Motor Control Engineer



El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Our mission at Skyryse is nothing less than a new era in flight, where fatalities are nearly zero, piloting any aircraft is simple and safe, and the sky is accessible to all. SkyOS, our industry-first universal operating system for flight, provides any airplane or helicopter with a fly-by-wire flight management solution that significantly reduces the complexity of flying. Skyryse One, our first production aircraft powered by SkyOS, was unveiled in 2024 and features the simplest, safest, and most intuitive flight controls in general aviation.


In this role, you are responsible for the electro-magnetic motor control software development, verification and validation per ARP 4754A, DO178C, DO 331, and DO 330 requirements. You will assist in the development of certifiable flight automation technologies and cost-efficient processes for the new Urban Commercial Aviation industry.


  • Design, develop software for electro-magnetic control software working with system engineers and system architects leading to certification
  • Support the analysis of controller to ensure it meets performance requirements
  • Support the development of actuator models for use in analysis
  • Work with the systems group to meet all objectives of DO-178C
  • Work with embedded software team to interface and control various peripherals such as motors, encoders, and sensors
  • Develop software using Matlab/Simulink
  • Write, review, and approve system and software requirements and design documents
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of professional working experience
  • Proficiency with some of the following (or similar) tools: MATLAB/Simulink, C/C++, dSpace
  • Proficiency with actuator modeling
  • Proficiency with classical control analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with field oriented control
  • Strong understanding of frequency domain
  • Self starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision to influence organization
  • Experience in developing software requirements, design, test and verification documents


  • Master's or PhD degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace engineering discipline
  • 6+ years of professional working experience
  • Experience with embedded systems
  • Experience in design, develop, verify and certify Fly-by-wire operational flight software using model based development conforming DO-331
  • Experience with certification of software, systems and subsystems working with DER/FAA


  • The opportunity to change the world through improving aviation safety and accessibility
  • Valuable stock option plan
  • Heavily subsidized medical, dental and vision plans
  • Full-time employees are eligible for 20 days of paid time off (PTO) and 5 sick days annually. PTO and sick days must be used in accordance with Company policy.
  • A company with an ambitious vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, motivated, and fun to work-with colleagues!

The base salary range is $120,000 - $175,000 USD a year. Your base salary will be determined on experience and the pay of of employees in similar positions.


Skyryse is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.