Electrical Engineer (Design)

Electrical Engineer (Design)

We are a fast-growing company with a single lofty goal: to bring personal aviation to the general public. Innovating at the leading edge of electric aviation technology, we have developed BlackFly, the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing VTOL personal aircraft. Join us in ushering in a new age of aviation.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop hardware and firmware for projects related to power, propulsion, sensor and control systems for UAVs
  • Test, characterize and iterate existing designs, and develop innovative solutions to new problems
  • Evaluate new sensor technologies and assess for applicability to the project
  • Assist in UAV flight testing both locally and at remote sites (some travel required)
  • Analyze UAV electronics and components for operational failures
  • Create production testing solutions for electronic assemblies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or post-graduate degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Strong understanding of analog and digital circuit design concepts
  • Proficient at PCB layout, electronic assembly, and troubleshooting circuits with an oscilloscope
  • Proficient at writing firmware (C/C++) for MCUs in embedded systems
  • Experience with common communication protocols (SPI, UART, CAN)
  • Hands-on experience through student teams, co-op, and/or personal projects

Optional Qualifications

  • Practical understanding of switching power supply design and layout considerations
  • Familiarity with brushless DC motor control, and lithium-based battery integration
  • Familiarity GPS and UAV sensors
  • Interest in RC planes, quadcopters, or aviation

Personal Attributes

  • Resourceful, curious, and never satisfied with the status quo
  • Always thinking about how to make things more efficient
  • Thrive in a fast-moving, stimulating, and supportive team environment
  • Strong work ethic and detail-oriented
  • Love learning and being challenged

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and willing to relocate to Palo Alto, CA. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to careers@opener.aero. Be sure to include Electrical Engineer (Design) and your name in the subject line.