Flight Test Analyst – Loads

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Cruz
Airframe & Actuators
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate and driven Flight Test Data Analyst to join our flight physics team. This role requires a wide range of knowledge and skills that include test data analysis, active participation in flight test activities, correlation and updating of analytical models to test data,
development of in-house tools and procedures.


  • Analysis of flight test and ground test data related to loads and
  • Participation in flight test activities as Ground Control Station operator
  • Review and approval of test plans
  • Development of tools and methods to process loads and dynamics test
  • Correlation and updating of analytical models used for loads and
    dynamics calculations to experimental data
  • Development of fatigue spectra
  • Writing of internal documents and certification reports


  • B.S., M.S. or PhD in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or
    related field
  • 3+ years of industry experience in aircraft development programs
  • Previous experience in loads and dynamics, or alternatively in flight science disciplines
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office, Matlab, as well as other data analysis software
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team and be able to work extended hours and travel as required


  • Previous experience on FAA aircraft certification programs, preferably Part 23
  • 5+ years of industry experience in aircraft development programs
  • Experience with loads measurement flight test, ground calibration, and flutter flight test
  • Understanding of flight dynamics, 6DOF maneuver simulation tools,
    and system identification


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