Flight Systems Engineer

Carlsbad, California, United States Full-time Allows remote

Flight Systems Engineer


5D Robotics Flight System Engineer takes R&D concepts from prototype to design implementation, test, and flight operations. This position requires working closely with the software development team to design feature requirements and perform validation on the control systems embedded in the aerial platforms developed through the product team.  This position also requires deep understanding of sUAS platforms, technologies and roadmaps for the industry.



 B.S. Engineering Degree with minimum 5 years experience - preferably Aerospace Engineering

 3+ years experience with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) guidance, navigation, and control systems.

 Experience with a wide variety of flight controllers & autopilots

 Highly organized and experienced in technical documentation and writing

 Experience with consumer and commercial sUAS - preferred

 Experience in bringing a UAS to market - preferred

 C++ programming experience - preferred

 Machine learning experience - preferred

 Design and CAD experience - preferred

 Highly familiar with analytic tools for performance modeling and simulation



 Define requirements, oversee the design and testing, and support the operations of the product implementations as they relate to the any navigation, guidance and control of the platforms

 Become SME for commercial UAV autopilots and sUAS platforms

 Model flight systems and run simulations to test new software implementations

 Produce actionable intelligence from flight data and simulation data in order to provide feedback into the

engineering design and product development

 Create reports and document findings

 Work with test and operations groups to

 Work with management to define, develop, and execute product roadmap milestones and schedule