Joby Aviation

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Job Locations US-Remote
Government Affairs
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby is looking for an Aviation Policy and Regulatory Affairs Specialist to assist in our policy and regulatory work. The person will report to the Senior Regulatory Specialist. The primary focus will be U.S. policy and regulations at the federal level, but the role may also cover state/local and international regulations and policy. This position will not be a registered lobbyist nor engage directly with elected officials. This role can be fully remote.


  • Researching, interpreting and advising the policy team on issues related to regulations, standards, advisory materials, and/or trade publications
  • Collaborating with the legal team on regulatory policy interpretation and rulemaking
  • Producing policy and position papers on the issues below
  • Building strong working level relationships with state and federal aviation officials
  • Liaising with trade associations and experts across the field
  • Monitoring and building internal information sharing process around standard development activities

This position has the potential to cover aviation policy across any of the following areas:

  • Interpretation of current or proposed aviation rules, compliance expertise, or other relevant regulatory analysis
  • Air carrier certification, part 135 operational rules and safety management
  • Airport and heliport design, operational safety, compliance with grant obligations, funding
  • Pilot training system design, development of type ratings
  • Qualification of flight simulation training devices
  • Permitting and modification of aviation infrastructure
  • Community noise policy, aviation noise certification, airport noise mitigation, or community engagement
  • Aviation sustainability policy, life cycle assessment, aviation emissions
  • Airworthiness consensus standard development


  • 3-8 years of aviation or regulatory affairs experience
  • Position can be fully remote, but may require up to 35% travel 
  • Demonstrates strong initiative, identifying and addressing issues promptly
  • Can tackle complex challenges effectively and work efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Offers practical solutions to problems as they arise 
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, essential for achieving outcomes that are crucial to our success


  • Familiarity with regulatory interpretation and a history of advocacy in trade associations or standards development organizations

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $66,560 - $130,100/year. 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.


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