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UAS Flight Test Engineer






San Francisco, CA, US


About Uber


We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.


And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

About the Role

Responsible for the operational flight testing of various UAS aircraft in order to provide data and analysis for validation and requirement verification.

Test, iterate, and improve procedures for operational UAS testing to meet Uber’s objectives.

What You'll Do

  • Execute flight test operations that integrate Uber services and new technologies to enable enhanced situational awareness and operational control
  • Conduct software and hardware debugging, write and execute flight test plans, and be familiar with telemetry, sensors, and UAS piloting

What You'll Need

  • Three years practical experience working with UAS
  • Have a BS (MS preferred) in one of the following fields:  Aerodynamics, Mechanical / Structures, Software, Electrical, with a minimum of five years of relevant operational experience in one of those fields.

Bonus Points

  • Have a customer focused attitude and the desire to provide a magical experience to our customers
  • Have a love for aviation and desire to explore what some people think is impossible

About the Team

The candidate reports to the Head of Flight Operations (Luke Fischer) and works closely with the Director of Operations and Safety, Aviation (Stan Swaintek), and the Product, Elevate Cloud Services, and Vehicle Systems teams.

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