Job title: Lead Flight Test Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Austin, TX
Job published: 2022-11-16
Job ID: 34568

Job Description

EVONA are recruiting a Lead Flight Test Engineer for an expanding start up in Austin TX. The team are building a new form of air transportation, and although relatively early in their journey, have vehicles in production and paying customers.


They are very passionate about fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles representing a more effective way to move items and people.


You will be given the fascinating opportunity to own the entire Flight Test program and bring unique products to market.



  • Design a Flight Test program by working with the team to identify requirements
  • Write flight test plans
  • Ensure safe flight operations
  • Use simulator to evaluate test plans and risk
  • Plan and execute flights
  • Produce post-flight reports, including analyzing flight logs and crunching numbers
  • Participate in improving flights, flight testing processes, automation and reliability
  • Tuning of the aircraft
  • Write flight ops related documentation
  • Build, maintain and repair the hardware
  • Grow the Flight Test Team



  • BSc. or MSc. in engineering or flight school
  • PPL (minimum), preferred: Commercial, Multi, ATPL
  • FAA Medical Certificate (or ability to get one)
  • More than 500 flight-hrs
  • Experience with >55lb UAVs
  • Able to carry 50lbs and work outside for extended periods of time
  • Willing to spend the majority of your time away from your desk
  • Ability to write code is desired