Systems Architect


El Segundo, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Mar 10

Skyryse wants to empower anyone, to fly anywhere, in any aircraft, safely and as a highly experienced pilot would. Powered by the Skyryse operating system, FlightOS, we automate flight controls and systems management to achieve unmatched safety and eliminate opportunities for human error. We want to make flying as ubiquitous as the road and as safe as the elevator.


To support Skyryse missions, any systems, components, software or technology must be developed with the most rigorous processes to ensure they are certifiable by regulatory agencies and mostly they are safe to operate. High rigors do not mean non-value added cost, paperwork or aftermath documentations. In this role, you are empowered to change that perception and oversee the technology development from the angle of System Development. You will lead the development of certifiable flight automation technologies and cost-efficient processes for the new Urban Commercial Aviation industry.

  • Responsible for the development of certifiable flight automation technology
  • Develop detailed SysML and architecture schematics using Lucidchart, Visio, and other tools for identifying the system
  • Write and develop Interface Control Documents for defining inter-relationships between modules
  • Write and develop detailed System Description Documentation and Aircraft Description Documentation
  • Support development of System and Aircraft requirements through Validation and Verification activities in line with ARP4754A requirements
  • Lead and Support Problem and Change processes through the Change Control Process including investigating and providing resolutions within the assigned scope
  • Ensure artifacts are delivered on time
  • Support certification activities as required with the Certification team including simulation activities
  • Advocate and train the Skyryse teams to follow and contribute to the processes 


  • Bachelor's degree in any engineering discipline
  • Significant experience with development of Flight Control Systems and Fly-by-Wire Systems
  • 7+ years of experience within the aviation industry
  • Familiarity with Polarion requirements management tool


  • Excellent communication/coaching skills 
  • Great attitude to improve processes to serve people
  • 14+ years experience within the aviation industry
  • Experience conducting multi-disciplinary design reviews including PDR, CDR through different phases of development through to production readiness and certification
  • Significant experience with aircraft development activities and processes
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision to influence organization


  • The opportunity to change the world through improving aviation safety and accessibility 
  • Salary Range: $160,000+ 
  • Valuable stock option plan
  • Heavily subsidized medical, dental and vision plans
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • A company with an ambitious vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, motivated, and fun to work-with colleagues!


Skyryse is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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