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Aircraft Systems Certification Engineer



hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Ampaire Inc. Aircraft Systems Certification Engineer Hawthorne, CA · Full time

The Aircraft Systems Certification Engineer will play an integral role on a talented team focused on decarbonizing aviation. If you thrive in a collaborative, cutting edge, entrepreneurial environment and are looking for a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated team, with excellent benefits and a casual but results-driven work environment - this is the perfect opportunity for you.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the structuring and flowdown of FAA and standards certification requirements to the equipment design team
  • Provide guidance to the engineering team on specifics of demonstrating compliance with FAA aircraft requirements
  • Be single point of contact on equipment and systems certification methods referencing and distilling FARs/ASTM standard
  • Support commercial certification project design reviews and trade studies
  • Support and guide design engineering team in required certification documentation
  • Support establishment of qualified validation and verification process 
  • Reports to Manager, Systems Engineering

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of increasing responsibilities in commercial aviation certification programs
  • Expert knowledge of G1 form for certification basis for Part 23-64 and special conditions
  • Expert knowledge of G2 form for means/methods of compliance (Part 23-64, 33, 35, 36, 39)
  • Expert in developing compliance matrices for Subparts B thru G
  • Proficient with requirements database tools

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant engineering discipline
  • Successful FAA certification of TC or STC project compliant with Part 23 and/or Part 33
  • Expert knowledge of ARP4761 and ARP4754
  • Expert knowledge of Parts 25, 43, 91, and 135
  • Expert with Jama requirements database tool
  • Experience with electrified propulsion certification-intent projects


Ampaire is a tech startup based in California that is leading the charge in electric aviation. We are on a mission to provide the world with electric commercial flights that are affordable, quiet, and environmentally conscious. We are building the future of air travel by reimagining the way people and their things fly. We are a practical and lean start-up that quickly iterates and learns, and this has allowed Ampaire to be among the first of the electric aviation companies to fly.

We are located at the intersection of aerospace and electric vehicles, right next to SpaceX and Tesla at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles County. As part of Starburst, the world’s top aerospace accelerator, we have access to an international support network. We're proud to have won multiple international awards as a Top Aerospace Startup (Hello Tomorrow, Paris), Top Electrification Startup (New Mobility Challenge, Los Angeles), and IEEE N3XT Stars. We've also been featured in Aviation Week for our creative business approach and early success. Our talented team brings a diverse background from top institutions including Caltech, Stanford, USC, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and General Motors.


At Ampaire, we are committed to building a more inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups into the cleantech sector and aerospace industry. We strongly encourage applications from qualified applicants and members of underrepresented groups. Ampaire is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Ampaire is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


$110,000 - $240,000 per year