Product Development Engineer

South Burlington, VT


The Production Development engineer is part of the Airworthiness team and supports the Product Safety, Product Certification, and Systems Engineering groups with trade studies to evaluate product and feature configurations, development of compliance and safety strategies, and airplane level integration activities.  The Product Development team participates in industry groups and has a role in communicating with the FAA and other regulators throughout the type certification process.   The Product Development engineer must be a self-starter that can manage complex technical projects, coordinate and communicate effectively within BETA and to our customers and regulators, and has a passion for electrifying aviation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leading and conducting trade studies required for product configuration, compliance assessment, weight and feature optimization, and certification strategy.
  • Certification Risk Management: identify, track and mitigate risks to the certification of the product(s).  Work with the team to identify strategies to manage or mitigate certification risks.
  • Represent BETA in technical discussions with the FAA, EASA,  and industry groups

  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Accredited engineering degree in relevant discipline
  • 7+ years of experience in the development and certification of aircraft
  • Prior experience working directly with the FAA, EASA, or other regulatory agencies on type certification programs for aircraft, rotorcraft, and/or engines
  • Experience with aerospace standard safety processes 
  • Excellent organizational, time management skills, and commitment to objectives and responsibilities
  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Prior experience with aircraft regulations (14 CFR Part 21, 23, 27, 33, 35 and/or 36), regulatory guidance and policy, means of compliance approaches, and type certification processes
  • Prior experience with process assurance of both internal and external (supplier) development.
  • Google G-suite including Drive, Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Charts; Slack
  • Previous experience using ALM Tools (eg. DOORS, Polarion, JAMA, JIRA)

  • Video Interview:

    Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email ( We highly recommend completing this step of the application process within the following 48 hours should you be invited.

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