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SOLUTE Careers UAV/UAS Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California

SOLUTE is a technology company that delivers innovative products using state-of-the-art software, hardware, network technologies and DevOps automation. Our products span the fields of cyber security, network virtualization, global positioning, navigation, aviation electronics, UAV/UAS command systems, knowledge management and collaboration systems. Our depth of engineering support, technical expertise, architecture design and enterprise solutions provide a uniquely trusted and influential skillset to our customers and industry giants alike.

We are a company of innovative professionals thriving in a highly motivating work environment that fosters creativity and independent thinking. If you are a motivated individual with a desire to create exceptional products and support our service men and women, now is a great time to join SOLUTE!

SOLUTE is looking for a UAV Engineer to join our UAS division, providing technical expertise, guidance, and support in emerging technologies. Applicants should have familiarity with designing, building, and testing UAV components and systems.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Using 3D modeling software to design and test components

  • Rapid Prototyping by using various types of 3D printers

  • Designing UAVs from the ground up

  • Flying UAVs including but not limited to:

  • PID Tuning

  • Experimental Testing

  • Endurance Testing

  • Analyzing Flight Logs

  • Ability to pivot and adjust quickly to changing requirements while maintaining an understanding of the technology as it changes

  • Researching, evaluating, and recommending solutions and technologies based on customer needs

  • Integrating custom payloads including both mechanical and electrical integrations

Requirements

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 50+ hours of multi-rotor UAV flight experience

  • Has built many different UAVs in various configurations (X4, X8, Y3, Y6, Octo, Hex, etc.)

  • Experience with ArduPilot based Flight Controllers

  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to determine system requirements

  • Experience working in a focused, dynamic, fast-paced team environment with accountable deadlines

  • Professional oral and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail and effective problem-solving skills

  • The ability to obtain a Secret clearance

  • Active Security Clearance is preferred

Differentiators:

  • MS or BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical)

  • FAA 107 Certified Pilot

  • Active Security Clearance (Secret or above)

  • Technical Writing Experience

  • Experience with Jira, Confluence or other engineering productivity suites.

  • Experience with ITAR Regulations

  • 3D Printing Experience

  • Experience with LiDAR and Collision Avoidance

Benefits

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and 10 Paid Holidays

  • 401(k) Match with company matching contributions

  • Educational Reimbursement

SOLUTE is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

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