Digital Flight Controls Architect
Greater Denver Area
About Boom Supersonic
Boom Supersonic is the Denver-based startup building Mach-2.2 passenger airliners. Think Concorde but 75% more affordable to fly. Imagine a day trip from New York to London—3h15 each way. Fly to London for a business meeting and be home in time to tuck your children into bed. Boom's first prototype will rollout by summer of 2020.
Boom’s outstanding team comes from places like Amazon, SpaceX, Scaled Composites, and Virgin Galactic. Team members have collectively contributed to 40+ new air and space vehicles, including the Falcon 9, Virgin SpaceShipTwo, and the Joint Strike Fighter.
The company is backed by venture capital firms including Emerson Collective, Y Combinator, Caffeinated Capital, and SV Angel as well as individuals including Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Michael Marks, and Greg McAdoo.
At Boom, you’ll have world-class colleagues and a flexible work environment. We don’t punch a clock, offer unmetered vacation time, and value our employees’ comprehensive well-being.
Are you passionate about building the future of transportation? Help us make aviation history.
You will be responsible for architecting the digital flight control system for the world’s fastest airliner. This includes defining system capabilities, components, means of regulatory compliance, and identification of existing solutions along with opportunities for new development.
You should have a deep understanding of the system’s interaction with and influence over other aircraft systems and must feel comfortable overseeing the integration, test, and certification of a complex system. This role will make heavy use of existing solutions but is also expected to think creatively and work outside the bounds of the traditional integration role.
- Discover the system precedents relevant to our airplane, and educate the engineering team on the approaches that will be most preferable
- Understand the biggest certification risks—and how to eliminate them quickly and inexpensively
- Think creatively about the manpower required for certification—and how to reduce it
- BS or higher in Aerospace, Electrical, Computer Science, or related engineering
- 15+ years experience, including in a leadership role on at least one aircraft digital flight controls development program from initial concept through flight test
- Experience developing and certifying a full authority fly-by-wire flight control for a Part 23 or Part 25 aircraft
- Experience working with DERs and other representatives of the FAA, EASA, etc.
- Fundamental understanding of every key technical discipline (software development, electronic hardware, control theory, redundancy, actuation, structural interactions, regulatory compliance, system integration, and testing)
- Familiarity with existing regulatory framework
It would be great if you had
- Supersonic controls development experience
- System safety analysis experience
To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_public_portal_itar_landing)
Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.
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