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Senior Control Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
North Kingstown, RI, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
REGENT is building the seaglider; the first electric flying machine that will transport commercial passengers. With a vehicle that never flies higher than a few meters off the water, we unlock the ability to fly twice as far as an electric aircraft, and certification by maritime authorities which will let us fly first passengers by mid-decade.
We are backed by the world’s best investors: the same investors who are behind SpaceX, Anduril, and Boom Supersonic, in addition to strategic investors like Lockheed Martin, Japan Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines. We have over $9B in orders from some of the industry’s largest operators and are hard at work getting our full-scale, human-carrying prototype on the water next year.
As a Senior Controls Systems Engineer, you’ll be designing, implementing, verifying, and validating control systems for REGENT’s seagliders. These all-electric, wing-in-ground effect craft will have novel control challenges due to their multiple operational modes: hull-borne, hydrofoil-borne, and wing-born.
This position will involve leveraging the interplay between hydrodynamic controls, aerodynamic controls, and distributed propulsion controls. You will be able to utilize high-fidelity simulations and vehicle testing to validate and verify your control systems.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define system requirements and develop specifications
  • Lead the implementation and commissioning of control systems, including hardware and software integration
  • Develop verification and validation procedures and test plans
  • Identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them
  • Develop and maintain control system documentation, including schematics, specifications, interfaces, and software code
  • Responsible for staying up-to-date with emerging technologies and to drive continuous improvement and innovation

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience developing control systems in the aviation industry
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, control systems engineering, or related engineering discipline with focus on control systems
  • Familiarity with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Strong cause-and-effect problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in control system design and troubleshooting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in developing and executing Hardware-in-the-Loop tests to validate control systems

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • PhD in complex, non-linear flight control systems design
  • Modeling and simulation of vehicle plants
  • C/C++ Embedded software development experience
  • Development of safety-critical components under ARP4754A
  • DO-178C or DO-254 development processes
  • Knowledge in ADS-33F-PRF, SAE-AS94900, or MIL-STD-1797 Standards
  • Flight test or sea trials experience

Bonus Points:

  • FAA pilot’s license or boating/sailing experience
Working at REGENT, you’ll be in a fast-paced environment with exciting new challenges daily and abundant growth opportunities. Your coworkers are passionate about building zero-emission, high-speed seagliders that will revolutionize coastal transportation. Our team works collaboratively and across disciplines to safely marry the latest technologies from Aviation, Aerospace, and Maritime engineering. REGENT offers competitive benefits including healthcare, dental, and vision plans as well as an employee equity incentive plan.
REGENT is committed to providing our employees with benefits to support their complete well-being, from excellent health, dental, and vision insurance, to an unlimited vacation policy.
Our Benefits & Perks include:
· 100% of annual premiums covered for healthcare, dental, and vision insurance
· Relocation packages offered
· HSA plans available
· Paid parental leave
· Employee equity incentive plan
· Free lunch catered daily
· Office amenities include snacks, drinks, and coffee and espresso bar
· Dog-friendly office
· Flexible hours and generous PTO
· Paid holidays, including company summer and winter breaks
· 401(k) plan
Equal Opportunity
REGENT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.