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Avionic and Systems Quality Engineer

Bulgaria, Sofia, SofiaR&D Quality

Job description

Our Company

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize air freight and enable same day shipping for everyone, everywhere. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport up to 350 kg over 2,500 km for a cost that's 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and can land and take off anywhere with at least 400m of landstrip. 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 and Australia 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 rapid and reliable shipping has enormous socio-economic benefits , and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that they can afford.

The Role

The Avionics and Systems Quality Inspector / Engineer is responsible for ensuring that all parts, components, and materials meet specific quality and regulatory standards before they are used in the manufacturing process of Dronamics Drones. This role acts as a subject matter expert, having a thorough understanding of all drone Inspection systems, their integration and customization and to provide guidance, coaching and support to the avionics and manufacturing teams


  • Responsible for First Article Inspection of parts and assemblies to Drawing and Specification as per AS9102

  • Assist in the development of inspection plans and quality control points within the manufacturing process

  • Aid in the creation of standard work instructions for detail inspections

  • Evaluate products for acceptance criteria and initiate rejection process where required

  • Apply 5S workplace organization & follow the Lean initiatives

  • Perform training on inspection techniques and requirements

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job requirements

Preferred Skills And Experience:

  • Good communication skills and the ability to articulate aerospace hardware and systems problems to technical professionals to initiate resolutions

  • Experience reading and interpreting design drawings and CAD models

  • Substantial knowledge of the control of nonconforming hardware, failure/root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action processes

  • Knowledgeable with ISO 9001/AS9100 quality management systems.

  • Experience inspecting solder, crimping, conformal coating, staking, and surface mounted devices accordance with IPC-J-STD-001, and IPC-A-610 standards

  • Wire harness experience in accordance with IPC-A-620 standards

  • Experience with performing electronic testing and inspection using portable measuring devices

  • Proficient with computers, the ability to use MS Office, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs

  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic, be innovative, detail oriented, possess initiative, and team oriented

  • 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work variable work shifts dependent upon production demands

  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl and being able to maneuver in tight spaces

Qualifications and Experience

  • An accredited degree or postgraduate qualification in Aeronautical/Aerospace, Electrical or Software Engineering

  • Experience in Aeronautical/Aerospace, Electrical or Mechanical engineering

  • Previous composite manufacturing a plus, but not mandatory

  • Previous experience in dealing with certification and conformity

  • Knowledge of DO178 a plus

  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge

  • Positive attitude and exceptional attention to detail

  • Great analytical skills

  • Fluency in English

What 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