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Technical Program Manager, Avionics and Electrical Systems

  • joby aviation
  • Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020

Job Description

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time youd otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.

Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate Technical Program Manager to join our Program Management team with a focus in Avionics and Electrical systems, schedule development and engineering project management from prototyping through FAA Type Certification and on to manufacturing introduction. The position will be in our Santa Cruz, CA location, and will actively work with various teams at Joby Aviation, including Powertrain and Electronics, systems engineering, system safety, manufacturing, supply chain, integration and test, certification and more. This role will operate in a fast paced, demanding, and rewarding environment with high expectations for individual contribution.
The Technical Program Manager, Avionics and Electrical Systems will be responsible for systems related to:
System 23 Communications
System 31 Cockpit Avionics
System 33 Lights
System 34 Navigation, Guidance, Surveillance
System 42 Powered Network


Responsible for execution of the program plan for Avionics and Electrical systems per the requirements of Joby Product Development Processes
Work closely with Avionics and Electrical team to develop and maintain hardware project timeline towards aircraft type certification and manufacturing introduction
Coordinate cost, schedule and technical issue and risk resolution
Coordinate with suppliers and as needed, interfacing with legal, shipping, quality, and other Joby support organizations
Collaborate with program teams to define scope of work to development and update system schedules, resource information, and identification of variances from the baseline records
Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas
Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around
Conduct multi-disciplinary program reviews throughout the different phases of development, certification, and production readiness as required to coordinate and communicate system design projects
Support program management team by implementing schedule changes into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), maintaining timely and effective change management processes and procedures
Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules
Present and report on System status to the aircraft Program Manager and Chief Engineer
Facilitate implementation of new processes and improvements
Monitor work and remove impediments to progress
Facilitate communication, discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution


Bachelor s in engineering or relevant field
5+ years of experience in an Electrical Systems engineering environment with responsibility for project scheduling and management
Experience with FAA certification processes
Expertise in project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Confluence and JIRA.
Proficiency in common workplace software: Word, spreadsheet, presentation software, etc.
Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to details
Demonstrated experience in the simultaneous management of multiple high-paced engineering projects
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Good skills and knowledge of facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency


10+ years of experience with aircraft Type Certification in an engineering environment
Experience in the design and certification of Avionics and Electrical Systems
Working knowledge of DO-160G environmental qualification
Basic knowledge of 2X.1309 analyses and processes, including Advisory Circular 23.1309-1E, SAE ARP 4761, and SAE ARP 4754A
Basic knowledge of FAA regulations and guidance material and industry standards

Be flexible


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