Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Flight Control Engineer

Last updated: 4 months ago
Expires: 4 months ago
Job Role:
Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
Not specified
Aircraft type:
United States

Job description

ASKA is an air mobility company, founded in 2018, and this full-time position for a Flight Control Engineer is based at our facility in Mountain View, CA. You will be part of a cutting-edge engineering team developing the ASKA™ A5, a roadable electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle. We debuted the full-scale, functional prototype of the ASKA™ A5 at CES Las Vegas January 5-8th, 2023.


This position will require you to do design, development, analysis and testing of flight control for the ASKA™ A5 drive and fly vehicle. You'll work in all areas of the system development cycle including detail design, integration, flight testing and certification efforts.


  • Develop flight control and navigation algorithms including linear analysis and non-linear analysis, develop design and analysis tools, and conduct mathematical modeling
  • Develop mathematical modeling and six-DOF simulation of flight vehicle dynamics
  • Perform navigation and control system analysis and optimization, perform simulation development and validation
  • Execute flight data analysis, develop documentation of all facets of work performed, develop flight test plans, and provide flight test support
  • Troubleshoot navigation and flight control anomalies via flight data analysis, correlation with flight software operation and generating corrective actions
  • Deep knowledge of flight control and navigation sensor systems, and perform analysis in connection with these systems
  • Create and review Certification Plans, Qualification Test Procedures and Qualification Test Reports
  • Review qualification by similarity and/or analysis reports
  • Review system safety documents (PSSA, SFHA, AFHA, SSA and Particular Risk Analysis)
  • Create, review and approve ground test procedures, flight test procedures and their corresponding test reports.


  • Determine test specification definition
  • Discuss, write and review test plans and preparation activities with the engineering team
  • Prepare and review pre- and post-flight briefings
  • Monitor live flight data, typically via telemetry, during flight test on aircraft
  • Identify non-conformities, quality escapes, etc. to create rejection tags
  • Make assessments to ensure safety of flight determination
  • Write flight test results reports.


  • Expertise in area of stability & control and aircraft handling characteristics
  • Support, plan, execute and analyze Wind Tunnel Activities.


  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as a Flight Control Engineer
  • Proficient in software such as C++, MATLAB, Python
  • Hands-on experience applying classical and modern control theory to an autonomous system
  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft flight testing
  • High proficiency in aerodynamics, aircraft performance and flight controls
  • Proficiency in 3D cut software, Solidworks and Siemens NX
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Extensive experience with AI integration into Flight Control.

Please note before applying

  • We are not offering relocation.
  • Candidates must have an existing visa and be legally authorized to live and work in the United States.
  • Will consider a visa transfer for the right non-US candidate who is currently living and working in the U.S.


Medical, vision and dental insurance.