Staff Electrical Engineer, DER at Wisk Aero | Powderkeg

Location: Remote, United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Electrical Engineering

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!

We are currently seeking a Staff Electrical Engineer with aerospace experience to join us in developing exciting and revolutionary systems for a new class of all-electric aircraft. You will join an existing team that develops all of the electrical hardware in the aircraft, including flight computers, controllers, and various other power electronics and avionics systems. Your focus will be on becoming the focal point for the FAA to our Electrical Design team covering everything from PCB design and layout, electrical systems and architecture development. You will have the opportunity to contribute from concept development, through aircraft integration and troubleshooting issues that arise during flight testing and certification.

Within 3 months you will

  • Become part of the team, get familiar with team members and learn what they are working on
  • Learn about the aircraft electronics architecture and existing hardware/firmware
  • Become a reviewer of electrical design releases, assembly procedures, rework plans, and test results
  • Review standard processes and guidelines to ensure alignment with FAA and regulatory requirements.

Within 6 months you will

  • Work in Altium to upgrade and redesign existing electrical subsystems.
  • Support certification compliance testing, test witnessing, safety analysis, and documentation of electrical hardware
  • Become an active member of the Material Review Board (MRB) or Change Review Board (CRB)
  • Oversee technical electrical aspects of sub-system contracts and vendors.
  • Contribute to writing requirements of new electrical systems, including design for manufacturing and design for testing.
  • Identify Means Of Compliance (MOC) and Alternate Means Of Compliance (AMOC) for Systems’ certification requirements.
  • Deep understanding of new Airworthiness Standards for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes - Part 23

Within 12 months you will

  • Evaluate options for improving the avionics and power distribution architecture
  • Kickoff and shepherd development of both entirely new and upgraded avionics and power distribution systems
  • Be proficient in Reliability & Safety analysis for Aircraft Systems
  • Be the focal point for aviation regulators (FAA, EASA, Etc) conversations on technical issue resolution


  • BSEE degree with at least ten years of experience.
  • A master's degree and/or PhD count toward years of experience
  • Experience with development, design, analysis and test of: Analog Sensor Interfaces, Power Supplies, Topology Selection, and Microprocessor Integration.
  • Experience in a rigorous development, verification, documentation environment is a must.
  • Great interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks and projects involving peers across several disciplines.
  • Current (or ability to obtain) FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) -14 CFR Part 23 Systems & Equipment Electrical
  • Experience in 14CFR Part 23, 27, 33, 121 and 135
  • Design knowledge of electrical bonding criteria, thermal cooling requirements for electronic equipment, EMI shielding, and High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) / Indirect Effects of Lightning (IEL) installation criteria is considered a plus
  • Understanding of and experience with RTCA/DO-254 hardware life cycle data needed to demonstrate that the objectives of RTCA/DO-254 are fully met is considered a plus.
  • Understanding of Aerospace Recommended Practices ARP 4754 and ARP 4761


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 (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as flight lessons, wellness subsidies, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many 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.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Staff Electrical Engineer, DER
  • Company
    Wisk Aero
  • Location
    Mountain View, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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