GNC Engineering Manager

East Bay, CA, United States, Remote, San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States


Role Locations

  • East Bay, CA, United States
  • Remote
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


101 - 250 people


185 E Dana St
Mountain View, CA, 94041, US

Tech Stack

  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • GraphQL
  • React
  • React Native
  • AWS
  • EC2
  • RDS
  • Kubernete
  • Terra
  • Docker
  • CircleCI
  • Cypress
  • iOS
  • C
  • C++
  • Ardupilot
  • Simulink
  • SolidWorks

Role Description

Your work will focus on the next paradigm in autonomous aerial transportation using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). You will lead a small team of GNC engineers and be engaged in developing our flight control algorithms, state estimators, enhanced features like detect and avoid, precision landing and take-off system, increasing efficiency for longer-range flights, and improving safety systems. As autonomous UAVs are an evolving field, we’re seeking a talented and experienced engineering leader with the ability to rapidly learn new technologies and integrate these into product roadmaps.

You will Leverage your expertise in aircraft and system dynamics, control theory, estimation, and simulation to architect guidance, navigation, and control algorithms and develop a dynamics and controls model that enables accurate software-in-the-loop (SITL) simulations. Provide support for Matternet’s existing open-source flight software stack. Investigate and diagnose aircraft issues by analyzing logs, designing experiments and test procedures, and performing simulations when needed. Evaluate emerging technologies, sensors, and controller updates to improve aircraft control and performance in all phases of flight as well as system-level reliability. Work closely with a multidisciplinary engineering team to design, develop, and test a highly reliable, performant, and safe aircraft. Lead a small team of full-time engineers and manage consultants.

Requirements A minimum of 10 years of experience in the GNC product lifecycle including conceptualization, development, integration, test, and deployment of dynamics, control theory and state estimators for 6 DOF aircraft. A minimum of 10 years of experience in algorithm development and simulation frameworks such as MATLAB and Simulink. Familiarity reading software in C and C++ for embedded systems. Developing safety-critical systems in compliance with certification requirements such as DO-178C and presenting technical implementations to regulatory agencies. Familiarity with multi-modality sensor fusion and INS/GPS navigation system development. Expertise with a trade study, selection, and integration of aircraft sensors and receivers for example GPS, IMU, barometer, LIDAR, RADAR, UWB, and INS.

Great Additions: Experience writing software in Python, C, and C++. Familiarity with ardupilot or experience in flight control as applied to quadcopters. Experience with autonomous air, land, sea-based vehicles.

About Matternet

Matternet has developed best-in-class technology for on-demand, aerial delivery in urban environments. We provide our technology platform-as-a-service to healthcare and logistics organizations.

To date, Matternet technology has enabled 10,000+ commercial drone flights.

In March 2017, we became the first company in the world to be authorized for commercial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations of drone logistics networks over cities in Switzerland. In March 2019, Matternet and UPS announced a partnership to provide drone delivery services to US healthcare systems, starting with WakeMed Health in NC and most recently at Wake Forest Baptist Health. In October 2019, Matternet's technology enabled the first (full Part 135 Standard certification) FAA-Approved Drone Airline, UPS Flight Forward (USPFF), providing fast expansion to healthcare facilities across the US. September of 2020 launched our first partnership on the Asian continent, with Japan Airlines. We rang in 2021 by expanding European operations with Labor Berlin, initiating the first ever urban BVLOS medical drone delivery network in the largest city of the EU.

Join us as we build the future today, creating the next paradigm of transportation!

Company Culture

We believe our Values speak for themself, and hope they align with yours!

We are safe above all else: Our technology can save or take a person’s life. We do not negotiate on the safety of the systems we design, build, and operate.

We deliver: We work smart, not just hard. If our efforts are not yielding results, we pause and regroup. We deliver our product so that our system can deliver its payload, safely and reliably.

We are a team: We win together and lose together. We are one another’s toughest critics, biggest challengers, and loudest supporters. We speak candidly and listen humbly. We are accountable to each other for our own contribution to the success of our mission.

We are creative: We are innovative and inventive. We have the courage and discipline to explore the non-obvious path and to create original thoughts and things. We search relentlessly for aesthetic, simple solutions.

We are deliberate: We are rigorous, intentional, and detail-oriented in our work. We plan upfront to grease the path to execution and prevent mistakes. We openly recognize and reflect on failure to improve our product and processes.

We make the world better: We design and build products to give everyone everywhere access to physical goods. With zero emissions aerial transport and ground infrastructure, we preserve our planet.

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