Certification Engineer, Airworthiness

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Mountain View, CA
Departments – Certification /
Full Time /

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

With that vision in mind, we are looking for a Certification Engineer - Airworthiness to join our Certification team. The primary objective of the Certification Team at Wisk is to ensure that we achieve Type Certification, Production Certification and gain Operator approval under Part 135. The goal of the Certification Engineer - Airworthiness at Wisk is to help define a path to build and certify the first fully autonomous all-electric aircraft that performs and operates safely in an urban air-mobility environment.

This is a hybrid work opportunity. At Wisk, this means working onsite at our Mountain View office 2 to 3 days per week with flexibility for the remainder of the days.

Why we need you:

  • The successful candidate is effective at developing and implementing cross-functional processes, to support the integration of design, production, and certification efforts across the organization. Candidates must be proactive, self-motivated, and forward thinking individuals that can lead engineers through critical regulatory requirements. We are seeking highly knowledgeable technical leaders, with hands-on experience in developing certifiable aircraft from initial concept through to Type and Production Certification. In this role, the ability to interface and communicate effectively across all engineering functions is required.

What you will do:

  • Coordination between FAA Certificate Management Section and Certification Branch Office for Production Certification meetings
  • Lead compliance documentation review prior to FAA submittal
  • Lead certification design review and assignment of applicable regulations
  • Support development of supplier oversight and evaluation processes and procedures
  • Support development of manufacturing, production, and quality processes and procedures for regulatory compliance
  • Support the configuration management and enterprise systems team in developing tools and processes for regulatory compliance
  • Coordinate development of means and methods of compliance for various aircraft systems

What you have done:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or a related discipline
  • At least five (5) years of experience working on aircraft Type Certification programs from concept to issuance of Type, Airworthiness, and Productions Certificates
  • Working knowledge in at least one of the following 14 CFR Parts; 23, 25, 27 or 29
  • Applied experience with Part 21 Production Certification processes and procedures
  • Experience with conceptualizing, authoring, and executing organizational-level processes and work-instructions
  • Experience facilitating communication between applicants and the FAA on novel technologies and processes


  • Familiarity with implementing Configuration Management concepts and tools
  • Familiarity with 14 CFR Part 23 (Amendment 64) Performance-Based Rules
  • Familiarity with 14 CFR Parts 33 and 35
  • Working knowledge of the following FAA/Industry documents: AC 21-43A, Order 8110.4C, Order 8120.22A, AC 21-26A

Who you are:

  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution-oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player
$116,323 - $136,850 a year
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to offering a great work environment and the opportunity to be part of the team making electric autonomous flight a reality, at Wisk, we offer excellent total rewards which include a competitive base salary, annual bonus, long term incentive, 401K, health benefits and much more.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay Range the Company expects to pay:$116,323 - $136,850 per year - The starting base salary within this range for this role varies based on factors such as your geographical location, and your relevant job-related experience that is consistent with a business necessity.
We are committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity, and we encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including those from marginalized or underrepresented groups in the tech industry and aerospace, to apply for our job openings. We consider every candidate who shares our passion for making the impossible possible, even if they may not strictly meet all preferred requirements. We firmly believe that a diverse range of perspectives can profoundly influence both our product and our company culture.

Wisk HQ located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 11 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching vested immediately, commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, wellness allowances, snacks, drinks, fruit, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and much more.

To all recruitment agencies: Wisk Aero does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Wisk Aero employees, or any other organization location. Wisk Aero is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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