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Senior Composite Design Engineer
Palo Alto, CA

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Position Overview:

The Aeromechanical team is in search of a highly skilled and motivated Senior Composite Design Engineer to join our ranks. In this role, you will be the resident expert in composite design, driving the development and optimization of our aircraft.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of composite structures, from concept to detailed design, utilizing advanced composite materials and manufacturing processes for lightweight, high-strength, and aerodynamically optimized components.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to innovate and develop composite solutions that meet performance requirements while adhering to weight, cost, and manufacturing constraints.

  • Conduct feasibility studies, design analyses, and stress evaluations to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Utilize CAD and simulation tools for detailed composite part designs, manufacturing drawings, and structural integrity validation.

  • Collaborate with suppliers and external partners to define material specifications and oversee manufacturing processes.

  • Support testing and validation of composite structures, making design modifications for enhanced performance, durability, and safety.

  • Stay current with advancements in composite materials and manufacturing techniques, applying this knowledge for continuous improvement and innovation.

  • Contribute to the development of design standards, best practices, and documentation for efficient processes within the organization.


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field.

  • Extensive experience (5+ years) in composite part design, preferably in the aerospace industry.

  • Proficiency in CAD software, such as CATIA, with expertise in composite design tools.

  • Experience with composite structural analysis and simulation tools.

  • Familiarity with aviation regulations and certification processes, especially FAA or EASA.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and effective communication abilities.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with eVTOL or other electric aircraft.

  • Master’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Personal Attributes:

  • Passion for aviation and technology.

  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability.

  • Willingness to take on challenging projects and push boundaries.

  • Strong work ethic and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

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