Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate Airframe Stress Engineering Lead who believes in the ability of urban air mobility to positively impact our cities. This role is an exciting hands-on management position within the structures engineering team, as it allows for the engineer to not only manage a team of stress engineers, but also conduct stress analysis, while interfacing with many disciplines within the company, and assuming a major role in the design of the aircraft. Prototypes are designed quickly and efficiently, meaning attention to detail is critical. The engineer will have experience analyzing aircraft powerplants, structures, developing load cases, and preparing aircraft certification documents.
Outline road map to satisfy static strength, stiffness, stability margin, fatigue life, damage tolerance, durability, thermal performance, and other requirements
Support design reviews and release of parts
Support component and assembly tests, including definition, planning, requirements, and report writing
Provide procedural and technical guidance to the stress team to ensure all analysis work is performed to a high standard.
Perform structural analyses by classical hand calculation and finite element analysis for both composites and metals
Directly communicate with mechanical design teams, structural test, integration teams and DERs
Support stress method definition
Coordinate with methods and allowables to ensure allowable coverage for necessary design space
B.S. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or another relevant discipline
10+ years of working experience in relevant industry
Previous leadership experience, including directly managing others
In-depth understanding of loading scenarios, free body diagrams, and behavior of aircraft components
Experience performing analysis on aircraft powerplant systems
Excellent problem-solving skills
Highly proactive attitude with the ability to manage multiple assignments
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Advanced proficiency in hand calculations and finite element analysis, including nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of composite structures and metallic structures
Ability to generate and review detailed analysis reports and aircraft type certification documents
Proficiency with CAD
Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment
Aircraft Certification Experience
M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
15+ years of working experience in relevant industry
Expert knowledge of Abaqus/CAE or Femap/Nastran
Experience with method validation process based on test data (test benches, flight test)
Hands on experience working within aircraft certification program
Excellent understanding of FAR Part 23, 27, and 29 regulations
Experience with MRB
Experience with Dassault Systems CAD
Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $183,700 - $254,200 annually. 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.
Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.