in Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering
  • 1-2 years of experience in an aerospace systems development lifecycle
  • Excellent report writing skills, attention to detail, and thoroughness

  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • Advanced Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with requirements management tools (Polarion, DOORS, etc.)
  • Experience with Matlab and Simulink
  • Experience doing hardware verification and testing per DO-160, MIL-STD-810 or MIL-STD-461
  • Flight controls or flight dynamics modeling experience
  • Hands-on experience building and assembling system test setups
  • Experience working within GIT version control or other configuration management practices
  • Skilled with Microsoft tools (Powerpoint, Excel, Visio, Word)
  • Pilot’s license or passion for aerospace and/or aviation
  • Flight test experience

  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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    BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.

    All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.

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