STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport 350 KG over 2,500 KM for a cost that's at least 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and the whole system costs less than a sports car. This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.

We are starting with domestic air networks in Europe, Australia and Canada with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation.

We believe that same-day shipping should be a human right, and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that everyone everywhere can afford.

Structural Engineer is responsible for the design of the aircraft structure that must endure the stresses and pressures inflicted during flight and landing. You will configure structures, choose appropriate material, inspect the manufacturing process, and ensure the structural soundness of the aircraft structure. Your role is multidisciplinary, and you will be working closely with other design engineers, as well as with colleagues across a number of functions, including production, avionics, testing, and operations. Given the frequency of international partnerships, communication skills and foreign language command are both very important, and needless to say the ability to work as part of a team is crucial.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make calculations about pressures, loads and stresses.

  • Analyze configurations of the basic components of a structure.

  • Consider the strength of production materials and select appropriately.

  • Working closely with engineers from different disciplines in very dynamic environment

  • Give directions to the Production team

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering

  • 2 years relevant experience

  • Proficient in ANSYS ACP, Static Structural, Design Modeller

  • Proficient in MATLAB

  • Solid understanding of hand Calculations of stresses and failures in composites structures

  • Good understanding of Aircraft load cases

  • Good understanding of Static Mechanics

  • Good understanding of Composite structures

  • Good understanding of stiffened shell structures

  • Scripting knowledge in Python and APDL

  • Proficiency in a CAD package (3DExperience, CATIA, NX, Creo, Solidworks)

  • Proficient use of Excel

  • Fluency in English (verbal/written)

  • Team player

  • Attention to Detail

  • Good Problem-solving skills

WE OFFER

  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company

  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level

  • Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world

  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods

  • This role is located in Bulgaria

If you’re interested, please apply by sending us your CV and Cover Letter. We are always looking for people who want to grow our business and nurture our culture and we’d love to hear more about you in your cover letter. Rather than ask you for the same old standard letter, we are very interested in the following things:

 

  • What excites you about our business opportunity?

  • Why are you our number one pick for this role?

  • What about you makes you ideally suited to a startup environment?

  • What is your understanding of an inclusive work culture?

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you and thanks in advance for considering a career at Dronamics. We’ll be in touch to arrange an interview if we think that there is a potential fit, but if you don’t hear from us please contact us again if you see us post other opportunities that interest you in the future.