14 May 2023

Merlin Labs | Test Pilot

Mojave, CA, United States

Test Pilot


About Us:

Merlin is an early-stage autonomy company, building software to control sophisticated transportation systems. Our mission here at Merlin Labs is to develop hardware and software solutions that deliver the capability for aircraft to fly useful missions autonomously and safely. Our first product will be a certified system to bring automation to existing fixed wing aircraft.
We’re backed by some of the top institutional venture capitalists in the country, our headquarters are located in Boston with hubs in Denver, Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert. Come join our diverse, world class team, made up of people from places like Google, Airbus, Boeing, UTC, the US Navy, and the US Air Force.

All of the sky, none of the limits! About You:

Do you like working with a small diverse team that deals with fast paced flight test and rapid development? Do you like to solve complicated problems that require ground breaking and innovative solutions? If so then Merlin might be the place for you.

The Role:
    • Perform flight test activities including test planning, test execution, flight debriefs and post flight analysis and reporting
    • Perform simulator testing both, development, failure modes and effects testing and other purposes
    • Contribute to flight readiness reviews, test safety reviews and other flight test admin activities
    • Perform flight test engineering duties including test card preparation, test direction and other control room responsibilities
    • Perform various operations administration to include scheduling of personnel and flight tests as well as long term testing and program schedules
    • Perform miscellaneous engineering duties as tased
    • Complete all required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures
    • 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
    • Bachelor of science degree or equivalent experience and training
    • Fixed wing commercial pilot certificate
    • Class II medical
    • A minimum of 1,000 hours pilot in command flight time
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work outside normal work hours and travel as required
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • FAA certification flight test experience
    • Flight instructional experience
    • Test pilot school instructional experience

Merlin Labs offers an innovative, entrepreneurial, and team-focused startup environment. We also offer a top-notch benefits package (health, dental, life, unlimited vacation, and 401k with match) and work/life integration. Being part of the Merlin team allows you to become part of a small team that supports professional development while working together to achieve our mission.
Merlin Labs is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. All job offers are contingent upon the candidate passing background, export control and reference checks.

Merlin Labs does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.


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