System Simulation Engineer

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Jul 4

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team is steadily working toward our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the traffic congestion below, giving you back the time that otherwise would have spent sitting in traffic. Since 2009, our team has been making this dream a reality, designing and flight testing a prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024. 


We are a rapidly growing team building mission critical software products supporting Joby Aviation’s vision to save 1 billion people an hour every day through electric powered flight. 

The Product Intelligence team is developing tools to model this new transportation system and ensure that it provides a real-world solution that is accessible and sustainable, and provides a clear value proposition for users and communities. Inventing new ways to move around. It is a formidable challenge when you consider the complex, interacting factors that need to be simultaneously optimized: flight performance, noise, airspace integration, weather, economics, fleet optimization, contingency management, all presenting their own set of constraints.


We are looking for a system simulation engineer to take on this task and build the path towards a real, large scale, Air Taxi service.


  • Hands-on experience with transportation or other complex system modeling
  • Experience with cost modeling or business analysis
  • Experience with optimization
  • Ability to run complex analysis, organize results in a digestible way, extract strategic insight and follow-on key questions
  • Ability to exercise engineering judgment in making simplifications or approximations to make a problem tractable
  • Proficient in Python
  • BS or higher


  • Experience with aviation
  • Familiarity with transportation mode choice modeling
  • Experience working with large datasets ; data scientist 
  • Front-end, data visualization skills
  • Experience working with geolocation data

Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date. Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.

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