Test Pilot

Joby Aviation is currently fully staffed for this position.
 However, as the company expands we will recruit further test team members.  Further recruiting is unlikely before 2020.  Should you wish to be considered for future hiring rounds, please submit your application and we will retain your resume on file, and get back to you as our needs arise.

Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate and driven test pilot to join our flight test development team. This role requires a wide range of knowledge and skill that includes personally planning and flight testing experimental CTOL/VTOL fly-by-wire aircraft and supporting all certification flight test related activities. A can-do attitude is a must for this fast-paced environment in which every team member relies on each other to perform to their highest potential.  Formal test pilot training and/or experience is essential.

  • Perform flight test planning, flight readiness reviews, flight debriefs and post flight analysis
  • Perform flight test operations as a remote UAV operator as well as from within the manned test vehicles
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures
  • May perform launch and recovery tasks of aircraft which include ground operations, preflight items, ground observer responsibilities, and post flight items
  • May help develop flight manuals and supporting documentation necessary to operate the vehicles
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices
  • Other duties as assigned or required

  • Long course graduate of recognized test pilot school or, exceptionally, equivalent on-the-job training
  • At least 3 years additional flight test experience post training, with at least 50 hours experimental or certification flight test experience as test pilot
  • Bachelors of Science degree or equivalent experience and training
  • Fixed Wing and / or Rotorcraft Commercial Certificate
  • A minimum of 750 hours pilot in command flight time
  • Basic computer and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with employees
  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team and be able to work extended hours and travel as required
  • Read and speak English proficiently

  • Radio controlled aircraft flight experience
  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certificate

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