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Experimental Test Pilot (Contract)

Reliable Robotics

Reliable Robotics

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2023
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.
As an Experimental Flight Test Pilot at Reliable Robotics, you will support the Vehicle Integration and Test team. The Integration & Test team is responsible for all vehicle level installation and test efforts at Reliable Robotics. The team regularly ensures the proper function of mechanical, electrical, and flight control systems onboard the aircraft. In addition, the Integration & Test team has ownership over all ground and flight test operations within the organization. The team is composed of individuals familiar with experience developing experimental and certification products.
In your role as a contract Experimental Test Pilot, you will assist the flight operations team in developing and safely executing flight test plans in support of Research and Development efforts. Your primary role will be to fly the aircraft in an onboard and remote configuration. You’ll also have the opportunity to affect the Certification of an advanced autopilot system and Remote Ground Station. Throughout the development process, you will be instrumental in the execution of flight tests, data reviews, and proper operation of the system.

Basic Success Criteria

  • 2500 total flight hours - Fixed Wing
  • FAA Commercial Pilot or ATP certificate
  • Currently have or able to obtain, a 2nd Class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Experience conducting tests on programs pursuing FAA Certification
  • 5 years of engineering, flight test, pilot, or other equivalent technical experience
  • Ability to support off-site travel to conduct development and certification flight testing

Preferred Success Criteria

  • C208B Flight Experience
  • 500 hrs Turbo Prop
  • Flight test experience with new Autopilot and FMS Systems
  • Graduate of a Test Pilot School
  • Human-Machine interface design, test and evaluation experience
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Flight test experience in autonomous aircraft
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, or other technical degree
Experimental Flight Test Pilots at Reliable Robotics will have an opportunity to test our autoflight system from the air, and from the control center. Come help us make this a reality.
The majority of flights currently take place near Mountain View, CA. Must be able to support offsite flight testing campaigns in support of research and certification efforts.
This position requires access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to perform in compliance with U.S. export control laws.
All applicants are asked to provide documentation that legally establishes status as a U.S. person or non-U.S. person (and nationalities in the case of a non-U.S. person). Where the applicant is not a U.S. person, meaning not a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful permanent resident, (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or not otherwise permitted to access the export-controlled technology without U.S. government authorization, the Company reserves the right not to apply for an export license for such applicants whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code requires authorization and may decline to proceed with the application process and any offer of employment on that basis.
At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to work@reliable.co