23 August 2023

Wisk Aero, LLC | Test Pilot

Mesa, AZ, United States

Chief Test Pilot


At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

Our Headquarters and Engineering center is located in Mountain View. We have test capability in Hollister, CA and Mesa, AZ. This position will be based in Mesa, however, travel to Hollister CA will be required.

We are looking for a pilot to join us in the role of company Chief Test Pilot. This position will support the design, development and certification of a new class of all-electric aircraft. As the Senior Pilot in the test team, you will be working closely with other Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers as well as cognizant systems engineers and the certification group to validate and verify a revolutionary new aircraft design. Wisk recognizes the challenges that the UAM industry faces with regards the certification path for our vehicles. We are taking a pragmatic approach to this task and consequently are looking for experienced test personnel to join our talented team to make the certification process as efficient and effective as possible. To be a member you will have displayed highly developed safety awareness and risk management capabilities in previous roles, and be willing to continue this behavior at Wisk.

The role will involve using your experience to guide our test certification planning, identify applicable industry guidance and standards, and prepare the team to conduct testing that demonstrates compliance.

Having either been a Chief Test Pilot, or previously holding a senior pilot position in civil certification programs you will be acutely aware of the challenges faced to certify an air vehicle. You will want to take this experience and expand your skills within the growing eVTOL industry. This role will require you to display leadership and direction throughout all levels of the company.

    • Experience conducting test on programs pursuing FAA/TCCA/EASA Certification
    • 15+ years flight test experience as a test pilot with increasing levels of responsibility
    • Graduate of an SETP recognized Test Pilot School, or equivalent experience
    • Capable of obtaining the required level of FAA medical certificate
    • FAA Commercial Pilot or ATP certificate (Fixed or Rotary Wing)
    • Strong exposure to and appreciation of appropriate Risk Management and Hazard Assessment in the operational, experimental and certification environment.
    • Experience in Type Certification programs for fixed/rotary-wing aircraft. Highly developed understanding of civil certification requirements from initial requirements development to Entry Into Service activities.
    • DER and/or ODA experience (or equivalent from other NAA)
    • A demonstrated capability to work within the engineering organization to inform vehicle design early.
    • Have been heavily involved in the development of aircraft certification basis.
    • Have been responsible for, or have supported, the development of manuals for aircraft certification.
    • Exceptional communication skills.
    • Must have a temperament and the desire to effectively mentor and coach within and external to the test team.
    • Unmanned aircraft flight test experience
    • Electric Propulsion flight test experience
    • Both Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing pilot certificates and flight test experience
    • Human-to-vehicle interface design, test and evaluation experience
    • Instructor pilot certificate and experience
    • Understanding of Part 135 operations and the developing concepts around Advanced/Urban Air Mobility operations
    • Familiarity with developing industry standards regarding automation and autonomy such as GAMA Simplified Vehicle Operations

$147,425 - $173,441 a year Compensation and Benefits: In addition to offering a great work environment and the opportunity to be part of the team making electric autonomous flight a reality, at Wisk, we offer excellent total rewards which include a competitive base salary, annual bonus, long term incentive, 401K, health benefits and much more.
Job Type: Full-time Pay Range the Company expects to pay: $147,425 - $173,441 per year - The starting base salary within this range for this role varies based on factors such as your geographical location, and your relevant job-related experience that is consistent with a business necessity.

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 11 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching vested immediately, commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, wellness allowances, snacks, drinks, fruit, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and much more.
Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.


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