• Senior Flight Test Engineer - Prime Air

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/18/2018 12:02 PM)
    Job ID
    697399
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    We’re developing the future of transportation that will solve extreme-scale, real world challenges. If you are seeking an iterative, fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation and apply state-of-the-art technologies, this is your opportunity.
    Come work on the Amazon Prime Air Team!

    We are looking for a Flight Test Engineer. This role requires a high level of technical acumen and the ability to generate and execute test plans based on program requirements. This highly motivated candidate will have the ability to work cross functionally and manage complex test campaigns throughout the entire lifecycle. This role requires technical experience in professional aviation test environments as a member of a test team who also has the technical chops to draw important insights from data and align subject matter experts.
    Key Job Responsibilities:


    • Coordinate between multiple specialized teams focused on driving the integration of hardware, software, and instrumentation

    • Articulate test approaches, test plans, and perform data analysis



    The ideal candidate is highly organized, works effectively with internal and external contacts, has the ability to shift gears quickly and enjoys the challenges of developing and improving processes in a dynamic organization. The successful candidate will also have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, superior attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Operational knowledge of a wide variety of regulatory concepts, particularly within aviation, is important to perform the role successfully. Additonally, experience developing autonomous vehicles and robotics is strongly preferred. The candidate must also possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills.


    Export Control License: This position may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on Amazon’s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf.



    Basic Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, or related field

    • 5-8 years of relevant work experience

    • Strong technical skills in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: flight dynamics, control systems, robotics, software, avionics, electrical systems

    • Experience as a flight test engineer on an aerospace or related project

    • Experience integrating complex systems, hardware/software integration, and RF communications systems

    • Experience with FMEA/FMECA, FMET, FTA and reliability analyses

    • Strong Mathematical/Statistical fundamentals

    • Excellent written and verbal communication; ability to explain complex concepts and designs to colleagues across disciplines

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s in Aerospace, or related field

    • Holds an FAR Part 61 certification

    • Experience in system engineering on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or similar robotics systems

    • Experience developing complex, flight-critical systems that have been successfully delivered

    • Experience interfacing/partnering with a multidisciplinary engineering team

    • Experience communicating with end users, management, technical and business teams to collect requirements, describe product features and refine technical designs

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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