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Senior Electrical Engineer

  2019-07-11     INSPIRED FLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES INC     1150 Laurel Lane, Ste 185     Competitive Salary w/ Benefits   

Inspired Flight Technologies, an innovative commercial drone design and manufacturing start-up located in San Luis Obispo California is seeking a highly motivated and creative Electrical Engineer Lead to join our forward- thinking engineering team.

The Company is quickly emerging into the drone technology space as the front runner of the industry.

Lead Electrical engineer reports to the Company’s Director of Engineering and would be responsible for the execution of the Company’s electrical and firmware projects.  Includes design, prototyping, production and testing of UAV electrical systems. Integrate cutting edge UAV technologies including RTK positioning, obstacle avoidance and long-range data links.

Job Skills and Qualifications:

  • PCB schematic design and layout in EAGLE or similar software

  • Design of robust, EMI resilient analog and digital circuits

  • Evaluation of electronic designs using simulation and prototyping

  • Testing, troubleshooting and debugging of PCBs and electrical assemblies

  • PCB assembly including soldering and rework of SMT leadless components

  • Experience with electronics equipment including power supplies, oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators, etc.

  • Write firmware in C and Assembly for reliable control and operation of UAV power systems

  • Proficiency in bare metal embedded systems including knowledge of bootloaders, debuggers, toolchains and microcontroller circuit design

  • Understanding and implementation of embedded communication protocols including PWM, I2C, SPI, SMBus and CAN

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of BLDC motor operating principles and control methods such as field oriented control (FOC)

  • Configuration and use of open source flight stacks such as Ardupilot and PX4

  • Tuning of flight control algorithms including PIDs and sensor filters

  • Ability to pilot and flight test commercial UAV platforms


Inspired Flight offers a Competitive salary, Health, Dental and Vision insurance, Unlimited PTO, Paid Holidays and Stock Option Opportunities.

San Luis Obispo:

San Luis Obispo is located on the beautiful California central coast and is home to Cal Poly University, which offers many excellent resources to the community and a very vibrant downtown atmosphere.

Outside of your work environment, living in SLO offers many outdoor activities, surfing, hiking, fishing, camping, sailing, horseback riding, kayaking, bicycling and team sports such as soccer, baseball, football, volleyball, etc.  There is an amazing art and music community which hosts many events throughout the year. We should not forget to mention the many vineyards with wine tasting and the beer breweries.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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