Autonomous aerial delivery solutions.

Flight Controls Engineer

$80k - $150k / 0.01% - 0.10%
Concord CA
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Flight Controls Engineer

Ready to change the world?

We are reinventing how products are delivered around the world by unlocking the path not yet traveled.

Our company was founded in 2015 and is backed by Silicon Valley’s most prominent VCs, including LightSpeed Venture Partners and YCombinator. Volans-i provides fast on-demand aerial delivery service for time-critical shipments over long ranges. We build and operate long-range, high-payload drones for commercial, defense, and humanitarian applications. Leveraging drone technology as a transportation method, we help our customers gain control of their supply chain and save millions of dollars on downtime and inventory costs.

Our work came from the immediate need for critical delivery of parts to drastically reduce downtime for an automotive company. From this idea, our founders have scaled the company into a team of highly skilled and motivated individuals to serve critical delivery markets.


We are looking for Flight Controls Engineer candidates who are self-motivated individuals with a burning desire to constantly push the known boundaries of technology to create the next generation of delivery platforms. This position will design, implement, and test flight controls for vertical-take-off-and-landing fixed-wing aircraft with a highly-motivated, results-driven international team.

What you will do: +Implementation of new software or algorithms to support mission-specific capabilities +Integration of sensors in aircraft’s state estimator +Development of guides, instructions, and training materials for the flight operations team +Post flight data review +Support development and certification of aircraft +Develop and maintain flight controls regression test-suite

Required: +Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field, such as Aeronautical, Mechanical, Software, or Controls Engineering +Proficient in C++ and Python +Development experience with ArduPilot or PX4 +Experience with Git or SVN +Proficiency with Linux +Hands-on experience applying classical or modern control theory to an autonomous system

Desired: +2+ years of professional experience with classical dynamics, modeling and simulation, and developing controls solutions in C++ and Python +Experience implementing controls algorithms based on scientific publications +Creation of robotics models in ROS +Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Why you should join Volansi

Volansi build and operates the most advanced autonomous aerial vehicles for transportation and delivery purposes.

Our vehicles combine the best of two worlds: Vertical Takeoff & Landing (VTOL) + Fixed-wing flight. The combination of these two modes of flight allows us to take off and land from anywhere without the need for infrastructure and cover long ranges to enable point-to-point deliveries.

We currently have two vehicles in the market with respective 10 and 20 lbs of payload capacity. Several other platforms are under development.

Team Size:85
Location:San Francisco
Hannan Parvizian
Hannan Parvizian