Systems Engineer, Integrated Flight and Propulsion Control System

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

$83.3-136.8k (annually)

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Apr 29

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby Aviation is on a mission to save a billion people an hour every day by introducing a revolutionary urban air mobility service featuring the innovative all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) JAS4-1 air vehicle. The Integrated Flight and Propulsion Control System (IFPCS) product team is seeking highly motivated, passionate engineers to help complete the mission.

The Integrated Flight and Propulsion Control System includes all the primary flight control functions (pilot inceptors, flight sensors, processing and communications, control laws, and control effectors) and some vehicle management functions.

This position offers the opportunity to apply a broad range of systems engineering skills with thread responsibilities from requirements to certification. The program is currently in the late Preliminary Design Phase, and immediate responsibilities will be in the areas of integration, validation, and verification, including failure modes and effects testing.


  • Drafting, linking/tracing, reviewing, and validating requirements at all levels
  • Supporting design team in architecture trade studies, subsystem development and definition, interface definition, analysis, and modeling and simulation activities
  • Leading and performing system integration and validation and verification testing including test planning, test case definition/development/reviews, detailed test procedure development/review, automated and manual test execution, data reduction and analysis, problem reporting and issue tracking, and test report writing
  • Creating, analyzing, and managing issues, risks, and opportunities for the subsystem using enterprise tools
  • Preparing artifacts and briefing materials for internal and external technical meetings and program reviews
  • Assisting in creating type certification documentation
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams including system test, flight test, certification, and program management


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics required; Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering preferred
  • Relevant demonstrated scholastic project experience or internships
  • Understanding and application of disciplined systems engineering processes
  • Familiarity with requirements management
  • Familiarity with safety assessment concepts
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Exposure to modeling and simulation using MATLAB/Simulink
  • Excellent verbal and technical writing skills in the English language
  • Collaborative worker but self-sufficient and self-starter
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Docs


  • Minimum 5 years of Aerospace industry experience in primary flight and propulsion control
  • Electric vehicle technology experience
  • Extensive experience (5-10 years) integrating and testing complex, highly integrated systems, including failure modes and effects testing (FMET)
  • Understanding and application of development assurance processes per SAE ARP4754A
  • Familiarization with safety assessment process, methods, and analyses (FHA, FMEA/FMECA, FTA, CCA) used in safety assessments (PSSA, SSA) per SAE ARP4761
  • Working knowledge of DO-160G environmental qualification
  • Familiarity and experience with FAA Part 23, Part 25, Part 27, and/or Part 29 certification regulations (Part 23 is highly desired)
  • Use of requirements management tools (working knowledge of Siemens Polarion is a plus)
  • Experienced in model-based engineering using MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience using Atlassian tools including Jira, Confluence, and Crucible
  • Familiar with Dassault Systems engineering and management tools (Enovia)

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $83,300-$136,800. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.

This is a full time position, located in Santa Cruz, CA.

Joby Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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