Test Pilot

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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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

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

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

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