Company: Roman Health Pharmacy LLC
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Here at Kitty Hawk in Palo Alto, we are leading the race to market
with our all-electric Vertical Take off and Landing (VTOL)
aircraft. Project Heaviside is Kitty Hawks latest high-performance
electric VTOL vehicle. It is designed to be fast, small, and
exceedingly quiet, taking advantage of new possibilities to free
people from traffic.
We are seeking an R&D engineer for Kitty Hawks
yet-to-be-announced project in environmentally friendly aviation.
Our team is focused on rapidly iterating novel concept aircraft
that radically change the way we think about flight efficiency.
You should enjoy working on a small team where you will own
substantial and critical parts of the final product. Youre a team
player without an ego, and youre passionate about doing whatever it
takes to deliver value. We are working on something that has never
been done before, so youll be energetic, adaptable, and a fast
learner who can make quick design judgments with limited
information. As a founding member of this group, you will also play
a crucial role in growing the team to meet the continuously
evolving challenges of this ambitious project.
M.S. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, computer
science, or related degree Experience working on novel aerodynamic
vehicle development through clean sheet design, build, and test
Familiarity with aerodynamics, mechatronics, dynamics, and
controls, and expertise in at least one of these areas Good
communication, problem solving, and organizational skills
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and
highly-interactive startup environment Proficient with 3D modeling
using SolidWorks or an equivalent CAD system Proficient with rapid
prototyping materials, tools, and techniques Ability to be hands on
with a good mechanical intuition Experience working in an R&D
prototype aircraft development environment Familiarity with power
electronics, motors controllers, avionics, composite structures,
and environmental/reliability testing Familiarity with small-volume
manufacturing technologies and methods, and experience in working
with outside suppliers for the same Experience with manual and CNC
machining (mill, lathe, bandsaws, welding) Composite fabrication
and assembly experience Aviation and/or Flight related hobbies or
Within 3 months you will:
Assist in fabricating a prototype small-scale concept aircraft Take
ownership of the design, fabrication, and testing of prototype
aircraft parts Develop internal design tools to inform future
prototype aircraft concept
Within 6 months you will:
Take ownership of certain aircraft subsystems Plan and execute
flight test operations Help guide architectural discussions for our
current and future aircraft As part of the interview process, you
will be expected to present a portfolio of relevant projects,
describe specific design contributions that you are most proud of,
and effectively convey to the team a relevant topic that is of
interest to you.
We welcome you to apply even if you dont match every requirement
posted for this role. No one candidate will be a 100% perfect match
to our description, so if you are passionate about working on the
next evolution in aviation and have similar experience to what we
are looking for, we encourage you to apply. Diverse backgrounds and
experiences promote innovation and our goal is to build a team that
encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
All of our team whose roles allow them to work remotely are doing
so, and will continue to do so until were able to be back in the
office. For teams that are not able to work remotely were making
every accommodation possible to provide a safe working environment,
and ensuring we meet all state and county guidelines.
Our headquarters is in Palo Alto and we offer a comprehensive
benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life
insurance, unlimited PTO days, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan
with 40% company matching (no vesting period), flight lesson
subsidy, education assistance, and company-sponsored social events.
For those working onsite, Kitty Hawk also offers commuter
assistance, and free drinks and snacks.
Kitty Hawk provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
In addition to federal law requirements, Kitty Hawk abides by
applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in
employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and
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