Area-I, Inc. is a Metro-Atlanta based company dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft systems designed for use by the United States Armed Forces. We specialize in the development of unmanned aircraft systems that eject from host platforms or modular launch systems. These platforms are designed to meet the specific needs of our customers where we design, build, test, and ultimately deliver unique solutions to the customer. Area-I’s customers include the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and NASA.
The Aircraft Systems Design Engineer is responsible for understanding the interactions between the aircraft subsystems to participate in aircraft system design cycles and testing. This role involves embedding with project engineering teams to provide subject matter expertise to design impacts on the entire aircraft system and for the testing and implementation of new subsystems. This position is expected to be very hands-on with design cycles from concept through bench testing and flight testing.
- BS in Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, or related background
- Strong understanding of software and avionics components and their interactions
- Familiarity with networking and communications (ethernet, serial, CAN)
- Able to read and understand PCB schematics.
- Understand RF systems
- Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. security clearance.
- Act as a resource and subject matter expert for aircraft program engineering teams
- Design and perform testing for new hardware and software aircraft systems.
- Validate new sensor implementations.
- Define firmware requirements and test new firmware releases.
- Identify new technology, hardware, or software to improve Area-I aircraft systems.
- Flight test engineering, data collection, experiment design, data processing
- Root cause analysis
- Maintain design documentation.
Area-I is an equal opportunity employer. Area-I does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law.